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Arrival: It Will Leave You With Lots to Talk About

Arrival is an engrossing, smart science fiction movie. Like most science fiction movies that are interested in science rather than chase scenes and explosions, Arrival is not about doing science, although the science is respected. It tells a story about … Continue reading

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The Might Thor

Spouse and I walked down to our downtown cinema to see Thor on Saturday.  We opted for plain 2-D. It was pretty clear which scenes would be breathtaking in immersive 3-D, but the film is entertaining and beautiful in flatland … Continue reading

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Movies: The Girl Who Played With Fire

A couple left the theater ahead of me and the man said, “Well, she wasn’t the girl with the dragon tattoo, was she?” And the wife said–from behind her I could practically see her rolling her eyes–“Of course it was! Didn’t you see the big tattoo on her back?” And he said, “Well, I couldn’t tell what it was.” Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Half-Baked Plot

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton 2009, Directed by David Yates “It was Snape. It was always Snape.” Harry Potter CAUTION: May Contain Spoilers Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is about … Continue reading

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. . .Where We’ve All Gone Before

Star Trek Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana Directed by: J J Abrahms 2009 (May contain spoilers. Probably not, but don’t say you weren’t warned.) Saw Star Trek. Wow! Like a long roller-coaster ride with lots of light and … Continue reading

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A Measure of Comfort

“Well, Tosca isn’t for everyone.” One opera-goer to another Quantum of Solace Quantum of Solace Daniel Craig, Judi Dench Directed by Marc Forster Bond is back! First we had the “franchise reboot” movie, Casino Royale, and now we have Quantum … Continue reading

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