[Review] Suicide Squad

a progressively more drunken review by Jamus

So check this out. Dayna has asked me to do a review of DC’s recent movie Suicide Squad. The trouble is, given my tight schedule and other real-life distractions, she put a twist into the request and asked me to make a vocal recording for her to transcribe/stealth-edit into coherent text later. Plan is, I create this introduction and then stop it, and then proceed to go get trashed. This may take a few…hours, minutes, whatever. It’s going to take some time. But when I have done that, I come back and finish this.

Okay, great.

Here we go.

Don’t try this at home, kids.
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[Review] Jessica Jones Episode 1×13: “Smile”

Season Finale, of course there will be spoilers. Durr.

The illusions are dispelled, truths are revealed, and…oh, who am I kidding? Even the season finale didn’t answer a damn thing when the dust finally settled. Suffice to say we’ve finally reached a conclusion in the Jessica vs. Kilgrave battle, but we’ve certainly come across more questions than what we started with. Enjoy your Boxing Day as we put this season down for a winter’s nap – Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Episode 13.

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[Review] Jessica Jones Episode 1×12: “Take A Bloody Number”

Spoilers are here, lurking within the paragraphs.  

A humble confession on this day; the day of Festivus or whatever other sacred day you choose to honour. I got the feeling as I watched this episode that it was intended to be viewed alongside the previous one. A lot of events transpired around the same time, and quite honestly I think this episode was the more interesting of the pair. If you were wondering where Kilgrave was hiding in the last while, or why Luke has suddenly reappeared in the picture, then we have a good episode here for you. Join in as we unwrap Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Episode 12.

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[Review] Jessica Jones Episode 1×11: “I’ve Got the Blues”

written by Jamus

Here’s an analogy for you. Let’s suppose you’ve got a serious jones (heh) for cookie dough ice cream. Let’s suppose you’ve been hearing advertisements for said frozen treat all day, and now after a hard day’s work, you’ve arrived at your local ice-cream-getting-place (Dairy Queen, Cold Stone, whatever) to get some. But then the person who is serving up that sweet stuff says “Oh, we have it. But we can’t let you have any until next week because we want to get rid of all this butterscotch first.”

Now, butterscotch is still a fine option in the land of iced creams. You can still go home reasonably satisfied with what you have to work with. But it’s the principle of the matter. They have what you want in the back, but they just won’t serve it until an arbitrary time limit has passed, and not until they clean out the rest of the stuff on the shelf.

That’s basically how I felt after I finished watching this episode. Grab yourself something sweet to snack on and let’s find out what went wrong in Episode 11 of Marvel’s Jessica Jones.

No big spoilers, but a big fight. That’s okay, right? You guys are cool with that?
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[Review] Jessica Jones Episode 1×10: “1,000 Cuts”

written by Jamus

So apparently the creators of Jessica Jones anticipated there being some complaints about the series by this point. Namely, the fact that there just wasn’t enough character death featured in the show. Well, the creators decided to proactively write in a solution to this anticipated problem and packed it all into this episode. So now all of your murder cravings get addressed in a neat little package. Let’s see how they pulled off this creation of flawless logic in Jessica Jones, Episode 10: “1,000 Cuts”.

Three more heavy spoilers here. Read at your own risk.
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[Review] Jessica Jones Episode 1×09: “Sin Bin”

written by Jamus

“For what will it profit a woman if she gains the whole world and forfeits her soul? Or what shall a man give in return for her soul?” (Matthew 16:26)

Modified from its original context and choice of gender…but I find it wildly appropriate for this review. The ninth episode of Jessica Jones shows that the series is starting to speed up. Desperation, extreme measures, and a major secret reveal some surprising truths about Jessica’s past actions. Have a look at this one; the devil’s in the details.

A fairly heavy spoiler is revealed. Ye be warned, faint of heart.
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[Review] Jessica Jones Episode 1×08: “WWJD?”

written by Jamus

I’ll get right to it on this one. This episode was fantastic, and it’s my current favorite in the entire series up until this point. Get yourselves in here if you want my full breakdown on the goings-on, but I definitely recommend giving this one a watch before you do. Enjoy your latest Saturday as we have a look at Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Episode 8.

Spoilers, not so much. Read at your own risk as always.
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[Review] Jessica Jones Episode 1×07: “Top Shelf Perverts”

written by Jamus

Oh, Lordy. Look who found his way into Jessica’s house! No, literally. He’s in your base, using your toilet, claiming your banana breads, and…yeah, killing your manz. Episode 7 starts off with a bit of a shocker and launches Jessica into this sort of “insane crazy plan” mode for the rest of it. There will be tears and frustrations and laughs abound. Let’s have a look at Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Episode 7.

Spoilers ahoy!
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[Review] Jessica Jones Episode 1×06: “You’re A Winner”

written by Jamus

Well, Episode 6 opened up in a smoky room. I could hazard a guess that the smells of wine and cheap perfume were thick in that room – maybe not that cheap. Playing that sort of game, well, some will win and some will lose, and some like the poor fellow with the cigar were just born to sing the blues.

As for poor Jessica, this episode will have her livin’ for emotion, but her actions might lead her to hidin’ somewhere in the night. My references here don’t end. They’ll go on and on and on and on.

Now that I’ve officially pissed off Dayna*, let’s move into Episode 6 of Marvel’s Jessica Jones.

No world-ending spoilers this time…but always read at your own risk!
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[Review] Jessica Jones Episode 1×05: “The Sandwich Saved Me”

written by Jamus

I do always love it when a plan comes together. It’s even more fascinating when this plan has the potential to develop horrible flaws at the last possible moment and crumble like the fluff from your dryer vent. I do also know that an audience hates it when the writer blathers on and on and doesn’t get to the meat of the review that he’s banging on about. Jessica Jones. By those crazies at Marvel. Episode 5. It has sammiches. Let’s have a bite.

No world-ending spoilers this time…but always read at your own risk!
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