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Movie Review: The Theory Of Everything

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A friend at work loaned my husband a copy of the Stephen Hawking biopic, "The Theory Of Everything."  This is an educational film, and, as such, is more to be endured than enjoyed.


Taken from the memoir of Dr. Hawking's first wife, Jane (how can there be a spoiler on history?) the film depicts the painful physical degeneration of Stephen, as well as the tremendous burden that loving and caring for him put on poor Jane.


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Film Review: The Pirates! Band of Misfits

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Several years ago, I did an arc in my comic strip that involved pirates. Since then, it has been assumed that I have a "thing" for pirates, in the way that people have "things" for trains or Star Trek or stamps. Which is why my brother-in-law gave me a book titled "The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists!" because my husband actually does have a "thing" for Star Trek and science stuff. It was Jim's idea of a really good joke. The book was recently made into a CGI/stop motion animation film by Aardman Productions, the outfit responsible for the "Wallace & Gromit" cartoons.

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Film Review: Gravity

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A friend and I went to see Gravity on Sunday evening. We both enjoyed it. I got exactly what I expected of it, and more. This is a great man-versus-nature (or lack thereof) sci-fi, with a few pause moments that allow a more thoughtful audience member to reflect on the basic fight-or-flight nature of mankind. It gives a pleasant, well-timed mixture of chair-gripping, heart-racing action and reflective pauses, and while there is a touch of gore, it is not caused by violence, but by the impersonal hand of nature.

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REAL TO REEL: True Stories In Science Fiction

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Over the years, a lot of things have served for inspiration when it comes to science fiction films, but actual real-life events aren't usually among them.

Today, we explore several films drawn from historical events--more "fictional science" than "science fiction."

Some, you've probably heard of, and others you might have to search hard for to find. There may be a reason for this.

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