Author Archive | Rachel Peters

Ex Machina

Written/Directed by: Alex Garland Cast: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac Robocop. The Terminator. Bicentennial Man. A.I. All of these have one thing in common: human-like artificial intelligence. It used to be purely science fiction to see robots almost completely indiscernible from their human counterparts, but as each day ends, we are that much closer […]

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Expendables 3 – Rousey

There’s no denying she is the most talented female in the bantamweight division of the UFC, and arguably one of the greatest female fighters on the planet right now. She’s mowed her way through her competition (if you can even call any of them legitimate competition) without even breaking a sweat. She coached a season of the Ultimate Fighter, and aside from “Expendables 3,” is also filming several other movies.

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How to Die in Oregon

How to Die in Oregon – Tastefully and tactfully filmed and edited, this film is completely enthralling. You feel every powerful emotion right along with these terminally ill patients and their families. There is sadness in knowing the end is soon, but rejoice in knowing the end is coming at a time of the person’s choosing.

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A harbor seal I got the chance to interact with at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Her name is Rachel, and she is incredibly sweet. Some of the pinnipeds in the care of the Discovery Kingdom staff were rescued from the wild after suffering horrendous injuries inflicted on them by humans. Some of the rehabilitation stories are remarkable. I left a piece of my heart at that facility.

A Case Against Animal Rights

I know it feels good to think you care about the well being of animals in captivity, but if you really cared about them, you would support the institutions that house them. The money you spend on admission, food, and souvenirs goes essentially right into their mouths, and it goes to help these institutions continue to do great work in terms of conservation.

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Oculus

I absolutely love scary movies, but there is nothing worse than a movie I assume will scare the pants off me that has me leaving the theater utterly disappointed. If I’m going to pay $12 to see a scary movie, I want to go home and keep the lights on at night for weeks on end.

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