Here’s a few of the movies I’ve been watching recently.
A Home of Our Own What happens when a family with nothing but determination moves from Los Angeles to Idaho in the 1960’s? They build a home of their own. It’s just getting all of the items that are needed for the home when you have no money. This is a great movie based on a true life story. The movie stars Kathy Bates and Edward Furlong. And it shows how a family with nothing can work together to make a dream come true.
Day of the Falcon is an action packed adventure movie. It’s the story of a young Arab prince in the 1930’s. At the beginning of the move the young prince is sent off to live with his father’s enemy as a hostage to assure that the peace plan between the two men holds. The boy is studious, and he is not seen as a threat to anyone. But time shows that the young prince has many more skills than either his father or his father’s enemy imagine. This is a great movie for the entire family.
Kolya is a Czech film. When a cellist marries a woman to assist her with getting papers to stay in Czechoslavakia he gets a little more than he bargained for. He winds up with the woman’s little boy. The cellist has no desire to be the father to a child who doesn’t speak any Czech. But the cellist soon becomes attached to the young boy. The movie is excellent, but it’s a Czech movie so be prepared to read subtitles.
Midnight Cowboy is a classic movie about a young man who moves from Texas to New York City with dreams of becoming a hustler. When he gets to the city he finds out it’s a little more difficult to become a hustler than he thought. As things become more difficult he develops a friendship with another man who is sickly. The story shows just how difficult it can be to live on the streets of New York City.
Let me know what you’ve been watching.
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