Author Archives: jimbelton

About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.

Review of “The Mummy” (2017)

* * * B Having just seen the much maligned 2017 reboot of The Mummy, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised, perhaps because my expectations were low. This mummy film has a number of elements not present in … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Clockwork Angels”

* * C Clockwork Angels is a graphic novel based on the Rush album of the same name. It follows the adventures of Owen, a young man who leaves the life planned for him by the Clockmaker, the benevolent dictator … Continue reading

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Review of “Wonder Woman”

* * * B I liked Wonder Woman a lot, but didn’t find it deserving of the high praise it received from critics. Perhaps it’s because I saw it on the small screen. The film has three acts: the discovery … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Witcher” (Volume 1)

* * C The Witcher is a graphic novel based on the video game of the same name. The main character Geralt is a traveling sorcerer. He befriends a hunter. After several adventures, the two are lead by the hunter’s undead … Continue reading

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Is Google Built to Last?

In my analysis of the events surrounding James Damore’s now infamous Google memo, I stated that what had happened could be explained by the premise that Google holds diversity as a core value, where as Damore holds individual merit as … Continue reading

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Will Robot’s Check You Out of a Job?

The Guardian has a new article on the robopocalypse: End of the checkout line: the looming crisis for American cashiers. What are they claiming? A recent analysis by Cornerstone Capital Group suggests that 7.5m retail jobs – the most common … Continue reading

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Reply to P L’s Rant on Women’s Breasts

I received a ranting comment from someone known only as P L on my postBare Breasts are a Right in Ontario. I’ve deleted the comment–it was offensive–but I’m going to respond to most of it here. P L begins by … Continue reading

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