So your local googolplex is showing only Ice Age XXII and Jackass in 5D. Time to invite over those friends with whom you do nothing but culture war for some streaming over Huluflix. Make sure your choice of film guarantees some “interesting” discussions after the credits. A few suggestions:Share
Starship Troopers (1997)In the future, Earth is an imperial war machine colonizing planets throughout the galaxy. To make matters more interesting, citizenship is not a right but a privilege earned—most often in battle, by men and women. The more scars, the more opportunities for advancement. Perfect for that friend who thought Fahrenheit 9/11 was a documentary.
Unbreakable (2000)On the surface, this live-action comic book depicts with great solemnity the birth of a superhero and his archnemesis. But scratch that surface and you will find a surprising tale about the superhuman lengths to which a father must go to save the American family. For a first date with that special someone convinced fathers are disposable.
Gran Torino (2008)A gruff Korean vet whose idea of diversity is limited to which gun he will use to keep foreigners off his lawn takes under his wing a young Hmong boy tormented by gang-bangers. Every lefty’s picture of a “hater” makes the ultimate Christ-like sacrifice. Perfect for those Randians looking for a more textured rendering of the virtue of selfishness. (Read more.)