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Of Mice and Men - (1937 book), by John Steinbeck cover

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(on Wikipedia)

A too-forgiving man and his stupid brute of a friend travel as farm hands to scrape together money for the dream of owning their own land.

A thriller, a gripping tale ... that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick.

-- The New York Times, who are about as smart as Lenny.

An unforgivably-terrible book. Awful almost beyond reason. Plodding and boring, it's only a "page turner" because it's tauntingly short enough to tear through like ripping off a bandage. But on the plus side, although it's littered with written-accents, it's not difficult to read.. plus the ending is great!

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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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - (2011 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340800/
http://www.tinker-tailor-soldier-spy.com

Something something Hungary something mole.

An incredibly slow and boring movie.



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The studio didn't get to keep his career.
The studio didn't get to keep his career.

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0296572/
http://www.thechroniclesofriddick.com/
https://www.uphe.com/the-chronicles-of-riddick

An infamous criminal hides from or fights bounty hunters for years, only to be declared the enemy of a galaxy-spanning crusade.

This comes after Riddick - (2013 movie), but isn't really a continuation as such. If you didn't like that movie, then obviously don't see this one. If you did, then this is a risky recommendation. It's definitely not the same in any way.

I didn't like it, but it's not awful or anything. Maybe the fact that I didn't take a lot of notes says something. Well maybe it says that Disgaea - Hour of Darkness - (2003 game) is more interesting to grind while watching.



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Oh god, her eyebrows
Oh god, her eyebrows

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2239822/
http://www.valerianmovie.com/

Something about a powerful thing that was taken, and a conspiracy. I guess.

Terrible. Simply terrible. A bad setup to the universe, a whole lot of shit pulled out of thin air.. generally bad writing and a bad mood. Bad pacing. Everything about it is terrible. Do not watch.



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