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Licence to Kill

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “Remember, if it hadn’t been for Q branch you’d have been dead long ago.” Licence to Kill, released in 1989 When a drug lord named Sanchez feeds the lower half of Felix Leiter’s body to a shark, James Bond vows revenge. M expects Bond to do the mission he’s been assigned instead, so Bond […]

The Secret Life of Pets

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “We are descended from the mighty wolf. We have raw primal instincts. That are mere moments away from kicking in and leading us home.” The Secret Life of Pets, released in 2016 Max, a dog, has a great life in New York. He does wonder where his owner Katie goes every day. But he […]

Grass

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4/5} “No road in, no road out, and the depths of the forest inviolable, the depths of its trees and waters unknown and unseen, though so wide and ramified that — even though no one has ever seen anything of the kind — everyone in Commoner Town believes there is something there that will emerge, […]

The Living Daylights

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{4/5} “I’ve had a few optional extras installed.” The Living Daylights, released in 1987 When General Koskov decides to defect from the Soviet Union, James Bond is sent to assist in extracting him from Czechoslovakia. Koskov reveals that his superior at the KGB, General Pushkin, is starting spies on a path that may lead to […]

Hail, Caesar!

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “Would that it were so simple.” Hail, Caesar! released in 2016 In the 1950s Eddie Mannix is a fixer at Capitol Pictures, a movie studio in Hollywood. He deals with all sorts of problems that the stars have, such as a women who’s having a baby with no husband. When Baird Whitlock is kidnapped […]

Jason Bourne

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “‘All that matters is staying alive. You get off the grid, survive.’ ‘I don’t believe that, and neither do you. Look at yourself. Look at what you’re doing. You can’t live like this for much longer.’” Jason Bourne, released in 2016 Jason Bourne is keeping a low profile, occasionally fighting for money. Nicky Parsons, […]

Mastodonia

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4/5} “We did little talking, for talking was difficult, but we did sit together, feeling friendly toward one another, and that seemed to satisfy Catface. Strangely, it satisfied me as well. Contact with him somehow made me feel good. I got the funny feeling Catface was trying to talk with me. I don’t know what […]

Midnight Special

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “There’s a world built on top of ours. People live there… I think they’re like me.” Midnight Special, released in 2016 Alton is an 8-year-old boy with special powers. His father and a friend have taken him away from his home — they believe that he needs to be at a certain place on […]

Anomalisa

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{4/5} “I love pressing the buttons… It’s so, I don’t know, buttony.” Anomalisa, released in 2016 Michael is an author who flies into Cincinnati for a day to give a presentation about customer service. He calls up his ex-girlfriend whom he hasn’t seen in 10 years but that doesn’t go well. He has a bit […]

The Spy Who Loved Me

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{4/5} “‘I have never failed on a mission, Commander. Any mission.’ ‘In that case, Major, one of us is bound to end up gravely disappointed, because neither have I.’” The Spy Who Loved Me, released in 1977 A British nuclear submarine has disappeared — they believe the Russians are behind it. They send their best […]