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Thor: The Dark World Review: “Cry Thunder!”

Thor: The Dark World Review: “Cry Thunder!”

Of all the various Marvel properties, the toughest to develop had to be Thor.  After all, we’re not talking about technologically-based heroes like Iron Man or War Machine nor super-soldiers like Captain America or Black Widow.  Thor is a “god.”  He’s ancient.  He comes from a land that is distant from ours and functions different […]

Ender’s Game Review: “What’s A Boy Supposed to Do?”

Ender’s Game Review: “What’s A Boy Supposed to Do?”

Before I begin, let me touch on this: I won’t be discussing author Orson Scott Card or his odious and hateful opinions.  Suffice it to say I disagree with them wholeheartedly.  I can recognize and accept that for many, divorcing the art from the artist is impossible and, if you choose to disregard this movie […]

Captain Phillips Review: “As Idle as a Painted Ship Upon a Painted Ocean”

Captain Phillips Review: “As Idle as a Painted Ship Upon a Painted Ocean”

Before we get on with the review, we ought to establish the basic facts as everyone accepts them.  On April 2009, the merchant vessel Maersk Alabama set sail from Oman to the port of Mombasa in Kenya, carrying food cargo and a crew of 20 merchant sailors.  Maritime authorities would warn all ships sailing near […]