This is a documentary based on outstanding book of the same name by Andrew Solomon. It's one of my favourite books so I was looking forward to the documentary for ages. The subject matter - children who are born so drastically different to their parents - is a tough one but they are stories that absolutely need telling. This should be mandatory viewing for people wanting - or those already with - a family. It serves as a warning that despite your best efforts, you do not have full control of how your children will turn out.
The US Military love to use drones to blow the ever-loving shit out of their enemies - well, I say enemies, what I mean is men, women and children; many who are innocent. These are just normal people going about their lives when one day a hellfire missile falls out the sky on their heads, wiping out their entire families. This is about all that good shit and about the impact it can have on the drone operators and intelligence officers involved.
This is about the worst school shooting in American history; and I mean worst not by the numbers but because of who the victims were - 6 and 7 year-old children from Sandy Hook Elementary school. It covers the events of what happened and also the lobbying that came after to tighten gun laws. Unfortunately, if children being gunned down by a nutcase with an automatic rifle is deemed acceptable by those in power then nothing will ever change those laws. Interviews with many of the grieving parents mean this is a very tough watch at points.
Just your standard brain dead action film with loads of overpaid stars trying to be amusing whilst kicking the absolute shit out of super-hard foes with ease. Often these sort of films just end up being cheese-on-toast shite produced for an idiot population and this is no different. Don't know why I ever get my hopes up. I turned it off around half-way through. Salma Hayek would still be very welcome to spend the night with my dick, though.
Bruce Springsteen is an excellent storyteller. It shows in his songs and it's very fucking apparent in this show. This is the recording of an incredibly intimate show where he tells stories from his life - each full of wisdom - punctuated with acoustic versions of his songs. It's worth a watch even if you're not a fan of his.