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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Solo review

Coming into the Solo movie, I had lowered expectations since I had heard mixed reviews of the movie.  I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by the movie.  I think your opinion of the movie is largely shaped by your mindset and expectations.  It wasn’t the classic that some of the other Star Wars Read More…

Westworld: Phase Space

  After some really strong episodes, Phase Space was very lackluster.  It didn’t seem as if anything meaningful happened in this episode, and it brought nothing but confusion.   Dolores and Teddy Teddy is now, and Dolores appears to be wondering if she did the right thing by reprogramming him from nice, lovable Teddy to Read More…

Westworld Akane No Mai

Akane No Mai brought the long awaited introduction to Shogun World.  The story was fun and intriguing and worth the wait.   Dolores and Teddy This was a tale of android love gone horribly wrong.  The seeds for this tragic end to this romance was sewn when Teddy couldn’t go through with assassinating the soldiers Read More…

Westworld: The Riddle of the Sphinx

The Riddle of the Sphinx provided the first big reveals of the season, and was, in my humble opinion, the best episode thus far of season 2. There has been a decent bit of confusion in the season (but this is Westworld so that’s expected), but I have really enjoyed the build, and now the Read More…

Westworld: Virtu e Fortuna

Episode three, Virtu e Fortuna, was yet another explosive episode.  The show has been teasing other parks outside of Westworld, and delivered with one of the parks—Raj World, a colonial India world featuring elephants and Bengal tigers.  We also see the continuation of Dolores’s worldwide conquest, and some confusing elements as well.   Raj World Read More…

Movie Review: Avengers Infinity Wars

The third entry in The Avengers series came in with no shortage of hype.  The cast of superheroes as well as A list actors was enormous.  The budget was out of this world.  The special effects were very impressive.  For my money, the movie lived up to the hype.  For a movie with this cast Read More…

Westworld: Reunion

In the last episode I was balking at the confusion that the season premiere left me with.  There’s still a good bit of confusion thus far with the myriad of timelines that are being employed to tell the story.  Sometimes, I wish they would put the date and time on the screen before each scene Read More…