Locklands

Posted on September 29th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “But then there were the ‘deep commands,’ which allowed one to make a sudden, abrupt, inexorable change to reality itself, an edit so swift and complete that the world never even knew it’d been changed. Yet the deep commands came with a price: human life.” Locklands by Robert Jackson Bennett, published in 2022 Berenice […]

Spectral

Posted on September 28th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “‘She’s hoping it’s cloaking technology. What do you think it is?’ ‘Something none of us have thought of yet.’” Spectral, released in 2018 Clyne invented a new type of goggles for soldiers to use on the battlefield. Now soldiers are seeing things on the goggles that they won’t be specific about — he has […]

Leave No Trace

Posted on September 27th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “‘Everything’s different now.’ ‘We can still think our own thoughts.’” Leave No Trace, released in 2018 Will and his daughter Tom live in a forest near Portland. They go into town once in a while for supplies — other than that, they live in a tent and keep to themselves. They are doing all […]

The Green Mile

Posted on September 26th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “What happens on the Mile stays on the Mile.” The Green Mile, released in 1999 In 1935 Paul was a prison guard working on death row where prisoners were electrocuted. The chair is nicknamed “Old Sparky” and they have killed some men who did very bad things. When John Coffey, an enormous black man […]

Apollo 11

Posted on September 26th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Be advised, lots of smiling faces in this room and all over the world, over.” Apollo 11, released in 2019 The Apollo 11 mission landed on the Moon and returned to Earth in 1969. Thousands of people camped out to witness the spacecraft’s launch live. Hundreds of people were involved on the day, getting […]

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Posted on September 25th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “You have chosen… poorly.” Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, released in 1989 A man named Donovan comes to Indiana Jones telling him he’s on a quest for the Holy Grail and he’s got some artifacts that may lead to it. But his project leader has disappeared, and he wants Indy to find him […]

Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb

Posted on September 25th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “When we cleaned the ground, we found four shafts filled with sand… If we can find the whole family buried in the shafts after 4500 years, that would be better than finding gold.” Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb, released in 2020 Saqqara is the oldest stone pyramid in the world. In 2018 Egyptian archaeologists […]

Waterworld

Posted on September 25th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4/5} “Mutation!” Waterworld, released in 1995 The mariner survives on a world covered in water with no land by finding things at the bottom of the ocean and trading them. When he brings a jar of dirt to an atoll, he briefly becomes the richest man around. There’s not much to buy at the only […]

Do Revenge

Posted on September 24th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “You know, I pride myself on this uncanny ability to spot and nurture talent. Well, maybe not directly nurture but, you know, I can see it and then I delegate the nurturing.” Do Revenge, released in 2022 Drea’s private video was leaked by her boyfriend — she punched him and got put on probation […]

Station Eleven

Posted on September 20th, 2022 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “I don’t want to live the wrong life and die.” Station Eleven, aired in 2021-22 Jeevan meets 8-year-old Kirsten at a production of “King Lear” in which she’s acting. He helps her out. In the middle of helping her out, he finds out from his doctor sister that there’s a deadly flu and he […]