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DEEPWATER HORIZON review

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deepwater-horizon-posterWhen Faced with Our Darkest Hour, Hope is Not a Tactic

On April 20th of 2010, an oil rig, named the Deepwater Horizon, located just-off the coast of Louisiana suffered a major blowout and erupted into a major oil spill, spilling over 200 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico.  Over the days that followed, most of the story centered-around the oil, but the real story is what happened on the Deepwater Horizon.  The film follows the crew from Transocean as they arrive for their three-week stint on the vessel.  Upon arriving, a few issues Continue reading

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN review

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the-magnificent-seven-posterJustice Has a Number

Based on the original “Seven Samurai” and “The Magnificent Seven”, 2016’s re-imagining from Antoine Fuqua opens-as the mining town of Rose Creek is under threat from the owner of the mine, Bartholomew Bogue.  Showing no care for its townspeople, it’s clear he only has one goal in-mind, finding gold.  Warrant Office Sam Chisolm is a three days-ride Continue reading

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SULLY review

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sully-movies-238330-1The Untold Story Behind the Miracle on the Hudson

On a cold winter morning in 2009 on January 15th, a passenger plane lost both engines at a lower altitude than any other aircraft in history after hitting a flock of geese just after takeoff.  Captain Sullenberger and First Officer Skiles had to make a quick decision, either divert the plane back to a nearby runway and risk not making it or try the unimaginable.  With time running out, they decided to Continue reading

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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS review

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light_between_oceans_xxlgLove Demands Everything

“The Light between Oceans” takes-place in a post-World War I Australia, and a job has opened for a lighthouse keeper just off of the coast.  Tom Sherbourne, a war veteran, is stuck in life and still-struggling from the war’s effects as he accepts the position; living a day’s boat journey from the nearest civilized area.  Upon arriving at the lighthouse, he meets a beautiful young woman named Isabel.  Tom performs his duty, while often writing Continue reading

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OUR LITTLE SISTER review

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our-little-sister-new-posterFamily Knows No Bounds

From acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda, “Our Little Sister” focuses on three young sisters, Sachi, Yoshino, and Chika, living in Kamakura, Japan; based on the manga series “Umimachi Diary”bu Akimi Yoshida.  As they are living on their own, they learn of their father’s, who they haven’t seen in over 15 years, passing.  Looking for some closure, the sisters attend his funeral; where they Continue reading