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)

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{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 […]

Split

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{4.5/5} “An individual with multiple personalities can change their body chemistry with their thoughts.” Split, released in 2016 Kevin has 23 different identities that each take over his body from time to time. He sees a psychologist, and has been able to hold down a job for 10 years. So he seems to be doing […]

Supergirl (season 2)

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{4.5/5} “Kara, you just missed Supergirl.” Supergirl season 2, aired in 2016-17 When a new spaceship explodes soon after launching, Supergirl and Superman work together to bring it down safely — then Superman sticks around to help figure out what happened, and listen to Kara’s stories from Krypton. Kat is going on a leave of […]

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 […]