Coming up on Saturday at the Described movies: Hacksaw Ridge and Ride Along

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From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 6pm Saturday in NZ, 4pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s
the described Movies Hacksaw Ridge from 2016, and Ride Along from 2014.
Hacksaw Ridge is a 2016 biographical war film directed by Mel Gibson and written by Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan, based on the 2004 documentary The Conscientious Objector.
The film focuses on the World War II experiences of Desmond Doss, an American pacifist combat medic who, as a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, refused to carry or use a weapon or firearm of any kind.
Doss became the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honour, for service above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle of Okinawa.
Andrew Garfield stars as Doss, with Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, and Vince Vaughn in supporting roles.
The film was released in the United States on 4 November, 2016, grossing $180.4 million worldwide, and received critical acclaim with Gibson's direction and Garfield's performance earning notable praise; it was widely viewed as a return to form for Gibson, whose career had been in decline following several controversies surrounding the director.
Hacksaw Ridge was chosen by the American Film Institute as one of its top ten Movies of the Year, and has received numerous awards and nominations.
The film received six Oscar nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Garfield, and Best Sound Editing, winning the awards for Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing.
It also received Golden Globe nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, and 12 AACTA Awards nominations, winning the majority, including Best Film, Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor for Garfield, and Best Supporting Actor for Weaving.
Directed by: Mel Gibson.
Produced by: Bill Mechanic, David Permut, Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, Brian Oliver and William D. Johnson.
Screenplay by: Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight.
Based on: The Conscientious Objector: by Terry Benedict.
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths and Vince Vaughn.
Music by: Rupert Gregson-Williams.
Cinematography: Simon Duggan.
Edited by: John Gilbert.
Production companies: Summit Entertainment, Cross Creek Pictures, Demarest Media , Argent Pictures , IM Global, AI Film Productions , Vendian Entertainment, Kylin Pictures , Pandemonium Films and Permut Presentations Production.
Distributed by: Lionsgate (United States),Icon Film Distribution (Australia) and IM Global (International).
Release date: 4 September , 2016 ( Venice), 3 November , 2016 (Australia) and 4 November , 2016 (United States).
File length: 139 minutes.
Country: Australia and United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $40 million.
Box office: $180.4 million.
Ride Along is a 2014 American buddy cop comedy film directed by Tim Story and starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bryan Callen, Tika Sumpter and Laurence Fishburne.
Greg Coolidge, Jason Mantzoukas, Phil Hay, and Matt Manfredi wrote the screenplay based on a story originally from Coolidge.
The film follows Ben Barber (Hart), a high school security guard who must prove to his girlfriend's brother, James Payton (Ice Cube), that he is worthy of marrying her.
James, a police officer out to catch a Serbian smugglers' boss, takes Ben on a ride along to prove himself.
Principal photography began on 31 October, 2012 in Atlanta and ended on 19 December, 2012.
The film was produced by Relativity Media, Cube Vision Productions and Rainforest Films, and distributed by Universal Pictures.
Following two premieres in Atlanta and Los Angeles, the film was released worldwide on 17 January, 2014.
Despite negative reviews, the film earned a worldwide total of more than $153 million against a budget of $25 million.
The film broke the record for highest domestic opening weekend gross in the month of January, taking in $41.5 million, a record broken again a year later when American Sniper had its wide release.
A sequel, Ride Along 2, was released on 15 January, 2016.
Directed by: Tim Story.
Produced by: Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez , Will Packer and Larry Brezner.
Screenplay by: Greg Coolidge, Jason Mantzoukas, Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi.
Story by: Greg Coolidge.
Starring: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart. John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter and Laurence Fishburne.
Music by: Christopher Lennertz.
Cinematography: Larry Blanford.
Edited by: Craig Alpert.
Production company: Relativity Media, Cube Vision and Rainforest Films.
Distributed by: Universal Pictures.
Release date: 17 January , 2014 (United States).
File length: 100 minutes
Country: United States: Language: English.
Budget: $25 million.
Box office: $154.5 million.
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