I usually love these kind of haunted house, horror, ghost movies and if people like these kind of movies too, then they might not mind this movie, but there are definitely better ones out there. One of the main reasons as to why I am saying this is because the cast in this movie are SO awful and unbelievable, it makes the movie hard to enjoy and take even a little bit seriously.
The worst performances definitely come from Shannon Elizabeth, (Joint with Salma Hayek for first place as one of the worst actress' around.) Tony Shalhoub, F. Murray Abraham, Alec Roberts and Rah Digga who all NEVER give good performances anyway, so I didn't expect much of them. Couldn't they of had better actors to play there parts. Matthew Lillard suits his role as the nutty Dennis, even though he's always really playing this kind of role in many of his movies.
There's nothing wrong with a little humour in horror movies, but sometimes it a movie like this just doesn't need it.... A couple of different things needed like a change of cast would of made the movie SO much more enjoyable as I like I've already said I do *love* these kind of movies and the basic story-line here and the special effects used for all the gore in the movie are okay.
When John Klein and his wife, Mary Klein are in a car crash, Mary ends up dying, but before she dies, she claims she saw something just before the crash and even draws pictures of this strange 'thing.' John ends up trying to find out what Mary saw when he ends up in a small West Virginia town, where locals also say they've seen strange things, including sightings of strange creatures called the 'mothmen.' One local resident, Gordon apparently has even met the mothman and phone calls from the mothman who calls 'him/herself', Ingrid Cold have even been made to Gordon and John himself. John also becomes friendly with local police officer, Connie, but danger lurks for all of them in this small town.
The Mothman Prophecies is a good sci-fi thriller. Considering this movie is based on a true-story, it of course makes it even more creepy then it would of makes been if it wasn't true. Could this really be an alien invasion or even an angel who could be Mary Klein. After all Mary was seen by Connie after she died and John did end up saving Connie, even though it seemed Connie was meant to die herself. Sometimes you think some of the things about Mary could be in Johns mind and did Gordon really see the mothman. It really does make think, that's for sure. Richard Gere, Debra Messing and Laura Linney all give good performances in the movie. I enjoyed The Mothman Prophecies. It was interesting to watch, especially as this was based on a true-story and these things really happened. I recommend it, especially for sci-fi and thriller lovers.
Nathan Conrad is a well-known psychiatrist, who has to deal with Elisabeth Burrows, a disturbing and strange 18 year old girl, who won't say much. When Nathan's daughter, Jessie then gets kidnapped, the main bad guy, Patrick (With the help of some creepy men.) put a surveillance around Nathan's home to keep watch on his wife and tells Nathan that he won't give his daughter back, until he can get him a six digit number out of his patient Elisabeth, which is "locked in her troubled little mind."
Don't Say A Word is a different, yet good psychological thriller. Now, the main plot to the movie is obviously about the six digit number that is wanted by Patrick and he's going to do anything to get it, so he can get his jewel. Now, of course we're going to think of things like 'what is the number' or 'why does he want this jewel so badly, even after 10 years,' etc. so when we find out, as the movie goes on, (Even though they basically tell us at the beginning.) we're still left thinking 'is that it.' Okay, fine he wanted the money that the jewel is worth, but poor Elisabeth, especially is she's apparently pretending to be 'mad,' just so she can escape the bad guys and stay in the institution. Don't Say A Word is a suspenseful and good movie and I wasn't expecting the biggest and best twist or anything, but when you get things like that coming up, it's not good. Good performances from most of the cast in the movie, including the great Michael Douglas and Brittany Murphy. I love thrillers and if you enjoy thrillers too, then go see Don't Say A Word.
~ Anne Frank 1929-1945 ~
"We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same." - Anne Frank.
Theres a great cast in Now and Then, including Gaby Hoffmann, Christina Ricci, Thora Birch, and Ashleigh Aston Moore, who play the young Sam, Roberta, Teeny and Chrissy and Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell, Melanie Griffith and Rita Wilson, who play them when they're older. All performances are great, especially Gaby Hoffman, who is brilliant as usual. Devon Sawa and Hank Azaria also have a small, but good roles in the movie too.
Now and Then has always been one of my all time favourite movies. I especially love the premise of the movie. Now and Then is a brilliant movie, which features a great soundtrack too and includes the amazing theme tune, "Now and Then" from the great Susanna Hoffs. I give Now and Then a 10/10.
Yentl stars the brilliant Barbra Streisand, who also directed, produced and co-wrote the movie with Jack Rosenthal. She gives a great performance as usual. As do the rest of the cast, including Amy Irving and Miriam Margolyes.
Yentl is an extremely great movie. It's heart-warming, funny and interesting. If you're a Streisand fan or just want to see a good movie, then Yentl is for you. The soundtrack is great too.
I didn't think Training Day was brilliant, but it was a different, crime, cop movie and was mostly interesting. It gets a bit slow at times and not all the performances are great, but the performance from Ethan Hawke is great. He's a brilliant actor. I give Training Day a 5/10.
I actually saw this film after seeing Vanilla Sky and I was glad I did as I really wanted to see what all the fuss was about. IMO, I definitely preferred Vanilla Sky to this film, for many different reasons, but I think in both the films opinions will alway differ.
Abre los ojos is quite a good film and well acted too. I think it would be good if people saw both, Abre los ojos and Vanilla Sky.