The 5th Wave (2016)

The 5th Wave
synopsis

Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him.

~ The 5th Wave Movie Website

review

Convoluted plot…who has time to fall in love when you are trying to save your brother from aliens? Give me a break, though the guy – Alex Roe – was hot!

Very disappointed with this film, which lacked explanation of the connection between the government (?) and the aliens. The first three waves made complete sense to me, if I was going to decimate a species, but the fourth and fifth waves came poorly explained.

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Spotlight (2015)

Spotlightsynopsis

Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Billy Crudup and Stanley Tucci, SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story behind the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions.

When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.

~ Official Movie Website

review

Another sad movie, but very informative and explosive. Required much attention, but the subject matter was fascinating, requiring less effort to stay engaged with the story.

Left me feeling sad that so much injustice and wrong-doing exists in our world. I lost my faith when I discovered I was homosexual and could not make my learned spirituality jive with my lifestyle. A friend of mine taught me how to seek a god of my understanding, and ever since, I am whole. The anonymous program taught me that spirituality is personal; that I need not be a sheep to be in line with a god of my understanding.

John SlatteryI thought Mark Ruffalo’s performance stood out from the rest of the cast and I now have a new crush on John Slattery. That man is a frikkin’ hottie! I am familiar with Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup, but for the life of me I could not place the names, especially with the make-up on Liev.

Good movie!