Agents of SHIELD (season 4)

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{5/5} “I know no one wants to hear they’re just an avatar in a digital prison, but sometimes that happens and here we are.” Agents of SHIELD season 4, aired in 2016-17 SHIELD has a new director, and the old team has been broken up. Coulson and Mack are field agents, and May is training […]

Once Upon a Time (season 6)

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{4/5} “Love is the most powerful magic of all.” Once Upon a Time season 6, aired in 2016-17 Emma is having visions of the future, Hyde thinks Storybrooke is his, and Gold goes inside Belle’s dreams to wake her up. The Evil Queen is back — she and Regina have separate bodies now. Hyde brought […]

Death Becomes Her

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{4.5/5} “I will not speak to you ’til you put your head on straight.” Death Becomes Her, released in 1992 Madeline and Helen are each other’s nemesis. They’re both after eternal youth, and they’ve found it — from a mysterious woman with a potion. Ernest is a plastic surgeon who has trouble deciding which woman […]

Hulk Visionaries: Peter David Vol. 1

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{3.5/5} “If I die… now… my whole life was nothing! All the destruction I’ve caused… unatoned for. It can’t have all been a waste!” Hulk Visionaries: Peter David Vol. 1 by Peter David & Todd McFarlane, published in 2005 (comics originally published in 1987-88) Bruce Banner has finally gotten rid of his Hulk. But there’s […]

Touch

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{4.5/5} “Naturally, should you pursue those who would pursue me, I would be a hypocrite to offer anything but my grateful thanks. Yet my thanks would be, I think, premature. For there is a near-infinity of men and women who are fearful and wish me harm, but only ever one of me, standing in the […]

Moana

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{4.5/5} “If you wear a dress and have an animal sidekick, you’re a princess.” Moana, released in 2016 Moana’s father has taught her that she will one day be chief, everything she needs is on the island, and it would be dangerous to go beyond the reef. But the ocean calls to her. Her grandma […]

The Marvel cinematic universe

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here is an updated version of this list. Marvel has been able to keep remarkably close to its schedule, and although a few of their movies have been a bit disappointing most have been delightful. Here are my mini-reviews of the first 5 movies. Iron Man 2008 -> 4.5/5 The Incredible Hulk 2008 -> 4/5 […]

Doctor Strange

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{4.5/5} “That sounds like a cult.” Doctor Strange, released in 2016 Dr. Stephen Strange is a brilliant doctor but he’s also a pain to be around. When he’s in a terrible car accident, his hands don’t work the way they used to and he can’t be a doctor any more. He’s looking for an experimental […]

The OA (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “Normal dreams don’t make your nose bleed.” The OA season 1, aired in 2016 When Prairie disappeared 7 years ago she was blind — but now she can see. Her adopted parents take her in again and try to care for her, but she’s unable to tell them — or the FBI — what […]

TV show creators worth knowing about, part 4

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This list continues from part 3. Ali Adler Ader co-created Supergirl, a show I like a lot. She was a writer on Glee and co-created The New Normal. Adler wrote and produced episodes of various shows like Chuck and No Ordinary Family. Great TV show Supergirl Greg Berlanti Berlanti co-created Supergirl. He’s the big cheese […]