This is about how sex trafficking found a home online, how kids were exploited, how a handful of bad people made lots of money from it and how the system failed to put a stop to it for far too long. It really is astonishing how stuff like this is still going on today in America. It's cheery viewing, as you can imagine.
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.
This is the story of Kurt Cobain; about how he was a tortured genius who never really found his place in the world. I was never much of a Nirvana fan as they were just before my time but still, it's a sad watch.
I've always enjoyed films about bank robberies and this is another to add to the list. It's like a modern day Heat. It's great. It's probably a little too clever really but isn't that part of the fun with these?
This is all about the career of Liverpool Football Club legend Steven Gerrard; the momentous highs and the weep-inducing you'll-never-be-happy-again lows. As a Liverpool fan, not only did I live through each of these moments with Gerrard as his career progressed but, being nearly the same age as him, we walked a parallel path towards manhood together. Growing up comes with its challenges - some we shared but many we didn't - but few, if any, have suffered the levels of expectation and responsibility that he has.
This is about another bunch of mad fuckin' aliens coming to earth and fucking shit up, so if you're into that, you'll like this. To be honest, it was worth watching just for the memes. However, on top of that, the first 20 minutes are absolutely sensational. Some of the best opening scenes I've seen in a long time. It does trail off a bit but is still entertaining.