Your Name

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “He met someone and that someone changed him. That much is for sure.” Your Name, released in 2016 Mitsuha is a high school girl living in a small town where everyone knows her — she’s the mayor’s daughter. Taki is a high school boy living in Tokyo, and works in a restaurant. Somehow they […]

The Sudden Appearance of Hope

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “I think you have realised that machines don’t forget, even if you do. I want you to listen to the sound of my voice, when I’m gone. My name is Hope. I want you to remember my words. These words are the only part of me that exists. Do not follow. Do not try […]

Eclectic lists of SF & fantasy books

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Many of the lists of SF and fantasy books turn out to be fairly similar if people vote on them. But if you have a list made up by one person (or a small group) it can be more eclectic. Here are a couple of places to find such lists. You might not always agree […]

The Lego Batman Movie

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Gotham tower, this is MacGuffin Airlines flight 1138. We are transporting 11 million sticks of dynamite, 17 000 pounds of C4, about 150 cute little classic bomb-type bombs, and two best friends. Request permission to fly over the most crime-ridden city in the world, over.” The Lego Batman Movie, released in 2017 Batman defeats […]

The Black Unicorn

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4/5} “It had been necessary to become the Paladin in order to survive, and he had therefore done what was necessary. But the transformation had been a frightening thing, a shedding of his own skin, a crawling into someone else’s — someone or something.” The Black Unicorn by Terry Brooks, published in 1987 Ben, Questor, […]

Magic Kingdom For Sale — Sold!

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4/5} “Sterling Silver, like Landover, is in need of a King. The castle fails without one. Your presence within the castle renews her life. When you make her your home, that life will be fully sustained once more.” Magic Kingdom For Sale — Sold! by Terry Brooks, published in 1986 Ben Holiday lost his wife […]

X-Men movies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an updated version of this list. The 1st X-Men trilogy X-Men 2000 -> 3.5/5 X2: X-Men United 2003 -> 4.5/5 X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 -> 2/5 The 2nd/prequel X-Men series X-Men: First Class 2011 -> 4.5/5 X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 -> 5/5 X-Men: Apocalypse 2016 -> 4.5/5 X-Men: Dark Phoenix 2018 […]

Logan

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “Don’t be what they made you.” Logan, released in 2017 In the future Logan and Charles are all that’s left of the X-Men, and they’re not doing so well. They run into a girl named Laura who has the same powers as Logan. Of course, some not-so-nice people are after her. They hear about […]

A Play of Shadow

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4/5} “The Verge didn’t have night as the girl’s world experienced it, with its darkness and damp. Instead, here was the dimming, when the quality of light went from gloriously fierce, dragon scale taking fire and rock faces bleached to bone, to soft and subtle and sly. The silver mimrol of river and lake reflected […]

Gotham (season 3)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “I was alive,. Then I was dead. Then I was alive. Things are looking up.” — Fish Gotham season 3, aired in 2016-17 Jim Gordon tracked down Lee but she’s now with another man. Back in Gotham Jim is a bounty hunter. Fish Mooney is back in town, and she now has a special […]