Beyond Loch Ness
James Murphey is a rugged cryptozoologist, who thirty years earlier, during a trip to Loch Ness, Scotland, had a fatal encounter with the fabled "Nessie" creature that killed his father, and left James with deep facial scar. Twenty years later, James is hunting for Nessie, when his search leads him to the sleepy town of Pike Island, Ashburn, on Lake Superior. Hiring Josh Riley as his guide, James and Josh bond over their mutual scientific interests and deceased fathers, while James tries to convince Josh's mother, Sheriff Karen Riley, that the 60-foot plesiosaur is killing and breeding.
- Stars:Brian Krause, Niall Matter, Don S. Davis, Donnelly Rhodes, Carrie Genzel, Amber Borycki, Neil Denis, Sebastian Gacki, Paul McGillion, Serinda Swan, Sam Laird, David Lewis, Bart Anderson, Suzanne Ristic, Rob Morton,
- Director:Paul Ziller,
- Writer:Andrew Sands (story), Paul Ziller (screenplay), Jason Bourque (screenplay)
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(fr) wrote: With such an awesome idea behind the story and a leading performance from Ethan Hawke, The Purge had enough dramatic potential to demand my attention.The Purge has an incredible concept. Set in the not-too-distant future, America is in a state of minimal crime, violence and unemployment due to the legalization of the titular Purge. This is an annual period of 12 hours in which it becomes completely legal to commit any crime, including murder. The fact that the script in The Purge goes out of its way to emphasize the psychological benefits of having The Purge active in America displays that there has clearly been a lot of thought put into the film. It's discussed that The Purge works as a time of release for the psychotics among society to let out all their rage and insanity. The subject matter surrounding The Purge is one which will always have relevance since reducing crime rates is an endless mission for society, and for a film to tackle such subject with a concept of rich potential sounded extremely engaging. Really, it ended up being a film better for its ambitions than its actual narrative grasp. The Purge is not that much of a deep film. I didn't expect that it would be the most meaningful experience, but since it is bent on relying on the small scale of the home invasion thriller formula it needs to find ways to stand out from the crowd. Unfortunately, the actual aspect of the story promised by its title ends up being a simplistic afterthought in a narrative which is riddled with cliches. Given the few selective characters in the film there should really be some development so that the audience can care about them for reasons outside of simple obligation, but the film never progresses to that point. It touches upon some of the aforementioned ideas before stalling on the constraints of its budgetary limitations.Given that The Purge has a budget of only $3 million, there is only so much it can do with its concept. So rather than attempting to be a big spectacle of a dystopian society, The Purge adgeres to the home invasion formula. The central narrative ends up drawing much inspiration from the John Carpenter action-thriller classic Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) which was actually remade in 2005 with Ethan Hawke in the lead role. The protagonist's family ends up providing refuge for a stray attempting to estape a hoard of psychopaths which leads to them intitating an all out war with the man and his family. It's frustrating enough that the film relies on formula, but the fact that the premise is so similar to another Ethan Hawke film makes the familiarity of the text all the more recognizable. With only 85 minutes of running time there isn't all that much room to expand beyond the generic limitations of the home invasion thriller formula, so its ideals end up playing second fiddle to a flurry of predictable dialogue and violence. There are moments that hint at how the film could have been something more, but these just serve as a reminder of The Purge's shortcomings when it fails to live up to them. This is a real downfall for The Purge because when the characters attempt to provide insight into why their freedom to engage in violence is a purge for their souls and their violent obsessions, the fact that it is limited to so few words makes it seem like a cheap gimmick. The language is so limited in how much the story allows it to explore that the result is rather tacky, and so the motivations of the villains comes off as frustrating in the process. Essentially, The Purge functions as a decent genre picture but fails to establish anything beyond it while faltering in its attempts to.But for what it's worth, The Purge is a comptenently made film. Even though there isn't always that much happening within the story, director James DeMonaco clearly knows how to build an atmosphere because he keeps things intense the entire time. Confinding the story to a singular location, James DeMonaco builds a claustophobic atmosphere through a mix of visuals and sound editing. The Purge uses a lot of extremely close-up scenery which emphasizes the imagery in everything it captures, and in the process it helps to empower the small scale of the story. The Purge also makes an intense use of silence and echoes along with a subtle musical score. The experience is a genuinely intense one at times, and it shows that the director is able to effectively work around a small budget to make a thrilling experience. The Purge isn't a great film, but it is a strong