Moana

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{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 […]

Passengers

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{4.5/5} “You can’t get so hung up on where you’d rather be that you forget to make the most of where you are.” Passengers, released in 2016 The starship Avalon is heading for Homestead II. Everyone on board is in hibernation, but then something goes wrong and Jim wakes up — 90 years early. With […]

The Edge of Seventeen

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{4/5} “Hey, wake up. You had a brain operation. It worked. They made you pleasant and agreeable… Ah, just wishful daydreaming.” The Edge of Seventeen, released in 2016 Nadine is having a tough time in high school. Her father died a few years ago. The one bright spot is her best friend Krista. But one […]

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

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{4.5/5} “You’re very intense, you know that?” Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, released in 2016 Jack Reacher has been communicating with Major Turner by phone in order to hunt down a group of human traffickers. When he finally comes to town to meet her in person he is stunned to find she’s been arrested — […]

GoldenEye

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{4.5/5} “You don’t like me, Bond. You don’t like my methods. You think I’m an accountant, a bean counter more interested in my numbers than your instincts.” — M GoldenEye, released in 1995 A rogue element in the Russian military has developed a space-based weapons system — someone has deployed it to wipe out everyone […]

The Light Between Oceans

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{5/5} “For many years, everything I touched would fade away. And you are so full of life. That scares me.” The Light Between Oceans, released in 2016 Tom, having fought in World War I, decides to becomes a lighthouse keeper — at least temporarily, filling in for someone who had a nervous breakdown. When he […]

Inferno

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{4/5} “There’s a great deal of situational ebb and flow in my line of work.” Inferno, released in 2016 Robert Langdon wakes up in Florence. He has a head wound and doesn’t remember anything from the past couple of days. When someone comes to the hospital to kill him, he and his doctor, Sienna Brooks, […]

The Girl on the Train

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{4.5/5} “For the first time in ages I have purpose. Or at least I have a distraction.” The Girl on the Train, released in 2016 Rachel travels into the city by train every day, and every day she looks at a house where there’s a happy couple. Then one day she sees something shocking — […]