Finding Nemo

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{4.5/5} “Fish are friends, not food.” Finding Nemo, released in 2003 Marlin is a clown fish. His only son Nemo is caught by a human diver and driven away in a boat. He swims off in search of Nemo, and meets up with a fish named Dory who is forgetful but nevertheless joins him on […]

Star Trek: TNG — A Rock and a Hard Place

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{4.5/5} “I’ve seen suns going nova and suns being born. I’ve stood on planets with life just beginning to crawl out of the primordial ooze. knowing that millions of years into the future, something great and majestic might be there, and I’ve rejoiced. I’ve stood on planets where the only things remaining were vast radioactive […]

Red Nose Day Actually

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{5/5} “Would you like it… gift wrapped?” Red Nose Day Actually, released in 2017 The man at the store who looks like Rowan Atkinson still takes a long time to wrap a package. Jamie hasn’t perfected his Portuguese but he and his wife Aurelia are very happy with each other and their children. The Prime […]

Love Actually

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{5/5} “Sam, you’ve got nothin’ to lose, and you’ll always regret it if you don’t!” Love Actually, released in 2003 The new Prime Minister of Britain finds himself attracted to one of his staff. Jamie finds out that his brother is sleeping with his girlfriend so he heads out to the countryside for some time […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation (season 2)

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{4.5/5} “You’re a droid and I’m a noid.” — Guinan, to Data Star Trek: The Next Generation season 2, aired in 1988-89 Geordi has become the Chief Engineer, Worf is Chief of Security, and Dr. Pulaski has replaced Dr. Crusher. Guinan, who has known Captain Picard a long time, joins the ship as a bartender […]

Noumenon Infinity

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{4.5/5} “Caznal hated the idea of hurting her girls, of upending their world — of shattering their convictions in a regimented, thoroughly planned life. She’d introduced an element of chaos, of change, that she never could have prepared them for. The entire convoy had been set up to fight furiously against uncertainty, yet, in reality, […]

Last Week Tonight (season 6)

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{5/5} “Boris Johnson. The man who answers the question, ‘What would Kevin McAllister have eventually looked like if his parents never came home?’” Last Week Tonight season 6, aired in 2019 This season John talks about Brexit psychics public shaming, including an astonishing interview with Monica Lewinsky lethal injection the environment, and in particular the […]

Alita: Battle Angel

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{4.5/5} “Know what is hidden. Always ask, what is it that you are not seeing?” Alita: Battle Angel, released in 2019 Dr. Dyson Ito finds the upper body of a cyborg in the dump and he brings it to his shop to attach it to the lower body he once built for his daughter who […]

How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming

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{5/5} “And then it hit me.” How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming, released in 2019 It’s been 10 years since humans and dragons parted ways. Hiccup and Astrid decide to put on a pageant — to show their kids what it was like to live with dragons, and to show them what their grandfather Stoick […]

Talking to Strangers

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{4.5/5} “We jump at the chance to judge strangers. We would never do that to ourselves, of course. We are nuanced and complex and enigmatic. But the stranger is easy.” Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell, published in 2019 This book starts out with the […]