Friday, March 23, 2012

Toby Keith in---Beer For My Horses (2008)

In the beginning of the movie we see Joe Bill “Rack” Racklin (Toby Keith) an Oklahoma Deputy Sheriff, in Greer County which is known as the Crystal Methamphetamine center of the region.

Rack works with his best friend Lonnie Luther Feldman (Rodney Carrington) who is funny, but equally a few bricks short of a load. The change in his pocket is probably a higher number than his I.Q. score.

Rack’s was late to his girlfriend Cammie’s (Gina Gershon) birthday celebration, so when Rack got home she was leaving him. After she had a few heated words Cammie backed over his lawn mower and then left.

It didn’t seem to bother Rack as looked down at the uneaten celebration food on the table; he took a drink of beer and said, “It looks like Daddy needs to buy another lawn mower.”

Rack heard that his high-school sweetheart, Annie Streets (Claire Forlani) is back in town. Annie came home to take care of her mother who was ill or so Annie thought at the time.

Rack goes to see her at her step-father’s ranch. Her step-father Buck Baker (Barry Corbin) is anything but a father to Annie. Buck is a man who is for himself and his crooked dealings, because all he cares about is money.

I like it when the Sheriff Wilson Landry (Tom Skerritt) gives the toast—Whiskey for my men, and beer for my horses.  

Another deputy who is simply in his own orbit is Skunk(Ted Nugent) one reason is his badge is tattooed on his chest, and he carries two guns stuck in his belt—no holsters.

Charlie (Willie Nelson) is a guy they met on the way to Mexico to rescue Annie. Charlie helps them repair Luther’s truck, because Luther went off the highway looking at a girl when she pulls her t-shirt up to show her breast.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Dwayne Johnson and Christopher Walken in---The Rundown (2003)

Our movie begins with Beck (The Rock—Dwayne Johnson) who is a hard-hitting wannabe chef trying to finish an assignment for his mobster boss Walker (William Lucking) as a bounty hunter.

Beck (The Rock) is sent to collect $50,000 from a football player who owes the money for a gambling debt. After the football player chose the wrong way to solve his issue. Beck retrieves his Super Bowl Ring for collateral until the debt is paid. 

However, before Beck can get in his car another guy Walker sent as a backup man shoots him with paint packs and takes the ring.

When Beck arrives at the Walker home he is not in too good a mood to say the least. He tells Walker he wants his money and he wants out. 

That he wants to start his restaurant, but Walker tells him--- if he will do one more job for him; he will have his restaurant.
Walker gives Beck an envelope with photos of a young man, and Walker tells Beck it is his son, Travis (Seann William Scott). That he wants him brought back to California. And he will find him in the Amazon.
This is where the fun begins, as Beck tracks down Travis Walker the fun begins. Beck has to deal with keeping Travis and outrunning Hatcher (Christopher Walken). 

Mariana (Rosario Dawson) who is a bartender and leader of her people who are being used by Hatcher to dig in his mines and are paid very little for their work, and if they often beaten with whips if they disagree in any way.
This is a fun movie, with fast action, and a story with a heart and one of my favorite films, which is out on DVD. However, having The Rock in it did not hurt.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kelly Preston & Toby Keith in----Broken Bridges (2006)

Broken Bridges is a great family movie. As the movie begins Angela Dalton (Kelly Preston) who is in her office preparing for her T.V. show as a reporter, when Charles (Jeff Portell) the manager of the station walks in and asks Angela what she is wearing for a meeting tonight. Angela replies that she is wearing what she has on.

Then Charles tells her to wear the Armani suit, as she should dress for success. After that scene Angela goes home to change and is reading what Charles ask her to read for an interview. Then her daughter Dixie Leigh Dalton (Lindsey Haun) walks in, and starts telling her mother the great news that she and her boyfriend are playing in a Club next Friday night.

Her mother reminds her that she is on restriction, because she was caught drinking a beer in school. She and Dixie have a few words, and Dixie told her mother that she could not stop her, and leaves the room.

Just then an announcer on T.V. announced that five young soldiers were killed in a training accident and they were all from Angela's hometown in Tennessee.

The phone rings and it is Angela's father Jake Dalton (Burt Reynold) who says I guess you hear that we lost Bobby and four other boys from here, but you wouldn't remember them.

Angela said she did remember them. Then her father hands the phone to Angela mother, Dixie Rose(Tess Harper).
She calls Angela--Angel--and says we lost our Bobby, and your Daddy wants you to come home for the funeral.

The next day Angela and Dixie Leigh are riding in a convertible to Tennessee, to Angela's Hometown. Dixie cannot believe that her mother grew up here, as it is so different from Miami Florida. Angela has a lot to contend with after reaching her hometown, as her father is very short with her and still angry with her after sixteen years. Because her bestfriend told him she was afraid Angela might do something to the baby, when all she really wanted was Bo.

So Angela and her father had a big fight because he believed someone else over his daughter. Angela ended up leaving home alone because her boyfriend Bo Price (Toby Keith) did not show up as he promised to leave with her. This movie is full of family and family values, the singing is great, and when Dixie Leigh sings for the town everyone is amazed. Special appearances by Willie Nelson and I recommend this to everyone who likes romance, and how sometimes one has to go back to proceed forward in their life.

© BEPH  2012