The Raven Tower

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{4.5/5} “The office of Raven’s Lease offered many privileges and a share (along with the Council of the Directions) in the rule of Iraden, as well as the rule of Ard Vusktia across the strait. But there was a price: two days after the death of the Raven’s Instrument — the bird embodying the god […]

Batman: Hush

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{4.5/5} “Bruce Wayne, this is Clark Kent.’ ‘I believe we’ve met.’” Batman: Hush, released in 2019 Hush shoots Batman out of the sky and he’s hurt badly. At Hush’s request, Bane and Poison Ivy were working together to get a bunch of cash from a kidnapping. Catwoman helped too, because Ivy was controlling her. Meanwhile, […]

The Sixth Sense

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{5/5} “They don’t have meetings about rainbows.” The Sixth Sense, released in 1999 Dr. Malcolm Crowe is a child psychologist who is trying to help a kid named Cole Spear. He’s had outbursts at school, he says he’s a “freak,” and he passes out after being locked in a closet. Malcolm gains Cole’s trust and […]

Every Heart a Doorway

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{4.5/5} “Most of us are here because we want to be able to open our doors at will, at least at first. Sometimes the desire goes away. Sometimes the door comes back. Sometimes we just have to learn to deal with being exiles in our home countries.” Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire, published […]

Bird Box

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{5/5} “Coulda been your babysitter.” Bird Box, released in 2018 Mallory and 2 children she calls “Girl” and “Boy” are going for a long trip down a river. She tells them in very strong terms that they must keep their blindfolds on. She puts her own blindfold on, and counts the steps to the boat. […]

Silver in the Wood

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{4.5/5} “At once slow deep green rolled over him. He took a breath, and another, smelling old rotting leaves and healthy growth and autumn light. He felt almost as though he could have planted his feet and become a tree himself, a strong oak reaching up to the sky, brother of the old oak who […]

Lent

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{5/5} “On Maundy Thursday he washed the feet of all his brothers and all the poor who crowded into the pilgrim hall for bread. He has been out and about through the four quarters of Florence, learning the narrows mazes of the streets, giving comfort to the sick and dying with his own hands, whoever […]

DreamWorks Animation movies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. Shrek movies Shrek 2001 -> 5/5 Shrek 2 2004 -> 4.5/5 Madagascar movies Madagascar 2005 -> 5/5 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008 -> 4.5/5 Madagascar 3: Europe‚Äôs Most Wanted 2012 -> 3/5 Penguins of Madagascar 2014 -> watched the 1st part How to Train Your Dragon movies How to […]

The Croods: A New Age

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{4.5/5} “Let’s jump more stuff.” The Croods: A New Age, released in 2020 The Croods come across the Bettermans, who live in a giant treehouse and plant their own food. The Bettermans seem friendly, but what they really want is for Guy to get together with their daughter Dawn. And as for the Croods, they […]

DC Extended Universe

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Here’s an update to this list. Man of Steel 2013 -> 4.5/5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 -> 4/5 Suicide Squad 2016 -> watched the first half Wonder Woman 2017 -> 5/5 Justice League 2017 -> 4.5/5 Aquaman 2018 -> 4.5/5 Shazam! 2019 -> 4.5/5 Birds of Prey 2020 -> watched the first […]