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ReThink Review: The Purge: Anarchy -- An Unlikely Allegorical Franchise

In 2013, The Purge surprised the movie industry by making almost $90 million at the box office -- a feat made even more impressive (and profitable) considering the film's $3 million budget. A possible reason for the film's overachievement...Show More Summary

ReThink Review: The Purge: Anarchy -- An Unlikely Allegorical Franchise

In 2013, The Purge surprised the movie industry by making almost $90 million at the box office -- a feat made even more impressive (and profitable) considering the film's $3 million budget. A possible reason for the film's overachievement...Show More Summary

ReThink Review: The Purge: Anarchy - An Unlikely Allegorical Franchise

In 2013, The Purge surprised the movie industry by making almost $90 million at the box office -- a feat made even more impressive (and profitable) considering the film's $3 million budget. A possible reason for the film's overachievement...Show More Summary

Aonuma discusses the open nature of Zelda Wii U and rethinking conventions

Coming from Eiji Aonuma... I still won’t say so much about this, but we made it a theme of sorts to review the commonplaces of Zelda. In the Wii U version, I feel like I have to say, “the game will take place in a vast world!” For example,...Show More Summary

ReThink Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Can't We All Just Get Along?

I was originally pretty suspicious of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, especially after Tim Burton's disastrous 2001 reboot and the overall campiness of the original films. But as I watched Rise, I soon became enthralled by the...Show More Summary

ReThink Review: Life Itself -- On Roger Ebert and Why I Review Movies

For most movie critics living today, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Roger Ebert is their patron saint. While I rarely read his reviews, I know that he's influenced me more than I even know, starting from when I was a little kid watching...Show More Summary

Review: Shovel Knight Strikes Gold

Every year, a handful of smaller titles take the video game industry by surprise. Developed by a smaller crew with a much smaller budget, these indie games make us rethink what is necessary to craft a great experience, providing as many thrills and chills as their AAA counterparts, and often 10 times as much heart. Show More Summary

ReThink Review: Obvious Child: Abortions In Movies Shouldn't Always Be Tragedies

For democrats and people who believe women should be able to control their own bodies, abortion has been a key issue in the sadly enduring battle for women's rights. However, that hasn't stopped supposedly liberal, godless HollywoodShow More Summary

How The U.S. Justice Department Review Impacts Pandora

The key risk includes the possibility of an increase in royalty rates which could prompt Pandora to rethink its business model and focus more on promoting a subscription-based service. Such promotion could include incentives that deter the usage of an ad-supported free service. This, in turn, would impact its user base growth.

ReThink Reviews: Night Moves - Can You Go Too Far To Protect the Earth?

Sorry, nostalgia fans. The new film Night Moves has nothing to do with Bob Seger's 1976 ode to combating sexual inexperience, nor is it a remake of the 1975 detective film starring Gene Hackman. In Kelly Reichardt's political thriller,...Show More Summary

ReThink Review: Fed Up -- It's the Sugar, Stupid

An admission: For the majority of my life, I've had little sympathy for the obese. It mostly stemmed from confusion -- I simply couldn't understand how people could allow themselves to get so big without multiple alarms going off in their heads that something had gone seriously wrong. Show More Summary

ReThink Review: 'Farmland' - Meet the Next Generation of Farmers

If you try to imagine what a farm looks like, one of two images probably springs to mind. One would likely be an idyllic small farm from a bygone era (or from ads and food packaging) with a red barn, some happy animals, and a small plot of colorful vegetables worked by a single tractor, or even a horse-drawn plow. Show More Summary

Ring: The Influence of Experts

Diane Ring (Boston College), The Influenc e of Experts (Jotwell) (reviewing Mai’a K. Davis Cross, Rethinking Epistemic Communities Twenty Years Later, 39 Rev. Int’l Studies 137 (2013)): Why do certain ideas gain traction in policy debates? Regardless of one’s field of study, this question cannot be ignored. The challenge is...

ReThink Review: Locke - On Male Responsibility and Concrete

While much has rightly been said and written about women's changing roles in society, the shifting responsibilities of men has earned considerably less airtime and digital ink. When men's main function was as the family's sole breadwinner...Show More Summary

Critiquing the 'Gladiator Ethos' of Student-Edited Law Reviews

Evelyn A. Grosenick (Public Defender, Nevada), In Defense of the Law Review, 45 McGeorge L. Rev. 305 (2013) (a response to Megan S. Knize (Editor-in-Chief, UC Davis Law Review, 2007-08), The Pen Is Mightier: Rethinking the "Gladiator" Ethos of Student-Edited Law Reviews, 44 McGeorge L. Rev. 309 (2013)): I recognize...

ReThink Review: Nymph()maniac vol. I and II -- When Sex Gets Unsexy

Producer Mark Burnett's Jesus movie Son of God (my review here) that was released this year clocked in at two hours and eighteen minutes. But director Lars Von Trier knows that if you want to tell a story about someone important, like...Show More Summary

ReThink Review: Divergent - Just Be Yourself, Even In Dystopia

Divergent is based on the best-selling first book of a popular teen sci-fi trilogy, though the reasons for its popularity will probably be lost on those (like myself) who haven't read them. That's because Divergent mostly seems likeShow More Summary

Rethinking "Men As A General Concept"

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by Lauren O'Neal The London Review of Books has never been focused on gender equality. VIDA, the organization which tallies up male and female contributors and subjects in various publications every year, consistently ranks LRB as one...Show More Summary

ReThink Review: Son of God -- What Would Jesus Watch?

Ten years ago, I went to a movie theater to watch Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ with a friend of mine who is a doctor, curious to see if the charges of the film's anti-Semitism were true. As my friend and I watched the umpteenth...Show More Summary

ReThink Review: RoboCop (2014) - A Drone By Any Other Name

Though it didn't appear on many/any end-of-the-year top 10 lists, I think my favorite movie of 2013 was Elysium, Neill Blomkamp's film about a not-too-distant future where the ultra-rich have fled a polluted, diseased, and overcrowded...Show More Summary

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