Monthly Archives: June 2017

Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Review

7.5/10 A film about Walt Disney, produced via the Walt Disney Company, so I am sure it is full of saccharine notions about storytelling and imagination. And as is to be expected, the film opens up with a scene about … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman (2017) compared to Man of Steel (2013).

7.5/10 This is not so much a review but more a comparison with Man of Steel and some musings about their underlying themes. It’s interesting how the story of Wonder Woman is almost an echo of Superman’s in Man of … Continue reading

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Alastair Reynolds – Chasm City (2001) Review

8/10 In the early 00s, Alastair Reynolds must have been scribbling furiously, gripped in the fever of imagination. Within a few years, he cranked out a couple of 700+ page tomes that formed the Revelation Space series, establishing him as … Continue reading

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Gold (2016) Review

7/10 Mr. Wells (Matthew McConaughey) is a land prospector for a mining company, which means that he has to find promising digging sites and then sell the idea of digging to investment firms. He promises high rewards, golden futures, but … Continue reading

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Life (2017) Review

6.5/10 Life opens with a rousing scene. Our astronauts on the ISS are trying to catch a damaged satellite that is carrying priceless Martian samples. Out in space, catching the wayward satellite like a game of baseball is Ryan Reynolds, … Continue reading

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Dave Hutchinson – Europe in Autumn (2014) Review

Genre: science fiction Similar novels: China Mieville’s The City and The City My Rating: 9/10 I am going out on a limb and say that Dave Hutchinson loves Europe. He loves all those small Eastern European countries and all the … Continue reading

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A Cure for Wellness (2016) Review

7/10 I wanted to see this movie because its premise sounded so intriguing. Mr. Lockhart (Dane DeHaan), a young executive at a financial firm, is sent to the Swiss Alps to retrieve the company’s CEO. The director has gone to … Continue reading

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