I’ve always wanted to travel across America. I’ve been a few times, to the major tourist attractions – Disneyworld in Florida, Vegas in Nevada, Cheers in Boston – but there’s so many places I’ve never seen in person, and most likely never will. Fortunately, there’s a solution, and it’s my own personal remedy to all life’s problems: movies. There’s been a movie set literally everywhere. Everywhere! So, this feature sees me cinematically visit a new state every week, through a film that was set there. You can read my journey so far here. Next up: Arizona!
Fury (2014) Directed by David Ayer. Starring: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman. IMDB says: “April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Out-numbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.”
Men, Women & Children (2014) Directed by Jason Reitman. Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Ansel Elgort. IMDB says: “A group of high school teenagers and their parents attempt to navigate the many ways the Internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.”
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Kill The Messenger (2014) Directed by Michael Cuesta. Starring: Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Jena Sims. IMDB says: “A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA’s role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.”
The Judge (2014) Directed by David Dobkin. Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga. IMDB says: “Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.”