REVIEW: Blasted

The Breakdown of 'Braveheart', 'The Hunt for Red October', 'Honey Boy' and 'All Day and a Night'


We're travelling all the way to the 1990s where we dare to review some movies that were considered our favourites back then. We are looking at the sweeping sword and kilt war epic directed and starring Mel Gibson in Braveheart. Then we explore war in another era with the Cold War espionage thriller in The Hunt for Red October. Since it is the month that has Father's Day, then why not look at two movies about dads that really mess their kids up. We have the Shia Labeouf written semi-autobiographical tale in Honey Boy and a drama about how some are destined to repeat the sins of the father in All Day and a Night. There has also been some major social unrest in the last few weeks, and I think some historic changes are on their way. So, we ask what responsibility do filmmakers have in exploring and looking at major modern social issues? It is almost two hours of movie talk and we had a great time recording it. If you love the show, then could you please help us out by spreading the word on social media.

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The Movies' Rating Out of Four Stars

Honey Boy ***½ (CS & SM)
All Day and a Night ** (CS) & *** (SM)
The Hunt for Red October **** (CS & SM)
Braveheart **** (CS & SM)

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