When it comes to TV we all know that the truth is embellished a little. I mean, not everyone in the office is having torrid affairs, and not every courtroom has tension you could cut with a butter knife. But when it comes to families, dads are often at the head of the household. For some shows, it's disastrous, but other shows paint the father figure as one that might be a little bumbling, but in the end is nothing if not totally caring. Father's Day has recently passed, but tune into one of these modern or retro shows if you're looking to get your fill of fatherly love.
I’ve watched them all. From Platoon, Hamburger Hill, Brothers, Black Hawk Down and even Tropic Thunder, I’ve watched every war movie and tactical tv show I could find. None had this kind of impact.
Real Navy SEALs on the screen creates an amazingly close connection with the characters. Unlike movies that require minutes of building a bond, the realization these people are real let’s you jump immediately into worrying about impending doom.
Do you know what the hands of a killer looks like? Apparently they’re a bit pale and tightly clinched showing years of age, stress and abuse. The hands of a man were clearly a topic during the planning stage for Safe House and well executed. From hands on the screen to the use of handheld cameras to increase the onscreen intensity, Safe House is a movie about the hands of a man, not the man himself.
The film didn't do well in the theaters. Unfortunate, because this fast-moving slick-tongued comedy is surprisingly funny. From actor Jeremy Piven, playing a more boisterious and less shaven form of Entourage╒s Ari Gold, to Ving Rhames, David Koechner, Kathryn Hahn and Jordana Spiro, this cast seems perfectly positioned to take advantage of their main strengths. With a couple of cameos by Craig Robinson and Will Ferrell, this movie is nothing less than ridiculously funny.