Tolkien

Posted on August 24th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Lock all this all in your heart. Lock it tight, and it will be there forever.” Tolkien, released in 2019 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is orphaned along with his brother at a young age.  He finds friendship at school, and he finds romance with a fellow orphan. His friends vow to change the world […]

Star Trek: The Lost Era — The Sundered

Posted on August 24th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “You see the Neyel as sundered members of the human family, so you feel responsible for what they do, and for whatever happens to them. It’s understandable that you might think you owe them something. Save them if you can.” Star Trek: The Lost Era — The Sundered by Michael A. Martin & Andy […]

The misinformation age

Posted on August 24th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here is an article from Claire Wardle in Scientific American about how exactly misinformation has become a huge problem in the age of social media. Social media companies and journalists have work to do, but every single person needs to understand how things are and guard themselves against misinformation. Misinformation Has Created a New World […]

Laika movies

Posted on August 23rd, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here are all the movies that Laika has made — so far they’re all stop-motion animation. Two out of five are masterpieces, which is a pretty good ratio. Coraline 2009 -> 2.5/5 ParaNorman 2012 -> 4/5 The Boxtrolls 2014 -> 5/5 Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 -> 5/5 Missing Link 2019 -> 4/5

Missing Link

Posted on August 23rd, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4/5} “Throw them into the inescapable pit of isolation and miserable disappointment.” Missing Link, released in 2019 After seeing the Loch Ness Monster but not getting any proof of its existence, adventurer Sir Lionel Frost gets an invitation he can’t refuse — he travels to the New World to get proof of the Sasquatch. When […]

Elementary (season 7)

Posted on August 20th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “As long as we’re together, what does it matter?” Elementary season 7, aired in 2019 Sherlock and Joan are looking into an acid attack, but unlike similar recent attacks this one wasn’t a robbery. Joan is having some trouble adapting to life in London, since all her friends and family are back in the […]

Travelers (season 3)

Posted on August 18th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Welcome to the 21st.” Travelers season 3, aired in 2018 Kat, David, Jeff, Ray, and Grace were kidnapped by Vincent Ingram, otherwise known as Traveler 001. Vincent forced Grant, Marcy, Carly, and Philip to create videos where they revealed that they were from the future. Vincent had extended his life 16 years past when […]

Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Volume 3

Posted on August 18th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Hope.” Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Volume 3 by Greg Rucka, Cliff Richards & Ray Snyder, published in 2019 (original comic books published in 2005-10) Wonder Woman is attacked by Superman, and she discovers that Max Lord, the Black King, is controlling him. Superman and Wonder Woman fight nearly to death. In order to […]

Heresy against reality

Posted on August 17th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Stephen Colbert has a great phrase to describe the way Donald Trump wants us all to believe in the fantasy world he lives in: heresy against reality. It’s a beautiful phrase for an ugly situation. Colbert articulately explains what he means in this interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN. Full Interview: Anderson Cooper Talks To […]

Foundryside

Posted on August 17th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  1 Comment »

{4.5/5} “The way scrived carriages worked was common knowledge in Tevanne: the commands written upon the wheels convinced them that they were on an incline, and so the wheels, absolutely believing this, would feel obliged to roll downhill — even if there was actually no hill at all, and the carriage was actually just rolling […]