Archive for the ‘Reviews of movies’ Category

 

Hidden Figures

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Here at NASA, we all pee the same colour.” Hidden Figures, released in 2016 Dorothy, Catherine, and Mary are three mathematicians who work at NASA in 1961. They happen to be black, and are not afforded all the same opportunities as their white colleagues. But it’s a time of change, and they’re all smart […]

Your Name

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “He met someone and that someone changed him. That much is for sure.” Your Name, released in 2016 Mitsuha is a high school girl living in a small town where everyone knows her — she’s the mayor’s daughter. Taki is a high school boy living in Tokyo, and works in a restaurant. Somehow they […]

Gifted

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “He wanted me before I was smart.” Gifted, released in 2017 Mary is going to school for the first time. She has been home schooled by her uncle Frank but he says he’s taught her everything she knows. He wants her to make some friends. Mary is a mathematical genius and is not sure […]

Firebase (volume 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{3.5/5} “Objects were put in your path to shield you, put there to protect you at exactly the right moment, to shield you from the right piece of shrapnel. It’s almost as if life itself knew you were coming. The universe keeping you alive, saving you, as though it has a plan for you.” Firebase […]

Home Alone

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “Ma’am, I’m eight years old. You think I would be here alone? I don’t think so.” Home Alone, released in 1990 Kevin McCallister is 8 years old. His parents accidentally leave him home alone when they fly to Paris for the holidays. There are 11 kids between 2 families, and when they were counting […]

The Lego Batman Movie

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Gotham tower, this is MacGuffin Airlines flight 1138. We are transporting 11 million sticks of dynamite, 17 000 pounds of C4, about 150 cute little classic bomb-type bombs, and two best friends. Request permission to fly over the most crime-ridden city in the world, over.” The Lego Batman Movie, released in 2017 Batman defeats […]

Rakka (volume 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “The ones that are experimented on, who survive. The very few. Her theory is it’s because they have some kind of predisposition. They’re savants of some kind. And Amir is like that.” Rakka volume 1, released in 2017 Aliens have invaded Earth and things are not going well for humans. They’re trying to fight […]

Logan

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “Don’t be what they made you.” Logan, released in 2017 In the future Logan and Charles are all that’s left of the X-Men, and they’re not doing so well. They run into a girl named Laura who has the same powers as Logan. Of course, some not-so-nice people are after her. They hear about […]

Speech & Debate

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “Getting people to listen to you is the opposite of getting people to like you.” Speech & Debate, released in 2017 Diwata fails to get cast in a major role in the school musical. Solomon isn’t allowed to write about what he wants to write about in the school paper. And Howie’s request to […]

Split

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “An individual with multiple personalities can change their body chemistry with their thoughts.” Split, released in 2016 Kevin has 23 different identities that each take over his body from time to time. He sees a psychologist, and has been able to hold down a job for 10 years. So he seems to be doing […]