Monday Movie Review: No Escape (2015)

Last night we watched a movie called No Escape (2015). I put the year in because there are several movies entitled “No Escape”

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US companies go into poor countries and get them a loan for a service they cannot afford, like roads or in this case, water treatment facilities. When the counrty cannot repay the loan, the company and/or the US government basically gets to strip the country of it’s resources in the name of collecting on the debt.

This movie is about an fictional country that revolted because their government drove them into a unpayable debt and economic crisis that basically goes on for lifetimes.

In the movie, a family arrives to live while the husband works as an engineer at aforementioned water treatment plant.

The day after they arrive, the revolt starts, and the government is overthrown, and the rebels start killing all foriegners. The story is about their escape from the country.

It was a very intense, bloody movie. Four stars on Netflix, but absolutely terrible “official” reviews on the web.

To me, the movie reflected a lot about what is going on in the world today, with the debt all over, and the rebellion culd be the only way to escape such a problem. After all, corrupt politicians betraying their countries and citizens for self profit is a big problem in the world today. isn’t it?

Definitely worth watching. Definitely.

Lincoln Lawyer

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Last night the Wife and I watched the movie “The Lincoln Lawyer”, it was quite good. Highly recommended to see in the theater or on TV.

Lawyer’s defending a client for assault and finds out he’s guilty. Also, his client framed someone for the assault. AND he enjoys seeing innocent people go to jail for his crimes. AND he’s done it before. Super good. Much better than expected.

Thursday. Nice day. I feel like taking the car instead of motorcycle though. don’t really know why. Traffic. Parking. Everything’s a hassle with a car. Motorcycle’s the way to go.

We’ll see.

Have a good day! Watch that movie! You won’t regret it!

Zootopia

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Last night we saw the movie Zootopia. It is a cute movie about a bunny who becomes a police officer in the big city.
It was good, funny and entertaining. All good! but, unless you have kids who need to see it, I’d probably recommend waiting to see it on TV.

C”mon Friday!

Movie: Coraline

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We watched a movie last night, never heard of it before, “Coraline”.  It was supposed to be a kids movie, but I don’t think so. It was pretty creepy and real good.

This little girl, Coraline, moves into a new house with her parents. She’s bored and he parents don’t seem to pay much attention to her.

Coraline discovers a little door that has been wallpapered over. She finds the key, and opens the door, but underneath, it’s been bricked up too. Later that night she wakes up and follows some mice to the door. She opens it and the bricks are gone and there’s a tunnel. The crawls through the tunnel, and seems to be in the same place when she comes out, but everything’s a little different.

Definitely worth watching, definitely. Weird tale, good plot, stretches the imagination and really good animation make this a must see.

Have a good day!

New Star Wars

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Last night we saw the new Star Wars Movie. It was good the first half, but after Hans Solo’s son got killed, I fell asleep. I kept waking up, and Chewy and Rey are standing on top of a flat mountain talkinng. I dozed off and woke up again and they were still there, talking. I never did see Luke Skywalker.

I’ll watch it again on TV, but to me, the move fell far shot of all the hype it received. TO me it was just as good, and very similar to, all the other Star Wars movies.

Here it is cloudy, supposed to rain, I took the car yesterday, but it was sunny and didn’t rain at all. Nice, red sunrise this morning though.

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It’s hump day on the first week of the year, I’m ready for the weekend.

Have a fantastic day!

Tired Tuesday

I stayed up late to watch Washington VS Dallas on Monday Night Football.

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I went to bed about 12:30 and got up a 5AM. Redskins always lose if they don’t score first and I should havegone to bed afer the first Dallas field goal.
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Also last night, we went and saw the new Hunger Games which was quite good. Recomend  it for theater viewing.

I’m tired, Hurtin fer certain.

Movie: Spectre

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My advice is wait until you can rent it.

First time i my life I was nodding off at any movie ever.

My favorite scene was the car chase scene.

Least favorite part, I don’t know, but they were on this train seems like forever.

It wasn’t bad, just nothing special that required the big screen. Less than average action for a 007 movie and it was very long too. We didn’t get home till 11:30 and now I’m dragging.

Have a goood day!

Thoughtless Thursday

I’ve been thinking quite some time about what to post and I am drawing a blank.

Last night the wife and I watched the movie Back To The Future II. It’s stupid, but I feel a little bit sad that date in the movie has passed. It was a good movie the first time I saw it and it is still good now. Now that the date has passed, it feels like the movie is really over after all these years, and won’t be as good as it once was. Of course, there is no reason for that to be so.

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Glad it’s Thursday and look forward to the weekend. It is still quite rainy, but there is more and more Sun. Been driving the car for 2 weeks now, ready to get back on the motorcycle .

Have a good day!

Back To The Future Day

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Today is Back To The Future Day,The day Marty McFly arrives from 1985. HERE is an article.

On Oct 21 1985, I was just out of the Navy. 1955 I wasn’t even born yet.

Back in those days there was a saying: “Cameras don’t lie!” You oldies remember this.

So:

Keep an eye out today for Marty McFly!

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Saw this movie the other day. It was very good. Of course, you have to see the first one first, which is also outstanding.
The only parts I didn’t like was when the hotel manager was rude to the lady guest, but in hindsight, I wasn’t supposed to like it.
I’m not going to get into the plot here, but I say really really good, 5 stars. I’ll be watching both again and again.

Everything will be all right in the end, so if everything’s not all right, so if it’s not all right, it’s not the end! And: There’s no present like the time!

Have a good Friday and a great weekend!