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Someone please tell me there’s a supercut of movie gunmen shooting at people from the Sixth Street Viaduct #tweet

My Letterboxd reviews of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3-6, A Walk in the Woods, and Akira

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors:

The third entry in the Freddy franchise trades the inventive gore and straight-up weirdness of the original, and the sexuality allegory of the unfairly maligned second effort, for a more fantastic scenario that nevertheless has its queasy moments (the ‘string puppet’ scene near the start, especially). It’s not as well paced as you might remember it (Freddy’s barely in it; I doubt Robert Englund had to wear the makeup for more than a week) and pretty much runs out of steam in the final act, where it’s more a showcase for the technical skills of the special effects artists than a story worth following. Indeed, I forgot about the Harryhausen tribute at the end; I burst out laughing, but not in a bad way.


Just startled awake by my alarm to watch the UFC show at 3 in the bloody morning so it better be worth it #tweet

Just remembered the Carlingford Lough ferry starts sailing next month. A day out on the bike to Kilkeel, maybe? #tweet

#NowPlaying NASA Space Universe - 70 AD #tweet

Wanted to go see Miss Sloane this weekend (after missing two early screenings) but it's not showing in Dundalk #tweet

#NowPlaying GOLD - Optimist #tweet

Ebook exporting from pre-CS5.5 InDesign is a bit shit #tweet

You know the saying about liberals getting more conservative as they get older? Yeah, I’m not feeling that #tweet

It’s a measure of my week that I’m considering 8am a late start today #tweet

When in doubt, listen to the Minutemen #tweet

The sun might’ve gone away but I’m still lighting the coals to grill some meat this evening (with A+ bulgur wheat salad, too) #tweet

Confession time: even after all these years, I’ve never knowingly heard The National #tweet

Is it a coincidence that our broadband started dropping regularly when the sun came out? #tweet

Sometimes I sit and wonder how Deerhoof got over with the Marlay Park crowd when they supported Radiohead that one time #tweet

Was just thinking, this is a nice evening to maybe see a bat in the garden; looked out the kitchen door, feckin’ bat flies right past #tweet

Blade Runner second trailer thoughts: they’ve adjusted the white balance and added more shadow and grime compared to the first one #tweet

So the people that own Ring of Honor are right-wing shitbags? Not really surprised #tweet