Rango

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “What our story needs is an unexpected event that will propel our hero into conflict.” Rango, released in 2011 Rango is a lizard who lives with humans until the car he’s riding in swerves and his terrarium shatters on the road. He walks through the desert to a town called Dirt, which is in […]

Agents of SHIELD (season 6)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “The universe can’t stop us. Because… we’ve survived the bottom of the Atlantic, we’ve crossed the galaxy — more than once — just to be together. So, a love like that is stronger than any curse.” Agents of SHIELD season 6, aired in 2019 Mac is now director of SHIELD — he’s too focused […]

Laika movies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

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 by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{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 […]

Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Volume 3

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{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 […]

Foundryside

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{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 […]

The Radleys

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “Be proud to act like a normal human being. Keep daylight hours, get a regular job and mix in the company of people with a fixed sense of right and wrong.” The Radleys by Matt Haig, published in 2010 The Radleys are vampires. Peter and Helen used to drink blood, but they’ve been abstaining […]

Pirates of the Caribbean

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “You will always remember this as the day that you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow.” Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, released in 2003 Will Turner’s beloved Elizabeth has been taken by pirates. He makes a deal with jailed Captain Jack Sparrow — he’ll get him out of jail if […]

Glass

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “I urge you to look past capes and monologuing villains.” Glass, released in 2019 David Dunn now owns a security store that he runs with his son Joseph. He also continues his work as the Overseer, taking down bad guys. He’s on the lookout for someone who kidnapped several girls, and then finds him. […]

Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Volume 2

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “‘Answer me this, Kal… If our positions were reversed, would he have tested you, as well?’ ‘If our positions were reversed, Diana, I’d have already resigned from the League.’” Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Volume 2 by Greg Rucka, Drew Johnson & Rags Morales, published in 2017 (original comic books published in 2004-05) When […]