Showing posts with label film. Show all posts
Showing posts with label film. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Movie Review:The Possession

  The movie season of this summer has reach the ending, The horror film "The Possession" is set to claim the No. 1 over the last weekend, though the most frightening thing at the box office may be poor overall ticket sales.

  THE POSSESSION is a far more generic title than the film’s original moniker THE DIBBUK BOX, and it’s a transition reflected in the movie itself. What starts out with a fairly distinctive scenario and threat eventually segues into overly familiar territory, though not without occasional chilling pleasures along the way.
  Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays Clyde Brenek, a divorced father of two girls trying to do right by them. At a yard sale, his younger daughter, Em(Natasha Calis) discovers a mysterious old box, one seemingly made not to be opened and covered in Hebrew writing. They buy it, and Em discovers a way to open the box, which releases an evil spirit trapped within. The spirit possesses her, although only Clyde realizes that there’s something wrong with her beyond the normal anxieties brought on my divorce. He begins racing against time to find a way to seal the spirit back in the box before it takes Em’s life to come into the world.
  The only thing that separates this movie from any other exorcism story is its focus on a demon from Jewish folklore, rather than a Christian one. But functionally, that change makes no difference. It just means that the plot substitutes a rabbi for a priest in the exorcism scenes. It’s the same routine of chanting at the evil foe, only in Hebrew instead of Latin. Nothing the spirit, a dybbuk, does to Em feels particularly inspired, either. It makes a lot of moths fly around and sometimes tosses people about, but mainly its goal seems to be to make Clyde look like an abusive father, which is unintentionally funny.
  In fact, family drama is featured just as if not more than supernatural tomfoolery here. Clyde’s struggle to free his daughter coincides with his slow working his way back into the lives of his ex-wife (Kyra Sedgwick) and daughters. If the nature of the dybbuk in any way, shape, or form could conceivably stand in for the familial situation, then this film would have a bit of thematic power in it. But it doesn’t. The possession being a vehicle for Clyde to get back in their graces, rather than relating in some way to their problems, is honestly really weird. After all, if they get back together this way, what’s to stop things from unraveling again due to the same issues that came up in the first place?
  Good horror uses its monsters as symbolic of something real, something that we have honest reason to fear. Otherwise, there’s nothing really scary about them. The only stuff that could rattle anyone in this movie is a parade of threadbare techniques like jump scares, loud chords, and little girls looking creepy. And why do horror movies feel the need to be so loud? There are a few scenes here that could be honestly effective if they didn’t blare out the soundtrack every time it wanted to jolt the audience.
  The Possession has fairly nice performances at the ending of this movie summer. It’ll probably send more than a few people on their first dates into each other’s arms, but that’s about all it’s good for. Absolutely nothing makes it stand out from the field of horror movies, exorcism movies, or any movies.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Film Upcoming in August

1.Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
August 3rd
Diary to Wimpy Kid
   During his summer vacation, "Wimpy Kid" Greg Heffley, the hero of the phenomenally successful book series, hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club -- which fails to keep him away from the season's dog days, including embarrassing mishaps at a public pool and a camping trip that goes horribly wrong.

2.Total Recall
August 3rd
total recall

   Factory worker Douglas Quaid believes that he is a spy in an escalating conflict between neighboring nation states.

3.The Bourne Legacy
August 10th
the bourne legacy

    To become an elite government operative, a man hands himself over to the same agency that birthed the likes of Jason Bourne, but he's eventually forced to go on the run.

4.The Campaign
August 10th
the campaign

    When long-term congressman Cam Brady commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plots to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors' support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family's political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about. As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other.

5.Hope Spring
August 10th
hope spring

    Kay and Arnold are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple's specialist in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough -- the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place.

6.The Odd Life of Timothy Green
August 15th
The old life of Timothy Green

    Happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green can't wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim -- and their small town of Stanleyville -- learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life's greatest gifts.

August 17th

    Musical prodigy Sparkle struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother, she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era. 

8.The Expendables 2
August 17th

  When Mr. Church enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time.

9.The Apparition
August 24th

When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly and Ben discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural, but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force.

August 31st

  A group of passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force while on a transpacific flight.

