Monthly Archives: September 2016

Review of “Bleach: Fade to Black”

* *  C Fade to Black, the third movie based on the Bleach manga and anime, was released in Japanese theatres in 2008. It is available with an English dub, which was released late in 2011. The film is not … Continue reading

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Review of “I Am Not a Serial Killer”

* D I was hoping for a grittier Dexter, but “I Am Not a Serial Killer” is not that. The main character fits the bill. John (Max Records) is a high school aged sociopath. When a serial killer begins terrorising … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The King’s Bastard”

* * C The King’s Bastard by Rowena Cory Daniels is a fantasy novel, the first in a trilogy, set in the imaginary realm of Rolencia. The subgenre is palace politics. The book follows the lives of three of the … Continue reading

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Review of “Gods of Egypt”

* * C I went into Gods of Egypt with low expectations. I was pleasantly surprised. While certainly not a great film, it was watchable, and in places, quite good. The premise of the film, that at one time, the … Continue reading

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Passing the Buck on Westwood Plateau

Driving around on Westwood Plateau, in a gated community backing onto the golf course and, behind that, wilderness, we came across a visitor: Having finished the roses, he moved on to the hedge: We reached our destination, a block further … Continue reading

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Book Review “Suicide Squad (2011): Volume 1”

* * C Readership down? Reboot the entire universe. I just finished the first volume of the Suicide Squad published since “The New 52!” happened. This iteration of the comic (the 2011  reboot, AKA vol. 4) features Harley Quinn. It seems … Continue reading

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Review of “The Martian”

* * * * A The Martian is everything that Interstellar was not. Believable science fiction. Truly heroic characters. Incredible challenges to be overcome. Drama and politics. The only thing missing is a romance, which, given the story, might have … Continue reading

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