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The Mallet of Loving Correction by John Scalzi
4.0 out of 5 stars Whatever, 18 Dec 2013
The whatever blog is almost fifteen years old now and this book chronicles some of the best posts by Scalzi from the last few years. His blog is always entertaining and frequently updated. He does tend to write quite a bit on US politicas which if you're like me and outside the US hold little interest but for the most part they are all a good read.
Star Trek Into Darkness [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Chris Pine
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Star Trek managed to reinvigorate a series that had become stale and behind the times, producing a fast and fun modern action movie. Many Trek fans say that it dumbed down the series, sacrificing a solid story for popcorn fun but, personally, I though it was great, producing that right amount of everything to make a perfect summer blockbuster. Now, four years later, director J.J. Abrams returns to the series with Star Trek Into Darkness which hits much all of the last movie's strides even if it doesn't quite hit the same heights that the previous movie got to, though it does get very close.
Benedict Cumberbatch's villain proves an annoyance to the Federation, murdering people and… Read more
Place Beyond The Pines [Blu-ray] [2013] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Ryan Gosling
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Ryan Gosling is a stunt biker who travels from town to town, never staying in one place more than a few days a time. When he arrives in one town after a year away he meets up with the woman he slept with the year previous, Eva Mendes, only to find out she had a baby by him. He decides to quit his job to stay with her and the baby, despite her having already moved in with a boyfriend. Finding he has no money to support them he starts to rob banks.
It's probably best to know as little as possible about what happens in the movie, it makes it more interesting. Also in the movie is Bradley Cooper and the brilliant Chronicle's Dane DeHann. It is better not knowing how they all fit within the… Read more