Thursday, August 11, 2016

Two Movies for Tonight

Looking for something to watch tonight but nothings on? Maybe you've got a weekend alone and need to pass the time? Either way look no further! Here's two movies that are worth your time to sit down and watch.

The first movie... No Escape.

I had originally wanted to see this movie in the theater but hey... life happens and you get busy. Now I've finally watched it and it was good! The only thing I didn't like was the way they had one of the kids behave in the movie. Other than that I thought it was very believable for the situation. Without giving too much away... Jack and Annie Dwyer have just moved to Southeast Asia with their two small children. Their so new to the country they are living in a hotel that caters to tourist and Americans there on business. Jack who has fallen on hard times before is excited about his new start with a new company that is going to help improve the water situation.

Quickly, they find themselves in the middle of a political uprising and it's over Jack's new company and the water. Their hotel becomes under siege and the find themselves trapped. Armed rebels take no prisoners and kill every foreigner they come across. Jack has no choice but to find a way for him and his family to survive.

This movie is fast paced, action packed and has a few surprise guests. Watch it and you'll be surprised how quickly that two hours goes by!

The second movie... Witness.

This movie is a classic. I recently re-watched it for the first time in years and it's still as good as the first time as I saw it. Harrison Ford won his first and only Best Actor award for this movie. Some people think really? For this? Yes, he was that good. You have to remember when you watch this it was made in the 1980s. There's a lot of unspoken acting that goes on with his character and his relationships inside the movie. I think his Oscar was well deserved. So without giving too much away if you haven't seen this classic...

John Book is a Police Detective living and working in Philadelphia. When a young Amish boy named Samuel and his mother Rachel are traveling through the city by train they stop in Philadelphia for their next train. Samuel excuses himself to the bathroom and while hiding in the stall witnesses the killing of a cop. John Book (Ford) becomes the lead on the case and forces Rachel and Samuel to stay in town until he can ID the killer. When Sam IDs the killer John knows that Samuel is now in danger and tries to put them into hiding. It goes horribly wrong and John is now in danger as well. His only choice is to hide himself in Amish country and the three of them head off into the country.

This movie is enlightening if you no nothing of the Amish way of life. Watch this movie and see if you think Harrison deserved the Oscar.