Monthly Archives: September 2018

Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Review

I never saw the first Sicario (2015) movie as a good starting point for creating a series. It was a self-contained movie that worked fine on its own, and didn’t need a sequel. Furthermore, it was never a blockbuster hit … Continue reading

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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Review

It’s a Star Wars movie, so let’s analyze this to death, shall we? Because a Star Wars movie can’t be any old space adventure movie anymore. I can’t be regarded as just a colorful adventure movie like The Fifth Element … Continue reading

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M. John Harrison – Nova Swing (2006) Review

Also in this series: Light (2002) Harrison does not write science fiction – he writes an abstraction of science fiction. Instead of meddling in genre fiction, he could be writing instead about a seedy café in the gritty harbors of … Continue reading

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The Predator (2018) Review

If you are a Predator “purist” or, in other words, are in any way emotionally invested in what a Predator movie “ought to be” or “ought to aspire to”, then I would ask you: why? I also ask you this … Continue reading

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American Animals (2018) Review

Whoah this is a fun movie. It feels very fresh and entertaining. So, American Animals, to add a proper introduction to this review, is about the true story of a couple of American students who decide to steal a priceless … Continue reading

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Joe Abercrombie – The Heroes (2011) Review

Also in this series: The Blade Itself (2006) Before They Are Hanged (2007) Last Argument of Kings (2008) Best Served Cold (2009) I keep saying this with every Abercrombie novel, but Joe Abercrombie is one of the best in characterization … Continue reading

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Skyscraper (2018) Review

There are a few instances in life in which the movie Skyscraper is an ok movie to watch. When you’re entering your sixth hour in an intercontinental flight, for example, and your brain has degenerated to a vegetative state. Or, … Continue reading

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Kim Stanley Robinson – 2312 (2012) Review

The title of this novel doesn’t say “the amazing space adventures of Swan Hong”. The blurb on the back doesn’t even mention any characters at all. And the first chapter is a beautiful mood impression of a social activity on … Continue reading

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Equilibrium (2002) Review

7/10 Equilibrium comes straight out of that Hollywood period when every movie tried to be The Matrix (1999). As a teenager, I thought this movie was so cool and I guess I was the target demographic, but looking back at … Continue reading

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Max Tegmark – Life 3.0 (2017) Review

The decades after WW2, the 1950s and 1960s, was a time when many people found themselves rather stunned by the leaps of technological achievement and the rapid changes in society that had taken place. First there was radio, television, automobiles, … Continue reading

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