[orig post 1.8.15 2pm]
The following movies have reduced, even insulting, ratings. Take my word for it. These are all top-quality movies well worth the price of the ticket.
Pros: Excellent scenes, acting and storytelling. God's character was fantastic.
Cons: Would have preferred no-name actors in supporting roles. Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul and John Turturro were good, but were also distractions.
The Imitation Game (IMDB)
Pros: Great footage of WWII London - the seriousness, the destruction, the purpose. Excellent acting.
Cons: A politically-correct topic is part of the story. They take it too far.
Pros: A great WWII movie. The best match to its book I've ever seen. The book is great, but you'll have no need to read it if you watch the movie. Excellent portrayal of the Japanese brutality, but without without excess. Congrats to Director Angelina Jolie.
UPDATED and BUMPED 1.22.15:
American Sniper (IMDB)
Pros: Another authentic American movie about a flawed man who rises to the peak of his profession. A great story about the cost of war on the individual. A movie with rich patriotic flavor - which is why liberals like Michael Moore, Seth Rogan and former human rights lawyers are so upset about it. See cartoons below.
Cons: Let's have a patriotic movie about someone who was not a SEAL.