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Lizard Lair Media Rating system: Dinosaur Stomps of Approval

Lizard Lair Media Rating system: Dinosaur Stomps of Approval

This is an alphabetical master index page listing all media reviews and critiques/commentaries here at the Lizard Lair. I also have quite a few reviews that have appeared elsewhere as well and over time will be importing these into the blog.

Also, so we can have a relative measure of saurish glee or harumph-ishness about media content, I have invented a little Lizard Lair media rating system. The stomps of approval that you will see here correspond to the ratings on this chart (click to enlarge; once its on its own page, click a second time and it’ll really be legible. Weird, but there you have it).

And now, to the reviews. The last part in parentheses is shorthand for how many stomps something has. For instance, (**.5) is 2.5, or two and a half stomps. (And if you know someone who can design stompy emoticons to insert on a line of type, please put me in touch with them!)


The Adjustment Bureau (movie; 2011). Review: The Adjustment Bureau: Choice, Free Will, and Predestination (***.5)

The Black Dahlia (movie; 2006). Review: The Black Dahlia: a Sideways Murder Mystery . (**.5)

The Blind Side (movie; 2009). Review: The Blind Side. (not yet stomped)

Call the Midwife (tv; 2012). Review: “Midwife” and Marvelous Miranda Hart (not yet stomped)

“Canadian, Please!”(music video; 2009). Video: “Canadian, Please” by Gunnarolla in post Canada, FTW! (*****)

Continuum (tv; 2012).  Continuum: simple plot twist, complex moral dilemmas. (*****)

Donnie Darko (movie; 2001). Review: Donnie Darko. (not yet stomped)

Eat Drink Man Woman (movie; 1994 ). Commentary: Characters and Culture: the Jewish Family in Ang Lee’s ‘Eat Drink Man Woman.’ (not yet stomped)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (movie; 2009). The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and My Novel MAINLINE. (*****)

Honey West, starring Anne Francis (TV show; 1960s). Review/commentary: The Sexy Link Between Forbidden Planet and Mad Men. (not yet stomped)

Intacto (movie; 2001). Review: Intacto: a Movie on the Manipulation of Luck (***.5)

Life on Mars (TV show; ABC 2009). Review: Life on Mars: Finale Fail (****, plunging to * with finale)

Major Lance (music; 1960s). Commentary: Monkey Time, Major Lance, Pet Clark, and Early Music. (not yet stomped)

Pan Am (TV show; ABC 2011). Commentary: Smoking and Race on Pan Am: a CYA Start from a Mad Men Competitor. (not yet stomped)

Petula Clark (music; 1960s). Commentary: Monkey Time, Major Lance, Pet Clark, and Early Music. (not yet stomped)

Seven Pounds (movie; 2008 ). Review: Derailed by the movie “Seven Pounds.” (not yet stomped)

Stargate Universe (tv; 2009). Review: Stargate Universe Review (****)

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake (music). Commentary: Monkey Time, Major Lance, Pet Clark, and Early Music. (not yet stomped)

Torchwood (TV show; 2006). Review/commentary: Torchwood, Sexuality, and American Media. (not yet stomped)


Author Deborah Teramis Christian

Teramis wrote her first book at age 9, but like all good literary lizards has taken her time charging upon the market. Finally in a situation where she can write full time, she is becoming the Dragon, Unleashed, or a close facsimile thereof. Roar, said the saur.

Teramis On the Web

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New Books

This military science fiction anthology contains "Live Fire," Christian's Tiptree Award-nominated short story set in the Sa'adani Empire, the setting of her science fiction novels. Now available at Amazon in print and Kindle editions.