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Monday, March 5, 2018

TV-Series Review Deadwood: The Complete Series

TV-Series Review Deadwood: The Complete Series            Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Deadwood: The Complete Series
Deadwood: The Complete Series

Deadwood: The Complete Series
The Black Hills of South Dakota. Witness the birth of an American frontier town - and the ruthless power struggle between its just and unjust pioneers

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Loved this series. I hated when it came to an end. This is not for everyone, definitely not for children. This series is raw, with profane language, nudity, sex, and violence. The acting is superb. This is fiction mixed with historical fact. Great endeavor by everyone involved in the making of this series.

The acting is outstanding and based on historical fact. A show that you can certainly watch more than once. I still think of the fight scene was one of the best I have ever seen and worth watching the entire series just to see that.
I had not liked Deadwood when I first tried it, just the first episode. One of those wasn't in the right place at the time things. But, I decided to revisit it after a while and found a wonderful and unique series with some of the best acting and writing on TV. The "Cowboy Shakespeare" inclinations of the writers, that was in plain view from the first season, really took off and became a main element of the show in the second season. 

Entire internal monologues and thoughts would blossom forth in lengthy obscenity laced rants and tirades, all delivered with brilliant pseudo Shakespearian eloquence and poetry. Amazing stuff for those viewers willing to get in the zone for it. The Special Edition set features a wide range of commentaries, special features, documentaries and photos. If you love the show this is a must have set for understanding the background, creation and production of this unique series. There's talk of a Deadwood movie to re-unite the cast and put a proper end to the story. Hope they bring it off. 

Superbly entertaining series with some basis of fact. Brilliant characters both good and bad, Seth Bulluck, Al Swearangen, Wild Bill, calamity Jane, brief appearance by Wyatt Earp, lots of foul language yet still articulate.

I highly RECOMMENDED.
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TV-Series Deadwood: The Complete Series

  • Genres: Drama, Westerns
  • Actor: Various Artist
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 19
  • Subtitles: English
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: October 21, 2014
  • Run Time: 2006 minutes

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Movie Review Kill The Messenger

Movie Review - Kill The Messenger          #Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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Kill The Messenger 2014

Kill The Messenger - Movie 2014
An investigative reporter (Jeremy Renner) attempts to prove the CIA used cocaine profits to fund the Contra rebels in this compelling political drama, based on a true story.


A powerful movie. can't believe it wasn't promoted or distributed more by Focus! It is a true story about Gary Webb, a Pulitzer prize investigative journalist, and his amazing family. Jeremy Renner did a fantastic job portraying Gary and deserved at least a nomination for best actor. Rosemarie Dewitt does a great job as Gary's wife Sue and their children -Ian, Eric & Christine- are also portrayed well. Gary's life met a tragic end and this movie certainly deserves more recognition.

A true story that is all about how illegal drugs were used strategically to fuel war in Nicaragua. This was described convincingly to be done in an attempt to finish off the Cold War. The United States government is soberly presented despite the content and lies. It is sad to know the war on drugs began around the same time the same government was covertly allowing drug cartel's corruptions to run free in Central and North America. 
The reality was not clear then, but that this did in fact occur to help boost the fight against the revolution across Central America. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is clearly defined when a news story is released describing what occurred and that the U.S. Government was aware of the import of Cocaine into the United States. The movie then shows a following cover up to suppress and eliminate the reporters story, witnesses, leads, and value. The movie shows a twisted reality with the news agencies themselves that are seemingly filled with fabrications, discrediting one or their own. 
The original news story is scary, foggy, and filled with the so called grey areas. This movie shows a side of the First Amendment and when it is manipulated to suppress the truth. This movie also shows a reality rarely presented to the United States public when it comes to government transparency. The same energy in the movie that created this story that could help the public in KILL THE MESSENGER, shows the reality of the First Amendment later being abused. Cover ups exist even with free speech, and is something that affected U.S. Citizens throughout history. 
There is a huge positive, and negative reality about the United States' war on drugs in KILL THE MESSENGER. Anyone interested in United States foreign policy, C.I.A. Central Intelligence Agency, Color of Law violations, F.B.I. Federal Bureau of Investigation, and United States history will find this movie to be very historical. If you like nonfiction this seems close to that genre. There is also a book the movie is mentioned to be based on which may be more direct, and to the point, discussing the exact details as to what started, and ended, the search for the truth. Reporting about the United States government is always risky if on the wrong end of the power surge. 
The lead character which is the reporter that discovered the controversial story ends up without any supporters, which is possibly why the title is KILL THE MESSENGER. The movie is definitely worth watching. If you ever watched the news, or believe in the importance of the freedom of speech this is a good movie for you.
It’s a story told well, it moves along quickly and the cast is excellent. Stay with the closing credits to find out how the story really ends. If you’re not a fan of Ronald Regan or the CIA you should like this movie. the movie also makes it pretty clear as to why the drug trade will probably never go away and why you’ll never win a war against it when so many are making so much off of it… and it’s rather an eye opening experience.
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Kill The Messenger 2014

