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Suspension of Disbelief: Star Trek: Into Darkness

For those who aren’t familiar (all one of you) suspension of disbelief is a weekly segment where one of our crack team of Teen Skepchick contributors reviews a movie, book, or anything in between. This week, it’s Star Trek: Into Darkness, so already disbelief is suspended. Prepare your dilithium crystals, …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Iron Man 3

Welcome to suspension of disbelief, a weekly segment where we review movies, books, games and anything that takes our fancy. In this edition, Tony Stark returns and Robert Downey-Jr almost makes up for the implausibility of the whole movie with his charm. Also Mark Ruffalo’s in it. What do you …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Orphan Black

Orphan Black BBC America Starring Tatiana Maslany (as almost everyone) Rating: 4/5 clones Orphan Black is a new series from the BBC that I got hooked on because it plays after Dr Who, and thus I was already on the correct station to start watching it. It’s only about halfway …

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Science In Fiction

It seems the more you learn about the nature of reality the harder it is to suspend your disbelief in fiction. People who spend a lot of time around guns can find it jarring when a character in a story fires one with no recoil. Anyone who knows the least …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Fringe

Fringe is a television series that started in 2008 and concluded in January of this year. I’ve just started watching the first season and I’m completely in love with it. An FBI agent, with the help of her three sidekicks (two pretty, one crazy…literally), investigate odd happenings that occur on …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Les Misérables

Suspension of Disbelief is a weekly feature, in which we review movies, books, TV shows, and other popular culture for the skeptical teen. Title: Les Misérables Director: Tom Hooper Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and more Les Misérables is one of my favorite stories. I’m still working through “the Brick”, but I’ve …

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SOD: The Fault In Our Stars

Title: The Fault in Our Stars Author: John Green So I realize I’m coming a little late to the TFIOS party. It’s been out for quite some time now and was just listed as a top book of 2012 on a bunch of end of the year lists. However I …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Django Unchained

First off, technically you shouldn’t be watching this movie unless you’re over 18, but I’m going to let that pass, because you should see it anyway, as long as you’re not squeamish that is, this is Quentin Tarantino after all. Django Unchained is the newest in Tarantino’s onslaught of revenge …

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