Hello, world. I’m MacDara Conroy, and this is my blog.


Date: August 2022

Well, that trip to Dublin was a bust. Getting ripped off by the Luas was only the half of it #tweet

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Wordle 417 4/6
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Finally got around to watching Castagnoli/Takeshita while on my lunch break and oh my, what a match that was #tweet

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Wordle 416 5/6
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Wordle 415 4/6
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Film review — Jurassic World Dominion

First off, half a star alone for the inclusion of practical effects, which make a world of difference. This seems a lot less silly when it’s being Indiana Jones with dinosaurs. It’s much less effective when it’s James Bond with dinosaurs, or wishing it were a kaiju flick. More…

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Film review — Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

I’m not ready to see Prey just yet; needed to ramp myself up with something I could watch on 1.33x without losing a hint of thrill, and this one fit the bill quite nicely. As for actual critical thoughts? The lopsided plot really smacks of filmmaking by committee. You can have an escape-the-volcano heart-racer or a spooky mansion jump-scare-a-thon; you can’t have both and make it work. More…

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Wordle 414 5/6
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Wordle 413 2/6
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Two-player TMNT from the cloud on our Steam Decks worked like a charm #tweet

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Wordle 412 4/6
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Wordle 411 3/6
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Film review — Deadly Friend

Wes Craven wanted Short Circuit, the studio wanted Re-Animator and the MPAA balked at the basketball to the face so we got…whatever this is. More…

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Wordle 409 5/6
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Wordle 408 4/6
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Sitting on the bed, playing Euro Truck Simulator on my Steam Deck. This is pretty good, I have to tell you #tweet

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Film review — Fallen

Take a by-the-numbers police procedural mystery, slap the Dave McKean Sandman font all over the titles and suddenly you’ve got an edgy occult thriller, I guess. More…

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Breakfast in the US: Here’s some meat with your dessert #tweet

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