  • Genres : Drama, Thriller, Mystery
  • Director : Michael Cuesta
  • Starring  : Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick
  • Supporting actors  : Jena Sims, Robert Pralgo, Hajji Golightly, Ted Huckabee, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lucas Hedges, Rosemarie DeWitt, Matt Lintz, Parker Douglas, Kai Schmoll, Joshua Close, Paz Vega, Aaron Farb, Barry Pepper, Tom Jordan, Clay Edmund Kraski, Yul Vazquez, Tim Blake Nelson
  • Studio : Focus Features
  • Subtitles : English
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Movie Review Roseville 2014

Movie Review - Roseville 2014                  Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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Roseville 2014

Roseville - Movie 2014
On the night of November 18, 1985, four dead bodies are found in a desolate home in the Roseville mountains. One man, Vasil, went missing, never to be found. Flash forward three decades: a cold case police unit goes searching for the horrific truth of what happened that night, and where Vasil is today.


It is about a weird murder that took place in a resort. I won't go into details because I don't want to give the ending away. However, it was a surprise ending. Not what I expected at all. The acting was good but in some spots it was too overly dramatic for my taste. 

The film made me jump some and I found the movie very entertaining and creepy. I found it interesting since it involved a different culture. There were "omens" and "signs," and definitely a "good vs evil" thread that ran through the film. I gave it a four.
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Movie Review The Dark Valley (2014)

Movie Review - The Dark Valley (2014)         Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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The Dark Valley


The Dark Valley - Movie 2014
A mysterious stranger arrives in a snow capped Austrian mountain village claiming to be a travelling photographer from America, yet is in fact an embittered gunfighter on a mission of vengeance.

A great Western, even though the plot is set in a mountain village in Bum-screw Bavaria(In-bred Appalachia equivalent.) Great acting and a believable story if you think about how weird shit probably happened in the days before running water and Mini-Marts. Seriously, though, this is worth your time if you like a good Western revenge story. 

The lead actor, Sam Riley, and lead actress, Paula Beer, who is a real babe, more than carry the story, they keep it moving and then some. I could see Sam Riley doing the remake of "Then Came Bronson." Paula Beer, besides being my favorite beverage, is someone I will look forward to seeing in more movies.

I don't normally like anachronistic music in period pieces, but it seemed to fit the mood. Particularly in a shootout scene with the brothers toward the end. Powerful scene that stuck with me. Loved the cinematography. The story itself is reminiscent of Pale Rider. Mysterious stranger on a mission of revenge. 

Think I would enjoy it better with subtitles to catch the nuance in the actual language. 4 stars for well done story, direction, acting. Only flaw, and not really much of one, was the lack of explanation as to why the brothers thought they had the advantage in the shootout scene. I caught that he had a repeating rifle.
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The Dark Valley

  • Genres : Western, Mystery
  • Director : Andreas Prochaska
  • Starring  : Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti
  • Supporting actors  : Paula Beer, Thomas Schubert, Carmen Gratl, Clemens Schick, Helmuth Häusler, Martin Leutgeb, Johannes Nikolussi, Florian Brückner, Heinz Ollesch, Franz Xaver Brückner, Xenia Assenza, Beatrix Brunschko, Gerhard Liebmann, Josef Griesser, Johanna Bittenbinder, Erwin Steinhauer, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Thomas Hochkofler
  • Studio : Film Movement
  • Subtitles : English
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