Monthly Archives: January 2016

Review of “Se7en” (Rewatch)

* * C Se7en is a murder mystery made in 1995. It stars Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt as two cops hunting for a serial killer (Kevin “House of Cards” Spacey) who is staging a murder for each of the … Continue reading

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Does the Milankovitch Cycle Cause Ice Ages?

I had always taken it as well established scientifically that the hypothesis that the 100000 year Milankovitch cycle, which is due the eccentricity (variation in shape) in the earth’s orbit, is responsible for the ice ages. Surprisingly, there is evidence … Continue reading

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Review of “The Revenant”

* * C Leonardo DeCaprio stars as frontier guide Hugh Glass in this brutal, beautifully filmed but glacially paced western. When he is mauled by a bear, John Fitzgerald (played by Tom “Mad Max” Hardy) kills Hugh’s son Hawk and … Continue reading

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Review of “Hitman” (2007)

* * C After watching Hitman: Agent 47, I decided to check out the original Hitman. This film is more of a straight up espionage flick than the sequel. Agent 47 (in this installment, Timothy Olyphant, who played Number 4’s … Continue reading

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Review of “Hitman: Agent 47”

* * C The Syndicate corporation find the daughter of scientist Litvenko (Ciarin “Aberforth” Hinds), creator of the hit-men, and their agent John Smith (Zachary “Siler” Quinto) races to get to her before assassin Agent 47 (Rupert Friend). Katia (Hannah … Continue reading

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Review of “American Ultra”

* * * B American Ultra is part stoner movie, part Bourne Identity. When the acting CIA director (Topher “Venom” Grace) decides to terminate sleeper agent Mike Howell (Jesse “Zuckerberg” Eisenberg) his creator (Connie Briton from American Horror Story) activates … Continue reading

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