Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What We've Been Watching on Netflix

We've been watching more Netflix now that most of our favorite shows are finished for the season, and we've found a few that we really liked.

The Dark Valley 
This movie was made in 2014, and is a pretty good revenge movie, if you don't mind reading the subtitles, as the movie is in German.  The setting is a small village in 19th century Austria, a new man rides into town just as the winter snows are about to fall.  He claims to be a photographer, so the family that runs the village allows him to stay.

It took us a while to remember where we had seen the star of the movie, Sam Riley.  He played the black bird in Disney's Maleficent.  

Pretty good movie - I recommend it!

Based on a true story, this tells the adventure of Robyn Davidson, an Australian women who decides to trek across the desert (1,700 miles) in 1977 with only her black dog and three camels.  She was sponsored by National Geographic, who sent a photographer to meet up with her several times on her journey.  The actress that portrayed her was Mila Wasikowska, who you may remember from Jane Eyre, the 2011 movie.
I normally don't care for movies about real people, so I thought I'd hate this one (John picked it out), but I have to say I was sucked into the story.  She was one brave young lady.

Young Ones
Oh my, this was a weird one.  Told in chapters, it's set in a future where water is hard to find and those people who are still hanging on to their land have a pretty hard life.

The story begins with a father and his two teens working their land.  The daughters boyfriend has other ideas.

This one's not for everyone -- it was a bit of a slog, but once you start it, it's hard not to want to find out what happens.

Quite a wild ride, it made me think of Jaws or Jurassic Park!  An archaeologist takes his two children on an expedition to follow the message found in Viking runes.

Of course, things don't exactly as planned.  This was quite an adventure, and I highly recommend it!

Very good!

Heavenly Sword

Animated story of a girl who must protect a family sword.  I tried, but couldn't stay through the whole thing.  The animation is great, but I lost interest.  I think John finished it, though.


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