Adam Selvidge's Website

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Welcome!

Welcome to my personal website. This isn’t for you, but instead, it is for me.   If you need to contact me, you may do so via email, it’s formatted with my first name, a period and then my last name, and I’m using gmail for my email!

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The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet

When the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History reclassified Pluto as an icy comet, the New York Times proclaimed on page one, “Pluto Not a Planet? Only in New York.” Immediately, the public, professionals, and press were choosing sides over Pluto’s planethood. Pluto is entrenched in our cultural and emotional view of the cosmos, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, award-winning author and director of the Rose Center, is on a quest to discover why. He stood at the heart of the controversy over Pluto’s demotion, and consequently Plutophiles have freely shared their opinions with...

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Doctor Strange

In Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange, a world-famous neurosurgeon seeking a cure finds powerful magic in a mysterious place known as Kamar-Taj – the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Wasn’t as good in 2d as it was in 3D. Still enjoyable and was happy to watch it again, but there was something special about the visuals in 3d.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Magizoologist Newt Scamander’s magical beasts are inadvertently let loose in 1926 New York, where the wizarding community is threatened by exposure to No-Majs bent on eradicating them. Eddie Redmayne has no charisma and I really did not like him in the role of Newt Scamander. In spite of the lead role being played by an adult man that acts like an eight year old with emotional issues, the film was enjoyable enough to watch. It had way too much CGI in the most obvious and awkward places, but in spite of that, still enjoyable. The plot was simple and not...

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John Wick Chapter 2

Legendary hitman John Wick is forced back out of retirement, and this time, he must face off against a shadowy international assassins’ guild and more of the world’s deadliest killers. The first John Wick movie was near perfection in it’s simplicity and execution of a pretty worn out and tired Hollywood revenge trope. They’ve somehow made an even better film with the addition of a few more recognizable actors. They may be big names, but don’t think their famous faces are going to save them from John Wick. This was an incredibly enjoyable film, just know that you’re going to...

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John Wick

From the producer of CLASH OF THE TITANS and THE TOWN comes a tale of adrenaline-fueled revenge and redemption. When a retired hit man is forced back into action by a sadistic young thug, he hunts down his adversaries with the skill and ruthlessness that made him an underworld legend. Watched this again because I wanted to have it fresh in my mind when I went to see it. This is still one of the best revenge action movies with believable and entertaining action.

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Split

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns with an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind. Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him – as well as everyone around him – as the walls between his compartments shatter apart. I went into...

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It Follows

After a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, 19-year-old Jay becomes trapped by a vicious curse – “it” is following her, and the only way to save herself is to put others in harm’s way. This was a horrifying movie.

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Money Monster

Financial TV host Lee Gates (George Clooney) & his producer Patty (Julia Roberts) work against the clock to unravel a conspiracy. Much like 99 Homes, Money Monster references the great financial collapse of the 2000’s, and just like 99 Homes, it does the event a huge disservice and turns it into a parody. Money Monster makes the mistake of creating a single villain and have him do some seriously messed up stuff, but singular villains weren’t the true evil that caused the problems that took so much from so many people. I realize it’s difficult to make a movie about...