Tom Santilli is a professional film critic, TV personality, host and
the Executive Producer of Movie Show Plus.
He also is the film critic for WXYZ Channel 7 Action News in Detroit,
and appeared weekly on FOX-2 in Detroit from 2016-2020.
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Tucked in-between giant Summer blockbusters like Star Trek Into Darkness and the upcoming Lone Ranger and World War Z movies, The Kings of Summer slips into theaters this weekend. It may not be the biggest movie, or feature many well-known actors and actresses, but so far, The Kings of Summer is the royalty of 2013.
Coming-of-age movies have been done to death, but the reason we see them over and over is because of their universal appeal. When done well, as this one is, they hit upon nerves and emotions that never grow old.
In the year 2022, all crime is legal in America for only 12 hours each year. During this time period, you can murder, pillage, rape, steal and presumably...gasp!...even smoke a blunt to your heart's content. The result is that this "Purge Day" has boosted our economy, with unemployment dropping to just 1%, since many of the victims on this day tend to be the poor, lower class.
Admittedly, this is a fairly interesting premise given to us in the new film, The Purge (opening this weekend).
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