Category Archives: Movies

13 Mini-Reviews of Movies & Series from 2022

The Power of the Dog (2021). Nominated for 12 oscars. Is it really that good? No. But it is a decent western with a slow story that only becomes clear near the end in a very strong ending. Cumberbatch plays … Continue reading

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11 Mini Reviews of Films and TV Shows from 2021 & 2022

Eternals (2021). A very long film about barely interesting superheroes. Some of the ideas and visuals are interesting if you don’t think about the story too much, but in the end it is just a randomised assortment of actors punching … Continue reading

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Two Films: Winnie the Pooh (2011) & Christopher Robin (2018)

Winnie the Pooh (2011) 6.5/10 Disney produced a whole slew of Pooh related films through the 2000s. There was a Tigger movie named The Tigger Movie (2000) and a Piglet movie named Piglet’s Big Movie (2003) and a Heffalump movie … Continue reading

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The Matrix Resurrections (2021) and 11 Other Mini-Reviews of Recent Films and TV Shows

The Matrix: Resurrections (2021). This film is so “meta”, that the writers took their own brainstorm meetings at Warner Bros and said: “you know what, let’s just make a film about these meetings. Let’s make a film about people trying … Continue reading

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No Time To Die (2021) and mini-reviews of 7 other recent films

No Time To Die (2021). Bond, James Bond. It’s full of amazing scenery, well-choreographed action scenes, great special effects, and James Bond does a lot of James Bondey things like racing in cars, making love to women, sailing boats, shooting … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Booktube

You know what Booktube is. It’s youtubers who talk about books. The kind of videos they produce looks a bit like this: Book haul Book haul Weekly wrap-up TBR video Book haul Book haul Monthy wrap-up Review Book haul Book … Continue reading

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Dune (2021) and mini-reviews of 10 other recent films

Dune (2021). It is very good. But far from perfect, and not even Villeneuve’s best. As an adaptation it is very faithful to the source material, which is hugely satisfying as a fan of the book, and it’s a feast … Continue reading

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Reviews of 13 recent films from 2021

Army of the Dead (2021). More zombies than you can shake a stick at, hombre. Zack Snyder is back in the game with a new zombie film and it is exactly what you would expect from a Snyder film: long, … Continue reading

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The Crazy Story of Fitzcarraldo (1982)

Fitzcarraldo is a 1982 film made by Bavarian filmmaker Werner Herzog. It is one of multiple epic, grand films of his from the 1980s, most of them starring the German diva actor Klaus Kinski. Fitzcarraldo is a really fascinating one. … Continue reading

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How To Make Your Own Epic Fantasy Series In 7 Easy Steps!

Let’s use the tropes of epic fantasy to bootstrap my mediocre imagination into the semblance of an epic fantasy trilogy. Step 1: Select Two Cultures From History For example: Medieval Europe Britisch Empire Russian Empire Ottoman Empire Mughal Empire Roman … Continue reading

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