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Hi everyone, so here is the rundown of me.  I like reading and writing, nonfiction for both.  I love movies, especially original ones.  I like nonfiction music, eating out, and basketball.  I love to travel, and wish everyone did more of it.  And I love talking about the things I like, hence my account on this


reviewed Battle for Terra (2007). December 05, 2010
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Battle for Terra (2007)
I don't know what the relationship was between the makers of this movie and the makers of Avatar, but this movie and Avatar seem highly alike, except this one seems like a cheaper, scaled down, more child-friendly …
Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that
Of all the critiques about the Republican Party to appear in the past decade or so, this probably competes as one of the best. The author looks into the personal lives of many of the movers and shakers …
reviewed Pushing Daisies: The Complete Second .... November 19, 2010
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Pushing Daisies: The Complete Second Season (2009)
It is rare that a TV show combines great screenwriting with good special effects and an original storyline. But Pushing Daisies is one of the best there was, and this 2nd and last season was every bit …
reviewed Surface - The Complete Series. November 14, 2010
Surface - The Complete Series
Science fiction is rarely featured on commercial TV, especially by the big 3 of CBS, ABC and NBC. This was a rare exception. Focusing on the hear and now, the show is about the emergence of a marine creature …
reviewed Liberators: Latin America's Struggle .... November 13, 2010
Liberators: Latin America's Struggle for
Being an American and growing up in the American school system, I am disappointed in the lack of coverage of Latin America provided by American schools, whether it be in history, geography, or literature. …
reviewed How to Train Your Dragon. October 23, 2010
The viking genre is a perennial one in Hollywood, with about one major release per year. Previous releases include Beowulf, Pathfinder, The 13th Warrior among others. All these previous movies shared …
Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History
I had the privilege of visiting South Korea in 2001 as a tourist. Over the course of my life, I have met several Koreans thru work and school, and have read the occasional news article about the North …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). October 09, 2010
Once in a while a movie comes along that manages to encapsulate an entire subset of human experience within 2 - 3 hours of on-screen entertainment. The Ten Commandments with Charleton Heston is a good …
Star Wars: A Scanimation Book: Iconic Scenes from
This is the first scanimation book that I have ever read. Basically, every 2-page spread is moving scene from one of the Star Wars theatrical movies. And "moving" does not only infer emotional, but specifically …
reviewed George A. Romero's Survival of the De.... September 09, 2010
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George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead
If I watched this movie 20 years ago, I would have thought it a decent zombie flick. But after the releases of films such as "I am Legend" and "ZombieLand", I can only say that this movie is garbage. …
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December 20, 2010
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    December 12, 2010
    Hey Newton, welcome to Lunch! I see you've gotten started with some reviews- can't wait to give them a read. I'm one of the Community Managers on here so should you have any questions about getting started or need any help, feel free to ask me! Whenever you have a chance, feel free to add a pic so we can match a face to the reviews. Happy Lunching :)
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