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Sherlock

June 30, 2012

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Have you watched the new BBC Sherlock yet? It is a reboot of the famous detective set in modern London. The characters are complex and the plotting great. Season 2 episode 1, “The Woman” in “A Scandal in Belgravia” is great with twists and turns from the opening to the closing. Best episode yet (although […]

Doctor Who

June 30, 2012

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This is long overdue. This reboot of Doctor Who is phenominal. The latest, Season 6, is a great story arc that lays out a complex, interwoven set of stories and timelines and makes it all work. Persaonally I think you have to first see Season 5 which introduces River Song to appreciate some of the […]

Time Travel (and Romance) in Movies

June 30, 2012

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If you love Somewhere in Time, you’ll love The Time Traveler’s Wife [Blu-ray]. Both are 2 people who fall in love but separated in time. And while we are talking about time travel, check out Primer. Not only is it a good time travel story with a loop, but it realistically represents engineering. The scenes […]

Downton Abbey

January 3, 2012

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This is a period piece set in England prior to WWII. The fascinating aspect is the rigid society within the manor house. If you have seen PBS’s Manor House, you have some idea. Having toured the Biltmore House, it is fun to see the equivalent manor populated and observe the social order. If you enjoy these things, […]

Shaun of the Dead

December 29, 2011

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Having just watched Paul, I am in the frame of mind to mention Shaun of the Dead. Others have written plenty, so I won’t rehash all of that. I will say it is one of those movies like a Monty Python one that you can watch over and over and quote endlessly. So if you […]

Paul

December 28, 2011

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Fans of SF and Cons and Simon Pegg must watch Paul. Plenty of tributes to Spielberg, ET, Star Wars, Star Trek, Cons, etc. Definitely one I would watch again. If you know a costumer, you may see him or her as an extra in the Con scenes.