Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “I can understand how the limited perspective of an unartificial mind would perceive it that way.” Her, released in 2013 Theodore works at a company that writes letters for people. On the street everyone is in their own little world, using their ear buds to do things they used to do on their phones […]

The Hunt for Red October

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{5/5} “Personally I give us one chance in three. More tea, anyone?” The Hunt for Red October, released in 1990 In 1984 American and Soviet Union submarines play a dangerous game under the water. The Soviets’ brand new submarine Red October has a caterpillar drive is virtually silent. Captain Marko Ramius wants to defect, but […]


Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Like their ship or their bodies, their written language has no forward or backward direction. Linguists call this non-linear orthography. Which raises the question: Is this how they think?” Arrival, released in 2016 Twelve alien ships come to Earth and park themselves in seemingly random places. Louise, a linguist, is summoned by the army […]

Star Trek movies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. The original series Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 -> 3.5/5 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 -> 5/5 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 -> 5/5 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 -> 5/5 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 -> 4/5 […]

Star Trek: Nemesis

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{3.5/5} “Will Riker, you have been my trusted right arm for fifteen years. You have kept my course true and steady. Deanna Troi, you’ve been my guide… and my conscience. You have helped me recognize the better parts of myself.” Star Trek: Nemesis, released in 2002 The Enterprise-E detects a positronic signature and they head […]

Star Trek: Insurrection

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{5/5} “Do you remember when we used to be explorers?” Star Trek: Insurrection, released in 1998 Data has been part of a Starfleet mission on the planet of the Ba’ku. But Admiral Dougherty contacts the Enterprise-E asking for Data’s specifications, because Data has gone rogue and fired on his comrades. Dougherty tells Captain Picard not […]

Star Trek: First Contact

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{5/5} “You broke your little ships.” Star Trek: First Contact, released in 1996 The Borg have returned to Federation space, and this time they travel into the past in order to assimilate Earth. Captain Picard and the Enterprise-E follow them to the past, where they encounter Zephram Cochrane. Cochrane is the first person to fly […]

Star Trek: Generations

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{4.5/5} “‘I hate this! It is revolting!’ ‘More?’ ‘Please.’” — Data & Guinan Star Trek: Generations, released in 1994 Captain James T. Kirk is lost and presumed dead during the maiden voyage of the Enterprise-B. But in reality he was swept up in the nexus. Seventy-eight years later Dr. Tolian Soran will do anything to […]

The Boxtrolls

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{5/5} “‘Ever wonder what they’re thinking about, Mr. Trout?’ ‘I imagine they’re reevaluating their life choices.’” The Boxtrolls, released in 2014 The boxtrolls come out at night to steal little things from the humans that they find interesting. And once they stole a toddler — Eggs has been raised by the boxtrolls and doesn’t even […]

The Willoughbys

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{4.5/5} “I love the smell of fresh yarn in the morning.” The Willoughbys, released in 2020 The Willoughbys have a proud family history but the current family to hold the name has a problem. The parents, although wildly in love with each other, don’t really care for their children. So Tim, Jane, and the twins […]