Might as well start a thread and share our favorites.
I just caught the sci-fi film Ex Machina from 2015, a taut, physiological and haunting thriller that delves into artificial intelligence and its potential relationship with humans. Not an action film, but it will keep you on the edge of your seat. Awarded the Oscar for best visual effects despite it's small 15 million budget. It's been on my radar for a while and I'm really glad I finally saw it.
Just binged on HBO's The Pacific this week, a 10-part series on the Marine Corps actions in the Pacifc Theater of Operations during WWII. The storyline draws from the memoirs of three marines from three different regiments of the 1st Division that fought in the Solomon Islands, Palau, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
I'm late to the party—The Pacific aired in 2010, a joint production of HBO, Tom Hank's Playtone and Steven Speilberg's DreamWorks. It seems to garner a lot of parallels to Band of Brothers, another excellent series from HBO on the 101st Airborne Division that fought in Europe.
It's $200+ million budget made this the most expensive minseries ever created by a network. They certainly spared no expense on showing the carnage and other terrors of war. Nothing is held back. It's as in-your-face as can be. At times I wondered if I could finish all 10 episodes.
It's haunting, terrifying and addicting all at once. Aside from the tremendous respect you gain for the men who served (as if you needed any more) you get a good reminder why war, in any shape or form, is a bad idea.
Starring Viggo Mortenson (in an Oscar-nominated role) as a single father raising his six children off-the-grid in the Pacific Northwest, and the challenges he faces -- and the discoveries he makes about himself and his parenting -- when forced to introduce them to modern society.
Recently added to Amazon Prime. Well worth the two hours.
There's enough love for Spock and Leonard Nimoy in this documentary to satisfy even the most diehard Trekkie.
Produced and directed by Nimoy's son Adam, For the Love of Spock examines the iconic impact of the Spock the TV character on American culture, his family, and to the actor himself. Features interviews with original cast members William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei and Walter Koenig, plus celebrity fans and family memebers. Yeah, it feels a little long, but you're more than satisified by the end.