Following a violent thunderstorm, artist David Drayton and a small town community come under vicious attack from creatures prowling in a thick and unnatural mist. Local rumors point to an experiment called “The Arrowhead Project” conducted at a nearby top-secret military base, but questions as to the origins of the deadly vapor are secondary to the group’s overall chances for survival. Retreating to a local supermarket, Drayton and the survivors must face-off against each other before taking a united stand against an enemy they cannot even see.
Review: This hands down one of the best movies I have ever seen. Stephen King out did himself in this one. It was one of the scariest things I have witnesses. Now let’s face it is Stephen King and there are monsters. However the monsters are secondary to human nature in this movie. It is the world we live in today. It scared the crap out of me. I urge anyone to watch this movie and when it over if you end it untouched in your heart you have ice running through your veins. People are not inately good that is a myth we tell ourselves to go on living blindly. Put people in certain situtations and you will see this movie did that. You will see there is more bad than good in this movie. I realize it is only a movie but it rocked my core and that rarely happens. I am shaken to my bones.
Synopysis: Sarah (Kate Winslet) is a well-educated woman who cannot come to terms with her life as a housewife and mother. Brad (Patrick Wilson), a stay-at-home dad, is married to a beautiful filmmaker (Jennifer Connelly) and goes skateboarding instead of studying for the bar exam. The pair meet at a playground and soon begin having secret trysts while their children nap and their spouses are at work. Based on the book by Tom Perrotta. Synopysis Link
Review: When I started this movie I had no idea what expect and I got more than I bargained for. Kate Winslet was brilliant in this movie. I loved it. It was twisted and one of the best drama dark comedies ever. It twisted so may unexpected ways. It was beautifully directed, acted, and shot. Everyone did so wonderful Patrick Wilson and Jennifer Connelly brought there A game. I think we had Oscar performances in this movie.
Synopysis: When a group of biology students venture to an isolated island off the coast of Australia, they discover a gruesome new “species” with a taste for human flesh. Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek) returns to the horror genre in this terrifying thriller from down under. Synopysis Link
Review: This movie is part of Horrorfest franchise. It starred Leigh Whannell who is one of the stars in Saw. He was also the writer of Saw. I enjoyed it. It was super low budget. It is set in Australlia so far outback I couldn’t tell it was Australlia. A group of college kids go to study some species of lion or something. They end up running into a bunch of Australlian cannabials. I guess you could say it was an Australlian version of Deliverance. It was not as good as Deliverance but I liked it. It was good for what it was. It excellent for any horror movie who don’t mind the obscure.
7 out of 10
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Synopysis: A young woman discovers a terrible secret while caring for an elderly man in this supernatural thriller. Caroline (Kate Hudson) is a care provider for the aged who is hired away from the hospice where she works by Violet Devereaux (Gena Rowlands). Violet needs someone to help take care of her husband, Ben (John Hurt), who is in poor health and doesn’t have long to live. Violet and Ben live in a decaying rattletrap mansion not far from New Orleans, and as she settles into her work, Caroline spends her spare time exploring the house. It isn’t long before Caroline discovers evidence that suggests Ben and Violet are members of a sinister voodoo cult, and that ghosts walk in the Devereaux mansion. The Skeleton Key also stars Peter Sarsgaard and Joy Bryant. Synopsis Link
Review: This one of the last movies I seen in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina. I love Kate Hudson. I thought this was a well thought out supernatural thriller. It was also set in New Orleans which was fitting because the movie revolves around voodoo. All the characters were great. I am so loving this. The bump in the night story with a great back drop. So there are no questions at the end and no room for a sequel. It wasn’t horror so much even though a lot would consider it in this catergory. It was a good watch.
