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Armada by Ernest Cline

A Rapid Review

Publisher: Random House Audio | July 2015
Format: AudioBook | 12 hours | Rating: 4½ stars
Audio Listening Level: Easy

Zack Lightman is daydreaming through another dull math class when the hightech dropship lands in his school’s courtyard–and when the men in the dark suits and sunglasses leap out of the ship and start calling his name, he’s sure he’s still dreaming.

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Ant-Man (2015)

Now in theaters.

After the Marvel Cinematic Universe out-Marveled itself earlier this year, Ant-Man takes the series back to a small scale that’s both refreshing and off-putting.

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Brilliance from an intro: Le Guin on words

I’m rereading Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness and unsurprisingly, finding it 100% (or more) relevant to the world we live in right now. 312 more words

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Back to the Future (1985)

A reflection for its 30th anniversary.

Featuring time-travel hijinks that lead to 80s and 50s nostalgia, hysterical laughs, excitement, and the charismatic duo of Michael J.

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Terminator Genisys (2015)

Now in theaters.

I would be content if Terminator Genisys were a lazy sendoff for its own series, but sadly, it aims to reboot the series through messy but mostly decent storytelling, ambitious but nonsensical ideas, average action set pieces, and adequate recasting.

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Terminator - The James Cameron Films (1984, 1991)

Predecessors of the upcoming Terminator Genisys.

No Terminator sequel (except for possibly the second half of Terminator 2: Judgement Day) has yet matched James Cameron’s chilling original, about a seemingly average young woman who becomes the target of an unstoppable cyborg from the future.

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