August 31st

   The true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. Inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant's family in his novel "The Wettest County In The World," the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation's most notorious crime wave.

12.The Possession
August 31rd
the possession

  Clyde and Stephanie Brenek see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em's behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Unanswered Questions of Prometheus You Don't Know

prometheus explanation
   Prometheus give me kinds of strange feeling that much of plot in this film seems make no sense, so I have a try to find out the answers for those wired plot. All of this not just a rundown of all the questions we think still aren't answered, but explanations I searched on the net might answer it. There is not "explanation" of Prometheus, of course-- only Ridley Scott can do that, and they probably never will. I just want to give it my best shot and share my guess to you. Just for funny… 
Question: Why the Engineer drinks the black goo in the beginning of the story?
The opening of the movie is stunning in its visuals, but pretty incomprehensible without any context. It’s hard to tell why exactly the Engineer-- that’s the blue muscle-bound alien creature standing by the waterfall-- has opted to drink the black goo, where is he, or really what’s going on in general, and it’s never explained in the rest of the movie, just simply left for viewer interpretation.
prometheus explanation
Guessing: The giant ship (which is different from the ring-shaped one we see later in the film, weirdly) has landed on Earth to drop off the Engineer so that he can terraform the planet and make it sustainable for life. We think he drinks the black goo to break down his own structure and spread life on Earth through his own DNA, but that doesn’t really explain his surprise while he’s disintegrating.
Question: Why does David poison Holloway?
David doesn’t have the capacity to be evil - he lacks the ability to feel emotions and simply follows directives. So why would he take the opportunity to poison Holloway with the black goo for seemingly no purpose? By the end of the film there is no explanation given as to why the android would kill one of his co-workers.
prometheus explanation
Guessing: While the rest of the crew on-board the Prometheus was looking for the origins of life on Earth and our creator, David had a very specific side mission: to find a way for Weyland to live forever. Therefore, it’s possible that David decided to dose Holloway because he wanted to experiment and see if the black goo they found would be the key for Weyland. It’s also possible he saw the black goo as the potential to create alien weapon creatures, which a company like Weyland could exploit-- though he might not have counted on that weapon attacking his crew so soon.
Question: How does Janek know that the moon is full of “weapons of mass destruction” and is just a stopover moon for them to build weapons?
Janek, the pilot of the Prometheus played by Idris Elba, largely stays out of the fray, watching from a safe distance from the comfort of his ship. But as missions members continue to disappear, Janek suits up and explores LV-223 with the surviving crew. He’s tasked with explaining what he thinks they’ve stumbled onto, explaining it as a weapons factory that’s wisely built away from wherever it is the Engineers actually live … in case things happen to go wrong with the weapons.
prometheus explanation
Guessing: This bit of descriptive dialogue is necessary to solidify the plot, and it’s best that Elba's character delivers it. But it’s more of a theory than concrete fact. From the beginning, he is written as a world-weary ship captain who has kind of “seen it all,” a cagey veteran who’s around for guidance as much as he’s around because he’s good at piloting a craft. Not that he has run into many alien weapons factories (for lack of a better term), but he’s experienced enough to know when a hostile opponent is crafting a weapon for retaliation, and we think that’s what he witnesses on the distant moon of LV-223.
Question: Why does Weyland have to hide that he’s on the ship?
From the moment the crew of the Prometheus wakes up out of hypersleep, we’re aware of just how little this group of roughnecks knows about the assignment. Shaw and Holloway are there to try to contact the Engineers, of course, and Meredith Vickers knows all about their plans, but everyone else on board seems happy to take the paycheck-- which is why we still don’t understand why Peter Weyland would have to hide that he’s on board. When he finally is revealed late in the film, it turns out he’s looking for essentially the same thing as Shaw-- so why couldn’t they have just been working together the entire time?
prometheus explanation
Guessing: Weyland seems like the kind of guy who likes to keep things close to the vest, letting his android David do his bidding and staying asleep, or doing whatever he’s doing, in his own secret chambers. We could argue all day that the movie would be more interesting if he were part of it from the beginning, but we guess the eccentric trillionaire has his reasons for keeping his distance.
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