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THE PURGE: ANARCHY (2014) – My Rating 8/10

ThePurgeAnarchyI can hardly believe Hollywood actually made The Purge: Anarchy into a descent movie.  It’s predecessor, The Purge, was bordering on awful.  The premise continues to be ridiculous, but this time the story is good and it divulged an acceptable reason for the government’s decision for the annual purge, in the first place.  Due to high poverty, crime is also high.  The purge is mostly targeted toward the poor and under privileged who will rid the country of those who are below the poverty line, causing crime to go down significantly.  Inhumane, yes but who cares — in a world as wicked as it is good, all is fair in money, war and survival.  The Purge: Anarchy, focuses on the streets and shows many purgers and their strategies.   One person in particular is Sergeant played by Frank Grillo, who is on a definite mission to get revenge on the person who wronged him.  While in pursuit, Frank encounters innocents who he has to decide to help or not help.  It’s pretty interesting to see how things unwind.  There are some twist but overall, nice job Hollywood.

ALMOST HUMAN – My rating: 8/10

AlmostHumanWhile Almost Human isn’t a totally new concept, it’s different because the android is different.  It’s not a structured,  stiff facsimile of a human being that talks in a choppy pattern alerting you to the fact that this is a robot/android, not a human.  Instead this robot, who’s model was discarded, is more like a real live human being with all the intelligence  of a computer.  This series takes place in the year 2048 when crime is so out of control, police officers have to partner with an android to solve crimes as well as survive the criminal element.    Almost Human  revolves around  Detective John Kennex play by Carl Urban and Dorian (his android partner) played by Michael Ealy.  Their partnership closely resembles a regular pair of officers on the job and the everyday issues that confront them but with a twist.  I’ve been enjoying the series and find the stories interesting.  Given the technology used for this futuristic era, I think you’ll find Almost Human refreshing and well told.