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Tomorrow Never Dies

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “It’s mostly dull routine, of course, but every now and then you get to sail on a beautiful evening like this. And sometimes work with a decadent agent of a corrupt Western power.” Tomorrow Never Dies, released in 1997 It seems like two Chinese jets and a British submarine fired at each other. The […]

Star Trek: Savage Trade

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4/5} “It is most unusual, although not unheard of, that members of my species leave our planetary home…  Excalbians simply don’t want to go anywhere else. The usual excuse is that we are far too busy exploring the inner space of our being to bother with mere physical reality.” Star Trek: Savage Trade by Tony Daniel, […]

The Edge of Seventeen

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{4/5} “Hey, wake up. You had a brain operation. It worked. They made you pleasant and agreeable… Ah, just wishful daydreaming.” The Edge of Seventeen, released in 2016 Nadine is having a tough time in high school. Her father died a few years ago. The one bright spot is her best friend Krista. But one […]

Inferno

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{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, […]

Licence to Kill

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{4/5} “If it hadn’t been for Q branch, you’d have been dead long ago.” Licence to Kill, released in 1989 When a drug lord named Sanchez feeds the lower half of Felix Leiter’s body to a shark, James Bond vows revenge. M expects Bond to do the mission he’s been assigned instead, so Bond resigns. […]

The Secret Life of Pets

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{4/5} “We are descended from the mighty wolf. We have raw primal instincts. That are mere moments away from kicking in and leading us home.” The Secret Life of Pets, released in 2016 Max, a dog, has a great life in New York. He does wonder where his owner Katie goes every day. But he […]

Grass

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4/5} “No road in, no road out, and the depths of the forest inviolable, the depths of its trees and waters unknown and unseen, though so wide and ramified that — even though no one has ever seen anything of the kind — everyone in Commoner Town believes there is something there that will emerge, […]

The Living Daylights

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{4/5} “I’ve had a few optional extras installed.” The Living Daylights, released in 1987 When General Koskov decides to defect from the Soviet Union, James Bond is sent to assist in extracting him from Czechoslovakia. Koskov reveals that his superior at the KGB, General Pushkin, is starting spies on a path that may lead to […]

Hail, Caesar!

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{4/5} “Would that it were so simple.” Hail, Caesar! released in 2016 In the 1950s Eddie Mannix is a fixer at Capitol Pictures, a movie studio in Hollywood. He deals with all sorts of problems that the stars have, such as a women who’s having a baby with no husband. When Baird Whitlock is kidnapped […]

Jason Bourne

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{4/5} “‘All that matters is staying alive. You get off the grid, survive.’ ‘I don’t believe that, and neither do you. Look at yourself. Look at what you’re doing. You can’t live like this for much longer.’” Jason Bourne, released in 2016 Jason Bourne is keeping a low profile, occasionally fighting for money. Nicky Parsons, […]