Bigger-than-life historical figures like Abraham Lincoln, JFK, and Queen Victoria have many movies made about them, but some historical figures haven’t received the same amount of love from the press or the film industry. Below are 10 movies that are not only enjoyable to watch, but will teach you about historical figures that may be new to you. Most of these quality films have been just as overlooked as their subjects.Read More
It’s easy to come up with names of heroes for inspiration, isn’t it? The first to come to mind are those extraordinary people we learned about in school, or contemporary figures who made the news. Many of these figured in famous battles and other conflicts. But what about the lesser-known, peace-minded heroes?
One unknown individual who received recent accolades in film is Desmond Doss, the Army medic whose religious beliefs would not permit him to carry a gun in World War II. Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield, was nominated for several Academy Awards, and it won best film editing and best sound mixing. The film tells the story of a man who demonstrated extraordinary courage when he risked his own life to save several of his fellow soldiers during the Battle of Okinawa. In addition to spectacular cinematography, it also serves as a source of inspiration for many.Read More
There's nothing like a girl squad to make life worth living! I recently posted a poll to my Twitter feed (@TiffUnscripted), to see what makes the best girl squad. The choices were loyalty, liability, trust, and "always springs for pizza."
The top choice was trust. I must agree. Trust is very important in any relationship and if you can't trust your squad, then who can you trust? So, pull out your pom poms and get ready to cheer on the best girl squad movies on DVD Netflix!Read More
Did you know that Kingsman: The Secret Service was one of the top five most rented movies of DVD Netflix in 2015? My husband and I recently watched it a couple years after it came out. We thought it was both hilarious and action-packed! In fact, I think it deserves to be the very first entry into my “Movies That Are Gross but Awesome” list.Read More
In the premiere episode of our third season of Pure Cinema, we chose the topic of "America" and used it as a way to loosely interpret and extrapolate films that made us think of that word and what it means to us. It was a fun exercise to approach the word from abstract and possibly twist it to allow for a variety of different films to be represented within the episode.Read More