Tag: Civil War

Mini Review: Free State of Jones

free_state_of_jones_posterI was going to make this a full review… Then I realized that there was almost nothing to talk about with this movie and thought, “Why should I bother?” The Free State of Jones is a movie that was released early in the summer and was meant to be a more conservative summer blockbuster. Sure Independence Day: Resurgence and Suicide Squad are out there, but also here is a unique story about the Civil War based on a fascinating book written by Sally Jenkins. While the movie itself isn’t the worst thing that I have ever seen, the source material did not fit a summer blockbuster movie and as a result gets labeled with two words that kill a movie: boring and forgettable.

After the Battle of Corinth, Confederate soldier Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey) deserts the army and makes his way back home to Jones County Mississippi. Becoming increasingly disenfranchised with the confederate army after the death of thousands mixed with the fact that the Confederacy is now taking food and land away from the people for the war effort, Knight begins to rally people to his side as more and more soldiers begin to leave the army and head home. Knight and Jones County then secede from the Confederacy and become the Free State of Jones.  Continue reading “Mini Review: Free State of Jones”

Tanner Reviews Captain America: Civil War

Captain_America_Civil_War_posterFINALLY! For the love of all that is good and holy in this world, I finally saw a good movie this year aside from Deadpool. Considering the fact that I have been on a dead streak that has included two movies that I have given a 0/5 to… This has not been a fun season for me in terms of movies. I am just happy that I don’t have to see some more shit. So with that being said, I might be judging this movie a little more kindly than others, but I do not care. This movie was great! It is so nice to sit in a theater and watch a good ole fashion popcorn movie and Captain America: Civil War is the perfect movie for that fact. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Captain America: Civil War”