Reviews

Red Box Review: Divergent

by Steve MacDonald August 7, 2014
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Before I get all political, let me say that I enjoyed the movie, Divergent.  I liked the characters, and took an interest in their circumstances, even though I had a hard time suspending disbelief with regard to the world they live in. Divergent is set in a classic post-apocalyptic progressive utopian society.  Human natures and […]

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Winter is Coming

by Steve MacDonald November 13, 2012

Anyone who is a fan of  Game of Thrones will see the myriad meanings in that title, to both the story and to real life. As for the thing itself, if you have not yet seen the HBO version of Game of  Thrones I highly recommend it.  The entire first season is available on DVD, […]

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Stieg Larsson Is A Dead Marxist

by Steve MacDonald November 30, 2010

I managed to cram all 590 pages of Stieg Larsson’s book ‘The girl with the dragon tattoo’ into my reading diet and let me say this; if you can get past the first 190 pages the next 400 are worth the time. I enjoyed the bulk of the book immensely, despite the fact that I was trapped in “the reading room” and that it was written by a now dead Marxist.

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part I

by Steve MacDonald November 22, 2010

My children have been raised on Harry Potter. So it is a foregone conclusion that we were going to see it though to the end. And it is not disappointing.
While I cannot comment on how well the movie hews to the book (so far)–we read it so long ago it seems–my oldest son claims they changed a few things, though nothing terribly important seems to have been lost.

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