Movie 1: River Wild
This is a pretty good remake/reimagining of the 1994 Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon movie The River Wild. Two brothers take a white-water rafting trip with a small group of women. One of the brothers is a convict recently released on parole. There is good dialogue, plenty of tension and beautiful mountain scenery. On Netflix.
Movie 2: Meg 2: The Trench
This is a horror action movie with bland not-so-special effects. Not sure why the shark is supposed to be eating everything in sight. And where a humongous octopus came from is still a mystery. OK action but otherwise pretty dull overall. If you liked the first Meg movie, you may enjoy this one. If you didn’t like it, then one Meg is enough.
Movie 3: Dreamin’ Wild
This is a very well-cast, written and directed drama based on a true story. Two teenage brothers create an album that a Seattle record promoter finally discovers 30 years later. Set in Eastern Washington state, the look and feel of this movie is very affecting. Casey Affleck gives a strong performance.