Hidden

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Three hundred and one. Now we shouldn’t have been around for any one of those days but just when we needed it we found this shelter. And it’s given us food, a home, a life. For all we know we could be the only ones left. The only ones still alive. So every one […]

Comments on Sci-Fi Lists: Fantasy movies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here are my comments on this list. If there‚Äôs a (+) after the rating that means I did or would have rated it higher the first time I saw it. The one movie that I haven’t seen that I’m interested in is Fantasia. Their ranking Title My rating My comments 1 The Lord of the […]

The Secret Life of Pets

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{4/5} “We are descended from the mighty wolf. We have raw primal instincts. That are mere moments away from kicking in and leading us home.” The Secret Life of Pets, released in 2016 Max, a dog, has a great life in New York. He does wonder where his owner Katie goes every day. But he […]

DC Extended Universe

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In the past DC has given us various Superman and Batman movies but they’ve never tried to combine their characters into one universe before — until Marvel did it, and then they thought it was a good idea. Here are the movies in what’s known as the DC Extended Universe — 3 so far and […]

Storks

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{4.5/5} “Make a plan. Stick to the plan. Always deliver.” Storks, released in 2016 Storks used to deliver babies, but now they deliver packages for an online store. Junior’s boss tells him he can be the new boss — all he has to do is tell Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, that she’s […]

Comments on Sci-Fi Lists: Fantasy TV shows

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

My original post was 5 years ago so it’s time for an update. If there’s a * in the “My rating” column then I have some interest in watching the show. If there’s nothing there then I have no particular interest in watching it. Here is the list I’m commenting on — of course it’s changed a […]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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{4.5/5} “It’s a recessive gene carried down through families. Yet many generations can pass without a peculiar child being born. And alas, peculiars have been persecuted through the ages. Hence, we live in places like this.” Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, released in 2016 When Jake’s grandfather Abe dies he travels to the place […]

Best fantasy novels by year

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Here’s an updated list, including books I read in the last 2 years.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2014 Claire North The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August     2013 Julie E. Czerneda A Turn of Light     2012 Will McIntosh Hitchers Joanne Bertin Bard’s Oath 2011 Erin Morgenstern […]

Best fantasy & science fiction movies by year

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Here’s an updated version of this list, including movies I watched in 2016. Year Winner Runner Ups 2016 Arrival Captain America: Civil War   Kubo and the Two Strings Deadpool     Equals     Finding Dory     Star Trek Beyond     X-Men: Apocalypse     Zootopia  2015 Inside Out Advantageous   Mad […]

Author discovery of the year

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I discovered several terrific authors in 2016. The one that wins the prize is Ken Liu, for The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories. Runner ups are Claire North for The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, Erin Morgenstern for The Night Circus, and Hal Clement for Mission of Gravity. The next runner ups are Emily St. John […]