Monthly Archives: October 2015

Spectre (2015)

8/10 The James Bond franchise has been suffering an identity crisis for a nearly a decade now. How does Spectre tie into it? Bond established himself in earlier cinema as the quintessential gentleman spy. A stylish and very British hero … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)

8/10 It’s been 10 years or so since I last viewed this movie. And it really isn’t as good as I remember, unfortunately. Back in my childhood, Star Wars episodes 5 and 6 were this untouchable work of wonder, together … Continue reading

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Mark Lawrence – Emperor of Thorns (2013)

9/10 150 pages into this book and again I am really torn about what to think of The Broken Empire trilogy. There are two elements pulling me in different directions: the excellent writing and plotting and the excessive violence. These … Continue reading

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Panique au Village / A Town Called Panic (2009)

7/10 Also known as A Town Called Panic in English. A claymation movie from 2009, which won a number of European awards. It is a feature-length version of an older French cartoon series that started in 2002. So, it is … Continue reading

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Poul Anderson – Tau Zero (1970)

8/10 The space ship Leonora Christine gets irreparably damaged and now can’t stop accelerating. As the ship approaches light speed, time slows down on board and the crew witness eons and galaxies go by, all the way up to the … Continue reading

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The Walk (2015)

7.5/10 The dramatized, theatrical version of the true story of Philippe Petit, who walked on a wire between the two towers of the World Trade Center. That was much better than I expected. If you’ve read or listened to any … Continue reading

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Be Thankful Challenge!

Ressivocmer of The Silver Screen Savant blog nominated me to participate in the Be Thankful Challenge. Check out his blog about movies! The Rules – Share this image in your blog post – Write about 5 people in your life … Continue reading

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