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Stealing Worlds

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “Rivet Couture‘s an alternate reality game where colonialism wasn’t as successful as in the real world. In Rivet Couture, the American Revolution never happened, and the lands west of the Adirondacks were never annexed by European settlers… There are Indian and Chinese empires, free African nations, and places like Dreamtime, which is unexplored Australia. […]

Star Trek: Voyager (season 4)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “‘So what’s it like out there in Galactic Cluster 3?’ ‘Beyond your comprehension.’” — Harry & Seven Star Trek: Voyager season 4, aired in 1997-98 When Voyager’s alliance with the Borg comes to an end, Seven of Nine is left on board with her link to the collective severed. Janeway hopes that she can […]

Last Week Tonight (season 7)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Time simply does not function the same way for Mitch McConnell as it does for everyone else. For instance, for us today is June 28th. But for him — based on the way that he generally thinks, speaks, and behaves — the current date is somewhere around May 12th, 1853.” Last Week Tonight season […]

The Queen’s Gambit

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Though I’m no longer a wife, except by a legal fiction, I believe I can learn to be a mother.” The Queen’s Gambit, aired in 2020 Beth’s mom commits suicide when she’s 9 and she goes to live in an orphanage. She becomes interested in the game of chess, and learns it from the […]

Freaks

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “I brought dessert.” Freaks, released in 2018 Chloe stays in the house all the time. Her dad says people are trying to kill them. He has trained her on what to do if he doesn’t return from one of his trips to get food. She plays with her friend Harper, but only when dad […]

Parasite

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “I don’t think of it as forgery or crime. I’ll go this university next year… I just printed out the document a bit early.” Parasite, released in 2019 Ki Woo’s family is poor because his parents are out of work. They occasionally make a bit of money by doing things like folding boxes for […]

Palm Springs

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “It’s one of those infinite time loop situations you might have heard about.” Palm Springs, released in 2020 Nyles is repeating the same day over and over — it’s the day of a wedding his girlfriend is a bridesmaid in. One day he hangs out with Sarah, and she ends up joining him in […]

Madagascar

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Just smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave.” Madagascar, released in 2005 Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman are animals at the Central Park Zoo. Marty the zebra gets the idea that he’d like to see the wild. When his friends rescue him it creates an incident that leads them to being packed off in […]

Ocean’s Eleven

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{5/5} “Well, if I’m reading this right — I’d like to think that I am — this is probably the least accessible vault ever designed.” Ocean’s Eleven, released in 2001 Danny Ocean, having just gotten out of prison, is planning his next heist. It’s a complicated one, will require a bunch of people — eleven […]

Big Fish

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Now there comes a point when a reasonable man will swallow his pride and admit that he’s made a terrible mistake. The truth is, I was never a reasonable man.” Big Fish, released in 2003 Edward Bloom has led a life filled with one fantastic thing after another — that is, if you believe […]