Doctor Strange & the Guardians

Blockbusters Reviewed

Welcome to the 41st edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts!  Last fortnight, I reviewed Ant-Man (2015) and Captain America: Civil War (2016).  This fortnight, I’m reviewing:

  • Doctor Strange (2016), rated M for fantasy themes, violence and coarse language
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), rated M for science fiction themes and violence

Those of course are the Australian ratings; in the United States, the ratings are:

  • Doctor Strange – PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content

As usual, I’ll give the trailers at the end, along with a clip each.  And as usual, I offer the following disclaimer, just to be safe:

WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD.  PROCEED AT OWN RISK.

Doctor Strange

5 characters rumored to be in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of ...

Alongside Ant-Man, this was one of the two MCU…

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The Myth of “White Privilege”

Is there any left-wing political talking point more annoying and stupid than "white privilege"? Especially since the facts simply aren't in its favour. No need to plead guiltyThe fashionable doctrine of ‘white privilege’ is fatally undermined by the factsThe concept of “white privilege” is some-times credited to the African-American writer W.E.B. Du Bois, but the … Continue reading The Myth of “White Privilege”

I Recently Discovered Tracey Ullman (and Michael McIntyre)

And they're absolute hoots! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLKIIR6Nf0M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtpk0dH9LJM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0wbYAn8IVw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNEfI6JnMJI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to8QPF5zCMc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aKhO3e97ss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz6S2j7BlAI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_jzDGv0KKw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUy_VsQA0gk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PwGcsRjGYA&list=PLlvqSc_ERNj6TFtepbdDt8W2zu3LO3JL2&index=26 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAYuFWqjDm0&list=PLlvqSc_ERNj6TFtepbdDt8W2zu3LO3JL2&index=7&t=0s&app=desktop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYg8zleKaTs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rMo87P-nDc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fin6aP1WbaA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXlbZQyGLBc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsJ5Qj6ySfg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wit9ElWyd4I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEBMkTt6koI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUwqV2KxEec https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHaBH4LqGsI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwBB1Izls1w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxvEh7Lcibk

TRUMP vs BIDEN: A Policy Comparison

The Epoch Times has compiled an excellent policy comparison for the two main candidates in the 2020 United States presidential election: incumbent President and Republican nominee Donald Trump, and former Vice-President and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. I found it helpful, anyway. (The Trump list includes actions taken already as President.) Economy Trump Grant tax credits … Continue reading TRUMP vs BIDEN: A Policy Comparison

Longevity stories

J-M's History Corner

In the Bible, there are many stories of persons living for well over a hundred years – some for several hundred.

[Note: I correct common translational errors in the Genesis 5 genealogy in Restored English Translation of Genesis: Chapter 5; the following list represents the true ages of the Genesis 5 patriarchs, which while sometimes shorter than traditionally given, are still pretty damn long!]

Adam – 930

Seth – 912

Enos – 905

Cainan – 910

Mahalalel – 895

Jared – 847

Enoch – 365 (he would have been considered a spring chicken!)

Methuselah – 720

Lamech – 653

Noah – 950

And there are many more examples one could give.  Many consider these as “proof” that the Bible is a bunch of fairy stories.  After all, how could anyone live so long?

Science, however, has found that there is theoretically no limit to how long a human may…

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