Monthly Archives: May 2017

B. Catling – The Erstwhile (2017) Review

8.5/10 These books published by Brian Catling are a strange beast. They are too weird to ever become a great success and compete with mainstream epic fantasy series, but other artists hold them in high regard and they gather high … Continue reading

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Cutthroat Island (1995) Review

6/10 Cutthroat Island (1995) is the only big full-on pirate movie between Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) and… Hook (1991) maybe, and The Goonies (1985). And, maybe… that Pippi Longstocking film. Ehh. Cutthroat Island is mostly famous for being the … Continue reading

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (2017) Review

6/10 Johnny Depp plays a drunkard for 90 minutes, and then a giant plothole opens up in the ocean and swallows the movie whole. Even though the Pirates films seem full of adventurous whimsy, this is an illusion. The series … Continue reading

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Dave Eggers – The Circle (2013) Review

Genre: dystopia Pages: 491 My rating: 7.5/10 I am always a bit suspicious of immensely popular books in which a mainstream author dips his or her toes into science fiction. These novels are invariably lauded as innovative and “important” by … Continue reading

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Eric Harvey – The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus (2015)

Please join me while I peruse this highly interesting booklet. We might learn some life lessons. After all, it has over 250K copies sold, even though I got it from a box of free books at the local bookstore. It … Continue reading

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Alien: Covenant (2017) Review

6/10 If watching Prometheus makes me go: “Meh, I’d rather pop in Alien again”, then watching Alien: Covenant makes me go: “Meh, I’d rather pop in Prometheus again.” On the surface, these three films are all quite similar. Their stories … Continue reading

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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

8/10 In some back alley in a North African city, or in the outskirts of Detroit, there live small communities of odd, pale-looking loners. Adam (Tom Hiddleston) looks like an aging rock star, living in some ornate room in Detroit … Continue reading

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