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Haphead

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} Haphead, released in 2015 Maxine has a temp job at a factory making cables for virtual reality games. She steals a cable so that she can play — a game where everyone looks like a rabbit teaches her to fight. Maxine’s father has a job as a security guard, but his passion is working […]

Sandworms of Dune

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4/5} Sandworms of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, published in 2007 Kralizec, the battle at the end of the universe, is at hand. The mysterious Enemy turns out to be the machine intelligences, whom humanity fought once before 15 000 years ago. The machine intelligences have been preparing for this day since […]

Star Trek: Foul Deeds Will Rise

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{4/5} Star Trek: Foul Deeds Will Rise by Greg Cox, published in 2014 The Enterprise is summoned to a system where two planets, Pavak and Oyolo, have been at war and are attempting to make peace. An ambassador is aboard to help broker a treaty — that ambassador is Kevin Riley. When Kirk is on […]

The Congress

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “When did they ever ask you? You were always their puppet. All of them, the producers, the directors, they told you what to do. They told you how to behave, how to act, how to smile, how to love and they gave you the subtext for every crappy line they churned out and when […]

Muppets Most Wanted

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{4/5} “The weakest point in the gulag is over there, by the fourth wall.” Muppets Most Wanted, released in 2014 Dominic Badguy offers to be the Muppets’ agent and suggests they do a world tour. Badguy is actually working with Constantine, the world’s most dangerous frog. Constantine arranges to have Kermit arrested and then impersonates […]

Olympus Has Fallen

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{4/5} “There is a saying in Korea. Saying something a hundred times is not as good as living it once.” Olympus Has Fallen, released in 2013 When a South Korean delegation arrives at the White House, North Korean infiltrators help their friends outside attack from the air and the ground. The President is kidnapped within […]

White Bird in a Blizzard

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{4/5} “Because I never saw my mother again, she remains in absence to me. An empty space. An invisible, half remembered ghost. So even now I catch myself thinking that I’m gonna run into her some day. Like I’ll be at a stop light, and look over at the car next to me and there […]

Patriot Games

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{4/5} “I couldn’t just stand there and watch him shoot those people right in front of me. It was… rage. Pure rage… Just made me mad.” Patriot Games, released in 1992 Jack Ryan used to be in the CIA and now he’s a professor. While on vacation in Britain he saves some members of the […]

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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{4/5} “I know that dwarves can be obstinate and pigheaded and difficult. They’re suspicious and secretive, with the worst manners you can possibly imagine. But they are also brave and kind, and loyal to a fault. I’ve grown very fond of them, and I would save them if I can.” The Hobbit: The Battle of […]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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{4/5} “I did not come to steal from you, O Smaug the Unassessably Wealthy. I merely wanted to gaze upon your magnificence, to see if you really were as great as the old tales say. I did not believe them.” The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, released in 2013 Gandalf heads off on his own […]