Celebrating 2017 on 4therace

Even though I still struggle to blog during the semester, 2017 was a record setting year for visitors, views and likes here on 4therace.

To celebrate 2017 on 4therace, I’ve compiled a list of some of this site’s top 10s as well as some of my favorite things coming out of 2017 – just to get to know me a little better. Before delving in I’d like to thank all those who visited my blog, took the time to read my posts and comment. Each and every one of you keep this blog running and inspire me to write more and continuously improve my content every year. I thank you once again, and hope you enjoy this post which celebrates what I’ve done but mostly what you’ve pushed me to accomplish!

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MY FUNKO POP COLLECTION!

If Fabrice is going to be seduced by consumerism it’s because miniature figures of his favorite characters in pop culture exist. My Funko Pop collection began last christmas when I bought myself Captain Marvel while also purchasing Maz Kanata and Jyn Erso for my younger sister as a christmas. Now my squad has six more additions, small yes, but heading towards an inevitably larger number soon.

Going from left to right I’ve got Snap Wexley (an X-Wing pilot from Force Awakens), my ideological grandfather Bernie Sanders, my favorite Harry Potter character Bellatrix, Naruto (check why I love him here), Elliot from my favorite series Mr.Robot, my favorite character in Game of Thrones Arya Stark, and one of my favorite heroes from Marvel Comics Captain Marvel!

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The Three Things That Shaped Me [Part 2]: Harry Potter

In America, pop culture is the stable of our society. Movies, television, books, music etcetera, form friendships, they build traditions, they unite families, and they, often, define who we are.

The Three Things That Shaped Me is a small series I came up with where I wish to share the impact that three of my favorite fictional universes have had on my life and learn if any series, in any form, has done the same for you.

In Part 1 I discussed why I am forever indebted to Naruto – read more on that here -now in Part 2 I wish to share an extremely ubiquitous portion of my childhood, and most millennials, Harry Potter.

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Survey! Who are some of your favorite female characters in movies?

At the moment I am currently working on two really interesting posts that explore what is meant from “strong female character”, a phrase often misunderstood by Hollywood studios and film goers alike. To help me out with my entires, more like well-put together rants, I’d love to know who are some of your favorite female characters in film or possibly television. Feel free to answer in the comments below or on a google form I created here!

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The Films I Watched in June

Dear White People

The Fury

Moon

About Time

Westworld

Clueless

Changeling – I really loved Clint Eastwood’s score 

Cléo from 5 to 7 – I really want to check out the rest of Agnes Vagner’s filmography after this one.

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Superman/Batman: Apocalypse – Freaking Supergirl is in this movie. I really love the DC animated properties.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers – thrilling and haunting from beginning to end. Read why it was the film of the week for me here.

John Wick

Hard to Kill

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Edward Scissorhands – I just love young Winona Ryder and Tim Burton

Jackie Brown

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After Hours

The Witch – terribly frightening not over the top with its horror. Gorgeous cinematography as well.

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What did you watch last month? Let me know in the comments below!

The +116 Films I Watched in 2016

In 2016 I watched 116 movies, possibly more, making it the most amount of movies that I have watched in a single year (beating 2015 by 30+ films). This year, last year I should say now, I revisited some favorites, watched a few classics, rewatched some films that I loved as a kid and saw them in an entirely new light as an adolescent, and watched a bunch a movies for the very first time- some I loved, some I hated. I explored a handful of French films and got a glimpse of a couple indies. This list is truly diverse and filled with a bunch of gems that some may or may not know.  So fell free to explore my 2016 film watchlist……

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5 Films To Look For in the Second Half of 2016

Whether you think that 2016 films have been meh or awesome, or you even believe that this is the worst blockbuster summer ever, the final half of the year certainly has some promising projects. Check out 5 films that I am looking forward to in the second half on 2016.

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Those Time Travel Paradoxes (Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban)

Back to ruminating over time travel plots. This time over a movie that is in one of my favorite franchises, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I am assuming that readers of this post (Potterheads) are familiar with the story, especially when the time turner is used.

Some of the main events of the time turner sequences follow (roughly):

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