Coherence

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{3.5/5} “We’re not splitting up, we’re just going to go in two different groups.” Coherence, released in 2013 A group of friends has gathered for dinner. A comet is passing near the Earth, and no one’s phone is working. Then people’s phone screens start shattering. Then the hydro goes off. They go outside where they […]

The Pretty One

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{4.5/5} “I broke my arm once, so I can relate.” The Pretty One, released in 2013 Laurel lives at home and paints with her dad. Her twin sister Audrey is a real estate agent who visits on their birthday. When the twins are in a car accident, Audrey is killed. Laurel realizes that the people […]

Star Trek ENT: The Good That Men Do

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{4.5/5} “A large, livid burn snaked down his neck, and a profusion of other wounds and smudges covered both his flesh and his torn uniform. So this is what it’s like to be dead, he thought, really trying on the idea for the first time. Funny. Doesn’t hurt as much as I thought it would.” […]

Star Trek: Enterprise — Last Full Measure

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{4/5} “Even as he grinned in triumph at having broken through at least some of the barriers that lay between him and Chang, shadowy thoughts began creeping into the back of Mayweather’s mind. Once again, he couldn’t help but wonder whether Sub-Commander T-Pol would really consider the coming mission to be ‘appropriate, prudent, and logical.’” […]

The Lost City of Z

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{4.5/5} “He’s been rather unfortunate in his choice of ancestors.” The Lost City of Z, released in 2016 Percy is a major in the army who keeps getting passed over for medals. The Royal Geographical Society gives him a chance to reclaim his family’s honour — go to South America and map the border between […]

Sense and Sensibility

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{5/5} “Oh, my dears, what a commotion.” Sense and Sensibility, released in 1995 When Mr. Dashwood dies he leaves his home to his son, because of the law. That means his second wife and three daughters must move out, which they’re not happy about. When Elinor Dashwood meets her half brother’s brother-in-law Edward, she finds […]

Kim’s Convenience (season 2)

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{4.5/5} “‘How long you keep secret?’ ‘Six hour.’ ‘New record.’” — Mrs. & Mr. Kim Kim’s Convenience season 2, aired in 2017 Janet is trying to move out but her housemates keep bailing on her. Jung likes his boss Shannon but she’s got a boyfriend named Alejandro. Everybody is surprised when Mrs. Kim gets a […]

Record of a Spaceborn Few

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{4.5/5} “The constellations changed as the Asteria continued its unending orbit, but the view from this spot always felt the same. The constancy was a comfort, a reminder that whatever unpleasantness you’d just been through was only a moment, only a blink with a vast, slow splendour.” Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers, […]

Last Week Tonight (season 5)

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{5/5} “Oh, I’m sorry, you thought maybe Trump would not pop up in this story? Think again. He is truly the Forrest Gump of human misery.” Last Week Tonight season 5, aired in 2018 Here’s what John talked about this year: immigration courts the Iran Deal rehab guardianship China gene editing workplace sexual harassment, including […]

Antz

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{4.5/5} “When you’re the middle child in a family of 5 million you don’t get any attention.” Antz, released in 1998 Z is a worker ant. Unlike his fellow ants, he doesn’t really like digging. He feels like there should be more to life, but he’s not sure what that could be until he meets […]