The film is a sci-fi picture that presupposes that the government has created a program, called source code, which will allow them to send someone into the last 8 minutes of the recently deceased life. I am sure you could imagine a lot of scenarios they could use this for but the government is using it to attempt to stop terrorism. A train has blown up on its way to Chicago and is a warning for a planned attack on the city as a whole. The government uses source code to send in Captain Colter Stevens to attempt to find any clues that will allow them to find out who is behind the train and future terrorist attacks. The catch is that Stevens is sent into the body of the person they are using the source code on and he must deal with anything going on surrounding him on the train. In this instance it is a girl, Christina, who becomes both an obstacle and a distraction for Stevens as he tries to find the bomber.
Oliver Stone’s look at the political coming of age of the current President George W. Bush is an entertaining, engaging, and fairly unbiased look at the life of one of the most interesting political figures ever.
George W. Bush (Josh Brolin) didn’t always want to be a politician, his family was politics though, over the course of his entire life someone from his family was involved and running/holding office in some capacity on the state or national level. But W. wasn’t all that interested at first, he liked to drink, party, and be kind of a screw up. Jumping from job to job, not finding enjoyment in the work his family tries to lay out for him, moving from one wake of life to another, he was kind of all over the place. Jeb Bush was being groomed for political greatness, it was Jeb that George Sr. had aspirations for, and George Sr.’s lack of confidence in W. would prove to be a driving force in his passion to finally make something of himself. Becoming an owner of the Texas Rangers, attempting to become the Commissioner of MLB, none of these accolades earned W. the respect that he thought he deserved and with that he decided to seriously enter the political arena running for the Governor of Texas. [Read more...]