1926. The Chinese Civil War. Drifter Ted Beaubien is captured and forced to witness his girlfriend's execution. He finally escapes and vows to avenge her death by taking on a deadly mission... See full summary »
A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's "A" School, where legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
John James is a writer; his wife has left him. He moves with his two middle-school children to an isolated house off a dirt road in South Carolina. The property has an Indian burial mound, which fascinates his daughter, Louisa, who's entering puberty. Strange things: noises on the roof and in the woods, the cat missing, Luisa sleepwalking clutching a straw doll no one's seen before. She visits the mound often, staying late, coming home covered with mud. John's younger son, Sam, is frightened. John learns the house has a history and seeks out the previous owner. Louisa's behavior becomes more bizarre. Is there an explanation? An ant farm and a missing babysitter provide clues. Written by
James and his contractor prepare a batch of ANFO (ammonium nitrate + fuel oil) to blow up the mound. This is a 'tertiary' explosive, which means you cannot set it off with fire. It would just burn. To set off the detonation, you need to explode a secondary explosive, like a stick of dynamite, which in turn needs to be set off with a primary explosive, like a blasting cap. See more »
Just watched this yesterday and I'm very pleased with the entire movie. The acting is great; very natural reactions. The children are wonderful, the little boy especially. This story keeps you on the edge of your seat and jumping unexpectedly, which was the purpose of it in the first place. I don't understand how people who sit through other horror-thriller movies like Saw and so many others out there, can criticize this movie. They're so quick to judge the main star: Kevin Costner. When will they learn that he is very versatile? He has played soldiers, doctors, lawyers, cops, criminals, serial killers, comedy, drama, baseball players, historical figures...you name it. And he did so with depth and skill and a great talent. My advice is to watch a movie that interests you. Save your opinions for that movie. If you're not a fan of Kevin Costner movies, then why do you bother? It's not fair to the man or his fans to hear your put-downs and insults. In conclusion, The New Daughter is most worthy to watch and I would do so at Halloween---which is when it should've come out in the first place.
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