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Other TV shows I’ve watched lately

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

Here is the previous iteration of this list. These are shows I’ve watched some of but not every episode. {4.5/5} The Daily Show (season 22) Trevor Noah and his team continue to amuse and inform. Noah talks a lot about Donald Trump, of course. Desi Lydic has a segment called “What the actual fact?” Guests […]

For Your Eyes Only

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{3/5} “I’m a good judge of man. You have what the Greeks call ‘thrausos’ — guts.” For Your Eyes Only, released in 1981 A British nuclear submarine is destroyed off the coast of Albania. When they ask a marine archaeologist to find the wreck, he and his wife are killed by a Cuban hit man. […]

Dr. No

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{3/5} “That’s a Smith and Wesson, and you’ve had your six.” Dr. No, released in 1962 British secret agent James Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of an intelligence operative. While there he meets Felix Leiter of the CIA. The Americans are worried about some radio interference in their rocket launches. Leiter […]

Lucy

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{3/5} “Life was given to us a billion years ago. What have we done with it?” Lucy, released in 2014 Lucy is inadvertently dosed with a new drug and she becomes the smartest person in the world. Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman give it their best shot but the script lets them down. In terms […]

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

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{3/5} “I don’t get vests. What, is it winter in your torso but summer in your arms?” Flint Lockwood has a chance to work with his idol Chester V. Chester V tells him that he has to go home because his machine, the FLDSMDFR, is still running — and it’s producing dangerous food/animal hybrids that could […]

Rio

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{3/5} “I don’t care about your nicked knick-knacks. Your burgled baubles bore me.” Linda has taken care of Blu, a macaw, since he was a baby. A scientist came along to tell her that Blu is the last male of his kind and he wants to introduce him to the last female to try to keep […]

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

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{3/5} “I’m like a candy cane in a black and white movie.” Our favourite group of displaced zoo animals is still trying to get back home to New York. They find their way to Monte Carlo, where the penguins are winning big. An extremely efficient and dedicated animal control officer almost catches them, which leads them […]

Night at the Museum: Battle of Smithsonian

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{3/5} “‘What, did they run out of U’s on your name plate?’ ”I dunno, did they run out of jokes at the Interesting Joke Store that you shop at?” A few years ago Larry was a night guard at a museum in New York when a strange thing happened — all the exhibits came to […]

Harry Potter

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books, Reviews of movies

What made Harry Potter such a phenomenon? A friend of mine suggested that the tipping point (read the book by Malcolm Gladwell if you haven’t already) was Rosie O’Donnell’s show. O’Donnell had her talk show at the time when the first book came out. She was a big fan and mentioned it several times. After it […]