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At the Warwick Showcase

Posted 7/28/21

At the Warwick Showcase OLD ** Look up "one-trick pony" in the dictionary (remember those?) and you'll see a photo of M. Night Shyamalan. "The Sixth Sense" was one of the best movies I have ever seen. Unfortunately, the writer/director has not been able

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At the Warwick Showcase

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Look up “one-trick pony” in the dictionary (remember those?) and you’ll see a photo of M. Night Shyamalan.

“The Sixth Sense” was one of the best movies I have ever seen. Unfortunately, the writer/director has not been able to repeat or even come close to his first movie.

The trailers suggests that this is a movie about people aging by the minute, but that is just a way of introducing another more involved plotline.

Guy, Prisca and their two young children have been invited to a remote family resort where they are chosen for an exclusive trip to a beautiful private beach, along with a handful of other guests.

Eerie music plays as a number of unsettling events occur.

One of the women goes for a swim and washes up dead. And that’s only the beginning, as the movie plays out like “Ten Little Indians” until “then there were two.”

Daughter Maddox, who is 11 when they hit the beach, quickly becomes a developed young woman in a bathing suit too small for her. Six-year-old brother Trent quickly becomes a teenager with sexual desires for a little girl who matures overnight.

People turn on each other, except for Maddox and Trent’s parents who were about to tell their kids they were getting a divorce. Attempts to escape are fruitless. People lose their composure, senses and lives.

What is happening? Why are these people aging? What is causing this?

The answer my friends, is written on the pages of a script that makes one wonder why they invested over two hours in this ridiculous movie.

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Streaming on Netflix

BLACK EARTH RISING

****

This limited series will hold you spellbound to the end. It is about the genocide in Rwanda and the attempts to bring those responsible to trial years later.

A stirring, beautiful actress named Michaela Coel plays a legal investigator who had been saved as a young girl by a white lawyer.

John Goodman gives the performance of his long career as the American lawyer who is deeply involved in the case.

This is a thinking person’s story that shows many perspectives dealing with right and wrong, good and evil, heroes and villains, and the dangers of imposing one group’s standards and culture on another.

If you want to watch something that is as relevant today as it was years ago, stream this excellent production.

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