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Get to know the talented staff and contributors here at Why So Blu…

 

Brian White

Owner / Writer / Reviewer / Editor
Location: Cleveland, OH
Movies: Fight Club, The Dark Knight, Moulin Rouge, Normal Life, Return of the Jedi, Back to the Future, The Hangover, 40-Year Old Virgin
Television: 24, Seinfeld, True Blood, Dexter, Spartacus: Blood & Sand, Sanford & Son
Actors/Actresses: Ashley Judd, Edward Norton, Johnny Depp, Scout Taylor-Compton, Halle Berry, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Giovanni Ribisi, Diane Lane, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba
Bands: Nirvana, Kiss, Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Rob Zombie, Korn, Machine Head, R.E.M., Foo Fighters, Shakira, Madonna
Games: Tecmo Bowl (NES), Super Dodge Ball (NES), Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Genesis), Splatterhouse (TurboGrafx-16), Bonk (TurboGrafx-16), Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi (Playstation), SSX (PS2), Cash, Guns, Chaos (PS3 PSN download), Unreal Tournament 3 (Ps3), Angry Birds (Apple iOS)
Hobbies: Hanging with my animals (Jasmine, Anavrin and Isis), my Mustang GT (Dark Angel), my iPhone and working hard to succeed in life.
Quotes:
“The things you own end up owning you.” – Fight Club
“Let’s put a smile on that face.” – The Dark Knight
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12196225_10104237178542067_4479386291176052767_nAaron Neuwirth

Writer / Reviewer / Editor
Location: Laguna Hills, CA
Movies: Fight Club, Grosse Point Blank, Pulp Fiction, The Big Lebowski, Out of Sight, True Romance, City of God, LA Confidential, Jackie Brown, Dogma, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Way of the Gun, Dark City, The Dark Knight, Oldboy, Star Wars Trilogy
Television: Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, Community, Justified, Arrested DevelopmentThe SimpsonsThe Office (British), Home Movies, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, The Venture Brothers
Directors: Wes Anderson, Danny Boyle, the Coen Brothers, David Fincher, Hitchcock, Peter Jackson, Christopher Nolan, Sam Raimi, Robert Rodriguez, Scorsese, Spielberg, Soderbergh, Tarantino, Guillermo del Torro, Edgar Wright
Bands: Pixies, The Strokes, The Roots, Beastie Boys, Vampire Weekend, Common, A Tribe Called Quest, Jurassic 5, At the Drive-In, Radiohead, The Hives, The Thermals
Games: Tetris, God of War, Uncharted, The Last of Us, Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto, GoldenEye, Ratchet and ClankRock Band, Metal Gear Solid, Infamous, Dead Space, Batman: Arkham Series, Shadows of the Colossus, Streets of Rage 2
Comics: The Walking Dead, Invincible, Watchmen, Sandman, Scott Pilgrim, Y: The Last Man, 100 Bullets, Batman: Year One, The Dark Knight Returns
Hobbies: Film, Disc Golf, Foosball, Video Games, Comics, The Beach, Climbing
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“Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone.” – Oldboy
“Slide…” – Fight Club
 
Website: The Code Is Zeek
PodcastOut Now with Aaron and Abe
Twitter: AaronsPs4
Email: Aaron@whysoblu.com
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BP Profile 2016Brandon Peters

Writer / Reviewer
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Movies: Halloween, Blade Runner, Batman (1989), Chinatown, Star Wars trilogy, Annie Hall, 12 Monkeys, North By Northwest, The Godfather, Die Hard, The Shining, James Bond series, Nightmare on Elm St Series, Friday the 13th Series, Star Trek movies, Alien, Night of the Living Dead, Memento, Dirty Harry, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
TV (Current): The Flash & all the CW DCTV, Star Wars Rebels, Game of Thrones, Ray Donovan, Girls, Veep, Silicon Valley, Ash Vs Evil Dead, Fargo, Orphan Black, Doctor Who
Directors: Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Nolan, Coen Bros, Steven Spielberg, Chan-wook Park, Neil Marshall, Quentin Tarantino
Bands: Dave Matthews Band, My Morning Jacket, Radiohead, Gogol Bordello, Ingrid Michaelson, Brandi Carlile, Pearl Jam, Umphrey’s McGee, Blind Pilot, Smashing Pumpkins
Games: Mega Man , Castlevania, Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Arcade Game
Comics: Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, The Walking Dead, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Runaways, Astonishing X-Men
Hobbies:  Hanging with my kids, going to concerts, having bad movie parties, enjoying craft beer
Quotes:

