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Trumbo

Dalton Trumbo was a screenwriter who was blacklisted in the good old days of The House Un-American Activities Committee. This was a dark time in American history. The Americans that the United States Government went after during these times were…

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The Revenant

Spoilers. Set in the good old days when a man could trap beavers by the ton and a mountain of bison skulls makes a couple of cameos. Our hero, such as he is, is a Jeremiah Johnson/Grizzle Adams sort of…

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The King’s Justice

I’m so used to waiting ten or fifteen years for a new work from Stephen R. Donaldson, that I was totally shocked to see The King’s Justice. There are two novellas here, The King’s Justice and Augur’s Gambit. Both are…

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Billions

When everyone is evil, who cares who wins? Showtime’s Billions stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis as powerful men who have no reason to fear anyone-well, maybe no reason to fear any man. Paul plays U.S. District Attorney Chuck Rhoades,…

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Knife Fight on Esquire

Esquire is a Network I found while channel surfing in a motel one time. I ran across this show where Chefs cook meals using Mystery Ingredients. The prize, as Chef Ilan Hall of The Gorbals restaurant reminds us in the…

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Ready Player One

That 80’s Nerd Book. Ready Player One tells the story of the future, told through the eyes of a man forced to relive the 1980s. In the future, VR has taken over. Everyone spends most of their time jacked into…

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The Leftovers

Leftovers-The Great Disappointment. Leftovers seems to be inspired by the Millerites. In 1844 a cult lead by Baptist Minister William Miller decided that Jesus Christ, the greatest teaser and denier of all time, would be returning to earth to kill…

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Mockingjay Part 2

The Hungery Games was a brilliant book. Catching Fire was sort of OK. Mockingjay was an abomination. Suzanne Collins last book in the Hunger Games Trilogy was a tough read, to say the least. Which I think might explain why…