8 out of 10 stars
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Synopsis: A woman learns to love life when she finds out she won’t be around long in this comedy. Georgia Byrd (Queen Latifah) lives in New Orleans, where she works in the cookware department of an upscale gourmet supply shop. While Georgia carries a torch for Sean (LL Cool J), one of her co-workers, she doesn’t have the nerve to tell him, and despite her estimable skills in the kitchen, she lives frugally and doesn’t put her talent to use. Georgia’s good friend Rochelle (Jane Adams) often tells her that life is short and she needs to live a little, but she doesn’t pay her much mind until a visit to the doctor reveals that Georgia has a very rare medical condition, and only has three weeks to live. Throwing caution to the wind, Georgia cashes out her life savings and heads to Europe for a last bit of revelry. She checks into a four-star hotel, trades her drab clothes for haute couture, finds herself flirting with a handsome and powerful politician (Giancarlo Esposito), convinces the head of a cooking supplies firm (Timothy Hutton) that she’s a high-powered executive from a rival company, and makes friends with a four-star chef (Gérard Depardieu). But when Sean learns the truth about Georgia’s condition, he sets out to find her before their chance at romance has passed. Directed by Wayne Wang, Last Holiday is a remake of a 1950 British comedy, which starred Alec Guinness as a salesman with a few weeks to live.
Review: Queen Latifah, I just loved her. She is a wonderful role model to all us plus sized lady. Last Holiday was a great movie. It is something I generally watch around Christmas. It’s funny and relaxing. It’s not Oscar winning material. But it is worth the view. It was very enjoyable. Queen Latifah’s character an under appreciated sales person is given only 3 weeks to live. She just decides she will live those last 3 weeks to the fullest and she does. LL Cool J makes an appearance. I think it would make an excellent movie on a chilly night by the fire. It has laughs, drama, and suspense. I like to think those are an excellent combo.
8 out of 10 stars
Synopsis: A teenage girl agrees to meet a thirtysomething fashion photographer in person after becoming acquainted with him in an online chat room, and the resulting encounter finds the line between predator and prey slipping slowly out of focus in director David Slade‘s provocative and topical thriller. Hayley (Ellen Page) is a 14-year-old teen whose emotional maturity seems to betray her tender age. Jeff (Patrick Wilson) is a potential child predator whose intentions toward his young chat buddy seem less than honorable. After meeting in a coffeehouse and getting to know each other briefly in person, Jeff invites Haley back to his place, and it’s not long before Jeff’s underage guest is pouring drinks and posing provocatively for an impromptu photo shoot. As the evening’s questionable activities take a decidedly sordid slant and the raptorial Jeff appears poised to strike, a sudden turn of events finds that his apparent victim has had a plan of her own from the very beginning. Synopsis Link
Review: Hard Candy was one of the most riveting movies I have ever seen. It has Ellen Page. You may remember her from Inception with Leonardo Dicaprio. She plays a teen girls seeking veneganced against a child molester who killed one of her friends. It was not an accident the cover shows her in red. I felt that was symbolism for Little Red Riding Hood and the molester being the Big Bad Wolf or the trap. It was well made. It’s kinds low budget but I wouldn’t change a thing. The acting was great. The character were meaty and raw. They were not typical beauty glamour hollywood actors and actresses. I was impressed. If you don’t like very obscure movies you may not like this. But if you are openminded and don’t mind watching a teen castrate a grown man you will love it.
9 out of 10 stars
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Synopsis: In this tale of spell binding suspense, something evil lurks just beneath the lush surfaces of teenaged girl’s private school world – and it holds the rights to her very soul. Now, on the eve of her 18th birthday, Molly Hartley is about to discover the truth of just who, or rather what, it is she is destined to become. Synopsis Link
Review: This movie’s trailer looked good to me. I was beyond disappointment. My friend who went to the movies to see this was sorely disappointed. It was boring to watch. It took me a couple of tries before I got completely through it. I felt like I wasted a hour and half of my life. It just didn’t make sense. It wasn’t scary or funny. You know some horror movies make up for being so bad because you can make fun of them. I couldn’t even do that. I would suggest this someone who was suicide watch and needed a reason to go on living believe me you would not want this to be the last movie in your life.
