Monday, January 28, 2013

Two New Movies Previewed

If Roger Ebert can come out in favor of gun control and the argument that the Second Amendment was ratified to protect slavery (see  my blog below on this ludicrous argument), I can comment on films--even though I haven't seen them.  This is roughly equivalent to Roger Ebert commenting on gun control and the Second Amendment.

First, for the "Is this a great country or what?" file consider "Warm Bodies."  Zombie movies have been a staple of the horror scence since George A. Rombero's 1968 "Night of the Living Dead."  A number of cities have had Zombie pub-crawls. Given the popularity of teen vampire romance movies, it was only a matter of time till we get the "teen Zombie" romance film.  Here it is, in all its glory "Warm Bodies."  I like "good" zombie films.  However, this one will probably not qualify, and I really don't want to be in a movie theater with hundreds of screaming pre-teen and teenage girls.  What's next? I don't even want to think about it.

Second, for those interested in crime law and justice, consider "West of Memphis" a documentary about the wrongul conviction of the "West Memphis Three" who were convicted of murdering three Cub Scouts. A 1988 documentary about a wrongful conviction in Texas  for murdering a police officer is "The Thin Blue Line."

Anyone know of any other good documentaries on wrongful convictions/convictions of the innocent?

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