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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

DVD Review for June 3, 2014

Rated: R
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch
Plot: A small group of Navy SEALs find their mission compromised and are surrounded by hundreds of Taliban supporters.

Clint Says: Buy this DVD

LONE SURVIVOR, based on the true story of Operation Red Wings, is very difficult to watch, but it worth every minute of your time. Wahlberg and the rest of the cast do an exemplary job of portraying the impossibility of their situation without straying from their military training. The tribute to the real heroes of Operation Red Wings at the end of the movie is worth the price of the DVD itself. If you liked ZERO DARK THIRTY you will love LONE SURVIVOR.

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson
Plot: In the near future, technology allows for OmniCorp to create a human/robot hybrid cop to fight out-of-control crime.

Clint Says: Rent this movie now

This movie is leaps and bounds better than it's predecessor. The graphics are obviously better, but so is the story. This is a classic style action flick, but it has a large focus on the ethics of the situation as well as biting commentary on the ridiculous 24-hour news shows so prevalent today.

Keaton and Oldman's characters are well juxtaposed and add a level of tension and thought usually not seen in action movies. Samuel L. Jackson plays the role of newscaster/salesman so well you almost fall for his pitch. If you are in the mood for an action film, this is as good a choice as any.

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Diogo Morgado, Greg Hicks
Plot: The story of Jesus from birth to Resurrection.

Clint Says: Rent THE BIBLE instead.

SON OF GOD is well done, but if you already watched Mark Burnett's mini-series THE BIBLE you've seen this. It's the same footage from the mini-series only cut down to just the story of Jesus.
It is well done and stays true to the bible, but it's not as powerful as THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. If you want to see it I would recommend getting the most bang for your buck and just buying the entire mini-series.

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