Posts Tagged ‘scary’

Obsessed – Drama Thriller Movie

May 4th, 2009
Obsessed - Idris Elba, Beyonce Knowles

Obsessed - Idris Elba, Beyonce Knowles

Rating: ★★★★½

Movie: Obsessed(2009)

Studio: Screen Gems

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Runtime: 108min



Review :

Obsessed was an excellent movie! As I always say, “In every movie there is a lesson to be learned.” In this particular movie the lesson was to trust your spouse. What I was most surprised about in this movie was how sync it was with its trailer. Lately a lot of movie trailers have been misleading the quality and purpose of the movie yet this movie really stayed on topic.

The movie was great with grabbing my attention by making every scene vital to the movie’s purpose. Beyonce does a great job creating the emotion in a lot of the scenes cracking tears and yelling at a high frequency. Idris (main character) is great with his confused looks and sad reactions as well as his emotional aspect. Meanwhile Ali (plays the obsessed female) dropped my jaw with her forceful actions and impressive acting.

On top of everything I was really sitting on the edge of my seat throughout the entire film. I was really impressed by the thrill this movie had in every scene. I couldn’t wait another minute to find out what was going to happen. Each stressful scene just edged me wanting to know more!

Overall I can’t really say much about this movie without spoiling a bit of it therefore I am going to stop before I ruin the movie for you potential viewers out there! See this movie!
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-Trent M.

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The Haunting In Connecticut – Horror Movie

April 5th, 2009

The Haunting in Connecticut - Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner

The Haunting in Connecticut - Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Movie: The Haunting in Connecticut(2009)

Studio: LionsGate, Gold Circle Films

Info: Click Here

Runtime: 102min



Review :

Adam Simon and Tim Metcalfe must have brooded a thousand nights before coming up with a storyline like this. Thankfully, their dark vision is beautifully translated to cinematic brilliance by Peter Cornwell’s direction.

The Haunting in Connecticut revolves around a supernatural thriller vibe. It is the story of a family that is compelled to shift to Connecticut for the treatment of their son. Soon after their arrival, they begin to witness events that are not explicable. They assume the events to be caused due to stress but soon find out that the house really has a dubious past. To their great fear, they sit through the revelation of the house’s past. They come to know that it was a mortuary.

With a priest’s assistance, they gather that the former house owner’s son Jonah had a clairvoyant past in which he could reach out to the dead and help the spirits in crossing over. Having this been said, the home was essentially being used as a funeral parlor. Now, with a new family again populating the barren house, Jonah returns to create panic and terror in the minds of its residents. The demonic messenger wields such strong superpowers that the family simply gets blown away. They unite against the curse and somehow bring themselves to fight it.

Erik. J. Berg’s enactment of Jonah and Virginia Madsen’s portrayal Sara Campbell are riveting illustrations. The first gives the impression of a torturer and second exudes anguish. The despair and cold rage are beautifully etched out by Virginia.

The film is loosely based on the Snedeker family’s encounter with the supernatural forces, and smartly brings to light what we like keeping to the dark.

The Haunting in Connecticut is due to be released on March 27th, and shall get its deserved prize from the box office. Here is to wishing the movie all the best.

-Edited by Cole G. & Trent M.

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Taken – Action Drama

March 25th, 2009
Taken - Liam Neeson

Taken - Liam Neeson

Rating: ★★★★★

Movie: Taken(2009)

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox

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Runtime: 93min



Review :

Pierre Morel’s Taken was released on January 30th, 2009, and since it’s unveiling it has created a beautiful world of magic realism. People nationwide are flocking to their local theater in order to escape the economic recession and watch something worthwhile.

A former spy finds out that his estranged daughter is being captured for an illegal slave trade operation, and uses all of his perfected skills from the past to get his daughter out of slavery’s grasp.

Bryan, the protagonist, permits his daughter, Kim, to travel to Paris with her friend Amanda. He feels that it is the trip of her dreams, and he would not play a role in preventing her from going. Upon Bryan’s contacting her in Paris, Kim finds that an Albanese gang has laid its tentacles on her and her Amanda and forcibly induced her into human trafficking. The retired spy vows to avenge her daughter’s kidnap and kill the abductors.

The remaining plot is a tireless adventure of a father ready to walk on cinder for saving his daughter and taking revenge on the Albanese gang.

Luk Besson’s screenplay is frighteningly taut and gives us no room to yawn. The entire aura of intrigue is beautifully built up, and Brian’s revenge is worth traveling miles to see.

Liam Neeson, who plays Brian, portrays many different shades of a human face. This thespian uses his powerful acting skills to portray an abject father, a resolve-filled father, a cold avenging father, an emotional father, and lastly a relieved father. Neeson did a brilliant job and has done justice to each shade. While Neeson was a well cast character, Magi Grace as Kim and Katie Cassidy as Amanda could be better cast.

If the heroes have done well, so have the villains. Overall, the movie beautifully builds up menace and lets us live in its shadow until the final credits roll. Pierre Morel is certainly not unknown to the art, and does complete justice the beautiful vision he had.

-Edited by Cole G. & Trent M.

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The Unborn – Horror Movie

January 12th, 2009
The Unborn - Odette Yustman

The Unborn - Odette Yustman

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Movie: Unborn (2009)

Studio : Rogue Pictures

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Runtime : 87min

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This was a great movie. But I must say it was the “typical” horror movie. Teenage girl babysitting and some creepy stuff happens which then leads to other scary things, the story is explained, the ultimate ending scene, and room is made for a sequel.

One thing I did really like about this movie was the excellent environment and camera shots; they stunned me to bits! Meanwhile being frightened I can see the amazing sense of detail put into each bit of scenery. I must say great job to the scene setup crew!

The cast was great as well! We did get to see Meagan Good in another horror PG13 horror movie (Prom Night) in which she ends up dying in both movies. Coincidentally odd! Meanwhile I couldn’t get over Cam Gigandet being in this movie. Honestly in every scene I saw the man I thought to myself “Twilight! Twilight!” It’s as if the Twilight movie had used him a little too well and with his character traits even being different it just shouted out to me. Maybe I’m just ragingly addicted to the vampire fleshing movie still, who knows.

Aside from that, this movie had some odd creatures that were used to scare the audience very questionably. I found some people laughing at the old man’s rotating head as you can see in the trailer. As well as the upside-down dog’s head. I think if there was an actual reason for their heads to be upside down the director should have explained it.

But overall this movie does give you the thrills and chills every PG13 horror movie does, if it were R rated I think it couldn’t have done much else to add more graphic scenes to it. I mean how much can a ghost do to you right?… (hope i won’t be haunted for saying that)

– Trent M.

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