Movies this weekend: Appaloosa, Bridge to Terabitha, Cleopatra, & Navy Seals

  • 7 January 2018
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I'm always on the hunt for new movies to add to our KODI server, this week I picked up 4 new movies, all on DVD: Appaloosa, Bridge to Terabitha, Cleopatra, and Navy Seals.

Lately I've been on a bit of a western kick. Western movies tend to be difficult to find since it's a genre that doesn't appeal to a lot of people. When I picked up Appaloosa I initially thought twice about getting it, I tend to like older westerns, or westerns without big-name actors. Appaloosa has a pretty star-filled cast: Jeremy Irons, Viggo Mortensen, Lance Henrickson, Renee Zellweger, and director/writer Ed Harris. While I did spot Viggo and Ed on the front cover, I paid no attention to Renee because her character was set furthest away in the cover shot. Had I known Renee was in this film I probably would have left it on the shelf. It's not that I don't like Renee, it's just that the last bunch of films I've seen her in all felt the same. I haven't watched Appaloosa yet so there's hope still that this might be a good film, it has a 64/100 score on Metacritic so it can't be all that bad.

Speaking of bad, one of the bad areas of my collection is the lack of children's movies. We sometimes entertain friends with young children, and most of the time I flip over to the Youtube KODI add-on since our collection of children's movies is pretty sparse. Bridge to Terabitha isn't quite a children's movie, it's more a early teen movie. We have some children's movies, like Cars, so Bridge to Terabitha will help fill out that slightly older range. The fantasy elements look developed enough that the movie seems like it would be mildly interesting to anyone into the fantasy genre.

Not quite fantastic Cleopatra looks like an awesome movie. Metacritic gives it a 60/100 score. We're excited to see this film because there's been a lot of movies on Netflix lately focusing on Roman occupation. Yes, this is the 1963 Elizabeth Taylor film, and yes we haven't seen it yet.

Lastly the least class(-ic/y) movie Navy Seals. This is just one of those movies I saw awhile back that brings back memories of slogging through mud under barbed wire.

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