No Escape is an all around entertaining film perfect for a Saturday movie night. No, it doesn’t make you think or have any profound performances but the acting isn’t bad with Owen Wilson serving as a fine everyman type of character and Pierce Brosnan in his small part is a lot of fun. This is probably worthy of a rental.
Footloose is the kind of movie that by all accounts shouldn’t work. It’s a remake of a moderately iconic 1980s film that’s more memorable for its soundtrack than the movie itself. However, this remake does manage to differentiate itself enough and pay homage to the original in a variety of ways. The casting was generally well done especially with the two leads.
By no means is Daydream Nation a perfect movie as it doesn’t quite hit the emotional notes but it’s still well worth checking out. Kat Dennings delivers a fine performance alongside a solid supporting cast who take the script up a notch. The Blu-ray unfortunately offers little in terms of features but the video and audio transfers are both very good.