Tag Archives: Movies

Watching Without Fear

Today is the day. Daredevil season 2 has been released on Netflix. I won’t be watching. Not that I don’t want to watch it. I’m highly looking forward to it, actually. I thoroughly enjoyed season 1 and absolutely loved Jessica … Continue reading

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#IWD2016

Today is International Women’s Day, or #IWD2016. It’s a day to celebrate equality and taking action for all women, of all ages, around the world. Google has made an inspiring Doodle for the day. The behind the scenes information about the … Continue reading

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Beyond Star Trek Beyond

In case you haven’t heard by now, CBS will be airing a new Star Trek series on their Video On Demand (VOD) servies, All Access, in 2017. I have decidedly mixed feelings about this new series. Now, let me say … Continue reading

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My Week In Entertainment

It’s been a busy week for me in terms of popular culture.  With the end of season four of Game of Thrones (don’t forget to read my review from last week) I’ve had to find other ways to keep myself entertained. … Continue reading

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The Blockbusters Are Coming!

With the Memorial Day Weekend in the States and the late spring bank holiday weekend here in the UK recently passing, it’s officially summer, and we all know what that means! BBQs, bikinis, the beach and, oh yeah, the summer … Continue reading

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’tis the Season… For Conferencing, Part the First

I love conferences.  Absolutely love them.  If done right, conferences are the highlight of an academic year; they can be fun, interesting and stimulating all at the same time.  Even ‘bad’ conferences are usually useful in some respect.  I’ve just … Continue reading

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Captain America: The Warm, Wintry Warrior

This review will contain spoilers.  Consider yourself warned. I’m a fan of the new Marvel comic book-based movies.  Admittedly, I got into them late: I didn’t see the first Iron Man film until the second had been released, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Why ’12 Years A Slave’ Should, But Won’t, Win Best Picture

I literally just got home from seeing 12 Years A Slave.  It’s the most powerful movie I’ve seen in a very, very long time. I wouldn’t say it’s ‘entertaining’ in the traditional sense of harmless distraction, but it is engaging, … Continue reading

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Film, Football and Death (and Taxes)

I’ve heard a saying that the news about deaths comes in threes: last week it was Pete Seeger, this week it was Philip Seymour Hoffman.  So I’m sure next week will be another influential and beloved figure.  It’s always depressing … Continue reading

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Dragons and Hobbits and Dwarves, Oh My!

I saw Peter Jackson’s second film in the new Middle Earth trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug last night.  Like his previous Tolkien-based movies, Jackson adds his own interpretations and deletes some superfluous material.  Both have their benefits and … Continue reading

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