Alien

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Here are the movies in the series that started with Ridley Scott’s Alien. The quadrilogy Alien 1979 -> 3/5 (+) Aliens 1986 -> 4.5/5 (+) Alien3 1992 -> 3.5/5 Alien Resurrection 1997 -> 4.5/5 The crossovers Alien vs. Predator 2004 -> didn’t see it Alien vs. Predator: Requiem 2007 -> didn’t see it The prequels […]

Batman

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Here are my ratings for the Batman movies that aren’t part of the DC extended universe. It’s possible that I watched 1966’s Batman movie with Adam West decades ago but I have no interest in watching it again to rate it. The graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns and the TV show Gotham are both […]

Board & card games

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It’s time for an update to this list. The board games (and a few card games) I’m listing here are sometimes called Eurogames — often made in Europe, they rely on more strategy and less luck. My other list of card games is a list of games you can play with a regular deck of […]

James Bond

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Here’s an updated version of this list. I’ve seen Quantum of Solace once and all the other James Bond movies at least twice. Many of them I would have given a higher rating to the first time I saw them (+). Sean Connery Dr. No 1962 -> 3/5 (+) From Russia with Love 1963 -> […]

Planet of the Apes

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Here’s an updated version of this list. The original series Planet of the Apes 1968 -> 5/5 Beneath the Planet of the Apes 1970 -> 4.5/5 Escape from the Planet of the Apes 1971 -> 4/5 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 1972 -> 3.5/5 Battle for the Planet of the Apes 1973 -> […]

X-Men movies

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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 […]

The Marvel cinematic universe

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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 […]

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 […]

TV show creators worth knowing about, part 3

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This list continues from part 2. Adam Horowitz & Edward Kitsis Horowitz and Kitsis have been writing partners for years. They created the show Once Upon a Time and, along with a couple of other people, its spinoff Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. They wrote a bunch of episodes for those shows as well […]

TV show creators worth knowing about, part 2

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The creators on this part of the list are not as well known as the ones in part 1. I might not follow them everywhere, but I will try to keep an eye on what they’re doing. Brannon Braga Braga started as an intern on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He wrote episodes of TNG, […]