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Trumbo, Blu-ray (2016)

Trumbo, Blu-ray (2016)

A fine film about Dalton Trumbo and the Hollywood Ten screenwriters who were blacklisted by the anti-communists. Trumbo, Blu-ray (2016) Cast: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Helen Mirren Director: Jay Roach Studio: Universal 57174826 (2/16/16) Video: 1.85:1 for 16:9 screens, 1080p HD color Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Subtitles: Spanish, English for the hearing impaired All regions Extras: “Who is Trumbo?,” “Bryan Cranston Becomes Trumbo” Length: 125 min. Rating: ***** The actor who got a lot of attention for his primary role in the TV series Breaking Bad, Cranston really captures the personality of the Hollywood top screenwriter who was jailed and blacklisted for his political beliefs. The slow progression of the UnAmerican Committee and its awful effect on the screenwriters is clearly shown. Trumbo fights for his civil rights and is very good at stating his views with plenty of wit, such as non-cooperation with the committee and their injustice in attacking the writers in the first place. Hedda Hopper (played by Helen Mirren) was a leader of the UnAmerican group, and even called the head of MGM a kike while blackmailing him into firing all of the scriptwriters. John Wayne was another strong Hollywood supporter of the […]