Ocean’s Eight

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{4.5/5} “I must have the sun.” Ocean’s Eight, released in 2018 Debbie Ocean, Danny’s sister, while in prison plans a heist. When she gets out she puts together a team of eight to pull it off. During the annual Met Gala they will steal priceless diamonds off the neck of a famous actress. One of […]

Star Trek: Enterprise — Rosetta

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{4.5/5} “What is going to happen when we meet up with an alien race that doesn’t have two arms and two legs and doesn’t think like we do, doesn’t organize concepts the way we do?” Star Trek: Enterprise — Rosetta by Dave Stern, published in 2006 The Enterprise comes across aliens who make it clear […]

Mission: Impossible — Fallout

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{5/5} “Why is he running in circles?” Mission: Impossible — Fallout, released in 2018 A group remaining from the Syndicate calling themselves “The Apostles” is planning a nuclear attack. Ethan Hunt gets his hands on the plutonium they were going to use but he saves Luther’s life instead of hanging onto it. Because the CIA […]

Star Trek TNG: Indistinguishable from Magic

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{4.5/5} “It’s a sad truth, and one with no consolation to it, that someone must always be the last casualty of a war. All too often it’s an even more unfortunate truth that the last casualty of a war occurs after the armistice has been signed.” Star Trek: The Next Generation — Indistinguishable from Magic […]

Star Trek: Enterprise (season 4)

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{5/5} “My targ won’t even recognize me.” Star Trek: Enterprise season 4, aired in 2003-04 A group of genetically engineered humans has commandeered a Klingon ship and rescued the man they think of as their father, Arik Soong. Meanwhile, when T’Pol returns to Vulcan she finds her ex-betrothed still wants to marry her. When Trip […]

Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation

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{5/5} “Are you OK to drive? A minute ago you were dead.” Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, released in 2015 Ethan Hunt has been pursuing a terrorist organization known as the Syndicate. But the Syndicate has discovered his identity. Meanwhile, the IMF is dissolved and the head of the CIA is after Hunt and doesn’t […]

Kim’s Convenience (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “‘Every day, Appa is looking out the window. You know what he looking for?’ ‘Illegally parked Japanese cars?’” Kim’s Convenience season 1, aired in 2016 Mr. and Mrs. Kim came from Korea years ago and they own a convenience store in Toronto. Mrs. Kim sometimes volunteers at their church. Their son Sung was kicked out […]

DaCapo Choir’s “White Lights in Darkness”

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of music

I attended DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “White Lights in Darkness.” Here’s the program: Hear My Prayer — Leonard Enns Amen — Henryk Gorecki White Lights in Darkness — Lavinia Kell Parker At Sunset — Jeff Enns+ My Song — Ivo Antognini In Sweet Music — David Archer Hymn to St. Cecilia — Benjamin Britten “Gloria” […]

In Plain Sight

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{4.5/5} In Plain Sight, aired in 2016 In the 1950s in a small town in Scotland the residents are shocked to find that women are being murdered. A serial killer is on the loose, and Detective William Muncie knows who it is. It’s Peter Manuel, who has previously been in prison for robbery. Muncie is unable […]

Jack Ryan (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “They’re all bad guys, buddy. Nice guys don’t know about smuggling refugees out of Turkey.” Jack Ryan season 1, aired in 2018 Jack Ryan is an analyst at the CIA who has identified someone who calls himself Suleiman who might be the next Osama bin Laden. He comes to this conclusion by following the money. His […]