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The Thief Lord

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{3.5/5} “Riccio shook his head with astonishment. ‘No. Why? It’s great being young. You don’t stand out so much and your stomach fills up more quickly. You know what Scipio always says?’ He jumped from the bridge onto the street. ‘Children are caterpillars and adults are butterflies. No butterfly ever remembers what it felt like […]

The IT Crowd: The Internet is Coming

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{3.5/5} “Does it ever seem to you that the things that happen to us are sort of strange?” Roy has a girlfriend who’s knowledgeable about comics, Jen swoons over a server at a coffee shop, and Moss is making videos of board game reviews (which no one likes). Douglas thinks Jen is his assistant Joan and […]

The Wolverine

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{3.5/5} “Just think of me as your bodyguard.” — a small Japanese woman, to Wolverine Logan has left the Wolverine behind and vowed to never hurt anyone again. But when he comes across hunters who shot a bear and left it in pain, he’s ready for a fight. He’s interrupted by a mysterious Japanese woman […]

The Secret of Kells

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{3.5/5} “You can’t find out everything from books, you know.” Brendan lives in a monastery where his uncle Cellach is the abbot. Uncle Cellach is focussed on building a wall around the monastery, to keep the Vikings out. The other monks, as well as Brendan, are more interested in illuminating manuscripts. When Aidan arrives with the […]

Zero Effect

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{3.5/5} “But research is an art, not a science, because anyone who knows what they’re doing can find the crumbs, the wheres, whats, and whos. The art is in the whys: the ability to read between the crumbs, not to mix metaphors. For every event, there is a cause and effect. For every crime, a […]

9

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{3.5/5} “Some things in this world are better left where they lie. But if you know where to look, these ruins are full of riches.” There’s been an apocalypse, and all the humans are dead. 9 is a doll-like creature, somehow given life by a scientist. He finds a small group of creatures like himself, […]

Be Kind Rewind

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{3.5/5} “I didn’t sabotage the power plant. The power plant sabotaged me.” Mr. Fletcher runs a video store, and when he goes away on a trip he leaves Mike in charge. Mike is doing his best to run the store but he’s shocked to find that all of the videos are blank. His not-so-sane friend […]

Farscape (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{3.5/5} “Since I left home I’ve been hunted, beaten, locked up, shanghaied, shot at. I’ve had alien creatures in my face, up my nose, inside my brain, down my pants. This is the first time, the first place, where I’ve felt peace.” John was performing an experiment when his ship went through a wormhole — […]

The Prisoner (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{3.5/5} “I will not make any deals with you. I’ve resigned. I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. My life is my own.” After a man resigns from his job, he’s drugged and whisked off to a town that’s called “the Village” where he finds himself a prisoner. The people in […]

Sleeping Beauty

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{3.5/5} “Rise up and walk, none of your bones are broken.” Lucy is a university student — she works several jobs in order to pay tuition and rent. Even though she lives with her sister and brother-in-law, they get upset when she doesn’t pay the rent on time. Lucy is always ready to try something […]