This weekend, we first rented Red Dog at Redbox, starring Rachael Taylor and Josh Lucas. What initially drew me in was the cover of this movie. Red Dog looks very similar to Coco, our dog who recently passed away this summer, which we had had since she was a newborn puppy. The funny thing is, the dog who played the part of Red Dog is name KoKo. Anyway, Red Dog is a movie based on the legendary true story of Red Dog, who united a local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master. Red Dog is rated PG for thematic elements, some language, and sensuality but it's a wonderful family movie. It's the kind of movie that starts off more toward the end of the movie but takes you back through everyone's memories of Red Dog. It's a movie about love and devotion. I was really rooting for Red Dog and hoped that in the end he'd find his master. Red Dog has been mostly a popular movie in Australia but I'm sure glad the DVD (and the story) made it's way to the U.S.
Next we rented Safe from Redbox. Safe stars Jason Statham who is a form elite agent trying to take down both the Triads and the Russian Mafia in an attempt to rescue an 11-year-old Chinese girl who knows the combination to a safe holding a lot of money. Safe is pretty much your typical Jason Statham movie, which I'm a fan of. There are fight scenes and car chases so of course Safe is rated R for strong violence throughout and for language. Jason Statham is easy to look at and always gets what he wants, no matter who tries to stop him, so if you like action movies, you'll definitely want to check this one out.