Thursday, January 26, 2017
Two Movies for Tonight
Looking for something to watch tonight? Time is precious and you don't want to spend time searching for a movie to only be disappointed with it in the end. So that's why I've brought you two movies for tonight. The movies I review here give you an idea of what's good to watch any time you want to quickly get a movie and start watching it. This week I'm giving you two movies that are totally worthy of your time.
The first movie... DeepWater Horizon.
This movie is based on the true events of the DeepWater Horizon off shore drilling site located off the coast of Louisiana. In America and abroad we all remember oil spilling into the ocean and onto our beaches from April 20-July 15, 2010. We remember the cleanup, the devastation and the fact that many animals died and people suffered loss revenue in fishing, tourism and more. What many people don't realize or maybe I just didn't realize is that several people were killed in the process of the spill.
Deepwater Horizon was a semi-submerged, deep water oil rig floating over 40 miles away from the coast of Louisiana. Crew members would live on site for weeks at a time while doing their job. The rig was owned by BP Oil and operated by TransOcean which is a private contractor. On April 20, the rig was set to begin drilling but when Supervisor Jimmy and Engineer Mike arrive back to the rig they find workers assigned to pour concrete around the well to stabilize it leaving the rig without doing the job. Jimmy insists that they perform a pressure test to ensure safety before they begin drilling. Much to the annoyance of BP they follow suit and begin the tests.
The pressure tests begin to show problems and that the rig is not yet stable for drilling. The pressure tests weaken the drill well and in turn it crumbles the foundation. Explosions begin to occur and it becomes apparent that they all need to get off the dying rig.
If you haven't seen this movie, then I highly suggest watching it. I thought it was very informative and shows what those men and women went through that night. BP shame on you!
The second movie... The Black Cat.
This 1934 black and white film was a much watch for me recently. I had heard that it was about a black cat going around killing people. Well... I love our cat Tesco, so I was curious to see this little black cat going around and somehow knocking people off.
The Black Cat is about a money hungry family waiting for their grandmother/mother to die. She has become ill and everyone is at the house waiting for her death. She knows this and informs them all of what they will receive once she has passed. In the process, strange things begin to happen. Poison ends up killing several of her cats that roam the property and once she passes the family begins to turn on each other.
A storm has flooded the roads and the family is trapped at the house. The phone lines have been cut and now it's up to them to find out who's killing off members of the family. A black cat roams the property and comes into the house. The family begins to notice that when someone is going to be the next victim, the black cat crosses their path.
Watch this cute film for an entertaining laugh. If you love cats you'll love this old film.