I’ve watched some good movies this week that I’d suggest if you’re looking for something to watch.
These movies are not new, so you might have already watched them.
I watched the movie “Flight” on Netflix with Denzel Washington, a movie that was filmed in 2012.
He’s such a talented and superb actor that I think he’d be fantastic in any role. And he doesn’t disappoint in this movie.
In this movie, he plays an airline pilot who is also an alcoholic. He refuses to admit his problems and while intoxicated, he recklessly takes a flight full of people up into the air.
The accident in the film was inspired by a real-life disaster, the crash of Alaska Airlines 261 on January 31, 2000. Some dialogue in the film closely resembles the CVR transcript.
William “Whip” Whitaker Sr., miraculously crash-lands his plane after a mechanical failure, which saves nearly everyone on board. Six passengers and two flight attendants die.
Captain Whitaker is thought to be a hero right after the crash because of the way he was able to land the doomed plane. But an internal investigation casts the captain in a different light.
What plays out is his inability to admit that his drinking endangers others.
The captain had spent the previous night with one of the flight attendants, and they had partied up until the flight. She was one of the victims who died in the crash.
Whitaker has an ex-wife and a son who refuses to see him due to his drinking. And he has alienated those around him who had been making excuses for him through the years.
The movie is a caution to all who choose to drink and get behind the wheel of a powerful vehicle that can needlessly kill innocent people.
In real life, Denzel Washington rarely drinks. He is a devoted family man with four children who has been married to the same woman since 1983.
State Of Play:
I also watched the movie “State Of Play“ starring Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, Robin Wright, Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Daniels, Viola Davis, Harry Lennix, and Helen Mirren. So obviously the movie had a great cast.
“State of Play” is a 2009 political thriller film directed by Kevin Macdonald. It is based on the 2003 British television show of the same name.
“State of Play” was inspired by real-life politics, but the story itself is fictional.
When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington, D.C. journalist (Russell Crowe) starts to investigate the case. It involves a Representative (Ben Affleck), who was his old college roommate.
At the beginning of the movie, a petty thief is gunned down in an alley and the Representative’s aide falls in front of a subway. At first, these two deaths seem unrelated.
Cal McAffrey (Russell Crowe), the friend of the Representative, is a newspaper reporter for the Washington Post and believes these accidents to be part of a conspiracy.
McAffrey begins to put together clues that lead him to a corporate cover-up being investigated by the Representative and his panel.
The movie’s storyline is formulaic in certain areas, but the great cast makes up for it.
I’ve already written about the movie “Wakefield” with Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. I watched it earlier this week.
It was based on a short story by Nathanial Hawthorne which was written in 1835.