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I’m Concerned About the Future of My Alma Mater

I debated talking about this at all, but I think it’s an important topic to address. I graduated from Brigham Young University more than a decade ago. My parents attended that same school many years before, but they never pressured … Continue reading

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My Permanent Scar and What It Represents

Monday, June 7, 2021 started like any other workday. Or, at least, it started like I used to consider normal for a workday. I got up at my usual ridiculously early time to get in a good workout before putting … Continue reading

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I Struggle to Sit Through Frustrating Film Scenes Like These

I finally watched My Cousin Vinny a few weeks ago, and I have some things to say about it. I had heard for years that it’s a great movie, and I was missing out by not watching it. But for … Continue reading

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An Example of Seemingly Random Things Happening for a Reason

“There are no accidents,” said a wise turtle named Oogway. I believe that to be a true statement. It might seem like a random series of events produced everything we see around us, from life to civilizations, but I don’t … Continue reading

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The Long-Lost Origin of the Deja Reviewer

Today is a special day for me worth celebrating. It marks the 10th anniversary of the first article I ever published as the Deja Reviewer, and this is the 600th article I have published on this website. Back on June … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters II Is the Movie We Need Right Now

I’ve noticed something interesting about myself. The times when I feel angry rarely come as the result of outside influences. I can usually deal with stress, rudeness, and even injustice without losing my temper. No, I tend to get angry … Continue reading

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I Was So Wrong in This Old Article

I make a lot of definitive statements as the Deja Reviewer, judging this and that movie in ways that I think are reasonable and sometimes daring. But doing this leaves me open to the possibility of having to eat humble … Continue reading

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I’m a Fan of Emma

This isn’t going to be a typical article for me. It’ll be more personal because I’ll delve into my wife’s private life, while also being outside my wheelhouse because I’ll be reviewing a play instead of a movie. But I … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Work Is Never Finished

George Lucas famously said that films are never truly finished, only abandoned. I’ve noticed that that is true of basically everything I do, even though I’m not a filmmaker. I’m a writer, and each article I write feels like it … Continue reading

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My Cancellation Has Already Begun

Last Monday, I logged into Reddit looking for fun things to upvote when I was hit by an admin message informing me that my account has been permanently suspended. No recourse. No discussion. No mercy. And why was I banned? … Continue reading

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