Another beer from my brother. This one sports a kind of insane, hallucinogenic tiger with rainbows coming out of its eyes. It's an IPA, so it already has a better shot at winning my heart than the coffee-based Survival Stout that I had yesterday. I certainly like a good IPA. West coast IPAs seem particularly good.
The hazy golden yellow beer has a nice head that loosely sticks to the sides of the glass and leaves a little bit of lacing to let you know it was there, but it decided to fall back into the liquid, and you should just deal with that. The floral hops put off a very faint aroma that is just about noticeable when you stick your nose right down in it. I expected a heavier hop smell from an IPA, but I won't let that put me off.
First sip is a healthy IPA. It's hops are very floral, and there is citrus there to balance things out a bit. The malt is cutting the bitterness with gusto while remaining in the background. There are hints of more complicated tastes, but the …
This review is going to be a little different from my usual movie reviews.
The Purge is a movie about an alternate version of the United States where one night a year they have an annual "purge" where violent people can purge themselves of their desire to hurt other people and the poor and homeless can be eliminated from public concern. Killing homeless people is encouraged. The main character, played by Ethan Hawke, is a salesman for a home security company whose home come under assault by a group of evildoers.
The issue I have with this security system that he installed, and that's what I'm going to be reviewing here. The system was described by Ethan as being 99% effective in testing, but it was not designed for worst case scenario. He casually mentioned that someone could tunnel underneath to get to them. Clearly, it didn't take that much. Let's look at his controls one by one.
Cameras: Cameras are a detective control and a deterrent. In this case, they ar…
Don't watch this movie. Don't watch any of the previous movies, either. It's not that they are (strictly speaking) bad movies, but they are really, really intense and emotionally distressing, as there are so many scenes that are so damn hard to watch. I've seen every Saw movie. I have seen more serial killers, dismemberments, torture, and various abuse in movies than I can remember. I'd say that I've become generally desensitized to depictions of violence on the screen.
I saw the original 1978 I Spit on Your Grave many years ago, and I will admit that I only half-watched it while doing something else. It's been so long, I can't remember much of the movie beyond a vague recollection of violence and revenge.
I watched the remake from 2010, and that movie was very difficult to watch. The depiction of rape, castration, and various other very bad things was conceptually distressing and spiritually draining. However, it has been a few years, so the shock wore …