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About r361n4

I'm a student at the University of Washington Majoring Business. I've always loved movies and my goal is to work on the financial side of the film industry. Until then though, I figure I'll spare my friends from my opinions and shout them from a digital mountaintop for anyone who's interested. After all, if a tree falls in a forest and nobody blogs about it, does it really happen?

Get to the Point: Fruitvale Station & You’re Next

In light of the recent blow to my free time I’ve suffered at the hands of my new job, I’ve decided to make use of a slightly more concise format for the occasional review.  The micro-review format has worked well … Continue reading

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Rorschach on DVD: Mud

At the end of each day when I come home from work, I’m faced with a critical decision; do I go out to see one of the week’s latest releases in theaters, or do I stay in and choose from … Continue reading

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Kick-Ass 2 Review: F*ck You, Rotten Tomatoes

If you’ve been following this site for at least a while, you’re probably aware of the fact that I’m an absolute sucker for dark comedy.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s a blood-strewn Tarantino banter-fest or an American Beauty style ode … Continue reading

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Elysium Review: Class Warfare… In Space!!!

Remember the good old days when future humans could just fight evil alien would-be-conquerors with no political subtext?  Me neither.  Apparently, neither does Neill Blomkamp, as he seems hell bent on tricking the world’s Sci-Fi Action junkies into learning valuable … Continue reading

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Rorschach on DVD: The Sapphires

Rather than exposing myself to wonder and beauty of the outside world, I decided yet again today to give into the demotivating effects of a long day at work and work up another entry edition of Rorschach on DVD.  One … Continue reading

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Rorschach on DVD: Trance

Today we have another special entry in Rorschach on DVD, a segment where I catch up with all of the diamonds in the rough that I have missed since the year’s beginning.  This time, we have a film that combines … Continue reading

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The Conjuring Review: The Anti-Ambien

Are you suffering from an excess of restful sleep?  Does the thought of letting yourself fall into the warm, soothing embrace of a nightly REM cycle just fill you with dread?  You could drink a cup of coffee or five, … Continue reading

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Scorsese Spotlight: The Last Temptation of Christ (The Cinematic Frontier)

Louis from The Cinematic Frontier was so kind as to submit review for both this film and Hugo for my ongoing Scorsese Spotlight segment, and I was so unkind as to forget to post them after he had sent them … Continue reading

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The Wolverine Review: Once More, With Ninjas

Of all of the tactics used by companies to promote a product, my favorite in a simultaneously ironic and serious sense is the “We Fixed It!” strategy.  Whether it’s Domino’s basically admitting that its old recipe was garbage or Apple … Continue reading

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The Way, Way Back Review: The Perks of Being an Awkward Teenager

The coming of age story has never been anything new.  From The Breakfast Club to Stand By Me to Juno, there’s just something about the subject of growing up that seems to offer unlimited potential when it comes to basing … Continue reading

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