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Derek Sun was born in Los Angeles, lived in St. Louis for some reason, and then fled to an undisclosed location in the Pacific Northwest where he occasionally remains to this day. He uses his degrees in psychology and film to watch and write about movies, and is passionate about culture, science,and coffee, among other things. Contact him at @Derek8Sun to talk or argue.

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Articles

When Marnie Was There

A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair.

Tomorrowland

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Far From the Madding Crowd

In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.

Pitch Perfect 2

After a humiliating command performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's Mightiest Heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

Zero Motivation

A unit of female Israeli soldiers at a remote desert base bide their time as they count down the minutes until they can return to civilian life.

The Water Diviner

An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.

Black or White

A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.

I Can Quit Whenever I Want

A university researcher is fired because of the cuts to university. To earn a living he decides to produce drugs recruiting his former colleagues, who despite their skills are living at the margins of society.

Song and the Sea

Saoirse, a little girl who can turn into a seal, goes on an adventure with her brother to save the spirit world and other magical beings like her

Wild Tales

Six short stories involving distressed people.

Cinderella

The cynical moviegoer, upon noticing that the preceding short to Cinderella is Frozen Fever, will hypothesize that everyone in the audience came only to watch a Frozen sequel.