Fury (2014)

Fury: A War Movie That Doesn’t Glamorize War

In April 1945, American troops have pushed through the front into Nazi Germany, but they’re outgunned by the sophisticated German weaponry.  Despite extreme losses for the Americans, Wardaddy (Brad Pitt), Bible (Shia LaBeouf), Gordo (Michael Peña), Coon-Ass (Jon Bernthal), and newcomer Norman (Logan Lerman) drive their five-man tank Fury through enemy lines and make their final stand at a crossroads between an Allied camp and a troop of SS. Continue reading “Fury: A War Movie That Doesn’t Glamorize War”

Jake Gyllenhaal in End of Watch

End of Watch: “Buddy Cop” Bromance

Well, for my first movie back, I chose End of Watch. Normally, I don’t go for “buddy cop” movies because they’re often extremely cheesy comedies with lame jokes and stereotypical white cop and sassy ethnic cop characters. While this movie did stick with the white cop/ethnic cop pairing, it was most definitely not a comedy. Sure, it had its comedic moments, but this was more of a dramatic thriller. When I saw the trailer, I knew this was going to be different. And by different, I mean grittier and more developed. But more about that later… Continue reading “End of Watch: “Buddy Cop” Bromance”