Category Archives: Essays

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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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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Composer spotlight: James Newton Howard and his Film Music

This is going to be a longer one. I am not used to reviewing music so I hope that I get the terminology right. I would like to focus on a couple of film scores by composer James Newton Howard. … Continue reading

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Catching up on movies from 2019 (part 2: another 15 movies)

Hey everyone, Because of a burnout I was unable to watch movies for about 1.5 years. For 20 months, more precisely. Now it’s time to catch up! In part 1 I consumed a bit too many superhero movies and my … Continue reading

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Losing interest in writing movie reviews because of sloppy Hollywood storytelling.

My “book and movies” blog is slowly turning into a “book” blog and I am not happy about it. But I am losing some interest in writing movie reviews. The cause is that with most newly released movies I am … Continue reading

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The ratio between movie reviews and book reviews.

I have been struggling with this since the conception of this blog. How do I make a blog about both movies and books without alienating people? Because I want to write about both. I love movies, and I love books, … Continue reading

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Top 5 movies that I had no interest in seeing this summer

Top 5 movies that I had no interest in seeing this summer The Secret Life of Pets Honestly, the animation looked bad. It looked like it lacked all inspiration. And not just the animation, the storyline and the characters as … Continue reading

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All Star Trek Films. A Quick Guide (part 2)

Click here for Part 1! With the release of the third Star Trek film, Star Trek Beyond, of the new rebooted version of Star Trek, I thought it would be nice to look back at the earlier films. Maybe the … Continue reading

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All Star Trek Films. A Quick Guide (part 1)

With the release of the third Star Trek film, Star Trek Beyond, of the new rebooted version of Star Trek, I thought it would be nice to look back at the earlier films. Maybe the new films will inspire more … Continue reading

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High-Rise (2015) Review

7/10 This could have been amazing. High-Rise is a perfectly made film, except that it is incoherent. Ultimately, it is tiring. Dr. Robert Laing just moved into an apartment of a new high-rise, and this high-rise is just about a … Continue reading

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