Saw three movies this week The Accountant: thriller, not remarkable; Hacksaw Ridge: has been discussed extensively here. Glad I watched it but not the best I saw;and A United Kingdom: a movie about Africa with those typical wide landscapes. A costume drama,respectable, a bit virtuous even, which I considered the best of these three.
The story: Prince Seretse Khama from Botswana marries the white British girl Ruth Williams in the end of the 40s. The newlyweds have to overcome resistance from both the indigenous population (Khama's subjects) as well as from the cynical British colonial authorities. Luckily love overcomes all.
In spite of this I was entertained, moved even. Love and politics went hand in hand.
What I saw was a balanced movie about Africa that doesn't just show dictators, genocide, poverty or corruption. Of course these are there but there is so much more to Africa, such as political leaders who love their people and who are genuinely interested in their well being.
Judge for yourself, I recommend this one
You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.
Ray Miland and Frankie Avalon battle post-apocalypse punks & other assorted mayhem after their hometown of Los Angeles is blown off the face of the earth by a nuclear attack shortly after they depart for a family camping trip...
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Ghost in the Shell. The best part of that movie was the theater had a bar and I got to drink beer through the whole thing... Expensive beer, but it made the movie better...
Not impressed with the movie. The background CGI was overwhelming. It was hard to track the characters in all the clutter. I also wasn't thrilled that they repeated several scenes (with some modification but not enough) from the original animes.
It also had the usual in your face "evil corporation" theme going. At least the Japanese, even the Russians with their variant, weren't in your face with a Social Justice message.
10 Cloverfield Lane starring John Goodman was a worthwhile sci fi film. The ending alone was one of the greatest sci fi scenes in film history IMO...
British and Russian Allies remembered https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK3HAGdGYdM
The philosophy of the gospel is the philosophy of equality, consequently the most favorable to republican government
Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Great movie for the kind of movie it is. The family and I enjoyed it, had some laughs and heard some great music. Recommend it if you like this type of movie, especially if you like GotG 1
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“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” -- Albert Einstein
I watched that movie not really knowing what it was about going on, and was surprised about halfway through to find out I was watching an adaptation of The Red Badge of Courage. A pretty good movie too!
You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.