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GWANGJU, South Korea — Lee Joon-seok, the captain widely derided by families for leaping to safety while the hundreds of people remained inside the sinking South Korean ferry, was sentenced Tuesday to 36 years in jail.
Although he was acquitted of murder, Lee was found guilty of violating “seamen’s law” and abandonment causing death and injury.
The sentence was the culmination of a five-month trial. A panel of three judges delivered the verdict and the sentence for Lee, who was accused of multiple charges including negligence, abandonment, and murder, for his conduct on the Sewol ferry that sunk on April 16.
Prosecutors had sought the death penalty for Lee, alleging that he did not use the available equipment such as life rafts, life vests and announcements to evacuate the passengers.
Park Gi-ho, the ferry’s chief engineer was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 30…
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You know, I’m not one for action all that much, but god damn I think this movie might have converted me. Especially that god damn soundtrack, like holy shit!
John Wick is the new Keanu Reeves film from first time director David Leitch – man, he’s the best damn newbie I’ve ever seen! The story revolves around Reeves character, aptly named John Wick, as he gets a dog from his dead wife for a gift, then watches the dog get murdered by some bad dudes and goes for deathly revenge against the criminals. It’s a classic revenge film, where Reeves just gets to be a total bad-ass and kick some ass against some big-time baddies. Nice.
Now, I’ve given Keanu Reeves a lot of heat over the years; he’s been in some great films (Matrix), some okay films (Speed), some bad films (The Day the…
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I like Court room drama. They are fun if done well. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and you want to know how will things pan out. Also we don’t get to see Robert Downey Jr doing roles other than Iron Man or Sherlock Holmes that often. But in The Judge, he plays a real human being and a lawyer who has his own problems in life.
Not a simple courtroom drama at all, the story is more about Hank Palmer (Downey)’s struggle to understand his relationship with his father(Duvall) and to accept where he came from. Cocky Robert Downey Jr plays lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his home after his Mother passes away. His father is an esteemed Judge Palmer of Carlinville, Indiana who gets in trouble with the police and then it all starts there. Whether did Judge Palmer mean to kill the man or was it just…
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Into The Storm (2014)
Stars: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Nathan Kress, Max Deacon, Alycia Debnam Carey
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Plot: In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.
Review: Into The Storm is a film told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople. Not since Twister have we seen Mother Nature at her most extreme. Probably with one exception.. This tornado is bigger!
The film is set in the town of Silverton, Oklahoma. While students and people of…
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Most war films make war’s gritty horror necessary to achieve peace. The soldiers who endure this horror achieve grace by enduring it. That’s the theme of Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers, the two most esteemed recent entries in the genre.
Fury doesn’t care for grace or war’s justifications. It presents its unrelenting horror in an apocalyptic manner. It has more in common with Vietnam War films than World War 2 films. Still, Fury can’t help from dipping into cliche, and its brutal aesthetic contrasts with these cliches so much that it highlights them.
Norman is a young recruit thrust into Fury’s veteran squad. He’s too scared to kill, but becomes grizzled as time passes. You’ve already seen this part of the movie. Gordo and Coon Ass are Fury’s driver and resident lunkhead, respectively. Neither really breaks out of their two-dimensionality. Even Coon Ass telling Norman he’s angry with him because he’s…
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