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Rack Focus Review: Tiny Furniture

Graduating from college comes with an overwhelming ennui that leads graduates to believe we are being utterly underutilized in a society that can’t appreciate our over-education. 694 more words

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Rack Focus Review: Jeff, Who Lives at Home

Jeff, Who Lives at Home, which is written by Jay and Mark Duplass, is rather obsessed with signs — and by that, I actually mean M. 528 more words

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Rack Focus: Review: Hunger Games

Once in a great while, my career beckons me in a way that incapacitates me ever so slightly. Did I see The Hunger Games? Yes. Did I like it? 693 more words


Rack Focus: John Carter

John Carter is a stupid film, but that doesn’t necessarily make it a bad one. I imagine the intended product is exactly what we’re getting: a fantastic exercise in pulp storytelling set in a world where mid-air combat and intergalactic swashbuckling collide in astonishingly ludicrous ways. 727 more words

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Rack Focus: The Lorax

The Lorax is my favorite of the many animated adaptations of Dr. Seuss’ works from the 1960s and ‘70s — where bizarre and vaguely hippie-dippie tunes were set against the rough lines and bright-yet-cruddy pastels that are synonymous with the artist’s humble illustrations. 646 more words

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Rack Focus: Review - Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

I actually really wanted Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance to be good. I’m a comic book fan, and I had hopes that directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor would bring the same wit, vigor, and panache that they brought to  437 more words

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Rack Focus: Podcast: Episode 1 (2/18/12)

Episode 1: The Phantom Critic – Who is the worst character in Star Wars: Anakin or Jar-Jar? Do the characters in Star Wars know they’re speaking English? 151 more words