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About mfinocchiaro

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

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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TV Series: Agent Carter S01 (2015) – A great take on this awesome female character


For once, the female lead gets to be fully fleshed out with no pity and little gravitas. Agent Carter is just 100% badass with no apologies. OK, yes, she is still madly in love with the (for now) lost Cap’n … Continue reading

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Mad Men S07 Part 2 (2015) – The end of an era and Don 2.0


[CAVEAT EMPTOR: SPOILERS AHEAD] Well, that happened. After 7 seasons over 9 years and 92 episodes, Mad Men took a bow and vanished into TV history on Sunday night. I thought that this last season was very strong and in … Continue reading

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