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Rise of Skywalker

  Welcome back to the scuttlebutt,  Hey, have some of the eggnog, hope you aren’t driving.  I hope everyone had a great Christmas/Yule/Hanukah and that you’re stuffed with all the good food.   Let’s talk movies.   Now a lot of people of my acquaintance, and especially of my political and science fiction politics (oh,…

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Knives Out

  Welcome back to the scuttlebutt,  Grab a cuppa and have a seat.  It occurs to me that the title of this piece could lead you to think this is going to be a political discussion… Nope.   Look, we all know that this whole impeachment process is kabuki theater.  It’s nothing but Democrats posturing…

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Midway

  Welcome back to the scuttlebutt,    I could speak of the Show Trial the DNC is trying to pull in DC right now… Or I could talk on those poor bastards in Hong Kong. Americans in spirit, if not by law, (and a damn site more American than a lot of people born here,…

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Ad Ashcan

  Welcome back to the scuttlebutt, movie review time, no spoilers, I promise.   I wanted to like this show, really I did.  It’s science fiction, always a hook for me.  It’s near future. It was supposed to be hard SF (HA!) and it had some good talent. (Brad Pit, Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler,…

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Avengers: End Game

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt.   Finally got to see Avengers End game last week, and in the unlikely event that you read my stuff but didn’t go and see it, I promise, no spoilers.   This was the movie that all future superhero movies will have to measure up against, and probably be…