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My Top Ten Favorite Movies that Take Place on an Airplane

I enjoy movies that take place in a confined area such as a boat, a train, an Artic outpost, or an airplane. The space constraint forces writers, directors, and actors to be clever and creative. Although many movies have a … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Favorite Christmas Movies

There are a lot of movies that have some sort of Christmas theme, and there are a lot of top 10 lists of such movies. Here is my list. I don’t include animated films such as “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. … Continue reading

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Five Cool Optical Illusions

When I was growing up, I remember my parents bought a series of books from Time-Life. Two of my favorites were “Mathematics” and “The Mind”. “The Mind” had some very cool optical illusions. Since then, cognitive scientists and artist have … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Favorite Spy Spoof Movies

The first James Bond movie, Dr. No, was released in 1962 and was a worldwide phenomenon. It’s success gave rise to an entire genre of spy spoof and spy comedy movies. Here are my 10 favorites. 1. Knight and Day … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Favorite Movie Witches

Halloween is about a week away, and Halloween reminds me of witches. There are a huge number of movies that feature witches. Here are my top ten favorites. 1. Wicked Witch of the West (Wizard of Oz, 1939) – For … Continue reading

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Top Ten Women Scientists in Movies

The Grace Hopper Conference is a for-profit, women-only event. It gives women an alternative to technology conferences that only have solid tech content. Example of a GH talk last year: “Five Ways to Tap Into Your Power: Take The Lead!” … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Favorite Early Dinosaur Movies (Before Jurassic Park)

The first of the Jurassic Park movies was released 25 years ago in 1993. It was a very good movie in spite of the annoying children actors. But before Jurassic Park, there were lots of movies that featured dinosaurs. Many … Continue reading

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