Author Archives: mfinocchiaro

About mfinocchiaro

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

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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NSFCCDP Movie Review: Max Max Fury Road (2015) – Charlize Theron carries this one all the way to the Citadel


There was a lot of buildup for this new installment in the Mad Mad franchise. I recall sneaking into Road Warrior as a kid and being blown away (and frankly scared of being caught). It was probably the first glimpse … Continue reading

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