Month: August 2022

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Thirteen Lives: Rescue on an epic scale

Docudramas give audiences first-hand insight into intense, intimate moments of real people, disasters, and inspirational experiences.  Usually tagged with the keyline “based on a true story,” these films bring viewers on a plane bound for the Hudson with Sully himself, on the deck of an exploding oil derrick in the middle of the sea in Deepwater Horizon or on a harrowing quest to free … Read More Thirteen Lives: Rescue on an epic scale

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Bullet Train: No planes, no automobiles

Remember when summer blockbusters were fun? The plots rarely matter, the set pieces entertain, and the characters were memorable for their quirks regardless of how flimsy or one note they might seem. Bruce Willis climbs through an air vent and walks on broken glass; Arnold Schwarzenegger crashes through a window with a machine gun; Tom Cruise runs from explosions. What happens along the way … Read More Bullet Train: No planes, no automobiles