Category: Reviews

  • Book Review: Perdido Street Station

    Book Review: Perdido Street Station

    Perdido Street Station February 27, 2001 The Amazon summary for this book reads: The metropolis of New Crobuzon sprawls at the center of the world. Humans and mutants and arcane races brood in the gloom beneath its chimneys, where the river is sluggish with unnatural effluent and foundries pound into the night. For a thousand […]

  • February 2022 Reviews (many)

    February 2022 Reviews (many)

    Wheel of Time S1 (2021) Medium: TV (Amazon) Rating: 4 / 5 Politics, destiny, and the occasional magic spell Reference(s): IMDB Listing || Trailer This series is loosely based on the novels of the same name, following a mage, her warder, and a group of reluctant adventures that might be destined for greater things. A world of magic and […]

  • January 2022 Reviews (many)

    January 2022 Reviews (many)

    Cowboy Bebop S1 (2021) Medium: TV (Netflix) Rating: 4 / 5 wop bop a loo bop Reference(s): IMDB Listing || Netflix || Trailer As someone who didn’t read the original material or any subsequent work, I enjoyed this live action series. A cyberpunk meets near-term sci-fi with a dose of spaghetti Western thrown in. Three bounty hunters scrape by in […]

  • December 2021 Reviews (many)

    December 2021 Reviews (many)

    Foundation S1 (2021) Medium: TV (Apple) Rating: 4.5 / 5 Great adaptation with some creative liberty Reference(s): IMDB Listing || Trailer || Apple This series is based on Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series of books. It’s been too long so I don’t know how creative they got, but the Internet seems to think it took some liberty with many aspects of […]

  • November 2021 Reviews (many)

    November 2021 Reviews (many)

    Finch (2021) Medium: Movie (Apple) Rating: 2 / 5 Tried too hard to bring a tear to the eye Reference(s): IMDB Listing || Trailer Post-apocalypse, robots, and Tom Hanks, sounds like a great recipe! Unfortunately they tried too hard to make it sweet. The feel-good movie they wanted is technically there, but I think they missed the mark. […]

  • October 2021 Reviews (Mindhunter S1-2, Dune, Settlers, Kate, The Guilty)

    October 2021 Reviews (Mindhunter S1-2, Dune, Settlers, Kate, The Guilty)

    Mindhunter S1-2 (2017) Medium: TV (Netflix) Rating: 4.5 / 5 Criminal Minds should take note Reference(s): IMDB Listing || Trailer || Netflix I originally avoided this show because it was compared to Criminal Minds, which was a good show to start but went too far into procedural tedium. I’m glad I eventually came around to give it a chance because […]

  • September 2021 Reviews (many)

    September 2021 Reviews (many)

    The Protege (2021) Medium: Movie (Theatres or Usenet) Rating: 4.5 / 5 Maggie’s good, Michael’s better Reference(s): IMDB Listing || Trailer || Official Site As far as the “badass femme getting revenge” genre goes, this movie ranks up there. First, Samuel Jackson doesn’t play his usual self which is a plus. He’s a more muted and reserved version of himself […]

  • August 2021 Reviews (F9: The Fast Saga, Those Who Wish Me Dead, Nobody, Big Sky)

    F9: The Fast Saga (2021) Medium: Movie (Multiple) Rating: 1 / 5 From zero to trash in 9 movies Reference(s): IMDB Listing || Trailer Four score and 87 Fast & Furious movies ago, we learned to suspend disbelief primarily by ignoring physics. The problem is that with each subsequent movie they have to ignore physics more. And logic. […]

  • July 2021 Reviews (The Tomorrow War, The Watch, Debris S1, Black Widow, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard)

    [A summary of my movie and TV reviews from last month, posted to Attrition.org, mixed in with other reviews.] The Tomorrow War (2021)Medium: Movie (Amazon)Rating: 0.5/5 don’t wait until tomorrow to ignore this trashReference(s): IMDB Listing || TrailerThis movie was going swimmingly when everything was just regular life in today’s time. The second the “tomorrow” […]

  • June 2021 Reviews (Stowaway, Infinite, Lupin Part 2, Synchronic)

    [A summary of my movie and TV reviews from last month, posted to Attrition.org, mixed in with other reviews.] Stowaway (2021)Medium: Movie (Netflix)Reference(s): IMDB Listing || TrailerRating: 3 / 5 Shot for the stars, fell shortThis movie had a lot going for it; a tiny cast (four people), decent budget, and a human drama as […]