The Theory of Everything

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{5/5} “Your glasses are always dirty.” The Theory of Everything, released in 2014 Stephen Hawking is a physics student and Jane Wilde is an arts student at Cambridge in 1963. Just as they start to pursue a romance, Stephen finds out that he has motor neuron disease. The doctor gives him only 2 years to […]

Spectre

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{4.5/5} “I won’t be long.” — Bond, to a woman he never returns to Spectre, released in 2015 James Bond receives a message from his previous boss, M, who died. She wants him to track down a man and kill him, and he won’t let anything stop him. Because of a bit of a fiasco […]

Skyfall

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{4.5/5} “One can never be too careful when handsome men in tuxedos carry Walthers.” Skyfall, released in 2012 James Bond is chasing someone who’s stolen a list of undercover agents. He’s shot, and takes some time to recover. Because of the loss of the list, M is being forced to resign in 2 months. Eventually […]

Quantum of Solace

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{4.5/5} “When someone says ‘We’ve got people everywhere’ you expect it to be hyperbole.” Quantum of Solace, released in 2008 M and Bond are just starting to interrogate Mr. White when one of M’s bodyguards reveals himself to be a member of the same organization and starts shooting. Bond chases him and kills him, and […]

Casino Royale

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{5/5} “Bond, this may be too much for a blunt instrument to understand, but arrogance and self-awareness seldom go hand in hand.” Casino Royale, released in 2006 James Bond has just been promoted to double-oh status. His mission is to uncover how a terrorist network is being funded. When Bond is caught on camera killing […]

Hidden Figures

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{5/5} “Here at NASA, we all pee the same colour.” Hidden Figures, released in 2016 Dorothy, Catherine, and Mary are three mathematicians who work at NASA in 1961. They happen to be black, and are not afforded all the same opportunities as their white colleagues. But it’s a time of change, and they’re all smart […]

Gifted

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{4.5/5} “He wanted me before I was smart.” Gifted, released in 2017 Mary is going to school for the first time. She has been home schooled by her uncle Frank but he says he’s taught her everything she knows. He wants her to make some friends. Mary is a mathematical genius and is not sure […]

Speech & Debate

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{4/5} “Getting people to listen to you is the opposite of getting people to like you.” Speech & Debate, released in 2017 Diwata fails to get cast in a major role in the school musical. Solomon isn’t allowed to write about what he wants to write about in the school paper. And Howie’s request to […]

Elementary (season 5)

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{5/5} “I now value the work that we do, first and foremost because I do it with you.” — Sherlock, to Joan Elementary season 5, aired in 2016-17 Sherlock agrees to solve a murder for a drug dealer — and then finds out that a vanished metal box contains a priceless Chinese antiquity. Sherlock and […]

Blue Bloods (season 7)

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{4.5/5} “If there’s a conversation you’ve been avoiding, then that’s the one you need to have.” Blue Bloods season 7, aired in 2016-17 The case of Danny’s killing of murderer Thomas Wilder is reopened when new evidence is found. Anthony finds out that his aging mother has given all her money to a con artist. […]