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MORTAL ENGINES (December 8, 2018)

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

I Am A Creature Of Habit...


I've always liked my routines, but these days I tend to take them to extremes (just ask poor Rachel about my timetabling, plug and lock checking etc!)

However, on the less annoying (for others) side is my obsession with daily shows.

My love of the quiz show Pointless - and it's regular 5.15pm slot - has been well documented, but the latest addition to my timetable is the 11pm DC news show on YouTube.

With our new Sky Q television set-up, I am able to easily watch YouTube videos either on the bedroom TV or downstairs in the lounge (I was always able to watch them in the lounge, but it could be a hassle at times).

Now, around 11pm each weekday night - often just before I go to bed - I switch on the TV, click over to YouTube and the latest episode of DC Daily will pop up.

The show usually runs from around ten minutes to half-an-hour, featuring the latest news on DC Comic releases, TV show castings etc, previews and interviews relating to comic books or shows and so on (with a big push on their new live-action Titans serial, naturally).

With Titans coming - sometime - to Netflix and the DC Universe app not even being made available outside the US, this daily dose of DC is my free substitute

And it successfully stokes the fires of my love of DC multiverse.

I was only ever really interested in the news and new shows anyway. I own about 90% of the films/TV shows in some format or another, I have more than enough comics to read, the "encyclopaedia" won't tell me anything I need to know that I can't find elsewhere on the Internet, and I'm religiously staying away from "fan communities" these days for the sake of my sanity.

Below are a few recent episodes from YouTube, and I seriously recommend anyone who loves DC Comics to subscribe to the channel, whether you're outside the United States and just want a taste of the DC Universe app, or in the States and can't decide whether to splash out on the app or not.

Horror On Netflix: The Autopsy Of Jane Doe (2016)


In this age of frustrating spoilers scuppering any possibility of being surprised by great storytelling, it's brilliant to find a mystery movie that I can go into knowing almost nothing about what I'm about to see.

Paul was round the other evening and he suggested we watch 2016's The Autopsy Of Jane Doe, which he'd discovered on Netflix and heard was "critically acclaimed".

And, as we soon discovered, this is a magnificent film to see with as little advanced knowledge as possible.

So, I shall try and be as vague as I can in this short review.

Late one night a father and son team of coroners - Tommy (Brian Cox) and Austin (Emile Hirsch) - are brought the corpse of a young woman (played by Olwen Kelly), found half-buried in the basement of a house where the two residents had seemingly been murdered in a possible home invasion.

Sheriff Burke (Michael McElhatton) wants some answers by the next morning, so the coroners are going to have to work through the night.

The investigators soon discover that although externally "Jane Doe" appears quite unblemished, internally she's a mess of strange, violent, injuries.

And from there their analysis gets even weirder.

Like a bottle episode of a TV show, The Autopsy Of Jane Doe largely takes place within a single, very claustrophobic, locale: a subterranean morgue.

And director André Øvredal, of Troll Hunter fame, makes clever use of this and his limited cast, which includes an all-too-brief appearance by the lovely Ophelia Lovibond as Austin's girlfriend, Emma.

It's a clever, Sherlockian mystery, where the clues are methodically uncovered, and the two main protagonists behave as close to "real people" - rather than characters in a horror flick - as I have seen in this genre for a long while.

The Autopsy Of Jane Doe is a classy horror film, geared more towards unnerving its audience than shocking them with stupid jump scares.

Honestly, I can't say anything more for fear of spoiling the twists and turns.

I do know a couple of my online friends (come on, guys, you know who you are) who should love this and could almost certainly take the story's big revelation and use in their roleplaying games.

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