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Movie Reviews: Spider-man: Homecoming, The Beautiful Fantastic, Gifted, Paterson, Primer
Spider-man: Homecoming : Another in the long list of passable and entertaining but ultimately unimportant Marvel movies. Tobey Maguire set the standard for the Spider-man role in 2002 and 2004 ; Tom Holland doesn't quite live up to that standard, but he doe...

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Movie Reviews: The Beautiful Fantastic, Gifted
The Beautiful Fantastic: A deliberately quirky movie, pleasant and enjoyable, not too deep. Imagine the heroine of Amelie with a less challenging set of obstacles: Bella is a librarian and an aspiring children's author who lives in a small flat where she is...

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Second Draft of the Book Done
Yay. And less than a year after the first draft. Third draft means a) getting it edited, b) adding sources for and backing up all of my wild claims, c) adding any important arguments or information from the sources that I noted but forgot to include, and d)...

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Movie Reviews: Wonder Woman, Logan, Personal Shopper, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Jane Eyre BBC (2006)
Wonder Woman :  Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman (aka Diana aka Diana Prince) in the first good DCEU movie. Unlike the last DCEU movies that were filled with grim, grit, and sadness, this film mixes the grimness with as much high popping fun, action, and eve...

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The Period Game: Finally A Board Game About Menstruation?
In 2006 I lamented that there were no board games about menstruation. In 2010, I reported on two very limited games by public health services on the topic. Now two designers, Daniela Gilsanz and Ryan Murphy, have produced a nifty-looking prototype for a gam...

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Hamas Has a Board Game: Reaching Jerusalem
Via MEMRI: The board of the "Reaching Jerusalem" game (image: Facebook.com/MaAmriti, April 4, 2017) According to MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute), Hamas has published a board game called "Reaching Jerusalem". The game is based on Snakes and Ladd...

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Made in Ferenze would like you to look at their chess sets again (with 10% off)
I listed one of Italfama 's chess sets sold by Made in Firenze among my top ten most expensive board games post, which is now ten years old (and woefully out of date). Good lord, have I been blogging for that long? Anyway, you can get 10% off from Made in F...

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Amazon deals on games
Amazon has a more extensive than usual list of deals on games today.

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Theora Design: From The Holocaust to a Game Company Success Story
Michelle Spelman, writing for Mary Couzin's Chitag magazine, profiles Ora and Theo Coster, the couple behind the successful Israeli game company Theora Design (Guess Who, Zingo, Elefun, others). Worth a look.

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Movie Reviews: Ghost in the Shell (2017), Beauty and the Beast (2017), Deadpool
Ghost in the Shell (2017) : The graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim was 100 times better than the movie Scott Pilgrim , but I still thought that the movie Scott Pilgrim was the best movie I saw in 2010. It probably helped that I never saw the source material...
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