Stranger Things (season 2)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Don’t you think it’s weird… how we only seem to hang out when the world’s about to end?” Stranger Things season 2, aired in 2017 Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Will are back to playing Dungeons & Dragons. But they haven’t heard from Eleven. There’s a new girl named Max who moved from California — […]

The Marvel cinematic universe

Posted by Dave Switzer under Uncategorized

Here’s an updated version of this list. Marvel will undoubtedly be able to keep to their schedule all the way to 2020 given what they’ve done so far. Here are my mini-reviews of the first 5 movies. Iron Man 2008 -> 4.5/5 The Incredible Hulk 2008 -> 4/5 Iron Man 2 2010 -> 4/5 Thor […]

Thor: Ragnarok

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{5/5} “Well, I tried to start a revolution, but didn’t print enough pamphlets so hardly anyone turned up.” Thor: Ragnarok, released in 2017 Hela, Thor’s sister he didn’t know he had, has returned to reclaim the throne — and she’ll destroy any Asgardians in her way to do it. Meanwhile, Thor and Hulk have both […]

A Natural History of Dragons

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “Matters which seem terribly important in the early days of such a journey (what will people back home say?) fade into triviality with the passage of time. It has the consequent effect of making one question how vital those matters truly are — which goes some way toward explaining my increasingly extravagant behaviour, as […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 10)

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{4.5/5} “We have seen that as new laws of magic are created, they are written in the book. Might words written in the book not then become the new laws of magic?” Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 10 (6 volumes) by Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon & others, published in 2014-16 The old rules of magic […]

Wonder Woman

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{5/5} “It’s not about deserve. It’s about what you believe.” Wonder Woman, released in 2017 Diana grows up on the island of the Amazons, knowing little of the outside world. When a man crashes his plane into the water off the shore she rescues him. She is shocked to discover that the man, Steve, is […]

My Real Children

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{5/5} “She had been in that little phone box in the in the corridor in The Pines and Mark had said that if she was going to marry him it would have to be now or never. And she had been startled and confused and had stood there in the smell of chalk and disinfectant […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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{4.5/5} “You see someone and think they have a weird head and then it just turns out part of their head is a hat.” Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, released in 2017 The Guardians are hired by the Sovereigns to protect some valuable batteries from a large monster, which they do. In exchange the […]

Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Nothing goes over my head… My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it.” Guardians of the Galaxy, released in 2014 Peter Quill, otherwise known as Star Lord, retrieves an orb from an abandoned planet — suddenly a lot of beings are interested in this orb. He gets thrown in jail along with a […]

Sing

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{4.5/5} “Behold the very first stage lit entirely by squid power!” Sing, released in 2016 Buster Moon owns a theatre but his productions haven’t done well lately. In fact, the bank is about to foreclose on him. He comes up with one last idea — a singing competition. He was going to make the prize […]