Trumbo (2015)

No this isn’t about an elephant that can fly… it’s about a blacklisted Hollywood writer in the 40’s. This is an interesting movie to watch today, considering Hollywood is conjuring up their own red scare. I wonder when they made this movie, if they knew they would look foolish just a year later shouting that Russian’s were around every corner? Still, if Communism is your thing, go for it… it’s a free country. I’ll feel free to ignore you as it is your right to ignore me. I thought Trumbo was an interesting character and I loved hearing about the different movies he was involved in. He was both very likable and unlikable at the same time. Bryan Cranston did a great justice for this character with some excellent acting. I was also happy to see a well rounded cast. The movie is pretty long, and sometimes felt that way, but for the most part I found it to be quite enjoyable. I didn’t like the witch hunt that was happening to those writers then and I don’t like them today either. I probably won’t watch this again, but I do have a hankering to watch Sparticus and Roman Holiday.

83/100

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Trumbo (2015)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

They weren’t kidding in the title when they said this was long. Nelson Mandela is a good and important man in history. It’s a shame a film about his life was so drawn out and boring. I was also confused why they had to show so many Mandela love-making scenes. Maybe it’s important to some, I guess? Still, I love Idris Elba as an actor and he did a very good job as Mandela. The sets and costumes and the massive amount of extras was pretty amazing too. I just wish there was some better pacing issues fixed before the film was released.

50/100

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

V for Vendetta

Vivid and vicious violence. A cool action hero with a lot of mystery and charm. This movie has all the makings to be incredible but then politics get in the way. The first time I watched this it didn’t bother me as much. Then I watched it this time and noticed how ham-handed and obvious some of the political messaging is in this film. This movie is REALLY good, sadly I hate getting pulled out of this cool world when the director’s personal political points poison the film. Despite that, it’s great.

80/100

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English: Emblem of the Norsefire, fictional po...

English: Emblem of the Norsefire, fictional political party in the film V for Vendetta Français : Emblème du Feu nordique, parti politique fictif du film V pour Vendetta (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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V for Vendetta (2005)

Iron Sky

A wonderfully campy movie about Nazi’s hiding a base on the dark side of the moon. The cast did a fantastic job, the visuals were really quite stunning and the crazy campyness had no end with a female president that I guess was supposed to be Sarah Palin and she apparently has a hot evil campaign manager. All the jokes seemed to be aimed at conservatives but I wasn’t offended. I thought that Julia Dietze played an excellent German beauty, even though she was born in France. Great fun!

87/100

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Iron Sky (2012)