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Captain Phillips

Time for another super realistic story. This one’s about a boat that was attacked by pirates and the Captain of the crew was able to ultimately stall them long enough for the heroes to make it to safety. 1,001 more words

Live Action Movies

License to Quill by Jacopo della Quercia

Remember, remember,
The fifth of November…

License to Quill is a page-turning James Bond-esque spy thriller starring William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe during history’s real life Gunpowder Plot. 269 more words

Book Review

Thieves'Quarry (Thieftaker Chronicles #2) by D.B. Jackson

In 1768, just outside of Boston in Boston Harbor, a small flotilla of British naval ships have arrived. They carry over a thousand of His Majesty’s soldiers and are set to occupy the city, ending a summer of rioting and political unrest. 326 more words

Book Review

Pilot: “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Crafting a compelling crime drama is tough on its own, throw in courtroom elements, it’s even harder. When the dramatic events being shown are based on well known real life events, it moves far beyond just making something interesting and captivating. 1,459 more words


Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg, USA, 2015)

I found Bridge of Spies masterfully well-made, with an interesting look — lots of high contrast greys filmed with fish-eyed lenses — a very good central performance from Tom Hanks and a great one from Mark Rylance. 327 more words