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More Reactions to the 2015 Nebula Award Nominees

I already shared my thoughts on the 2015 Nebula Award nominees in my last post. At the time, I also mentioned that I couldn’t find a whole lot of other analysis and reaction apart from discussion in the comments at … Continue reading

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Alarm für Cobra 11, the Avengers and the handling of short guys

Since summer is traditionally the TV doldrums over here, I recently found myself watching a repeat of two episodes of the long running German TV series Alarm für Cobra 11 (Alarm for Cobra 11). I’ve blogged about the show before, … Continue reading

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Too Many Deaths – Sir Christopher Lee, Wolfgang Jeschke, James Last and a couple of others

We only just lost Pierre Brice, but it seems the universe is conspiring to take away even more of our best and brightest, because the wave of deaths of much beloved celebrities continues unabated. The most discussed death today is … Continue reading

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The disparate reviews of Jupiter Ascending

The Muggle mainstream world is all agog about the Fifty Shades of Grey movie at the moment. I have zero interest in either seeing or discussing that film, so I’ll leave you with this article from the New Statesman and … Continue reading

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Some reactions to the jabs against superhero movies at the Oscars

In my Oscar reactions post, I already addressed the jabs against superhero movies during the ceremony and explained why they sat badly with me. Hell, even Birdman winning the Oscar for best picture can be seen as a slam against … Continue reading

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Some Reflections on the 2015 Oscars

Yes, it’s the annual Oscar post. And yes, I did watch, even though I had little interest in any of the nominated films. In fact, I was considering going to bed all the way through the endless red carpet interviews. … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the 2014 Nebula Nominees

So the 2014 Nebula Award nominees have been announced and I could basically just recycle my Nebula reactions post from last year and switch out the names, because my thoughts are largely similar. All in all, this year’s Nebula shortlist … 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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Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Christmas Carol and seasonal morality plays

Since it’s the run-up to Christmas, I’ve been watching favourite holiday movies, as they show up on TV. And so I ended up watching the 1980 adaptation of Little Lord Fauntleroy, starring Alec Guiness and Ricky Schroder, back to back … Continue reading

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