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The Chronicles of Narnia cover

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(on Wikipedia)

Some kids are given Lantern rings for transporting around.

I read a decent ways in before getting bored. The combination of language (English-age) and language (audience-age) made it tiring. It's definitely a book to be read aloud to a 10 year old girl, and I respect that. I'd, even, be the one to do the reading aloud.. but not the listening.

This is a seven volume unabridge compilation, presented in the author's intended reading order.

Justice League - (2017) image

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974015/
http://www.justiceleaguethemovie.com/

Some superheroes are assembled, wielding the power of deus ex machnica, and and defeat bad guys that make no sense.

A bad movie, only made passable by Gal Gadot being so ridiculously good looking I lack the words to word about her looks.



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(on Wikipedia)

I could only get through the first chapter before setting this down. It has flowery awkward old English which I will avoid from now on.

The Last Lecture - (2008 book), by Randy Pausch cover

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.thelastlecture.com/

A dying guy writes about how awesome he had it, and gives advice to his children.

It takes almost half of the book to mine more than two interesting points. It is a glaring reminder of how important it is to have a solid first chapter. Instead, chapter after chapter this book keeps promising something interesting, forcing the reader to cling to the "I'm dying" parts to hope for something better.

For people who stick it out, there is a lot of fluff which I was able to trivially summarize with two pages of bullet points. That's nothing to sneeze at, so I suppose this is worth reading for some, though I won't recommend it.



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Father Ted - (1995-1998 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111958/
http://www.channel4.com/fatherted

Two priests, exiled to an island in the middle of nowhere in Ireland, try to make due.

A mid-1990s British comedy with a laugh track. If you aren't positive you can handle that, then pass. It has only a few moments, but is otherwise crap.

Special "letterbox" edition.
Special "letterbox" edition.

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053250/

The world learns that an old artifact is alien in origin, and set out to Venus to meet its creators.

Not terrible, but not my thing. I'm not a fan of old B-movies, and it being so old makes it impossible for me to judge it properly. I can summarize with: It has classic stiff acting and awkward writing.

  • aka The Silent Star
  • aka Planet of the Dead
  • aka Spaceship Venus Does Not Reply



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This has no relation to The Mummy - (1999 movie).

The Mummy - (2017 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2345759/
http://www.themummy.com/

An antiquities reclamation rogue discovers an ancient Egyptian prison, and becomes an unwilling agent for the curse within.

At best this is an adequate movie. I could weakly recommend it for fans of this sub-genre, but otherwise give it a miss. It has a budget that's stronger than its writing or acting.



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Citizenfour - (2014) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4044364/
https://citizenfourfilm.com/

A documentary on, and interviews with, Edward Snowden.

I suppose it has some interesting material, and certainly the topic is great, but as a viewing experience this movie is boring as fuck.



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