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Whoops. Saw this like a week ago and forgot to review it. But here we go, a little late.

the-accountant

This is by far the best movie I’ve seen about an accountant.  Then again, it’s pretty much the only movie I’ve seen about an accountant.  And it’s also not so much about an accountant.  But still, the best one.

The Accountant stars Ben Affleck as a brilliant accountant who suffers from autism.  Some of his work involves some pretty bad people.  When one of these people double crosses him and tries to have him killed, he uses a special set of skills originally meant to help him cope with his autism to find those responsible and exact revenge.

siege-at-jadotville

Netflix’s most recent original movie shoots to be a Saving Private Ryan or Black Hawk Down.  But it misses the mark, and instead gives us some great action but is weak in other aspects.

The Siege at Jadotville is based on a true story involving a group of UN peacekeepers from Ireland who are sent to the Congo during the 1960s.  Jamie Dornan takes a break from beating and abusing women in 50 Shades of Grey to lead a bunch of no name and “I know that guy from somewhere” actors with sometimes unintelligible Irish accents. Together they have to fight off a bunch of mercenaries and Congolese rebels to save themselves during a coup.

suicide squad

It seems oddly fitting that one of the last movies of the summer movie season is as mediocre as most movies this summer have been.

Suicide Squad is the newest film in the DC cinematic universe and tells the story of a group of supervillains who are recruited by the US government to help stop a major attack in a way only they can.