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PS News - Win 1/3 Blu-ray DVDs Jacob's Ladder *Must be public service employee*

posted 14-2-2020 @ 11:15 AM www
PS News - Win 1/3 Blu-ray DVDs Jacob's Ladder *Must be public service employee*
Codewords or Answers, Entry methods: Email, Freq: Once Only, Prize pool: $90, Closes 17/02/2020


Results Date: 18/02/20


Director: David M. Rosenthal, Defiant Screen Entertainment.

Cast: Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams, Nicole Beharie, Karla Souza, Guy Burnet.

Canít work out the compelling need to do remakes, especially of successful films. Having watched Adrian Lyneís enduring 1990 Jacobís Ladder raises intricate intellectual and mystical questions. He dares to ask if nightmares are, perhaps, beautiful experiences viewed from the wrong angle. Tim Robbins played a Vietnam veteran who suffered horrifying visions and persecution nightmares.

The original film had one ambition, which is not the case with this remake from Rosenthal. However, the storyline is similar, using analogous images. Jacob Singer (Ealy, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Takers, Think Like a Man), a veteran who lost his brother in Afghanistan, simply carries the film. Settled with his wife Samantha (Beharie, Sleepy Hollow) and new child, he works at an Atlanta hospital. Heís busy supporting other traumatised veterans, helping them get pharmaceutical help for their conditions. At other times he has flashbacks of his own.

The storyline picks up when it comes to Jacobís attention that his brother Issac (Williams) is actually alive, taking an experimental drug and living in the sewers. Itís a challenge when it comes to tackling and dealing with the horrifying experiences. Now the downside is Jacob begins to lose his sanity, just as Isaac regains his saneness.

Samantha is caught in the midst of this unease wondering whom to trust. What makes this scenario interesting is Samantha was once romantically involved with Isaac before the war. The synthesis of themes includes brotherhood, addiction and PTSD.

Name one of the films that featured Michael Ealy. If your answer is correct, then you could be one of our three Blu-ray winners of Jacobís Ladder. Entries should be sent to competitions@psnews.com.au by Monday, 17 February 2020. Names of the winners will be announced in Frank Cassidyís PS-sssstÖ! column on 18 February 2020.
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