Movie Review ~ Red Dawn (2012)

Action / Released in 2012/ starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson

Remake of 1984 film with the same name. Modernized and retold, though the same basic story of an American town being invaded by terrorists. A group of teenagers evades capture and pit themselves against the invaders while fighting for freedom.

 

What did I think? I really enjoyed it. The story was updated and renewed, and without the use of the same names on the main characters, it could have been a different, though similar movie. It was great.

Four howls.


What I’m reading ~ One Night Rodeo ~ Lorelei James

This is book four in the Blacktop Cowboys series.

Kyle and Celia wake up in Vegas, after an after concert party by their friend Dylan, to discover they’re married, to each other.  Celia is determined to get the marriage annulled, immediately, But Kyle has other ideas. He has been after her for a long time and now, if he can convince her to stay, even for a while, it might work out. When his mother calls and tells him that the father he never knew is on his death bed, he has the excuse he needs to delay the annulment. But can he convince her to stay long term?

 

What did I think?  Not bad. The verbal and emotional interaction between Kyle and Celia occasionally left me wanting, but their physical interaction kept me on the edge of my seat. I lost sleep reading this one.

Four howls.