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Synopysis: A woman meets her future in-laws and discovers they don’t much care for her in this comedy from writer and director Thomas Bezucha. Everett Stone (Dermot Mulroney) is a successful young businessman who is dating Meredith Morton (Sarah Jessica Parker), and has asked her to spend Christmas with his family, with plans to ask his mother, Sybil (Diane Keaton), for the titular family wedding band and propose to Meredith on Christmas Day. Meredith is more than a bit nervous about meeting Everett’s folks, and things only get worse when they arrive — Meredith is by her nature straight-laced and a bit uptight around strangers, while Sybil and family patriarch Kelly (Craig T. Nelson) are free-thinkers who, except for Everett, have raised a family of cheerfully rebellious children, most notably younger daughter Amy (Rachel McAdams), older brother Ben (Luke Wilson), and adopted sibling Thad (Tyrone Giordano), who is both deaf and gay. Meredith and the Stone family do not get along well at first, especially Sybil, who is appalled at the prospect of Everett giving Meredith the family’s heirloom wedding ring; in dire need of moral support, Meredith asks her younger sister, Julie (Claire Danes), to join her for Christmas with the Stones. However, the plan runs into a snag when Everett’s head is turned by pretty Julie, and Meredith finds herself on the receiving end of attention from slobby Ben. Synopsis Link
Review: Another of the rare holiday movies I can get through. I am totally anti Thanksgiving through New Years. Ok enough about me back to the movies Sarah Jessica Parker is basically Carrie from sex in the city in here in my opinion. I don’t care for her as Carrie either. The thing I do like about this movie is the family dynamic. It’s messed of family but they work. Diane Keaton gives an awesome performance as does Owen Wilson and Racheal Mc Adams. I can watch this movie over and over and never get enough of it. It has a lot to offer every movie goer drama, comedy, and even tragedy. I have considered many times putting this in my top 10 of all times.
8 of 10 stars
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Synopysis: Curtis Hanson‘s adaptation of Jennifer Weiner‘s novel In Her Shoes stars Toni Collette and Cameron Diaz as a pair of very close but very different sisters. Free-wheeling irresponsible Maggie Feller (Diaz) gets through her life thanks to her remarkable looks and her lack of scruples. She constantly goes to her straight-laced, plain-Jane successful lawyer sister Rose (Collette) for financial help. The two sisters have been very close to each other in part because their troubled mother died when they were girls. Right about the same time that Maggie discovers hidden letters that reveal she and Rose have a grandmother, Maggie does something to betray Rose’s trust. Maggie sets off for Florida to find the grandmother. A failed workplace romance forces Rose to rethink her career, a career that has been the center of her life. As Rose tentatively begins a new relationship and Maggie gets to know her grandmother (played by Shirley MacLaine), the two learn a dark family secret that helps smooth the path toward reconciliation.
Review: This mivue had me at the word shoes. I love them. I used to have so many. Two sisters so different can unite over shoes. Maggie the free spirited, basket case and Rose the level headed lawyer. They can’t stand each other but love each other fiercely. Love can be a pwerful thing. I read the book before I watched the movie. The movie stayed pretty true to the book. I was impressed by this I must say. Shirley McClane always great. It is at least one look. Anyone who doesn’t enjoy this tiniest bit can at least appreciate the shoes.
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Synopysis: A serial killer with a sickening knack for showmanship and a keen sense of technological know-how sets up a graphic website to taunt the FBI and display his gruesome handiwork in this dark thriller directed by Gregory Hoblit (Primal Fear and Frequency) and starring Diane Lane. As a cybercimes investigator on the frontline of the war against virtual criminals, Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Lane) thought she had seen it all. She realizes just how wrong she is, however, when she learns of a technologically advanced psychopath who has set up the world’s first-ever snuff website. Audience participation is key on the ingenious killer’s website, because the more hits his page gets the quicker he is to dispatch his victims. But how does one catch a killer who has covered their cyber-tracks with the web-savvy skills of a world-class hacker? Now, as the hunt becomes personal, Marsh vows to use every resource at her disposal in order to catch the killer before he logs on for another round of cyber slaughter. Synopysis Link
Review: A psychological thriller not one of my favorites but it was watchable. I love Diane Lane as well as Colin Hanks (Tom Hank’s son). A sociopath is on the loose killing people via internet but you only die if the vote is high. And we as American just love to see morbid things. Its in our DNA. We cannot help it. The film had lots of energy but I found it a bit predictable.