{film} into darkness

I did a quick spoiler-free post here. This will have “spoilers!” (yes, you heard River Song correctly my Whovian friends.) Kirk (Chris Pine) has a thing or two to learn about being a Captain of a Starfleet ship. There is protocol, one. Another: honesty and transparency in filed reports. We’ll be unamused by the ironyContinue reading “{film} into darkness”

{book} the friday society

The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress Dial Books, 2012. Hardcover, 437 pages. teen fiction. {owned} An action-packed tale of gowns, guys, guns–and the heroines who use them all Set in turn of the century London, The Friday Society follows the stories of three very intelligent and talented young women, all of whom are assistants toContinue reading “{book} the friday society”

{film} mr. nobody

“We cannot go back; that’s why it’s hard to choose.” (Nemo) Nemo Nobody is 118 years old and the only remaining mortal human in the year 2092. Who is this man called Mr. Nobody? No one knows, including himself. There are no records of his 118 years of existence and the stories he tells aContinue reading “{film} mr. nobody”

{film} looper

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by transporting back Joe’s future self.—IMDb ———— Older Joe: I don’t want to talk about timeContinue reading “{film} looper”

{challenge} science fiction experience 2013

As we approach another New Year and contemplate ways to start it off right [like sleeping in on a weekday], I would like to offer up the suggestion of joining The 2013 Science Fiction Experience hosted by Carl V. over at Stainless Steel Droppings. Most of you have heard of it and are participating, right?Continue reading “{challenge} science fiction experience 2013”

{comics} pluto 008

Pluto 008 by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka viz signature edition, 2009. see my review of Pluto volumes 1-7. Finally! the dramatic conclusion to Urasawa x Tezuka’s Pluto. By the seventh volume of Pluto, it looks like the bad guys have won and the Reader is left reeling from one incredible loss after another. There are alsoContinue reading “{comics} pluto 008”

{comic} legends of zita the spacegirl

Legends of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke; First Second, 2012; tradepaper, 209 pages + sketches. Zita’s exploits from her first adventure have made her an intergalactic megastar! But she’s about to find out that fame doesn’t come without a price. And who can you trust when your true self is being eclipsed by your publicContinue reading “{comic} legends of zita the spacegirl”

{book} uglies

Uglies by Scott Westerfield Scholastic Press, 2005. paperback, 448 pages. borrowed. There is, very probably a canon of Young Adult reads. The sort of collection where if you want to be taken seriously as a reader of YA you must have read certain authors and titles. Scott Westerfield’s Uglies series is on it—as it shouldContinue reading “{book} uglies”

{film} lockout

A frequent criticism of Luc Besson’s writing in Fifth Element (1997) is it’s juvenile narrative. (He did write it in High School.) While the James Mather and Stephen St. Leger written/directed Lockout (2012) is based more on a Luc Besson idea, rather than the bulk of his writing, it could come under similar fire. Still,Continue reading “{film} lockout”

{comics} pluto vol 1-7

If you are going to check out this manga series by Urasawa x Tezuka from your local library, please be sure they have all 8…As it is, I need to carve out time to find the 8th volume somewhere. Believe me, one volume will throw you into the next and you’ll not want to hitContinue reading “{comics} pluto vol 1-7”