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A Rain-Soaked Namesake: Reminiscing on 3 Seasons of the Killing

Linden: “So you think Homicide’s gonna be any different?”
Holder: “Well, at least you got a bad guy.”
Linden: “Yeah? Who’s that?”
Holder: “Is that why you’re running away, Linden? ‘Cause you don’t know no more?”
-Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot

In honor of the fourth and final season of AMC/Netflix’s The Killing (to be released in its 6-episode entirety in under just 15 hours ohgodI’mhyperventilating) this week’s Throwback Thursday is all about The Killing. I apologize ahead of time for sounding like a crazed fanboy in this post that’s because I truly, truly am. Let’s warm up with one of the greatest scenes in the history of television:

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RoboCop (2014) Review: “Thank You For Your Cooperation”

I’ve never seen the 1987 original, but I’ve heard of Robocop. I knew he was a half-human, half-robot hero from Detroit with a deep voice and a wonky silver helmet. Nothing else really, which turned out to be boon in this case.

Snagging only a 49% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this year’s reboot of Robocop failed to impress a lot of fans, and after watching it myself, I can see why. While I don’t dislike the film, I wouldn’t go out of my way to see it again. Besides, I only rented it from Redbox on a whim because, hello, Joel Kinnaman.

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