Truth or Consequences N.M. — 3.5 out of 5 stars

ONE WORD REVIEW: Gripping!
SUMMARY: Kiefer Sutherland has created a gritty, updated, Bonnie & Clyde.
DETAILS: Gripping… the evolution of chaos becomes the theme as a team of drug crooks pay the consequences for one decision after another. It’s like watching a finely orchestrated, 90-minute train-wreck, as things go from bad to worse. Kiefer Sutherland plays second-fiddle in their gang with Vincent Gallo & Kim Dickens at the helm. The plot takes them from stealing drugs from a dealer and taking hostages in Utah, to a play-gone-wrong in Vegas, and finally to the consequences of their actions in the dessert of New Mexico. Embedded in the group is an unlikely hero that certainly makes the film more interesting than your average crime story. This movie is heavy on language and bullets but certainly an interesting and entertaining ride.

SCORE: 3.5 out of 5

RELEASE: 1997
RATING: R

Music and Lyrics — 3.5 out of 5 stars

ONE WORD REVIEW: Fun!
SUMMARY: A has-been pop star and the girl who waters his plants work together to write a new hit for today’s current hot act.
DETAILS: Fun!… Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore star in this romantic comedy about an unlikely pair who team up to write a song. Grant’s character can write the melodies but lyrics are not his strong suit… and his previous solo album (and its failure) are proof of that. Barrymore has a gift with words, but lacks the confidence needed to write them down. Together they create a great song and of course, they fall in love along the way. It’s lighthearted and fun, yet still teaches us about overcoming our pasts as well as our failures and shortcomings.

SCORE: 3.5 Stars out of 5

RELEASE: 2007
RATING: PG-13

God’s Not Dead — 1 out of 5 stars

ONE WORD REVIEW: Ugh…
SUMMARY: Another “Christian Film” to help Christians feel better about being Christians 
DETAILS: Ugh… I don’t even know where to start. How many unconnected characters can we jam into one movie? Lots. Will everyone come to Jesus? Of course! Can we kill off our main antagonist? Yes, but not before he accepts Jesus as his Savior. Can we turn “witnessing to our friends” (via text message) into blatant self-promotion of the film? Yes! Can we tack on Christian Celebrity in a totally meaningless fashion that is in no-way connected to the storyline? Absolutely. I would like to continue this rant, but I feel the need to go vomit! It’s film’s like this that make me never want to be connected to the Christian Film Industry and why I refer to myself as a follower of Christ who happens to be a filmmaker and not a “Christian Filmmaker”.

SCORE: 1 Star out of 5

RELEASE: 2014
RATING: PG

Duplex — 2.5 out of 5 stars

Ben Stiller & Drew Barrymore move into a Brooklyn duplex with a noisy, crazy, but charming upstairs neighbor who they can’t get to leave. They soon realize that their only option is murder.
SCORE: 2.5 out of 5

RELEASE: 2003
RATING: PG-13

The Lost Boys Of Sudan — 3.5 out of 5 stars

Good look inside the lives of two of the lost boys who came to the States as refugees from the civil war in Sudan. With no family and not much support they struggle to make it in America.
SCORE: 3.5 out of 5

RELEASE: 2003
RATING: NR
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Django Unchained — 5 out of 5 stars

A slave is given his freedom but must search for his wife to try and free her. Fantastic characters. Over-the-top violence – Quentin Tarantino directed it.

SCORE: 5 out of 5
RELEASE: 2112
RATING: R

Born Into Brothels — 3.5 out of 5 stars

Good look into the lives of children of the brothels. A woman comes alongside them a teaches the love of photography. One student stands out with his passion and skills.

SCORE: 3.5 out of 5
RELEASE: 2004
RATING: R
DOCUMENTARY

Craigslist Joe — 4.5 out of 5 stars

Joe decides to spend a month using Craigslist for all of his needs. From food to crashpads to transportation. His journey takes him from LA to Portland to Seattle to Chicago to NY to Florida to New Orleans to Texas to San Fran and back to LA. The generosity of Craigslist strangers will help restore your faith in humanity.

SCORE: 4.5 out of 5
RELEASE: 2112
RATING: NR
DOCUMENTARY