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The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “There are no heroes, Tian Haoli. Grand Secretary Shi was both courageous and cowardly, capable and foolish. Wang Xiuchu was both an opportunistic survivor and a man of greatness of spirit. I’m mostly selfish and vain, but sometimes even I surprise myself. We’re all just ordinary men — well, I’m an ordinary demon — […]

Kubo and the Two Strings

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “‘Don’t you ever say anything encouraging?’ ‘I encourage you not to die.’” Kubo and the Two Strings, released in 2016 Kubo tells stories. One day he forgets that he’s not supposed to be out after dark, and his evil aunts come looking for him. Then he finds himself in a story with a talking […]

Being John Malkovich

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Do you see what a metaphysical can of worms this portal is?” Being John Malkovich, released in 1999 Craig, a puppeteer, gets a job at a filing company on floor 7 1/2 of an office building. He finds a hole behind a filing cabinet. Astonishingly, this hole leads to John Malkovich’s head. In other […]

Tropic Thunder

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “I don’t read the script. The script reads me.” Tropic Thunder, released in 2008 Famous actors Kirk Lazarus, Tugg Speedman,  and Jeff Portnoy are in Vietnam filming a war movie. Their director has been blown up, but most of them think that was a special effect. They’re deep in the jungle with real Vietnamese […]

Bulworth

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Miss? You be really honest with me and don’t spare my feelings. Do you have any more of the little crispy crab cakes?” Bulworth, released in 1998 Senator Jay Bulworth has had enough — after 3 days of not eating or sleeping he arranges to have himself killed. He also gets himself a life […]

Murdoch Mysteries (season 9)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “I’ll tell you, Murdoch, these chicken wings are the only good thing about Buffalo.” Murdoch Mysteries season 9, aired in 2015-16 George is in prison after being convicted of shooting Edna’s husband. When someone is stabbed at the prison, George teams up with former Chief Constable Giles to figure out who did it. Meanwhile, […]

The Imitation Game

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” The Imitation Game, released in 2014 Alan Turing is a mathematical genius who’s trying to crack Enigma, the German decryption machine. If he can, the Allies might just have a better chance at winning World […]

The Terminal

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “I don’t let anyone look at my trash without an appointment.” The Terminal, released in 2004 Victor Novarski arrives in New York to discover that there’s been a military coup in his home country of Krakozhia. His passport is no longer valid. As a man without a country he has to stay at the […]

Murdoch Mysteries (season 8)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “All right. Lying is one thing. Attacking the integrity of the great sport of wrestling, that is quite another.” Murdoch Mysteries season 8, aired in 2014-15 Thomas Brackenreid has retired after being beaten and left for dead — he’s taken up painting. Julia and Emily have joined the movement to get women the vote. […]

Star Trek

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Your father was captain of a starship for 12 minutes. He saved 800 lives including your mother’s and yours. I dare you to do better.” Star Trek, released in 2009 Kirk and McCoy are still at the academy when they go onboard the Enterprise under Captain Pike and Lieutenant Spock. They are responding to […]