Charlie’s Angels

Posted on April 30th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Was it the Chad?” Charlie’s Angels, released in 2000 Natalie, Dylan, Alex are detectives who work for a mysterious man named Charlie — who they only ever talk to on the phone. They use knowledge, technology, and distraction to get what they need. When their current case turns out to be not what they […]

Dark City

Posted on April 29th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “No one ever listens to me.” Dark City, released in 1998 A man wakes up in a bath tub with amnesia. He eventually finds out his name is John Murdoch, he has a wife, and the police think he murdered six women. He doesn’t think he would have killed anyone, but he doesn’t really […]

Die Another Day

Posted on April 28th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4/5} “Well, it seems you’ve become useful again.” Die Another Day, released in 2002 James Bond is captured in North Korea and 14 months later is exchanged for a dangerous terrorist named Zao. The British secret service, including M, can no longer trust Bond and are sending him for evaluation — so Bond escapes. He […]

Edge of Tomorrow

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

{5/5} “Find me when you wake up.” Edge of Tomorrow, released in 2014 Humanity is in a desperate war against vicious aliens called Mimics who’ve invaded Earth. Major Cage is in media relations but after trying to bribe an officer he’s busted down to private and forced to fight. When he’s killed, he goes back […]

Broken Flowers

Posted on April 24th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “I’m like your mistress, except you’re not even married.” Broken Flowers, released in 2005 Don receives a letter claiming that he fathered a son 20 years ago. The letter is unsigned. His friend Winston encourages him to take a road trip and visit each of the women he was with around that time. Against […]

Knowing

Posted on April 24th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Right now my scientific mind is telling me to have nothing more to do with this. And yours should, too.” Knowing, released in 2009 Caleb receives an envelope from a time capsule at school — the capsule was buried 50 years ago. Unlike the other kids who get pictures Caleb’s page just has numbers […]

Death Becomes Her

Posted on April 24th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “I will not speak to you ’til you put your head on straight.” Death Becomes Her, released in 1992 Madeline and Helen are each other’s nemesis. They’re both after eternal youth, and they’ve found it — from a mysterious woman with a potion. Ernest is a plastic surgeon who has trouble deciding which woman […]

Hulk Visionaries: Peter David Vol. 1

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{3.5/5} “If I die… now… my whole life was nothing! All the destruction I’ve caused… unatoned for. It can’t have all been a waste!” Hulk Visionaries: Peter David Vol. 1 by Peter David & Todd McFarlane, published in 2005 (comics originally published in 1987-88) Bruce Banner has finally gotten rid of his Hulk. But there’s […]

Space Opera

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “On her journey here she’d met cyborgs and foreigners and artificial intelligences and several sorts of alien — some familiar, at least from media coverage of the hajj, and some strange — but it was the extrañados that bothered her the most. It was hard to come to terms with the idea of humans […]

The Dragon’s Eye

Posted on April 16th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4/5} “He pointed east, where a green-tinged dot, so dazzling that a glimpse was enough to hurt one’s retina, climbed above the horizon. The Eye of the Dragon: the other star in the Epsilon Bootis binary, a blazing A2 blue-white dwarf. Within all the windows flashed a fluorescing message: DO NOT LOOK AT THE EYE […]