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Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
8 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

**** This film features all the key aspects in this art form. A great story, great acting, a sound score that works with the scenes and a poignant ending. It also takes us back to a time where honor and values were truly a key part of the American spirit. It's also nice to see a film that shows how someone's faith helps them become a better person not only to themselves but those around them.

Unthinkable
Unthinkable (2014)
12 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Unthinkable is one of the most thought provoking movies that deals with the ticking time bomb scenario and torture ever made. What makes it move in this direction is that it gives the audience all the questions (just a few below) for them to determine afterwards what is the right answer if they can at all? It is not politically correct because it actually makes the viewer think on their own instead of preach to them.

(1) Would you torture not only an individual but their family in order to stop a bomb that could kill thousands if not millions?

(2) Is it worth giving into a demand(s) of a terrorist in order to save life's as the clock is ticking away?

(3) Where do you draw your lines and how do you determine what truly works?

Watch this movie then tell me how and if you could stop the ticking time bomb with some form of morality?

Oculus
Oculus (2014)
14 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Well made movie that was too symbolic and very slow for it's own good. If it wasn't for the smart ending I would have left it with 2 especially since the dialogue itself was weak. Yet the ending like movies such as Six Sense, 12 Monkeys and The Fight Club which all surprised the viewers made up for this film as well. Not in the same caliber as those titles though

Rock the Kasbah
15 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

The story is all over the place and could have been a whole lot bette but it's still enjoyable to watch

Straight Out of Compton
16 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

I work in the inner city and empathize with those who have suffered from police abuse having witnessed it many times myself but Straight Outta Compton left me out. Some will say I don't understand the culture and that might be somewhat true but the continue negative portrayal of such individuals especially as they moved up the music ladder left me walking out of the room before the film even ended. If there were a couple of flashbacks that kept haunting them or scenes of some redemption I might have felt somewhat differently but it's hard to feel for those who are continually full of hate and anger even to what they consider "their own kind" as they step over them for glory. The movie also was somewhat repetitive and the language was over the top where their the "F & N word" was used as if it was "the" and therefore lost any force. The acting was the only redeeming quality of this film.

** 1/2 Stars