SciFi Weekend: Mr Robot; Hannibal; Yvonne Craig; Luke Cage; Manhattan; Mockingbird Spin-Off; Hugo Awards Controversy (And A Win For Orphan Black)
Aug24

SciFi Weekend: Mr Robot; Hannibal; Yvonne Craig; Luke Cage; Manhattan; Mockingbird Spin-Off; Hugo Awards Controversy (And A Win For Orphan Black)

Mr. Robot continued with the revelations started last week. Once again, there are major spoilers for anyone who might be behind on the series. At the start of Mirroring, it was revealed that Elliot’s father did work as Mr. Robot, repairing 1990’s era computers. In a flashback to 1994, Elliot stole money from a customer. His father decided against punishing him saying, “Even though what you did was wrong, you’re still a...

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Politicaly Correct Land Mark Names
Aug22

Politicaly Correct Land Mark Names

I don’t have much to say that the other TMV authors have not said already so here is a Saturday picture.  This is Mt Washington in Oregon.  The native Americans called it squa tit  a name that continued to be used by settlers until the state of Oregon decided to “clean up” geographic names.  Another example is Rooster Rock in the Columbia gorge.  It was called “cock rock” by the native Americans .  Now it...

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Book Review: “Chaplin’s Vintage Year” reviews the series of early comedy shorts
Aug20

Book Review: “Chaplin’s Vintage Year” reviews the series of early comedy shorts

Chaplin’s Vintage Year reviews the series of early comedy shorts by Doug Gibson Despite the fact that Charlie Chaplin is generally regarded as the top silent film comic and his persona, as the Little Tramp, is iconic, few realize how incredibly popular he was almost 100 years ago. As Michael J. Hayde notes in his new book, “Chaplin’s Vintage Year: The History of the Mutual Chaplin Specials,” (Bear Manor Media)...

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SciFi Weekend: Hannibal; Mr Robot; Jessica Jones; Patrick Stewart; DC Television Universe; Star Wars Expansion at Disney; The Last Ship; Person of Interest; Homeland August 16, 2015 — Ron Chusid | Edit
Aug16

SciFi Weekend: Hannibal; Mr Robot; Jessica Jones; Patrick Stewart; DC Television Universe; Star Wars Expansion at Disney; The Last Ship; Person of Interest; Homeland August 16, 2015 — Ron Chusid | Edit

…And The Beast From The Sea continued the portrayal of Red Dragon on Hannibal, and provided the first glimpse of Hannibal Lecter wearing the mask he is famous for in the movies. Hannibal remained in contact with the Tooth Fairy, and even joked about using personal ads or notes on toilet paper to facilitate this in a reference to the novel where this was a more substantial plot point. Hannibal suggested that Dolarhyde kill...

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Sunday Picture
Aug16

Sunday Picture

You can find the abstract in nature.  This is from the Oregon...

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What happened to Nina Simone?
Aug16

What happened to Nina Simone?

[This article was taken from my blog, Chocolate Films] I still remember the very first time I heard Feeling Good by Nina Simone – it was a very confusing experience. I was a teenager and being confused was my default setting, but Nina’s baritone-ish voice didn’t help matters. I didn’t like the song because she sounded… she didn’t even sound like a man. She sounded alien. Fast forward to adulthood and I am playing catch-up. I...

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Trump a Moderate?
Aug15

Trump a Moderate?

Ezra Klein distinguishes between theoretical and actual moderates on vox.com. Moderates often aren’t moderate at all. They’re just inconsistent. And that lets them be more extreme. This makes them different than loyal Democrats and Republicans. Partisans tend to adopt the positions held by their parties, and parties tend to adopt positions that are popular, achievable and workable. So voters who follow their parties end up...

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SciFi Weekend: Mr. Robot; Hannibal; The Flash; Sense8
Aug09

SciFi Weekend: Mr. Robot; Hannibal; The Flash; Sense8

Mr. Robot began with a flashback showing how Elliot first met the character who was killed last week, but overall the episode concentrated more on the other characters. (The initial scene did have me puzzled for a moment until I realized it was a flashback.) Angela is proceeding with her plan, but now must face the fact that it will put her friends out of work. Tyrell is increasingly looking like he is a far more warped character than...

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Sunday Pictures
Aug09

Sunday Pictures

I have photographed many things but perhaps my passion is flowers. And I do think my favorite flower is the...

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Saturday Pictures
Aug08

Saturday Pictures

Squirrels can be vile rodents and adorable at the same time. And...