“Don’t knock masturbation, its sex with someone I love” – Annie Hall
“Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? I ask that of all my prey.” – Batman (1989)

Website: Naptown Nerd
Podcast: Cult Cinema Cavalcade
Twitter: @btpeters

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Bron Teal TieBron Anderson

Writer / Reviewer
Location: Petaluma, CA
Movies: The Silence of the Lambs, Amelie, The Usual Suspects, Mad Max: Fury Road, City of God, Miles Ahead, Cabin in the Woods, Happiness
Television: Black Mirror, Arrested Development, Buffy, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, The Wire, The Office, Lucha Underground
Directors: The Coen Brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Joss Whedon, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, David Fincher, Stanley Kubrick, Brian De Palma
Bands: They Might Be Giants, Tool, The Beatles, Lamb of God, Devin Townsend, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Steely Dan, David Bowie, P.O.S., Animal Collective, Daft Punk, The Decemberists, The Shins, Wilco
Games: Halo, Arkham Series, Dragon Age, Neverwinter, Battlefield, Puzzle Quest, Monkey Island
Comics: Sandman, Hawkeye, Preacher, Saga, Y: The Last Man, Watchmen, Fables, Jack of Fables
Hobbies: Philosophy, Movies, Sartorial Pursuits
Quotes:
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”
“People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what they don’t know is what what they do does.” – Michel Foucault
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Gerard IribeGerard Iribe

Writer / Reviewer / Editor
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Movies: T2, Pulp Fiction, The Dark Knight, Inglourious Basterds, LOTR Trilogy, Fight Club
Television: Hunter, 24, X-Files, Millenium
Bands: Kiss, Lit, AC/DC, Rob Zombie, Powerman 5000, ZZ-Top, Metallica
Hobbies: Film
Passion: Film
Quotes:
“Quitters never win and winners never quit.” – Napoleon Hill
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Gregg Senko

Writer / Reviewer 
Location: Cleveland, OH
Movies: Casino, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, There Will Be Blood, Predator
Television: Dexter, Sanford & Son, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Daredevil
Actors/Actresses: Daniel Day-Lewis, Helen Mirren, Chadwick Boseman
Bands: Dave Matthews Band, Paramore, Imagine Dragons, The Chieftains
Games: Super Dodge Ball (NES), Star Wars Battlefront (PS4)
Hobbies: Hockey, Football, Photography, Boardgaming

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jason-001Jason Coleman

Writer / Reviewer

Location: Studio City, CA
Movies: Manhunter, Big Trouble In Little China, Night of the Comet, The Adjuster, Trancers, Oldboy (not the remake!), Ghostbusters, Blade Runner, Sunshine, Blow Out, Predator, The Thing, Re-Animator, Phantasm, Creepshow, Psycho, Monster Squad, Pulp Fiction, Deep Cover, Blue City (guilty pleasure!), Escape From New York, Robocop, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, Blue Velvet, Happiness, Barton Fink, A Clockwork Orange, Videodrome, Near Dark, Roger & Me, Night Shift, Dredd, The Lookout, Bound, Faster, What Lola Wants, The Collector and any film by Frank Henenlotter.
Television: Only one – The Shield.  (Don’t watch a ton of TV!)
Actors/Actresses: James Spader, John Turturro, Kurt Russell, Michael Stuhlbarg, Kiefer Sutherland, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jemaine Clement, Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino, Gina Gershon, Jessie Wiseman, Katharine Isabelle, Haley Lu Richardson, Adriana Mather
Directors: David Lynch, Brian De Palma, John Carpenter, Atom Egoyan, Todd Solondz, The Coen Brothers, Stanley Kubrick, Ridley Scott, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Henenlotter, Park Chan-Wook, David Cronenberg, Danny Boyle, Sam Raimi, Paul Verhoeven, John McTiernan, Michael Moore, Kathryn Bigelow
Bands: Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Cure, Wang Chung
Games: Pac-Man, Dig-Dug, Galaga, Donkey Kong
Hobbies: Finding great movies both big and small and hanging with my sons (aka my boys!) – who are also named after characters in movies.
Quotes:

“Well, I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman’s back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap.  I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.  I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter.  I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.” – Bull Durham
“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass.  And I’m all out of bubblegum.” – They Live
“Daddy would have gotten us Uzis.” – Night of the Comet
“Dry hair’s for squids.” – Trancers

