The True Meaning Of Christmas (According To “Last Ounce of Courage”)

Here’s a clip from 2012’s “Last Ounce of Courage”:

  • This movie was actually released in theaters. It grossed $3.3MM on a $1.2MM budget.
  • Rotten Tomatoes reported that 0% of critics gave the film positive reviews based on 15 reviews as of March 2013, with an average score of 2.5 out of 10.
  • Robert Abele of the Los Angeles Times said of the film, “The patriot-packaged ‘Last Ounce of Courage’ has been made with the conviction of true zealots, but also the competence of amateurs.”
  • Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee took part in a telemarketing campaign to promote the film that made over four million robocalls. This was considered to be a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, as it was in the guise of a political survey, and a class-action lawsuit was later filed. AIC Communications, the company involved with the campaign on behalf of Veritas Entertainment, had to pay $32,424,930 in damages.
  • All the actors look as-if they were dipped in plastic.
  • Who reframed the camera on the dead soldier’s face after the explosion?
  • How did they get the video of the soldiers dying? Did the military provide it? That doesn’t seem like something it’d do.
  • When the soldier says, “We fight so we can all enjoy our freedom back at home”, the camera cuts to a guy in a jail cell.
  • Is the guy in the jail cell watching all this on a live stream?

Ten Clues For Understanding “Mulholland Drive”

The DVD release of “Mulholland Drive” listed ten clues to understand the movie:

  1. Pay particular attention in the beginning of the film: at least two clues are revealed before the credits.
  2. Notice appearances of the red lampshade.
  3. Can you hear the title of the film that Adam Kesher is auditioning actresses for? Is it mentioned again?
  4. An accident is a terrible event… notice the location of the accident.
  5. Who gives a key, and why?
  6. Notice the robe, the ashtray, the coffee cup.
  7. What is felt, realized and gathered at the club Silencio?
  8. Did talent alone help Camilla?
  9. Note the occurrences surrounding the man behind Winkies.
  10. Where is Aunt Ruth?

Sigourney Weaver With A Flamethrower

The Alien movies have a lot of bad ass scenes where Sigourney Weaver carries around a flamethrower like a boss.

Here she is testing it out for one of the first times.

The Alien wiki site Xenopedia has a write-up on flame throwers throughout the series:

The use of the Flame Thrower in Alien began something of a tradition in the Alien franchise of flamethrower weaponry featuring in the films — Aliens would prominently feature the M240 Incinerator Unit, Alien Resurrection would feature the Draco Double Burner and Prometheus would also feature a flamethrower. Despite not featuring flamethrowers, the prisoners in Alien3 also used fire as a weapon against the Dragon.