Tag Archives: science fiction

Is Keanu Reeves Still the One?

The Matrix (4) It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than two decades since we were introduced to Thomas Anderson (Neo). The first Matrix film broke through our self-imposed blindness to the truth that the world as we know … Continue reading

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Is It Coincidence, or Something More?

The Celestine Prophecy (2006 film) I’m usually not scathing of any film that attempts to demonstrate how spirituality works, but this one bothered me when I watched it. Partly because of the political regime violence depicted, partly because of the … Continue reading

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Canada’s “New” National Anthem

We’re All in This Together (2013) As this is one of my favourite refrains, I was surprised to find that there exists a song with these words in its title. Now, because of the pandemic lockdown, it has come into … Continue reading

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And Speaking of Going “Back in Time”…

Back to The Future Trilogy (1985-1990) This is my second attempt to write this post. I’m not sure what happened to the first one. Maybe if I went back in time, I could see what I did wrong. (See what … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Version of a Walk-in

Source Code (2011) This is Groundhog Day meets Back to the Future. And the soldier being sent into a domestic (terrorist) battlefield is being kept alive after losing most of his body in war. It is also a metaphor for … Continue reading

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Star Wars as Spiritual Truth

Harpur’s Heaven and Hell This book from 1983 is a series of essays written by Tom Harpur and published in The Toronto Star newspaper. I’ve had a copy of it since about 2007. It’s still one of my great reference … Continue reading

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I Am a Man of Infinite Possibility

Mr. Nobody (2009) I’m surprised I haven’t written a review of this film before now. Perhaps I did, but only on Facebook. My daughter, Rosanna, suggested I watch it (as she’s a fan of Jared Leto). So, what can I … Continue reading

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Who is the Doctor?

Doctor Who: Season 12 Who said the Doctor has to be a man? The latest season opened last night on BBC One and BBC America. As usual it was full of farcical moments, and some ‘funny’ performances by the guest … Continue reading

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The Older Sheldon Show Ends

Not with a Big Bang, but a Whimper It was the finale of The Big Bang Theory last night. It seemed almost anticlimactic for a series that has run for 12 years on the evolution of its main character, Sheldon … Continue reading

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Is This the Real Thing or Just a Fantasy?

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai… (1984) I never saw this one during its initial cinema run. I suspect a lot of other people didn’t, as well. It had a budget of US$14M, but recouped only about half that at the … Continue reading

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