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“Bolero” Review

Bolero: Directed by John Derek. With Bo Derek, George Kennedy, Andrea Occhipinti, Ana Obregón. Set in the 1920s, a young woman sets out to lose her virginity. Her mission leads her to a Moroccan sheikh and a Spanish bullfighter. I watched a documentary (or two!) about the Cannon Group and this movie came up as something that should have worked well for them financially but didn’t end up doing as well as they had hoped. My interest was peaked because I’m familiar with Bo Derek’s work from this time period and knew that she was both a great actor and...

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“Mars Express” Review

Mars Express: Directed by Jérémie Périn. With Léa Drucker, Mathieu Amalric, Daniel Njo Lobé, Marie Bouvet. Set in the 23rd century on Mars, the plot follows the investigation on a murder case carried out by the couple formed by private investigator Aline Ruby and her android companion Carlos Rivera. I didn’t see a single trailer for this movie in the wild and only caught it when I went to see a movie I wouldn’t have otherwise seen, but the theater had power and I had time. The first 90% of this movie is fantastic, with a lived in world that...

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“Extraordinary Season 2” Review

Extraordinary: Created by Emma Moran. With Máiréad Tyers, Sofia Oxenham, Bilal Hasna, Luke Rollason. Jen is a self-aware young woman who lives in a world where everybody except her has a superpower. I had no clue this was up for a second season, so I was pleasantly surprised to see it show up and see that it’s more of the same great stuff we got in the first season. Buy On Amazon!

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2024 Blackout

We had a heck of a storm pop up out of nowhere and it generated a tornado that really kicked in my city’s teeth. At last count, the city says there’s been at over 400 power poles take down and about 80,000 people lost power, myself included. This was the first time that this had happened since we bought a generator with the money that Trump sent out during the covid lockdown. It’s a “dual fuel” generator and can take either gasoline (without ethanol!) or propane. The ethanol free stuff is getting harder and harder to find and I had...

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I did some deck destruction and pressure washing

  No pictures of the final products because I’m lazy, but here’s what I was up to over the last couple weeks.  I did the demo on the deck and washed the entire exterior of the house.  I’ll put down the new boards for the deck when I have a job again or hit the lottery!

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“CAPES: RISING TIDES” Review

Rising Tides is the story of a new hero, Killjoy. The triggering event that makes him a breakthrough happens during the Chicago Attack that opened Repercussions and the reader gets a street-level view of the attack and its aftermath. Killjoy is not your typical superhero; his breakthrough power is teleportation, jumping, and Kingston James Parks, has zero interest in becoming a cape. He’s on the short and slight side, not a physically brave person, and his primary goal, initially, is to find a decent-paying job (not using his power) and . . . that’s really about it. Especially since his...

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“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” Review

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes: Directed by Wes Ball. With Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Dichen Lachman, William H. Macy. Many years after the reign of Caesar, a young ape goes on a journey that will lead him to question everything he’s been taught about the past and make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike. Another great entry in the modern reimagining of the Planet of the Apes franchise, with plenty of new stuff to keep old fans interested, plenty of references and call backs to the original films, and absolutely no requirement whatsoever...

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“The Mummy” Review

The Mummy: Directed by Stephen Sommers. With Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo. At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreak havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love. I got to see this in theaters the first time it was released back in ’99, but i was happy to go see it in theaters again! I love everything about this movie, the two leads were among some of the most beautiful people to grace the screen...

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“Alien” Review

Alien: Directed by Ridley Scott. With Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton. The crew of a commercial spacecraft encounters a deadly lifeform after investigating a mysterious transmission of unknown origin. My local AMC had this back in theater for the 45th anniversary and as I wasn’t even alive yet when it was originally in theaters I figured I’d give it a go and while I’ve seen the movie about 20 times, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I always forget how many times the dang cat almost get eaten or is used as bait by either the...

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