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Geeky Movie Review: Mama [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 04:51 Written by Laddie13 Wednesday, 30 January 2013 04:51
Guillermo Del Toro was so enamored with the creepy vibe he got after watching a short film by Andrés Muschietti that he offered his help to Muschietti and his sister Barbara in turning it into a full length feature film. The end resulted in the recently released film starring Jessica Chastain called Mama. It’s a dark psychological horror movie that centers around two young sisters who very tragically find themselves abandoned in a cabin in the woods and left to fend for themselves for five years. When they are eventually found in a near feral state and granted custody to their uncle who never gave up searching for them, it is soon discovered that maybe they weren’t alone in the woods.
The two young sisters were protected by a mysterious ghost they refer to as Mama who follows them to their new abode living with their uncle Luke played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and his girlfriend Annabel, the always excellent Chastain. Problems arise when Mama spirals into a jealous rage and sets her sights on eliminating anyone who gets in the way of her relationship with the two sisters. They girls who are appropriately creepy and cute are portrayed by Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nélisse.
Mama’s story is eventually revealed but the toughest battle in defeating her is breaking the bond that has formed between her and the two abandoned children. The elder of the two sisters comes around first but unfortunately that just fuels Mama’s rage even more. I enjoyed the grainy camera work that was used in telling Mama’s back story, although I had hoped for a better explanation of her. Unfortunately I felt it was her story that leads to the downfall of the movie.
The Annabel character that Jessica Chastain portrays is one of the strong points of the movie. Annabel isn’t the typical mother figure nor does she pretend that these children aren’t kind of ruining the life she had planned. She is drastically different in contrast to the overprotective “Mama” and I think it was important to cast someone with Chastain’s acting ability as a lesser actress could have possibly came across as unlikable and ruined the whole dynamic of the situation. Read more: Geeky Movie Review: Mama [VIDEO]
Geek Review: Zero Dark Thirty
Last Updated on Monday, 21 January 2013 05:01 Written by Mr2pointO Monday, 21 January 2013 05:00
So this is my first movie review and I’ll try to be careful and not give away any spoilers. I watched Zero Dark Thirty this Friday and was quite impressed by what is now currently the top box office hit. I purposely didn’t watch any trailers for it and I am glad I didn’t. The movie definitely made me thankful for my short military career or lack there of. In high school I was getting set up to do early enlistment and go into the UAV program (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) but a car wreck and 6 months in a wheelchair changed all that. I was pretty upset about that for several years and it’s always sat in the back of my mind until yesterday when I became more thankful than I already am for the men and women that serve our country. Hit the link for more.
Jack Reacher Review
Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 12:51 Written by ClassicT Monday, 14 January 2013 12:51
I didn’t really have any expectations for this movie, but I walked out very pleased. After a lot of action movies with what seemed like nothing but guns and explosions, Jack Reacher felt like something with a change of pace. The first few minutes of the movie was very tense. The music was quiet and no dialogue was spoken. During this time, a sniper takes a position in a parking garage and shoots five innocent people. Shortly after this incident, the gunman is arrested, and everything seems under control.
There are parts I liked about this movie, and parts I didn’t like. Thankfully, one of the parts I liked was Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) as a character. He proves to be more than muscle with a gun. He carefully analyses all the information he has and can handle difficult situations under pressure. Jack stays in contact with the shooters lawyer, Helen (Rosamund Pike). It’s through his conversations with her that he explains most of what he discovers and where he’s at in his investigation. Helen’s best contribution to the film is when she talks about the victims and we get a glimpse of who they were. There did seem to be a bit of over-explanation, but I’ll take that over not enough information to follow.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Review
Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2012 03:43 Written by ClassicT Monday, 17 December 2012 03:43
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the start of a trilogy taking place prior to the original Lord of the Rings Trilogy. It may not reach the depth of the original trilogy, but it still has much to offer.
With the Hobbit being the only book of the series that I’ve read before the movies, I had slightly different expectations. I wondered how Peter Jackson would stretch the book into three movies while also looking for moments from the books. It seems that to expand the book, there were many great battles that went on for a good while, but also some extended periods with hardly anything happening. All that really happens in the first hour is Bilbo meets Gandalf the Grey and 13 dwarfs. There is some light humor, but the everything seems pretty static for a while. There is a brief moment where we see elder Bilbo with his nephew Frodo. While they are presenting the movie as a retelling by Bilbo with letters to Frodo, this scene could have been a little shorter.
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