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On the Edge of Tomorrow: Tom Cruise’s Groundhog Day

On our recent podcast, we talked about time travel. We probably will again, because time travel is cool, and repetition is part of the theme. Speaking of repetition, I’ll be going a bit more in-depth on the summer action flick ...

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ACP Podcast Episode 8: Tom Travelers

In this episode, we talk about time travel in our favorite games and movies, including Days of Future's Past, Edge of Tomorrow, Back To The Future, Chrono Cross, Virtue's Last Reward, and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Also, Marten ...

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ACP Podcast Episode 6: Problematic Artists

In this episode, we talk about the tough question of art versus the artist: what are our favorite artists and shows with questionable opinions or reputations? Do we have an obligation to stop watching something just because the creator is ...

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ACP Podcast Episode 5: Sequels

In this episode, Marten, Chalkey, and Lana talk about sequels! Hear us ramble about our favorite sequels to our favorite movies, including Empire Strikes Back, Shrek 2, Catching Fire, and Hobbit 2. Additionally, at some point or another, Marten gets ...

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On Sparkle and Random Number Generators

As probably none of you know, I am currently employed as a substitute teacher. During one of my assignments, I had the pleasure of observing first graders play the game Sparkle. As I watched, I realized the game was a ...

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Tiny Death Star: Being the 8-bit Bad Guy

Upon hearing mention of the term “Death Star,” only so many things can possibly come to mind, even among those who are unfamiliar with Star Wars. Even those with passing knowledge of the culturally significant franchise understand it’s a giant ...

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XCOM’s Parallels With Adulthood

I recently started watching Scrubs again, and as a “young professional,” it has started carrying a different meaning. It would be nice to be J.D., able to grow as a professional and cope with the pressures of adulthood with the ...

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A Reflection on Marathoning

Here on the ACP, we do a lot of writing about what we watch, even why we watch, but we’ve only barely touched on how we watch. In the linked article, Jonah touches on the subject of “binge-watching” as it applies ...

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Robot & Frank: A Case Study

We’ve all been there, had that moment in our career when we knew the jig was up. We aren’t as quick or as athletic, as clever or as quick on the draw as we used to be. A new generation ...

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Bob’s Burgers: Finding it’s Family Style

Last time we looked at Bob’s Burgers, Chalkey mostly covered how accurately it portrayed the difficulty of running a restaurant, but near the end he touched on how the show fills the niche left by King of the Hill. Like ...