Tag Archives: technology

Downsizing (2017)

Downsizing (2017) One of those films that looked interesting but was not immediately on my “must-see” list, Downsizing pleasantly surprised me in how entertaining and thought-provoking it is. Similar to The Martian, it takes a serious approach to science fiction … Continue reading

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Looking into the Future

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episodes 3 & 4 (8 Footsteps)(The Canadian Patient) It is a delicate balance in the detective genre between telling a succinct and compelling mystery and having the audience care about the main characters. In order to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Pluto

Once considered the furthest planet from the Sun, Pluto went from being the runt of the litter to being the first among the dwarf planets, the King of the Kuiper Belt. For some – particularly American nationalists who seem to … Continue reading

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Harriet the Spy – A Simpler But Stranger Time

While much can be (and has been) said about the novel Harriet the Spy, what stands out most to me upon rereading it as an adult is how much childhood has changed since the novel was written in the 1960s. … Continue reading

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Big Hero 6 (2014)

What Frozen did for sisters, Big Hero 6 does for brothers. While not being a fairy tale and instead being based on an obscure comic book series, this film tells a fantastic story and gives us quirky but still relatable … Continue reading

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Week X – Building Up

Part 1: MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 8, Episode 8 (High Voltage) One of the charming highlights of this series in general is its exploration of early twentieth-century technology, science, and inventions.  While the solution to this episode’s murder ultimately lay in … Continue reading

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Week D – Endless Optimism Amid Despair

While television tends to focus on darkness and despair, it also reminds us of the power of forgiveness and of not doubting in others.  This week was all about second chances, seventh chances, seventy-times-seventh chances, or even getting a chance … Continue reading

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