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Back from Birmingham and some random pop culture musings

In case you noticed my absence, I’ve been away for a few days in Birmingham in the UK. I actually came back a couple of days ago, but I didn’t get around to blogging until now. Photos are forthcoming, but … Continue reading

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Photos: Toadstools

The meadow across from my house is currently home to a colony of toadstools of the species Amanita muscaria or fly agaric. They’re very pretty, very toxic and a traditional good luck symbol. According to Norse legend, fly agaric mushrooms … Continue reading

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More 2015 Hugo Reactions

I posted my massive Hugo reaction post yesterday with links to other reaction posts. But considering that the 2015 Hugo debate started well before the nominations were announced and lasted through the entire period between the announcement of the nominations … Continue reading

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Of Outlander, Sex and the Female Gaze

I finally got around to watching the first few episodes of the TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. I was rather sceptical, when the series was first announced, partly because I’m not the world’s biggest Outlander fan and partly … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy, the Marvel Movies and Found Families

Now that Guardians of the Galaxy is out on DVD, I rewatched it with my Mom. She liked superhero movies, particularly those of the Marvel variety, but really doesn’t like movie theatres, so I keep her supplied with slightly out … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on “Snow White and the Huntsman”

The days between Christmas and New Year are traditionally the time when the TV stations trot out the Hollywood blockbusters or wannabe blockbusters from two or three years ago in what they term “German free-TV premiere”. It’s also a time … Continue reading

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Toadstools in the meadow

I caught a nasty cold just in time for Halloween, hence the light blogging in recent days. I even had to ask my parents to hand out candy to any trick or treaters who might show up, because opening the … Continue reading

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Black Widow is more than just a hot chick in black leather

In my last post, I described how both German film critics as well as the official ad campaign seem to assume that Captain America: The Winter Soldier is really the Black Widow movie, co-starring Captain America. Today now I came … Continue reading

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The Black Widow movie, co-starring Captain America

Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been out in Germany for a week and currently sits at the top of the German movie charts (albeit in an exceptionally weak movie week due to the warm spring weather). This is surprising, … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Nice to see that Ruth Negga who played Curtis’ doomed girlfriend Nicki in Misfits is not just still dealing with superpowers but has even been promoted to super-villainess in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Actually, I’m wondering if she is supposed to … Continue reading

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