Monthly Archives: February 2018

Book Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Prelude”

*  D Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Prelude is another anthology of GOTG stories, this time put together to promote the upcoming (at the time) film. There is no attempt to form a cohesive story in this book. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Eagle’s Gift”

* * C I really enjoyed Carlos Castaneda’s first two books, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge and  A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan. Unfortunately, The Eagle’s Gift, Castaneda’s sixth book, is not nearly as good. Like … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Avengers” (vol. 1)

* * * B I really enjoyed the first volume of GOTG: Cosmic Avengers, a team up where Iron Man joins the guardians. In this story, the Star Lord’s father is J’Son, the king of the Spartax galactic empire, and … Continue reading

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Review of “Altered Carbon” (season 1)

* * * B Netflix new science fiction series Altered Carbon is based on the premise that people can be completely encoded on a device, based on alien technology, known as a stack. Bodies that can be controlled by a … Continue reading

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Review of “Mindhunter” (season 1)

* * C Mindhunter is a Netflix docudrama that explores the early study of serial killers and development of psychological profiling by the FBI. Agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) becomes convinced that the FBI need to learn from academia. He … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Best Story Ever”

* * C Sadly, Guardians of the Galaxy: Best Story Ever is not the best story ever. In fact, it is not a story at all. Rather, it is a collection of somewhat randomly selected episodes involving the guardians. Though … Continue reading

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Review of “Source Code” (rewatch)

* * * * A Wow. I remembered that Source Code was good, and the very basics of the plot, but I’d forgotten almost everything else about it. It stars Jake “Donnie” Gyllenhaal as Colter Stevens, an Air Force pilot … Continue reading

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