Last month we kicked off Blaine’s monthly movie picks, and you folks really enjoyed some of his throwbacks! Here are his movie recommendations for February. Download them now so you can watch them if the power goes out!
Remember the Titans
In Virginia, high school football is a way of life, an institution revered, each game celebrated more lavishly than Christmas, each playoff distinguished more grandly than any national holiday. And with such recognition, comes powerful emotions. In 1971 high school football was everything to the people of Alexandria. But when the local school board was forced to integrate an all black school with an all white school, the very foundation of football’s great tradition was put to the test.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%
Available to watch: Disney+, iTunes, GooglePlay Movies & TV, PrimeVideo, YouTube, VUDU
Enemy at the Gates
Vassili (Jude Law) is a young Russian sharpshooter who becomes a legend when a savvy political officer (Joseph Fiennes) makes him the hero of his propaganda campaign. Their friendship is threatened when both men fall in love with a beautiful female soldier (Rachel Weisz). As the battle for the city rages, Vassili faces the ultimate challenge when the Nazi command dispatches its most elite marksman (Ed Harris) to hunt down and kill the man who has become the hope of all Russia.
Genre: War, Drama
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%
Available to watch: Hulu, Sling, Philo, iTunes, GooglePlay Movies & TV, PrimeVideo, YouTube, VUDU
Rugged cowboy Frank Hopkins (Viggo Mortensen) is an expert horseman who performs in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. When affluent Sheik Riyadh (Omar Sharif), piqued by tales of Hopkins’ talent, challenges Hopkins to prove himself in a treacherous long-distance horse race called the Ocean of Fire, Hopkins is forced to oblige. In the Middle East with his American mustang, he must race against thoroughbred horses ridden by the best riders in the world with his reputation — and his life — at stake.
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%
Available to watch: iTunes, GooglePlay Movies & TV, PrimeVideo, YouTube, VUDU
A comedy set in the world of ’80s rock ‘n’ roll, “Rock Star” is the story of an office supplies salesman who moonlights as a musician in a tribute band and whose life is changed forever when he is chosen out of the blue to replace the lead singer of his all-time favorite band, Steel Dragon.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%
Available to watch: HBOMax, iTunes, GooglePlay Movies & TV, PrimeVideo, YouTube
Beverly Hills Cop:
Genre: Action, Comedy
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%
Available to watch: iTunes, GooglePlay Movies & TV PrimeVideo, YouTube, VUDU
The above movie descriptions were taken directly from RottenTomatoes.com.