Screened Out – Hacksaw Ridge

By : Stephen Miller
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Andrew Garfield, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington

Continuing my coverage of the Oscar-nominated…

Let us forget for a moment that director Mel Gibson hates “Jews” and other minorities. Let’s talk about his oeuvre as a whole. Wow, Mel sure LOVES his violent films where one moral person stands against prevailing culture. Braveheart, Apocalypto, and especially The Passion of the Christ – all thoroughly bloody and with a martyr as the hero.

Hacksaw Ridge continues that. In fact, this might be the bloodiest, goriest WWII ever made (putting the first minute of Saving Private Ryan to shame). And yet right in the center is an unflappable hero standing up against the world for what he believes in.

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Screened Out – Delivery Man

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Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders

The French Canadian comedy Starbuck, the far superior film this is based on, had a charming, bumbling hero we could both disparage and love. Vince Vaughn just never finds that humorous magic. He and the filmmakers are trying too hard to be what they’re not.

So, do you want to see a soggy comedy where Vaughn slowly sneaks into becoming Dad of the Year? Do we even think this is feasible?

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