The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

DVD Release Date: December 24, 2002

 

DVD_The_Adventures_of_Pluto_NashPluto Nash (Eddie Murphy) is a retired smuggler turned night club owner in the moon-based colony, Little America. When a mysterious gangster named Rex Crater destroys and takes Pluto’s nightclub, he is determined to get it back with a little help from his friends.

 

[easyazon_link identifier=”B00A7E3TCK” locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]The Adventures of Pluto Nash[/easyazon_link] is absurd. The story is silly, unfocused and full of nonsensical turns engineered for cheap laughs. In other words, it is exactly what one should expect from a comedy starring Eddie Murphy. What makes it, for this viewer, the movie that I best enjoyed from this lead actor is the other-worldliness of the setting and story. There’s almost a magic to the ridiculousness of the humor. Everyone likes a mindless movie from time to time and [easyazon_link identifier=”B00A7E3TCK” locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]The Adventures of Pluto Nash[/easyazon_link] certainly fits that “better if you don’t think about it” bill. Don’t think there’s a market for this type of film? My husband’s favorite movie is “Howard the Duck.” Every movie and every book has an audience.

 

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The Martian (2016)

DVD Release Date: January 12, 2016

 

DVD_MartianThe crew of the Ares III is forced by a dust storm to evacuate from Mars. In the rush to leave, Astronaut Mark Watley is hit by debris and his suit isn’t showing signs of life, so his fellow astronauts presume him dead and leave him stranded on Mars. Watley must do what he can to survive until the next mission arrives. Earth Control receives satellite photos showing that Watley has survived which they decide to suppress. Will Watley make his way home against the odds?

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1968)

Release Date: January 24, 1968 | DVD Release Date: February 27, 2001

 

DVD_Dr_StrangeloveA United States Air Force General orders a nuclear attack aimed at the Soviet Union. The movie follows the President and Joint Chiefs of Staff as they struggle to stop the attack and the B-52 Bomber as it travels to deliver the devastating hit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2001: a Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

Publication Date: September 1, 2000

 

AC_2001_A_Space_OddessyAn ancient monolith is unearthed on the moon which sends a mysterious signal toward Saturn. A manned spaceship is sent to investigate the destination of the signal. The AI of the ship was modeled after humanity and has some of its worst qualities. The AI manipulates the crew and takes over the ship leaving the crew to battle their own ship to save humanity.

 

 

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Dr. Who City of Death by Douglas Adams

Publication Date: May 21, 2015

 

The Doctor takes Romana to Paris for a vacation and instead of landing them in the intended time period, the TARDIS takes them to 1979. There the Doctor finds rogue time travelers, art theft and the resurrection of a dangerous alien race thought extinct. Joined by the rough British P.I. Duggan, they must do what the Doctor does best … save the human race.

 

 

 

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The Scarecrow’s Brane by D.L. Morrese

Publication Date: July 3, 2015

 

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Commander Lisa Chang and the crew of the Brane Child find themselves in Oddz. Their ship crash-lands into the only thing between the Emerald City and the Red Witch of the South, who is trying to take it over. Lisa must travel to the Great and Powerful Blue Wizards of the East to make a new weapon to protect the Emerald City.

[easyazon_link identifier=”B00XT0HESE” locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]The Scarecrow’s Brane: A Futuristic Fairy Tale (Adventures of the Brane Child Book 2)[/easyazon_link] is the second book in the Brane Child series.

 

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Dissent: Book I of The Nexus by Thomas Olbert

Publication Date: March 31, 2016

 

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Kayleen is a Kralite, an Amazonian type warrior race. Saaryth is a Kaltaarist, a femme race that hunts together, lives together and shares together. Though their life philosophers are at odds, when thrown together, a deep connection develops between the two women. In a violent society of worlds on the brink can their love survive?

 

 

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The Darkest of Suns Will Rise by Brian Sfinas

Publication Date: April 1, 2015

 

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The Earth is in a Golden Age. A pacifist alien race known as The Prognosticate has helped humanity solve its greatest problems. Every Golden Age must come to an end.

A terrorist organization comprised of religious zealots known as The Orphanage, destroys a trade ship. It seems that someone in the Alliance has given the  intel and Aiden DeCaro, captain of a near-Earth defense ship is the prime suspect.

 

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For Us The Living: Judgment Day by R.A. Peters

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

 

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In [easyazon_link identifier=”B016E5JDKC” locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]For Us The Living: Judgment Day[/easyazon_link] an electromagnetic pulse hits the Earth leaving it in an apocalyptic state. Sergeant Danielle Walker goes from a special ops mission in the Middle East to fighting an unknown force. Her husband, Dixon, knew this day would come but even his preparation might not be enough to weather the end of this world.

 

 

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Doctor Who 2014 Christmas Special: The Last Christmas

DVD Release Date: February 17, 2015

 

DVD_Doctor_Who_Last_Christmas The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenny Coleman) must help scientists plagued by crab-like creatures at a North Pole Scientific Station with the help of Santa (Nick Frost) and his elves.

Readers of this blog will know that I am a big fan of Doctor Who as well as the comedic characters normally played by Nick Frost. In [easyazon_link identifier=”B00QHND1BO” locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]Doctor Who: Last Christmas[/easyazon_link] the actor takes a darker interpretation of an iconic character.

 

 

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