Trailer Time: Patriot’s Day Teaser #1 (2017) *Boston Strong*

Having just directed Mark Wahlberg in a riveting account of a disaster, Peter Berg and Wahlberg are teaming up again, this time to tell the story of the Boston Marathon Bombings.  IMDB’s summary of the plot is below, but the trailer is affecting and 2017 looks like it has it’s first must-see film.

An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.

Patriots Day opens January 13, 2017.
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Movie Review: Deepwater Horizon (2016) *A Disaster That Makes for a Great Movie*

Deepwater Horizon, Dylan O'Brien

Director Peter Berg has made some very good films (Lone Survivor, Friday Night Lights), but in Deepwater Horizon he delivers his best film about the worst oil disaster in U.S. history.  Making smart choices in story flow, creating possibly the most immersive disaster in cinema history, and avoiding preachy environmental messages, Berg delivers at the end of September a sort-of bookend to September’s opening hit: Sully.  Except aside from both being outstanding films, Deepwater Horizon is in every way the anti-Sully. Continue reading Movie Review: Deepwater Horizon (2016) *A Disaster That Makes for a Great Movie*