Holly On Hollywood
by Holly McClure
Patriots Day is based on the riveting story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and its aftermath. Director Peter Berg has once again teamed up with Mark Wahlberg who stars as Sgt. Tommy Saunders, one of the many Boston police who first responded on the scene. The story follows…
The R rating is for language, an implied sexual situation, realistic injuries after the bombing, intense action leading up to the capture of the two brothers who committed the horrific act and the overall subject matter – making this a movie for mature audiences. Many of us watched the horrific events play out on national television but what we didn’t see was the sophisticated manhunt and spectacular behind-the-scenes collaboration that pieced together the evidence to go after the Tsarnaev brothers. The story captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and a race to hunt down the suspects before they struck again. I enjoyed this riveting reminder that America is a resilient nation of people who overcome horrific situations with faith and hope. There were numerous, powerful stories from that day that we see played out in real-life footage at the end which ended up being the most sobering and emotional part of the movie.
“Remember To Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!