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Aspiring writer!

Marvel’s The Runaways (about 6 episodes in) ****

Darn Marvel are getting everywhere.  Come to think of it, Disney owns Marvel, Star Wars, Star Trek… maybe the ground under your feet as well. Based on a comic (of course) The Runaways is about a group of teenagers—many of … Continue reading

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Avengers: Infinity War ***½

It was probably Lord of the Rings that started it all, by showing that planning or making more than one film at a time was not only possible, but could also make a shedload of cash.  Except we have gone … Continue reading

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Torture Inflation

There is a serious subject whose portrayal needs to be discussed: torture.  Unlike other violence or use of guns, there seems to have been relatively little debate around this except as regards the drama series 24 (where the very premise repeats … Continue reading

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A Christmas Anti-Carol

Christmas hits blared out of Carol’s car on the last leg of the journey home.  She opened the windows and sang along at the top of her lungs.  She hoped the other drivers could hear her over the roar of  … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades, a response

Well have been through a few life things that shook me up, perhaps more on that later, but gonna start with a certain famous/infamous franchise.  No, I’m gonna start with a boast: won some money for an erotic story competition.  … Continue reading

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Alien Covenant: *** The watched pot keeps boiling

Manage your expectations.  Go in with low ones and you will enjoy more. The first Alien movie was, I am told, innovative for being a Haunted House movie in space with a far-above-average monster.  Covenant is then exactly what it … Continue reading

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Time Travel Pitfalls Part 3: Forget all the rules if you’ve got character

The thing was, I loved the animated film of the Flashpoint Paradox which I have just been slagging off.  Despite my problems with the main plot, it was great to see very different versions of well-known characters in dystopian situations.  … Continue reading

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