John Woo – “Paycheck” (2003)

Medium low quality movie starring Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman. Based on the Philip K. Dick’s short story Paycheck (read my post here).

Easily forgettable. I came to the novel from the movie.

More info? Wikipedia. Internet Movie Database.


Mimi R. Gladstein – “Feminism and Equal Opportunity: Hermione and the Women of Hogwarts”

Women in the enchanted and enchanting world of Harry Potter are anything but second-class citizens.

(from Harry Potter and Philosophy edited by David Bagget and Shawn E. Klein)

Key points on Hermione

  1. Hard Work
  2. Logic
  3. Knowledge
  4. Rational


  • John Stuart Mill, On Liberty and On the Subjection of Women
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Philip K. Dick – “Paycheck”

All at once he was in motion.

(from Paycheck and other classic stories by -)

This is a *great* story. It is very close to the reality. At least on the depiction of companies in this world.

Jennings was very clever and even ends up beating the bad guys at their own games. The plot is nicely constructed and to story is robust.

It is a pity that the plot was altered so much when they made a movie out of it. (will be the subject of another post.)