Timeless (season 1)

Posted on February 22nd, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Before the time machine my worst fear was losing them. Now it’s that I could lose them and not know they were ever here.” Timeless season 1, aired in 2016-17 A terrorist named Garcia Flynn steals a newly built time machine. When the US government finds out it sends 3 people in the backup […]

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Posted on February 20th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Plus, I’ve never really liked babies. I like Maya, but… Conversation with her lacks to say the least. We talk about Elmo, and I can’t stand him, by the way, but other than that, it’s mainly about her. She’s totally self-centred.” The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin, published in 2014 […]

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Posted on February 11th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “You’re very intense, you know that?” Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, released in 2016 Jack Reacher has been communicating with Major Turner by phone in order to hunt down a group of human traffickers. When he finally comes to town to meet her in person he is stunned to find she’s been arrested — […]

Sherlock (season 4)

Posted on February 9th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “I delete any text that begins, ‘Hi.’” — Sherlock Sherlock season 4, aired in 2017 Moriarty seems to be back but Sherlock is confident it’s just a game Moriarty set up in case of his death. Meanwhile, John and Mary have a baby girl. Mary discovers that one of her old spy colleagues is […]

Star Trek: The Face of the Unknown

Posted on February 5th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Yet the quiet certainty of the marriage bond was always there for you, so solid that you didn’t need to think of it. Now, though, it is gone… both the mental connection itself and your image of who T’Pring would turn out to be. And so you are alone, adrift.” — Nisu, to Spock […]

GoldenEye

Posted on February 5th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “You don’t like me, Bond. You don’t like my methods. You think I’m an accountant, a bean counter more interested in my numbers than your instincts.” — M GoldenEye, released in 1995 A rogue element in the Russian military has developed a space-based weapons system — someone has deployed it to wipe out everyone […]

The Light Between Oceans

Posted on February 4th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “For many years, everything I touched would fade away. And you are so full of life. That scares me.” The Light Between Oceans, released in 2016 Tom, having fought in World War I, decides to becomes a lighthouse keeper — at least temporarily, filling in for someone who had a nervous breakdown. When he […]

The Affinities

Posted on January 29th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  1 Comment »

{4.5/5} “We’re the most cooperative species on the planet — is there anything you own that you built entirely with your own hands, from materials you extracted from nature all by yourself? And without that network of cooperation we’re as vulnerable as three-legged antelopes in lion territory.” The Affinities by Robert Charles Wilson, published in […]

Trump’s negotiating skills

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Donald Trump convinced his followers that he was a great negotiator. Lawrence O’Donnell explains that in his first negotiation as president Trump failed miserably: President Donald Trump’s First Negotiation Was A Humiliation | The Last Word | MSNBC Holdout supporters of Trump must finally be at least wavering. If they voted for him because they […]

Inferno

Posted on January 26th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4/5} “There’s a great deal of situational ebb and flow in my line of work.” Inferno, released in 2016 Robert Langdon wakes up in Florence. He has a head wound and doesn’t remember anything from the past couple of days. When someone comes to the hospital to kill him, he and his doctor, Sienna Brooks, […]