The Universe and Me

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Movie: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. When the box said pervasive language it really meant it. Based on the book by Kim Baker, an American journalist who volunteers circa 2003 to cover the no longer fashionable war in Afghanistan. Why she volunteered is beyond me (the challenge, maybe?) but her experiences shown in the movie made me want to read the book. The movie was well done, insightful and thought provoking. Actually, she made a point to her boss that is something I've wondered about for years: why we don't see what's going on over there on our news stations. Apparently we don't want to. That's news to me! Interesting or something (creepy?) seeing Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton together again post-Fargo. Freeman's affected Scottish accent helped erase some of those Fargo images because yes, I believe it's true, no matter if you're not the best looking or nicest person, a Scottish accent will make anyone appealing. He turns out to be an okay guy, after all. Why this movie didn't do so well at the box office when Fey's clunker, horribly sophomoric Sisters did seems criminal. 


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