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Derek Wagner is a student at the University of Pittsburgh and is majoring in Statistics (Class of 2020). Derek hails from Eldersburg, Maryland, but his true allegiance lies with the city of Buffalo and their hapless Bills. While the field of statistics is his ideal vocation, Derek hopes to stay involved in politics and continue to promote conservative thought in American culture. Derek can be seen on episodes of The Unsafe Place Podcast, Spotlight, and the Locker Room. He also manages a blog on the site called Wagner’s Watchlist.

The Locker Room Podcast Episode 26: “The U” is Back and...

The Locker Room Podcast Episode 26: "The U" is Back and the NFL is Wack [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/356059931" params="color=#060d6c&auto_play=true&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Could the loser of...

The Polis Podcast Episode 7: Amazon Hot. Stephen Foster Not.

The Polis Podcast Episode 7: Amazon Hot. Stephen Foster Not. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/351013690" params="color=#060d6c&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] This weekend on the Polis Podcast, Julia is joined...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Defiance (2008)

*Photo Credit: Collider I find historical, “based on a true story” films to be notoriously hit-or-miss. History is, in reality, filled to the brim with...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

*Photo Credit: © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Ridley Scott: “Who are you?” Denis Villeneuve: “I’m you, but stronger.” Among my most unpopular movie opinions is my dislike of...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

*Photo Credit: © 20th Century Fox Finally, a movie that doesn’t take itself too damn seriously. One of my biggest issues with Hollywood is the fact that...

The Pitt Student Body Fails a Test of Character

*Photo Credit: Unsafe Place Staff On Monday, September 18th, the bigots came to town. A handful of demonstrators, toting inflammatory signs and a few clueless...

Wagner’s Watchlist: It (2017)

*Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Stephen King has long been a cash cow for Hollywood. The renowned horror writer has provided the source material for such...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Study Break 90 Minute Movies

For many people on tight schedules, movies seem like too much of a time sink. This is especially true on college campuses; whether you’re...

Buffalo Bills 2017 Season Preview

*Photo Credit: John R Witt Photography 2016 Record: 7-9 NFL Draft: Rd 1- CB Tre’Davious White; Rd 2- WR Zay Jones; Rd 2- G Dion Dawkins;...

Wagner’s Watchlist: No Country for Old Men

A lot of people die in this movie. I start this review by saying that fact very bluntly, because that is how the movie begins...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Primer

*Photo Credit: 2004 New Line Cinema The science fiction genre is among the most grossly expensive genres in Hollywood. For instance, the recent sci-fi flop...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Only God Forgives

When Ryan Gosling is billed as the lead actor in a film, it’s reasonable to expect a strong performance. As one of the strongest...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Dunkirk

Imagine you’re a soldier, standing on a beach, being whipped by the cold wind rolling off the sea. Behind you, the Enemy’s soldiers and...

Wagner’s Watchlist: The Nice Guys

*Daniel McFadden/Warner Bros. Entertainment When it comes to actors, most of us generally differentiate between comedy actors and “serious” actors. We’d scoff at the notion...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Spider-Man Homecoming

*Marvel Studios At long last, we have the Peter Parker we deserve. Once the most troubled superhero franchise around, Spider-man has been given the Marvel Studios...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Baby Driver

*SlashFilm There are few things in life as satisfying as a great movie soundtrack. Well-timed and well-tuned sonic overlays can be the final touch on...

Wagners Watchlist: 10 Cloverfield Lane

*Polygon After watching Cloverfield (2008), I felt duped and disappointed. I had expected a great mystery/disaster movie full of intrigue and a big surprise twist, and instead...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

*Photo: Contributed Photo If you ask anyone who grew up in the 1980s about their favorite comedy, chances are good that it will be a...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Project Almanac

*The AV Club Time travel might very well be the most difficult subgenre of science fiction to pull off. The contorted and overlapped narrative structure that...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Keanu

*ScreenRant Before he burst onto the scene as 2017’s hottest new director, Jordan Peele was best known as one half of the comedy duo Key...

Wagner’s Watchlist: The Discovery

*Netflix In recent years, Netflix has become a leader in the television market by producing original series and films that are only available through the...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

*Marvel Studios James Gunn and Marvel Studios pulled off a cinematic miracle in 2014 when they took a ragtag team of unknown heroes to the...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Train to Busan

*The Hollywood Reporter From the classic Romero films to The Walking Dead, the zombie genre is one that is quintessentially American. However, moviegoers rarely get...