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The album that changed my life – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Lauryn Hill)
Aug08

The album that changed my life – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Lauryn Hill)

[This piece was taken from my blog, Chocolate Films] While I’ve been writing this series, I have tried to argue against this album being number one. I could only think of one bad thing about The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill… I still hate those skits. But any way I cut the cake, this album is a big reason why I am the way I am. From the first listen to this day, this album feels like magic. I love this album because it...

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Finding Neverland
Aug04

Finding Neverland

As a 69 year old male I hate movies that make me cry.  I watched one of those movies tonight, Finding Neverland.  It is the story of James Barrie who created the classic Peter Pan. It stared Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet and was a wonderful movie in spite of being a real tear jerker at the end.  I recommend it although have lots of tissues close at...

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‘Love & Mercy’ Is Far From Just A Rock Picture
Aug03

‘Love & Mercy’ Is Far From Just A Rock Picture

4.5/5 Give me a moment. I will get to discussing Love & Mercy and all of its many pleasures and virtues. I will tell you all about how it only gets better the longer it sits with me; how it is stacked with performances so good that the actors themselves fade into the background like the clicks of a metronome; how it uses some of the most popular songs of all time in ways so novel and precise that the songs themselves seem to...

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SciFi Weekend: Hannibal, Jessica Jones, Humans Renewed, Defiance, Mr Robot, Under The Dome, Continuum Trailer, Utopia, Xena Reboot
Aug02

SciFi Weekend: Hannibal, Jessica Jones, Humans Renewed, Defiance, Mr Robot, Under The Dome, Continuum Trailer, Utopia, Xena Reboot

The Hannibal episode this week, And The Woman Clothed With The Sun…, continued with the Red Dragon storyline, and like last week, family was important. The family was the extended family which the main characters of the series have become, even including a Verger baby. The episode included the “family reunion” between Will and Hannibal. When he surrendered, Hannibal made sure that he would always be where Will could...

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SciFi Weekend: Hannibal; Mr. Robot; Humans; Jonathan Strange; Sense8
Jul26

SciFi Weekend: Hannibal; Mr. Robot; Humans; Jonathan Strange; Sense8

The third season of Hannibal was initially to be about Hannibal Lecter as a fugitive in Europe, mirroring the Hannibal novel. With Bryan Fuller realizing that this would probably be the final season of Hannibal on NBC, with its future after that still unknown, he reduced this to about half the season so he could move on to Red Dragon. That has probably worked out for the better as the first half of this season was the weakest in the...

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The Past Through Pictures XVI
Jul26

The Past Through Pictures XVI

A couple of simple still lifes on this Sunday. And a strawberry. The list of links to past posts is getting a bit long so I will put up a link to the last post in the European series and you can find other links at the bottom of that post. The Path Through Pictures VIII The Past Through Pictures IX The Past Through Pictures X The Past Through Pictures XI The Past Through Pictures XII The Past Through Pictures XIII The Past Through...

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Book Review: “Review: Vampire Over London: Bela Lugosi in Britain
Jul25

Book Review: “Review: Vampire Over London: Bela Lugosi in Britain

Review: Vampire Over London: Bela Lugosi in Britain Review by Doug Gibson Fifteen years ago, Frank J. Dello Stritto and Andi Brooks published “Vampire Over London: Bela Lugosi in Britain.” The book was unique in that it broke new ground in the history of an iconic actor, Bela Lugosi, who even then had a career that had been well analyzed. “Vampire Over London” erased a myth within Lugosi’s biography: that...

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The Past Through Pictures XV
Jul24

The Past Through Pictures XV

I did go through a still life period.  It didn’t last long but it was rewarding.  I tilted this one “Gothic pears. And how about some warm apples? The list of links to past posts is getting a bit long so I will put up a link to the last post in the European series and you can find other links at the bottom of that post. The Path Through Pictures VIII The Past Through Pictures IX The Past Through Pictures X The Past Through...

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New Trailer Released for Upcoming James Bond Film ‘Spectre’ (VIDEO)
Jul24

New Trailer Released for Upcoming James Bond Film ‘Spectre’ (VIDEO)

The 24th installment in the James Bond empire is due to hit screens in the U.K. on October 26 and in the U.S. on November 6. Daniel Craig makes his fourth appearance as Bond in Spectre. A new trailer for the film posted on YouTube Tuesday promises a return of the age-old formula of guns,...

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The Past Through Pictures XIV
Jul22

The Past Through Pictures XIV

Baltch Creek Canyon is narrow and deep.  As a result it gets very little direct sunlight so it is a great place for mushrooms. The list of links to past posts is getting a bit long so I will put up a link to the last post in the European series and you can find other links at the bottom of that post. The Path Through Pictures VIII The Past Through Pictures IX The Past Through Pictures X The Past Through Pictures XI The Past Through...

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