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Violent Ends in the Season 1 Finale of Westworld

Spoilers abound. In the opening episode of HBO’s Westworld, Dolores Abernathy (played by Evan Rachel Wood), in a state of robotic semi-unconsciousness, says this: “Some people choose to see the ugliness in this world, the disarray. I choose to see the beauty, to believe there is an order to our days, a purpose…the newcomers are […]

Welcome to [Long Philosophical Conversations and Nauseating, Horrible Deaths in] Jurassic Park!

I’m currently reliving my childhood love of dinosaurs via (a) my son, who asks thrice daily when we can go to our local natural history museum, and (b) Universal Studios’ marketing. I last read Jurassic Park when the movie was released and The Lost World when it first hit the nice mall’s Waldenbooks. I had fond memories of both, so […]

Michael Crichton: Traveler

One of the most prolific science-fiction and thriller writers of our generation, Michael Crichton appeals to a mass audience. Perhaps his most interesting book, however, is completely overlooked. In 1988 he published Travels, a sort-of autobiography about his…well, travels, both external and internal. It is absolutely fascinating. He has experiences with things that I find […]

Mockingbird at the Movies: Black Snake Moan

Ever wanted to watch a movie about a nymphomaniac chained to a radiator? Ever wanted to feel good about it? Black Snake Moan is for you. Craig Brewer, the man behind Hustle & Flow, brings us the story of Rae and Lazarus, the nymphomaniac and the owner of the radiator, respectively. Played by Christina Ricci […]