Review (DVD): The Calling

5 Star, Reviews (DVD Only)
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Sarah Sarondon, Gil Bellows

5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing, a real mystery, very ably presented, October 5, 2014

This is an engrossing movie that I am commenting on, having watched it on Virgin Atlantic yesterday, largely to add it to my list of now 139 recommended DVDs for smart people, find that list with links at Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog, look at the bottom of the right-hand column for Reviews (DVD Only) (139).

The film is engrossing and blends multiple themes I will not spoil. Absolutely worth watching if you have the time and want to be engaged in a mystery. All of the acting is top-notch, there are no negatives, although I think rating it “R” is a mistake, this is more a PG-17, never mind a few dead people.

The other three films I watched, in rank order, were:
Cold in July
Blended (2014)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Nit: Am increasingly annoyed with Amazon for being insensitive to people. Most of us do NOT want to be forced into making a mistake in buying Instant Video, and I believe that Amazon’s insistence on trying to channel people to Instant Video and Kindle versions of books will eventually back-fire. BUYER BEWARE. Their insensitivity in failing to provide an image of the cover that can be copied, for those of us that maintain website with our reviews, all pointing back to the product’s Amazon page, is also annoying. I was the capstone speaker at Amazon’s developer conference in 2007, and ended up having to created a web site for my reviews so people could browse by category (I read and review in 98 categories) because Amazon does not listen to customers.

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