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“Gold Diggers of 1937” Review

Gold Diggers of 1937: Directed by Lloyd Bacon. With Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, Victor Moore. When two investors inform an opportunistic dancer that they can’t fund an elderly stage producer’s production, she suggests they get an insurance policy on the producer’s life. The “Gold Diggers” franchise reminds me greatly of “The Producers” in which insurance payouts are the panacea for all the problems that some rather disreputable people are having. This is the third move of the franchise about women looking for love (and a paycheck) and the odd adventures and escapades they fall into. I’m obviously here...

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Scorpio

On a distant Earth colony, an orphaned survivor of an alien invasion discovers that the greatest world-ending dangers aren’t behind her. It’s been eight years s Set in the same universe as the “Frontlines” series, Kloos has wisely wrapped up the storylines from that first set of books and continued on with a new character that’s a survivor of the Lanky invasion and is holed up in an underground bunker on a far away planet with little to no hope for rescue or help from Earth. As like Kloos’s other books, this is so exceptionally good that I managed to...

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“Star Trek Continues” Review

Star Trek Continues: With Vic Mignogna, Todd Haberkorn, Christopher Doohan, Grant Imahara. The further adventures of the crew of the USS Enterprise. It only took me a couple years, but I finally made it through all 11 episodes of this, the best fan fiction in Star Trek that I’ve ever seen. There’s some surprisingly good science fiction here with plots that range from silly adventures to poignant stories of the human condition.. They’re all for free on youtube, so if you’re a Trek fan and want more TOS in your life, this is the best place to hit that sweet...

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Making It So

The long-awaited memoir from iconic, beloved actor and living legend Sir Patrick Stewart! At just over 450 pages, I thought this was going to be a slog to get through, but Stewart’s writing style is snappy enough that even his descriptions of his childhood home’s lack of a toilet was interesting enough that I was able to finish this in just a couple reading sessions. Surprising to me however was both how open he was about his marital mistakes and how little he talked about his time making Trek and the various movies that he did afterwards like the X-Men...

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“The Marsh King’s Daughter” Review

The Marsh King’s Daughter: Directed by Neil Burger. With Daisy Ridley, Ben Mendelsohn, Brooklynn Prince, Gil Birmingham. A woman seeks revenge against the man who kidnapped her mother. While this is a perfectly fine movie with some good acting from both Ridley and Mendelsohn, it feels less than what I was expecting, it’s more of a character study of a situation than it is an action filled revenge adventure. There’s some gorgeous scenery for Ridley and Mendelsohn to chew through, but the story failed to really draw me in. Buy On Amazon!

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“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” Review

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts: Directed by Steven Caple Jr.. With Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Luna Lauren Velez, Dean Scott Vazquez. During the ’90s, a new faction of Transformers – the Maximals – join the Autobots as allies in the battle for Earth. I can’t exactly remember why I rewatched this, other than it’s a popcorn movie that I could just turn my brain off and not worry about stressing myself about complicated plots, at least sorta, the time travel stuff is complicated enough for this type of movie. I’m more interested in what they’re doing in the final 5...

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“Echo” Review

Echo: With Alaqua Cox, Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Cardinal, Graham Greene. Maya Lopez must face her past, reconnect with her Native American roots and embrace the meaning of family and community if she ever hopes to move forward. The latest and greatest from the MCU, this time it’s the sorta villain from the “Hawkeye” show that gets to launch the new “Marvel Spotlight” sub brand from MCU content and only time will tell what that branding actually means. The first series is a good one with just 5 episodes with a total run time of about 4 hours, which is fantastic...

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“War of the Worlds” Review

War of the Worlds: Created by Howard Overman. With Léa Drucker, Gabriel Byrne, Bayo Gbadamosi, Ty Tennant. Set in contemporary France, this Anglo-French reimagining of H. G. Wells’ classic in the style of Walking Dead follows pockets of survivors forced to team up after an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike. While it had a satisfying ending, I really struggled to get through this final season, as I found the science and the story to be labored past the point of believability. Black holes in the Earth’s atmosphere, alternate realities, space stations, and robot dogs were all just set pieces in a story...

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Jackson View Trail

2585 Clara Kee Blvd Tallahassee FL 32303 This is the second park that we went to last Saturday and is a much more substantial bit of walking, though I think we gained a mile or two because we went off the official trail to check out some of the exposed Lake Jackson lakebed. The lake has a neat cycle of filling and draining via a system of sinkholes, so the lake levels can change up to 10 feet every few years. This leads to two different heights that docks and boardwalks are built at and when it’s at it’s low...

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Okeeheepkee Prairie Trail

1294 Fuller Road Tallahassee FL 32303 I’m going to start logging the different parks in town that me and my wife are checking out every few weeks, if only so I can remember that I went there and maybe what my opinions of them were. In this case, the park is described as: > Located on the southern edge of Lake Jackson and just north of the I-10/ North Monroe Street interchange, the Okeeheepkee Prairie Trail weaves through the 26-acre Okeeheepkee Prairie Park, where visitors can marvel at a breathtaking scenic overlook located near the park entrance. Which is to...



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