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unnamedJordan Grout

Writer / Reviewer
Location: Petaluma, CA
Movies: I Heart Huckabees, The Last Unicorn, Legend, City Lights, Batman Returns, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Transporter 2, Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan, Empire Strikes Back, Rosemary’s Baby, Lady Snowblood, Tess, Macbeth, Remains of the Day, Iron Giant, M. Hulot’s Holiday, Great Dictator, Safety Last!, Leprechaun 4: In Space, Lord of the Rings (1978), Time Bandits, Vampyr
Television: Are You Being Served?, Fawlty Towers, Archer, X-Files, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Fargo, The Wire, Father Ted, The Avengers, Black Adder, Mr. Bean, Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Directors: Roman Polanski, Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Ralph Bakshi, Terry Gilliam, Carl Th. Dreyer
Quotes: 
“My dear penguins, we stand on a great threshold! It’s okay to be scared; many of you won’t be coming back. Thanks to Batman, the time has come to punish ALL God’s children! First, second, third AND fourth-born! Why be biased? Male and female! Hell, the sexes are equal with their erogenous zones blown sky high! Forward march! The liberation of Gotham has begun!” – Batman Returns
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Kori Kemerer

Writer / Reviewer

Movies: Seven, Wedding Crashers, Taken, Con Air, Face Off, Four Christmas’, The Grey, Underworld
Television: Dexter, Walking Dead, Criminal Minds, Big Bang Theory, Mike and Molly, Two and a Half Men
Actors/Actresses:  Liam Neeson, Nicholas Cage, Vince Vaughn, Mila Kuniz, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Beckinsale
Music: Guns n Roses, Korn, Train, Pink, Katy Perry
Games: Ratchet and Clank, SSX, God of War
Hobbies: Watching football (Buccaneers), Movies, Playing with my dog Kandi, living life
Quotes:

“There’s no place like home.” – Wizard of Oz
“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” – Gone with the Wind

 

Adam Toroni-Byrne

Writer/Reviewer

Location: Redwood City, CA.

Movies: The Godfather, Goodfellas, Casino, The Abyss Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Bridesmaids, Grandma’s Boy, Scream, The Rock, American Werewolf in London, Die Hard Series, Apocalypse Now, Fight Club, Se7en, Fatal Attraction, The Indiana Jones Series, Lord of the Rings Series, Harry Potter Series, The Big Lebowski), Vacation Series, To Catch A Thief, Rear Window, Vertigo, The Man Who Knew Too Much, North By Northwest, Psycho, The Bodyguard,, The Shining, 2001, Boomerang, Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, Coming To America, Death Proof, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Joker, Batman, Batman Returns, Iron Man, The Devil’s Rejects, Mildred Pierce, The Breakfast Club, The Exorcist, Poltergeist, Ghostbusters, The Goonies, Face/Off, Falling Down, Commando, True Lies, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The Equalizer, Girls Trip, Little, The Brave One, Zodiac, Get Shorty, Toy Story, The Incredibles, Aladdin, Peter Pan, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Fisher King, Lethal Weapon Series, The Game… To be fair, the list is endless…

TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Frasier, True Detective, Insecure, King of Queens, Modern Family, Hell’s Kitchen, Masterchef

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, The Coen Brothers, Martin Donovan, Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Judd Apatow, Paul Feig, John Hughes, Quentin Tarantino, John Carpenter, John Landis, Chris Columbus, Richard Donner

Music: To spare you the reading of yet another extremely long list, I’ll just say that beside movies, music is a huge part of my life. I listen to nearly every genre and love artists ranging from John Coltrane (Jazz) to Enigma (Technical Death Metal) with many guilty pleasures in between. If I had to pick one type of music to listen to primarily though, I am a die-hard soul music fan, and love the many subgenres within soul music most of all.

Hobbies: Collecting and watching films, researching and refining my home theater, cooking, road trips and travel with my husband, Visiting the beach, Spending tons of times with my family and friends (who I call my “Logical Family”), Driving, Singing karaoke, discussing film and music, storing up useless information about film, music and physical media

Quotes:

“A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man…” – The Godfather
“Now that, my friend, is a clear-cut case of him or me. And you best believe it ain’t gonna be me…” – Jackie Brown
“Goonies never say die…” – The Goonies
“You probably won’t believe this, but I have a reputation for being a bitch…” – The Bodyguard
“I want to apologize. I’m not even confident on which end that came out of…” – Bridesmaids
“Someday this war’s gonna end…’ That’d be fine with the boys on the boat. They weren’t looking for anything more than a way home. Trouble is, I’d been back there, and I knew that it
just didn’t exist anymore.” – Apocalypse Now

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