Monthly Archives: January 2015

Review of “Earth to Echo”

* D Warning: Mild Spoilers Ahead “Let’s remake ET as a found footage film with worse actors”. Astro is probably the strongest of the four young actors in the cast. The film never explains why the antagonists are after Echo, … Continue reading

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Punching Self-Publishing Stigma in the Face

Interesting article on self publishing: Punching Self-Publishing Stigma in the Face.

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Review of “Doom” (the movie)

* D Decent acting by The Rock, Karl Urban, and Rosamund Pike fail to redeem the weak script of the film based on the iconic FPS video game. Effects are fine, and suspense is built well, but too many interesting … Continue reading

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Review of “The Anomaly”

* * * * A The Anomaly is a great science fiction movie. Noel Clarke (Mickey from Doctor Who) plays Ryan. His nemesis is well played by Rob Lowe lookalike Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries). Ryan’s love interest, played by … Continue reading

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Review of “A Walk Among the Tombstones”

* * C Liam Neeson carries the weight of this slow paced, grim crime thriller, playing a tortured ex-cop turned PI who is hunting for the men who murdered a drug trafficker’s wife. The only women in this film are … Continue reading

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Review of “The Quiet Ones”

* * C The Quiet Ones is a decent horror flick. Jared Harris plays an Oxford psychologist who leads a group of students who are trying to cure a girl who has telekinetic abilities which manifest as a sinister doll … Continue reading

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Review of “The Equalizer”

* * * B The Equalizer delivers predictably. Lots of action, well shot. Denzel plays his usual deadpan hardass. Chloe Moretz has a shitty part (and this film fails the Bechdel test). Too bad, she’s a great actress. Marton Csokas … Continue reading

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Repairing the Gateway NE57003h Laptop

My Gateway NE57003h Laptop got dropped on its power connector, and ever since has been fiddly to keep connected. Lately, it started getting hard to keep it powered overnight, so I decided the time had come to repair it. If … Continue reading

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Linux Mint on the HP G62

While I’m waiting for the Goop to dry on my Gateway laptop, I decided to rescue an old HP G62 laptop that had a virus ridden copy of Windows on it. Mint installed without problems. When I repartitioned the hard … Continue reading

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Review of “Cloud Atlas”

* * C An interesting multithreaded story with each actor (Tom “Woody” Hanks, Halle “Storm” Berry, Jim “Slughorn” Broadbent, Hugo “Elrond” Weaving, Jim “Jude” Sturgess, and Doona “that chick from the Host” Bae) taking on multiple roles. Each thread takes … Continue reading

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