Oscar Isaac

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Ex Machina

At some point in the not too distant future -- at least according to this movie -- the mighty Google will be replaced by the mightier BlueBook, the search engine to end all search engines. It's named after the Blue Book by Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of the great 20th century philosophers, though it's a slightly odd sort of book. It was really a collection of his notes and letters, made while he was studying at Cambridge, or rather half of a collection, the other half having been published as the Brown Book, named for nothing more exciting than the colors of the covers.

Ava's brain. Not the Arkenstone, but I'm sure a lot of people want it.

The Bourne Legacy

For once, I feel absolutely qualified to review a movie, since I own all the Bourne movies and have watched them at least a few times each. I practically have the first one memorized. You should see the way I hang on every word when Chris Cooper and Brian Cox are sniping at each other. If that isn't how the people who really run top secret black ops agencies talk, it should be.

Marta panics to hear cutbacks might force her to move to an even smaller cubicle


This time, the movie really is based on the book of the same name, by James Sallis. The main character in Drive is Driver, so that's easy to remember. Well, Driver isn't actually his name, at least I don't think it is, but that's what everyone calls him. Hugh Jackman almost played the character, which would've been funny if he had, since his character in Australia was called Drover.

Driver, Irene, and Benicio out driving, because what else would they do?

Robin Hood

I -- I don't know where to start. It's all so strange.

I'm best at the Tudor time period, but I've also read a lot about Eleanor of Aquitaine and her sons because -- let's face it -- Eleanor was the coolest European noblewoman ever. She told the King of France to take a hike, and he did. Eileen Atkins makes a pretty good Eleanor, don't get me wrong. The acting's good all around. But the history. Oh, the history.

Robin charging into battle against the French.