Mini-Review: Assassin’s Creed

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Release: December 21, 2016

Story: A secret society called the Templars rescues a suspected murderer, Callum (played by Michael Fassbender), from execution. The Templars are searching for the Apple. It contains the genetic code of freewill, and the Templars hope to use it to rid the world of evil. Callum is the descendant of Aguilar (also Fassbender), a member of the Assassins during the Spanish Inquisition. Through a devise called the Animus, Alan Rikkin (the head of the Templars played by Jeremy “I’m way too good for this movie” Irons) and his daughter and lead scientist (played by Marion “I won an Oscar now look at me” Cotillard) want Callum to relive the genetic memories of his ancestor, who knew of the eventual whereabouts of the Apple. But there may be more to what’s going on than meets the eye, and the other Assassin descendants, who are being used by the Templars, warn the morally questionable Callum against what he’s doing. Continue reading

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Queued in Fridays: Young Mr. Lincoln

Young Mr. Lincoln

There isn’t much to this film. That’s a good thing and a bad thing, but I’ll get into that more in a bit. Continue reading

Queued in Fridays: Intolerance

IntoleranceIf you stopped by for my post last week, you would have seen me getting very angry while I reviewed D.W. Griffith’s controversial silent epicĀ The Birth of a Nation (1915). I hated the movie. Or maybe loathed would be a better word. So I was trepidatious about watching Griffith’s 1916 follow-up, Intolerance, which follows four distinct stories about intolerance through the ages.
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