Devil’s Knot

A while we rented a new movie called Devil’s Knot, another based on a true story movie.

DirectorAtom Egoyan

StarsDane DeHaanReese Witherspoon, and Colin Firth

Runtime: 1 hour, 54 minutes

Plot Summary: (from IMDb) The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.

Rating: TV

This story in general is a heartbreaking story and parts of it are really hard to watch. I think Reese Witherspoon did a pretty good job depicting a heartbroken mother, but in all, the movie was so-so. There was a lot of jumping back and forth in time that got a little confusing. It’s a shame since this is based on a true story (the West Memphis 3 were released a couple of years ago, after a controversial deal with the prosecutor). I think I need to read the book instead! 

Ratings Explanation:

  • Theater: This means the movie is awesome. Go see this movie in the theater – well worth the $100 you’ll spend for a night out to see it on the big screen!
  • On Demand: Since no one actually rents movies anymore, this category has changed to On Demand. This means it’s a great movie, but it is as good at home as it is in the theater and worth seeing a little sooner.
  • TV: This means the movie is ok. Wait for it to show up on HBO and see it for free.
  • Skip It: Movie sucks, don’t waste your time.

Why I Went Old School

About a year ago I made the switch from an iPhone 4 to a Samsung Galaxy S4. I loved it. I raved about it. I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. I convinced my friends and family to switch.

I was wrong. As time went on, I became less and less enamored with my Galaxy – it began to have issues ranging from the vibrate feature breaking (makes it hard to have my phone in meetings when it’s all or nothing) to some serious software issues (apparently answering calls was no longer an option). 

About a week ago, I was completely fed up. So fed up that I took my old school iPhone 4 back to the AT&T store and asked them to make it work again. And let me tell you, I’ve missed Apple. I missed how easy it is to find things. How quickly it responds. How clean the font, formats, and functions are. I’m so happy to be back!