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The Signal

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{3.5/5} “What I’m about to tell you, Nick, you may find a bit disturbing.” The Signal, released in 2014 Nic and Jonah are helping their friend Haley move across the country. While they’re on the road they notice that a hacker has gotten into their computer. They — capable of hacking, themselves — trace the […]

Star Trek: Heart of the Sun

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{3.5/5} Star Trek: Heart of the Sun by Pamela Sargent & George Zebrowski, published in 1997 The Enterprise has been travelling to a few far flung planets whose databases fell victim to a virus. The last on the list, Tyrtaeus, proves to be a bit of a chore — the people aren’t particularly welcoming to […]

Horns

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{3.5/5} “When they looked at me, they saw a devil¬†— and maybe I did too¬†— and now I had to look the part.” Horns, released in 2013 Ig’s girlfriend Merrin has been killed and everyone thinks he did it — except his brother and his lawyer. One day Ig develops horns on his head, and […]

Next

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{3.5/5} “I’d love to indulge your feelings, but I am dealing with a slightly larger picture right now. Now, you can exercise your responsibility to help your fellow man or I will exercise that responsibility for you.” Next, released in 2007 Cris can see two minutes into his own future. He tries to have as […]

Only Lovers Left Alive

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{3.5/5} “How can you’ve lived for so long and still not get it? This self obsession is a waste of living. It could be spent in surviving things, appreciating nature, nurturing kindness and friendship, and dancing. You have been pretty lucky in love, though, if I may say so.” Only Lovers Left Alive, released in […]

If I Stay

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{3.5/5} “There are two types of people in the world, Kim. Those who like real coffee, and those who like froufrou drinks with ridiculous names.” If I Stay, released in 2014 Mia’s parents are rock and rollers but she prefers classical music — and plays the cello. When Mia is in a car crash she […]

Transcendence

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{3.5/5} “Don’t underestimate yourself. You’re the third smartest person I know.” Transcendence, released in 2014 Will and his wife Evelyn are working on a sentient computer. When Will is shot, Evelyn uploads Will’s consciousness into the computer. Will tries to help people, but the way he’s doing it scares other people including the FBI. Johnny […]

Show Boat

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{3.5/5} “I know there’s no other woman… no flesh-and-blood woman. But I can’t fight this Lady Luck of yours, this fancy queen in her green felt dress.” Show Boat, released in 1951 Gaylord, a gambler, and Magnolia, a show boat captain’s daughter, fall in love — Gaylord can’t help gambling, though. When it’s revealed that […]

Upside Down

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{3.5/5} “What if love was stronger than gravity?” Adam lives on Down Below and Eve lives on the world just next door, Up Top. They found an ingenious way to be together, at least temporarily. But then they’re separated, and Adam believes that Eve is dead. Ten years later he discovers that she’s alive. So […]

The Tall Man

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{3.5/5} “He was like an ancient legend, something from a book of fairy tales or an old song. Everyone talked about the Tall Man all the time, because everyone was afraid of him. People were always afraid he’d strike again. And when he did, they’d thank their lucky stars he took somebody else’s kid.” Cold […]