The Big Sick

Posted on July 20th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Hey, can we have an awkward hug before we part forever?” The Big Sick, released in 2017 Kumail is a stand-up comic and he meets Emily at one of his gigs. They hit it off right away and start dating. Things are going really well but Kumail is worried because his family insists that […]

Middle-earth

Posted on July 20th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here are all the movies in Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth series, based on books by J. R. R. Tolkien. I read the books a long time ago and I intend to read them again. The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 -> 5/5 The Two Towers 2002 -> 5/5 The Return of […]

Uplift

Posted on July 20th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s David Brin’s Uplift series, which he wrote in 2 trilogies. If he writes more books in the series, I’ll read them. The original trilogy Sundiver 1980 -> 4/5 Startide Rising 1983 -> 4.5/5 The Uplift War 1987 -> 5/5 The 2nd trilogy Brightness Reef 1995 -> 4.5/5 Infinity’s Shore 1996 -> 4.5/5 Heaven’s Reach […]

Isle of Dogs

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “A tidal wave of anti-dog hysteria has crippled our moral judgement.” Isle of Dogs, released in 2018 In the future an outbreak of dog flu causes the mayor of Megasaki to exile all dogs to Trash Island. Atari, the mayor’s ward, arrives on the island looking for his dog Spots. A group of dogs […]

Sense8 (season 2)

Posted on July 17th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Whatever you do, child, do not let it be at the cost of your beautiful heart.” Sense8 season 2, aired in 2016-18 Lito takes his boyfriend to a premiere and finds that people want to talk about his relationship rather than his movie. Wolfgang comes across a sensate from another cluster who BPO isn’t […]

Trump and Putin’s press conference

Posted on July 17th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  2 Comments »

Here’s how the Washington Post described Trump and Putin’s press conference in Helsinki: Trump just colluded with Russia. Openly. Here’s the New York Times on the response to the press conference: Republicans Rebuke Trump for Siding With Putin as Democrats Demand Action Whether Putin is holding something over Trump or not, Trump clearly sided with […]

Jurassic Park

Posted on July 15th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Based on books by Michael Chrichton, the first 2 movies were directed by Steven Spielberg. Here are my comments on the book vs. the movie. And here are all the movies in the series.  The original trilogy Jurassic Park 1993 -> 4.5/5 (+) The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 -> 4/5 Jurassic Park III 2001 […]

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Posted on July 15th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Do you remember the first time you saw a dinosaur? First time you see them, it’s like… a miracle. You read about them in books, you see the bones in museums but you don’t really… believe it. They’re like myths. And then you see… the first one alive.” Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, released in […]

Foundation

Posted on July 15th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series is one of my favourites. I read the 7 books he wrote in the series many years ago. I’ve now reread them, plus the books that others wrote in the series. Books by Isaac Asimov Foundation 1951 -> 4.5/5 (+) Foundation and Empire 1952 -> 4.5/5 (+) Second Foundation 1953 -> […]

Psychohistorical Crisis

Posted on July 15th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “A good psychohistorian was as much a composer as he was a seer. Rigid musicians made bad music. Could Nejirt tell the difference between the traditions that actually buttressed the foundations of society and the thousands of trivial traditions, mere baroque decorations?” Psychohistorical Crisis by Donald Kingsbury, published in 2001 Eron Osa used to […]