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The Innocents

The Innocents

(1961)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The Innocents is based on James' novella "The Turn of the Screw" written for the screen by Truman Capote.

Miss Giddens takes a job as the governess of two lonely children at the estate of Bly. Alone with the children and the servants Giddens starts to notice that something is not right. The dark romance and mysterious deaths of the disturbed groundsman and the previous governess haunts Giddens and their spirits seem to be haunting not only the house but also the children.

This was a nice break for two days in my Henry James class! This creepy, ghost story reminded me of an Alfred Hitchcock movie and I really liked it. Of course it was a little overdramatic and ridiculous at times bc it was a 60s movie and the ending was kind of stupid...the over all film was interesting and enjoyable.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

(2010)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Loved loved loved. And I wasn't really as excited about this film as everyone seem to be. Tim Burton pulled it off fabulously...the casting, the visual effects, the story...everything...EXCEPT and this was my one flaw with the film...The White Queen. I thought Anne Hathaway was awful. It through me off of my love of everything else because I kept thinking that she was totally wrong for the part and didn't pull it off at all. Not sure what Tim Burton was thinking on that account but he makes up for it in the rest of the film. Casting Mia Wasikowska in the role of Alice...was brilliant in itself. She was fabulous, the perfect mix of dark and light, mousiness and strength. Everything Alice should be.

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

(2010)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I was really bored with this film, disappointed with DiCaprio and Scorsese and about to turn it off when it got to the ending and then I was hooked. For as much as this movie has flaws and wasn't that attention grabbing...it has one hell of an ending! It's one of those films that makes you go back and rethink the rest of the film once they throw in the twist. Brilliant ending for a not so brilliant film.

Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity

(2009)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

FINALLY I worked up the courage to see this film to find out what all the hype was about. I hadn't even been able to watch the trailer because it freaked me out so badly but I decided that since I was watching it during the day in the safety of my own room I could manage...I didn't realize I was worried for nothing.

It's a good film and I really liked the idea of it and the way in which it was filmed...but I wasn't scared. I mean yea it was freaky at time but not scary. I was more angry at Micah for being such an asshole and felt extremely bad that Katie was being haunted on top of having a douche bag boyfriend. The last 5 minutes is the scariest of the whole film and even that wasn't bad.

Enjoyable film but for it not to scare the biggest chicken in the world when it comes to horror movies, doesn't say a lot for how scary EVERYONE made it out to be.

Repo Men

Repo Men

(2010)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This was the most fucked up movie I have ever seen. It was like a car accident that makes you want to vomit but you can't look away.

In the future world of robotic transplants, the Repo Men come to take your back if you don't make your payments after 3 months. How do they do it? They hunt you down shock you into unconsciousness and then rip you open while you are still alive. Remy (Jude Law) and Jake (Forest Whitaker) are the best in the business, until an accident leads Remy to need a transplant of his own, and he begins to see the horror of what he has been doing all those years.

The gore was literally so disgusting I had to fight the urge not to vomit. And I can take gore but this was over the top.

The story was interesting and Remy's moral struggle, the writing of the film, the filming itself were great...but I just couldn't get over the fact that they were laughing as they ripped people open and took their organs. Old, young...whether they begged or pleaded...it was horrifying and yet I couldn't stop watching I needed to see what would happen even though I was cringing the whole time and trying to not be so nauseous.

The ending...I have no words...I was speechless and all I could say over and over to my roommate was "Why did you make me watch that? That was FUCKED UP. Why?"

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