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Independence Day

So let’s talk about Independence Day, ID4, or, as I like to call it: that piece of shit movie from the ‘90s that used alien invasion to make Americans patriotic for a brief moment. Last week I had band practice at my house and, as usual, our guitarist was late. It’s not that he’s a bad person but he’s never punctual. Our singer/screamer Brett was on time and we ended up watching part of Independence Day, laughing at the absurdity and stupidity of this film – it’s obviously a film made for addlepated, overtly patriotic Americans who think nationalism still matters when faced with beings from another planet.
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The Walking Dead episode 6

Episode 6: “TS-19”

The CDC isn’t a fire burning time bomb. Also, just ducking when a building blows up doesn’t really do anything, especially when the bomb is a pseudo-nuclear weapon. Am I willing to suspend my disbelief and go for an entertaining ride? Yes. However, I don’t enjoy visual media blurring the line while demanding empathy, riding melodrama into cheap sentimentality. The season finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead did just that. That doesn’t mean there weren’t great moments or that I didn’t enjoy the episode, but I understand why writers were fired.
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