I finished the Video Game Years on Amazon Prime Video last night. Being a retro game fan, I loved the episodes and would give this documentary a 5 out of 5. Each episode was dedicated to a year of the eighties and talked about home games, arcade games, consoles and even pinball. It was informative, funny and nostalgic!
The film deconstructs the church’s claims by presenting a condensed history of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, examining how celebrities interact with the church, and highlighting the stories of a number of ex-members and of the abuse and exploitation that they described seeing and experiencing. The Church of Scientology responded vehemently to the film, complaining to film critics about their reviews and denouncing the filmmakers and their interviewees.
Going Clear was released in a limited number of theaters on March 13, 2015, and aired on HBO on March 29, 2015. It was a major ratings success and by mid-April 2015 had attracted 5.5 million viewers, making it the second most-watched HBO documentary in the past decade. It was subsequently released internationally, showing in theaters and on television despite a sustained campaign by the Church of Scientology to block its release.
I read in the February 5, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the Fox Theatre’s 90 year old Moller pipe organ was hauled to Lithonia, Georgia. The A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company will be doing the more than half a million dollar repair and restoration.
I watched “Son of Kong” on Svengoolie tonight. They travel back to Skull Island looking for treasure where they find little Kong. The Sven additives to the movie help it along. I would give it 1.75 out of 5.