DC Extended Universe

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

DC upped its game in 2017 — now that it knows how to make great movies hopefully it will continue doing so. 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 -> […]

Justice League

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “One misses the days when one’s biggest concerns were exploding, wind-up penguins.” Justice League, released in 2017 Steppenwolf has returned after thousands of years to put the three Mother Boxes together and take over the world. Bruce Wayne puts together a team to confront him — he knows Diana Prince will be with him, […]

Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “Elaine might look like an eighteen-year-old with a fifty-year-old’s haircut, but on a scale of ambition from one to ten, where one was a doorknob and ten was a great white shark, Elaine would use the doorknob to beat the shark to death.” All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault by James Alan Gardner, […]

Stranger Things (season 2)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Don’t you think it’s weird… how we only seem to hang out when the world’s about to end?” Stranger Things season 2, aired in 2017 Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Will are back to playing Dungeons & Dragons. But they haven’t heard from Eleven. There’s a new girl named Max who moved from California — […]

The Marvel cinematic universe

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an updated version of this list. Marvel will undoubtedly be able to keep to their schedule all the way to 2020 given what they’ve done so far. Here are my mini-reviews of the first 5 movies. Iron Man 2008 -> 4.5/5 The Incredible Hulk 2008 -> 4/5 Iron Man 2 2010 -> 4/5 Thor […]

Thor: Ragnarok

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{5/5} “Well, I tried to start a revolution, but didn’t print enough pamphlets so hardly anyone turned up.” Thor: Ragnarok, released in 2017 Hela, Thor’s sister he didn’t know he had, has returned to reclaim the throne — and she’ll destroy any Asgardians in her way to do it. Meanwhile, Thor and Hulk have both […]

A Natural History of Dragons

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{4.5/5} “Matters which seem terribly important in the early days of such a journey (what will people back home say?) fade into triviality with the passage of time. It has the consequent effect of making one question how vital those matters truly are — which goes some way toward explaining my increasingly extravagant behaviour, as […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 10)

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{4.5/5} “We have seen that as new laws of magic are created, they are written in the book. Might words written in the book not then become the new laws of magic?” Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 10 (6 volumes) by Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon & others, published in 2014-16 The old rules of magic […]

Wonder Woman

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{5/5} “It’s not about deserve. It’s about what you believe.” Wonder Woman, released in 2017 Diana grows up on the island of the Amazons, knowing little of the outside world. When a man crashes his plane into the water off the shore she rescues him. She is shocked to discover that the man, Steve, is […]

My Real Children

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{5/5} “She had been in that little phone box in the in the corridor in The Pines and Mark had said that if she was going to marry him it would have to be now or never. And she had been startled and confused and had stood there in the smell of chalk and disinfectant […]