We’ve now been at war overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan for 13 and 16 years, respectively. When soldiers came back from Vietnam, an entire generation of veterans didn’t receive the care they needed or deserved. One would think we’d have learned from the past, but we haven’t. Soldiers come back from persistent trauma with both physical and mental injuries that the VA and our country aren’t treating with the speed and devotion these men and women deserve. You don’t have to agree with the wars to know that those fighting them are doing so voluntarily for our benefit, and David Finkel’s Thank You For Your Service was a stark examination of exactly how little benefit they are receiving in return. The movie adaptation fails to create a narrative that is as compelling as Finkel’s, but it’s still a movie people should see to remind them there are people all around us in pain as a result of decision to provide service to their country. Continue reading Movie Review: Thank You For Your Service (2017) *When the War Follows You Home*
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Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have just posted the first trailer for Thank You For Your Service, the military drama starring Miles Teller (Whiplash, The Spectacular Now) which opens in theaters on October 27.
The film features a huge ensemble cast led by Miles Teller and also includes Haley Bennett (The Girl on the Train, The Magnificent Seven), Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Joe Cole (Green Room), Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith, the drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel.
Jason Hall, who wrote the screenplay of American Sniper, makes his directorial debut with Thank You for Your Service and also serves as its screenwriter. Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games series, Babel) produces the film, while Ann Ruark (Biutiful) executive produces.
Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week. Three films have the temerity to challenge The Guardians of the Galaxy, but from the reviews, you’re better off with viewing number two of classic rock and space madness. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (5/12/2017): King Arthur, Snatched, The Wall
I don’t end up reviewing a lot of comedies on the site, and that’s frankly because the genre as a whole has really never been at a lower ebb. Comedies are also harder than any genre to review, because, as I’ve said before, something either makes you laugh or it doesn’t and that usually ends up being incredibly person-specific. However, it appears that Trainwreck is going to end up being the year’s most successful comedy so I’m going to try to wrap my head around the force of ….something that is Amy Schumer and the oddity that is Judd Apatow. Continue reading Movie Review: Trainwreck (2015) *Amy Schumer Makes Me Like LeBron James*