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  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Some knee-jerk reactions: my concerns that it would be too much like The Lost World were unfounded. There were scary and well constructed setpieces, homages to the original film and other films. It was mixed bag. I’m a sucker for dinosaurs, so I’ll always show up for them but you do have to wonder how much further the envelope can be pushed. I thought they’d go way too far here. Though I could’ve gon Neil DeGrasse-Tyson on it but looked the other way. Still glad to have Jeff Goldblum back in there and if you think about it, how Dr. Malcolm is involved makes sense.

  • Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo

    Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo

    Taking A Christmas Carol to the Hundred Acre Wood and moving it to Christmas doesn’t sound like the most logical story treatment, but it makes sense due to tha characters even if every one of the Dickens characters doesn’t exactly have an analogue here. And there’s one song that stood out as something of an homage to Mr. Banks’ songs in Mary Poppins.

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  • The City of the Dead

    The City of the Dead

    ★★★½

    Simply structered but eerily effective.

  • Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric

    Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric

    ★★★½

    It's a sprawling topic, which makes it hard to hold together. However, it was informative, and clarified some things I wondered about. It can communicate with the uninitiated, and as per usual makes a mockery of prejudice through science. However, some of the sociological insights, especially from other cultures, are what is most telling. Some of the subjects' stories are quite moving and communicate volumes.