Ancillary Sword

Posted on March 2nd, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “The poet had been executed fifteen hundred years ago — her version of the event had cast Anaander as the villain and ended with the promise that the dead Nakaaia would return to revenge herself. It had been almost utterly forgotten inside Radch space, because singing it, possibly even knowing it existed, could easily […]

Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 12

Posted on March 2nd, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

This list continues from part 11. Jon Amiel Amiel directed movies like Tune in Tomorrow… and Creation. He also directed episodes of TV shows like Once Upon a Time and Outsiders. Masterpiece Sommersby Great movie Copycat Bad movie Entrapment David Frankel Frankel directed the movies Marley & Me and One Chance. He created the TV […]

Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 11

Posted on March 2nd, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

This list continues from part 10. Damien Chazelle Both of Chazelle’s movies I’ve seen were masterpieces, and both starred Ryan Gosling. He also directed Whiplash and Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench. Masterpieces First Man La La Land Pete Docter Docter was co-director of 2 Pixar masterpieces and one near masterpiece. He also contributed […]

Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 10

Posted on March 2nd, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

This list continues from part 9. Martin Campbell Campbell directed 2 of the best James Bond movies, as well as movies like Vertical Limit and The Foreigner. Masterpiece Casino Royale Great movies GoldenEye The Mask of Zorro Richard Curtis Curtis wrote Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and some of the TV show Mr. Bean. He […]

Authors you can’t go wrong with, part 8

Posted on March 2nd, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

This list continues from part 7. Becky Chambers Chambers burst on the scene with her brilliantly titled first novel and has continued writing in the same universe but with different characters and situations. Masterpiece The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Great books A Closed and Common Orbit Record of a Spaceborn Few David […]

TV show creators worth knowing about, part 5

Posted on March 1st, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

This list continues from part 4. Jay Beattie & Dan Dworkin This writing team co-created the shows Matador and Scream: The TV Series. They previously wrote episodes of shows like Revenge and Criminal Minds as well as the 2003 Dragnet. Great TV show The Crossing Michael Dinner Dinner has been a director on many TV […]

First Man

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “When you get a different vantage point it changes your perspective. I don’t know what space exploration will uncover, but I don’t think it’ll be exploration just for the sake of exploration. I think it’ll be more the fact that it allows us to see things that maybe we should’ve seen a long time […]

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Posted on February 27th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Sand is overrated. It’s just tiny, little rocks.” Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, released in 2004 Joel ditches work one day and meets Clementine on the beach. She seems a bit unusual but over the course of a few encounters he warms up to her and they begin a relationship. Sometime later when […]

Spider-Man

Posted on February 26th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here are all the Spider-Man movies that aren’t part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’ve also read all of The Amazing Spider-Man comic books by J. Michael Straczynski. Sam Raimi’s trilogy Spider-Man 2002 -> 5/5 Spider-Man 2 2004 -> 5/5 Spider-Man 3 2007 -> 2/5 Mark Webb’s movies The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 -> didn’t see […]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Posted on February 26th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “I just need to destroy this big machine real quick before the space-time continuum collapses. Don’t move.” Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, released in 2018 Miles Morales is having normal teenager problems when he’s bit by a spider and gains the power of Spider-Man. But there’s already a Spider-Man, so who does that make him? […]