Monthly Archive: September, 2013

Healthier Option “Satisfries” Arrive at Burger King

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The latest fast food attempt at “healthier” eating has arrived at Burger King, and it has come in the form of the all-new Satisfries! Satisfries are an alternative to the traditional French Fries… Continue reading

The Era of Netflixing: How a Modern Audience Engages Television

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In my teenage years I worked in the kitchen of a family restaurant, first as a dishwasher and then eventually as a cook for about six years or so. In my earlier years… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “Wilfred”

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How do you know you have a proper grip on reality? You don’t. Ryan Newman (Elijah Wood), having survived a failed suicide attempt, answers a knock on his front door. His neighbor, Jenna… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Best and The Brightest”

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What would you do to get your kid into a good college? What about a good kindergarten? Jeff (Neil Patrick Harris) and Sam (Bonnie Somerville) have just moved to New York City and… Continue reading

Fast Food: McDonald’s Mighty Wings

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It’s been a few weeks since I’ve taken to this blog to chronicle my fast food adventures, but the gap has been for good reason. There was a period of silence for fast… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “It’s a Disaster”

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Are you prepared for a major calamity? No, you’re not. Welcome to It’s a Disaster. Four couples awkwardly gather for brunch and catch up, as old friends do. Just as they have all… Continue reading

Twitter, Second Screens, Piracy, and Why I’ll Never Be A Good Movie Blogger

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If you pay attention to the insular, yet oddly connected, lives of movie bloggers then you’re as pathetic as I am on Twitter. These people are like my celebrities. I skim right past… Continue reading

Movie Review: “The Spectacular Now”

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Based on a book by Tim Tharp of the same name, The Spectacular Now tells the story of Sutter Keely (Miles Teller). He’s the life of every high school party. He has everything… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Warriors”

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“Warriors… Come out to plaaaaaaa-aaay.” The Warriors is a late 70s street gang, cult classic. The Warriors, a Coney Island-based gang, are invited to an unarmed gang summit in the Bronx. The leader… Continue reading

Mobile Gaming: “Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time”

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The original Plants vs. Zombies was one of the classic must-have games for your mobile device. It’s a stationary tower defense game in which you must defend your home from waves of zombies… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “The Pill”

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How well do you know someone after just one night? Not very well. Fred (Noah Bean) is about to find out more than he ever wanted. After having an unprotected one-night stand with… Continue reading

Ric’s Netflix Picks: “This Film is Not Yet Rated”

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“Who watches the watchmen?”  – Juvenal No one. This is what director Kirby Dick attempts to show about the Motion Picture Association of America‘s rating system in his 2006 documentary This Film is… Continue reading