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The Accountant

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.

Scott’s Take

Check out Scott’s review here!

Steve’s Take

The Accountant is an excellent film. Surely a must watch, but it is one that will make you think a bit.

Deepwater Horizon

On April 20th, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), this story honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone’s lives forever.

Scott’s Take

I really enjoyed Deepwater Horizon. My only problem is that I think  the very talented Peter Berg is being typecast as this propaganda director. Combine this one Lone Survivor and the upcoming Patriot’s Day and it seems like all of his films have a message attached. Again, not so bad, but I want to see the Peter Berg that directed The Kingdom.

Steve’s Take

Check out Steve’s review here!

The Birth of A Nation

Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities–against himself and his fellow slaves–Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

Scott’s Take

The Birth of A Nation baffles me. Here is a movie that took early film festivals by storm and then just fizzled critically and commercially. I was certain this one would be one of the most talked about films of the year, especially at Oscar time. Not so much. To be clear, I haven’t seen the film yet but I plan on checking it out this week.

Steve’s Take

I haven’t had the time to check this one out just yet. Soon.

Next Week

The Accountant and Deepwater Horizon are my picks of the week. Next week we have The Girl on the Train, Ouija: Origin of Evil and the fantastic Train to Busan. Have a great week everyone.