Tag Archives: 2018 Hugos

With The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson Took a Page from Brandon Sanderson

I liked The Last Jedi.  But I didn’t love it.  Or, rather, I loved parts of it and had real issues with other parts (you can find those thoughts in depth here).  Opening up Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy, I was … Continue reading

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Spoiler Review of The Last Jedi (and Spoiler Comment Thread)

I posted a non-spoiler review yesterday, so you can get my initial, overall thoughts there.  But as I said in that review, to really talk about both what I liked and didn’t like in The Last Jedi, I’m going to … Continue reading

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Non-Spoiler Review of The Last Jedi

This is going to be a pretty short review.  I have plenty to say about The Last Jedi, but much of it would require me to spoil various plot elements (and the ending).  I don’t want to do that.  At … Continue reading

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Thor: Ragnarok is fun, but let’s not get carried away

I swear I am going to write a short review again one day.  tl;dr version: Thor: Ragnarok is very funny at times but too uneven, sometimes veering into camp.  The visuals are gorgeous and bonkers, at least as pictures—full Jack … Continue reading

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Short Review Roundup – Movie Edition

I don’t watch many movies, but I’ve been doing alright lately.  And not just King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.  I caught Wonder Woman and Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 in the theater.  You can blame my wife for … Continue reading

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Review of The River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey

The River of Teeth has a killer concept. It riffs off a cockamamie scheme to deal with invasive vegetation and a meat shortage in America by importing hippos en masse. In Gailey’s world, Congress went forward with the scheme (at … Continue reading

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