Author Archives: mfinocchiaro

About mfinocchiaro

IT Architecture Guru for large PLM software company but dabbling in Web 2.0 and other stuff.

NSFCCDP Movie Review: Ghost in the Shell (2017)


I picked up Ghost in the Shell as a manga in Tokyo nearly 20 years ago and was blown away. The story of Major Motoko Kusanagi with her friend and subordinate Batou of the cybernetic eyes and her boss Lt … Continue reading

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My first book! The Gramble Chronicles I: Sophie’s Playlist


Yes, I have been away from WordPress for too long, but I was productive. In 2016, I read 218 books totally 73000 pages – spanning the work of Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon among many, many others. … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: Logan (2017) – Wolverine’s Last Gasp


It has been a LONG time since I have written a blog entry. It isn’t like I haven’t watched the slew of science fiction and superhero flicks since The Martian, I just was focused elsewhere including writing my own book. … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: The Martian (2015) – Pretty good but predictable sci-fi [UPDATED]


Now, I have never claimed to be a big Matt Damon fan, and so I had a bit of reluctance to give him a chance in The Martian. m.poulet and I saw it a few nights ago and I was … Continue reading

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Hannibal Season 3 – The Gorgeous End to an Inconvenient Bro-mance


[Spoilers avoided as much as possible but not completely guaranteed to be missing] I am pretty sad to say goodbye to Hannibal. It took me a while to get into this show due to its excessive violent and yet I … Continue reading

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TV Series: Game of Thrones S05 (2015) – Epic but perhaps too much


[SPOILER ALERT! There may be a few spoilers below so reader beware] Now don’t get me wrong, I found Game of Thrones to be extremely entertaining this season. There were some epic scenes which I will not soon forget – … Continue reading

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TV Series: Gotham S01 (2014-2015) – Not bad for a Bruce Wayne backstory


Although it felt incredibly long and slightly unhinged at points, overall Gotham was a pretty solid show in the superhero genre. I will admit to a bit of frustration in that Bruce Wayne is too young to be Batman and … Continue reading

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