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Casino Royale

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Bond, this may be too much for a blunt instrument to understand, but arrogance and self-awareness seldom go hand in hand.” Casino Royale, released in 2006 James Bond has just been promoted to double-oh status. His mission is to uncover how a terrorist network is being funded. When Bond is caught on camera killing […]

Orphan Black (season 3)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Sometimes family is more than just the people under your roof. They’re people who jump in head first, who aren’t afraid to make fools of themselves to help you, who don’t hide their faces in shame if you fall down.” Orphan Black season 3, aired in 2015 Delphine has taken over Rachel’s position at […]

The Sparrow

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “Since proposing the mission, Emilio had been take aback by the pace of things… And if the speed of events scared him, the precision with which the pieces were falling into place was even more unnerving. He went sleepless, unable to decide which was harder to live with: the idea that he had started […]

Wonder Woman

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “It’s not about deserve. It’s about what you believe.” Wonder Woman, released in 2017 Diana grows up on the island of the Amazons, knowing little of the outside world. When a man crashes his plane into the water off the shore she rescues him. She is shocked to discover that the man, Steve, is […]

My Real Children

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “She had been in that little phone box in the in the corridor in The Pines and Mark had said that if she was going to marry him it would have to be now or never. And she had been startled and confused and had stood there in the smell of chalk and disinfectant […]

Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Nothing goes over my head… My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it.” Guardians of the Galaxy, released in 2014 Peter Quill, otherwise known as Star Lord, retrieves an orb from an abandoned planet — suddenly a lot of beings are interested in this orb. He gets thrown in jail along with a […]

The Uplift War

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “The intricacies of a three-billion-year-old culture made up of a thousand diverse, bickering patron-client clan lines, held together loosely by a network of ancient institutes and traditions, made Fiben’s head swim… But then something would crystallize, and Gailet would make clear to him some tradition or principle that displayed uncanny subtlety and hard-won wisdom.” […]

Orphan Black (season 2)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “You’re not really the smartest clone, are you?” Orphan Black season 2, aired in 2014 Alison has signed a deal with Dr. Leekie. But Cosima discovers that they, the clones, have been patented — so any deal is worthless. When Sarah rejects the deal she returns home to find Mrs. S. and Kira gone […]

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Can you summon an army of spiders?” Spider-Man: Homecoming, released in 2017 Peter Parker is foiling local bad guys as Spider-Man but he’s eagerly awaiting a call from Tony Stark. Then he comes across some guys who have stolen some alien technology, including the leader who’s built himself a pair of wings that lets […]

War for the Planet of the Apes

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Apes together strong.” War for the Planet of the Apes, released in 2017 Caesar doesn’t want to go to war with the humans. After one failed attack on them he sends back the human survivors alive. But the Colonel thinks humans must defeat the apes at all costs. When he sneaks into Caesar’s camp […]