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Reid is an Oklahoma City native - Sooner born and Sooner bred. He's an alumnus of Putnam City High School and the University of Oklahoma. He's spent over a quarter-century serving Oklahoma City media outlets. His diverse interests include everything from football to racing to aviation and meteorology. After hours, you can hear him on the Ham Radio bands, or catch him on his scooter evading the authorities (for about a block). E-mail Reid at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening!
Saturdfay night, Mrs. M and I (and Ruby Sue), watched Batman Dark Knight Rising. I'm lost. This series has eclipsed the "superhero" genre and wandered over the hill into almost pure sci-fi. Too bad, as I really like Gary Oldman.
I needed a change - something a little more "me." So I scrolled through the on-demand listings and found Last Ounce Of Courage.
There are no real "stars" in the cast, and I have to admit, it doesn't have the production values of a Titanic or a Die Hard. But it doesn't need any of those things.
The message IS the movie. A decorated veteran watches his son ship out to serve in the Iraq/Afghanistan theater. He leaves behind his expectant wife, and never comes home. As the soldier's son grows to teen-hood, he has watched the social changes in his small town grow to be a source of great irritation to his grandfather.
The culmination of these erosions to our liberty and heritage finally motivate the grandfather - also the town's Mayor - to take action.
This message is nearly extinct in Hollywood's product these days. This filom only did a little over $3 million at the box office. But it's now out on DVD, it's for rent at places like Redbox, and - as we watched it - on-demand.
I highly recommend it as a gift for yourself or anyone on DVD, as you'll want to watch it along with all of your other Christmas favorites.