Thursday, September 25, 2014

Review – Blended

Typical Sandler/Barrymore comedy. This time around they’re single parents who hate each other. But through a series of unlikely coincidences their families end up sharing a luxury vacation, which of course means they have to fall in love. Situations, plot twists and jokes are all highly predictable. Overall this plays like a 21st century redo of The Brady Bunch. Mildly amusing

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Review – Doctors of the Dark Side

This documentary details the CIA’s use of psychiatrists to design the interrogation techniques it uses to torture prisoners. The production poses some interesting questions of medical ethics, but beyond that this is nowhere near as interesting as the filmmakers seem to think it is. That such things occur should come as a surprise to precisely nobody, and the specifics don’t make the general revelation more fascinating. Mildly amusing