the big short

It’s about the time of year to start catching up on Oscar movies that I haven’t seen.  What better place to start than one nominated for 5 awards, including best picture?

The Big Short is based on the true story of the housing market collapse in 2008.  It follows the separate, yet connected, stories of several people who saw the collapse coming, and therefore bet against the always stable housing market.  I know; it sounds super boring.

13 hours

Michael Bay doesn’t exactly have the best track record with making a good movie based on a true story.  Or for making good movies in general for that matter.  That has officially changed.

13 Hours is based on the true events that transpired in 2012 when the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya was attacked.  It details how several military contractors working for the CIA fought for the survival of themselves, and every other American in the area.