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NPR Books Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books

I’ve read a lot of science fiction and fantasy. I’m going to comment on the books I’ve read on NPR Books’ fan chosen Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books, or have at least read or seen a derivative work. See their … Continue reading

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Review of “The Lobster”

* D The Lobster is a lot like a very bad episode of the Twilight Zone. It has a weak science fiction premise that is never explained: Adults who are unmarried are sent to a special “hotel” and given a … Continue reading

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Review of “Criminal”

* * C Criminal is a science fiction thriller with an all star cast. The premise is that when CIA agent Bill Pope (Ryan “Deadpool” Reynolds) is killed by an anarchist plotting world mayhem, the only way to recover his … Continue reading

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Review of “Ghost in the Shell (mild spoilers)”

* * C I didn’t get a chance to see this film in the theater, partly because it was gone so quickly from them, which is never a good sign. This weekend, I had the chance to watch it on … Continue reading

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What Makes a Hero a Superhero?

A recent YouTube video by Diversity in Comics got me thinking. In his video, he claims that both Indiana Jones and James Bond are super heroes, which I completely disagree with. But then I started thinking about comic book characters. … Continue reading

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Review of “Great Wall”

* * C Great Wall is a film about a pair of European mercenaries, William (Matt “Bourne” Damon) and Tovar (Pedro Pascal), who come to China looking for the secret of gunpowder. Instead, they discover the Taotie, a race of … Continue reading

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Review of “Edge of Tomorrow” (rewatch/spoilers)

* * * * A I saw the Tom Cruise/Emily Blunt science fiction film “Edge of Tomorrow” when it was in theaters and really liked it. Rewatching it, it stood up well. I had forgotten a lot of it. Bill … Continue reading

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