examination of the potential of James DeMonaco as a filmmaker.A lot of the intensity in the film can be attributed to the performances of the cast, led by the talents of Ethan Hawke. Ethan Hawke is the ideal casting decision as the lead in The Purge largely because he is a recognizable actor yet he is not one of such contemporary significance that his star power would detract from embracing his character. He emits the feeling of an everyman which is exactly what the character James Sandin needs, and with an actor as genuinely talented as Ethan Hawke the performance is memorable. Ethan Hawke strips away anything iconic about himself to portray James Sandin, peeling back the layers to expose his humanity. As a result, we have a performance which is consistently riddled with intense fear and uncertainty rather than Hollywood heroism, and with such strong humanity in the part we see the heroic elements of his character coming off as being far more convincing. Ethan Hawke leads The Purge with a performance rich in tension both in his line delivery and with his physical movements, never dropping out of the character and making the situation of the film seem like a reality. He delivers a very solid leading effort.Lena Headey is also a great casting decision. Given the wide recognition she has earned for portraying Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones (2011-present) one would think that it would be harder to separate the two, yet with slight alterations to her appearance and an emphasis more on the archetype her character represents than any particular individuality she seamlessly delivers a convincing effort. Sharing an intense chemistry with Ethan Hawke, the two of them work off each other very well to both make convincing portrayals of suburban archetypes. And Lena Headey proves more emotionally frail of the two, making her sporadic moments of heroism all the more striking as a result. She really gets deep down into the emotional state of the character and develops very well across the narrative, exiting the story numb from all the trauma her character experiences. It's refreshing to see Lena Headey taking on such a simple role because her talent for character acting is very distinctive, and The Purge proves that she can separate herself from her legacy for a far more simplistic role. Lena Headey makes an engaging duo with Ethan Hawke and a very intense presence of her own right.The Purge's low budget doesn't prevent James DeMonaco from creating an intense atmosphere or wringing some powerful performances out of its lead actors, but it does prevent him from taking advantage of his story potential and leaves it mired in home-invasion conventions.
(ag) wrote: The cycles of bullying and violence are given a thorough analysis in this beautiful Danish Oscar winner.
(mx) wrote: Loved everyone in this great movie...
(us) wrote: In New Orleans, the legend of Candyman (Tony Todd) is alive and well, especially during Mardi Gras time.But for teacher Annie Tarrant (Kelly Rowan), this is not a time for celebration. Her father has been murdered, and her brother Ethan (William O'Leary) is the prime suspect because he was the one who discovered the mutilated body.After talking with Ethan at the police station, she begins to discover the Candyman mythos, and decides to call upon the spirit herself, thinking he doesn't exist. To her horror, she realizes he does, and wants her to go with him on a journey. As the film continues, we find out a connection that Annie - and the entire Tarrant family - have with Candyman, and the secrets that lay dormant until recently.Clive Barker is a horror genius. He doesn't just take a pointless killer and kill people needlessly, but he creates these extremely complex, highly flawed villains (Pinhead, Candyman) who the audience actually feels sympathy for due to their own pasts, and they're not necessarily blood thirsty, evil killing machines, but rather creates a unique balance to life. Candyman is evil because of the evil people who killed him, and even in death he's just looking for the lost companion he had in life.This film is pretty much equal to the original in my opinion - both had well-conceived stories, great acting, and a truly thrilling experience all around.
(ru) wrote: I hadn't seen this one before, and enjoyed it. I grew-up on the Roger Moore Bond films so I have an affection for his portrayal The Moore films are more fun, he is not much of a fighter, but he is entertaining. This film has great locations and a nice pace. Worth a watch!
(es) wrote: One of the great sci-fi films, especially of the 1980s.
(jp) wrote: Remake lejos de estar a la altura del original de Brian de Palma, con problemas de tono (Mean Girls versin gore), aunque medianamente pasable gracias a las buenas actuaciones de Julianne Moore y Chloe Grace Moretz.
(us) wrote: funny. especially if you know the old testament
(de) wrote: Review:I really struggled to find this movie interesting or even funny. Watching Christina Ricci being a right bitch towards Jason Biggs becomes boring after a while and the movie just seemed to drag. All the way through the film, Jason Biggs is questioning his love for Ricci and the fact that there sexual relationship is noneexistent, doesn't help matters. His character is also a struggling comedian and his agent, Danny DeVito, iscompletely useless. Having Woody Allen as a mentor, also didn't help matters because his advice always leads him down the wrong path. He also tries to get help from hisshrinkbut he justlistensto all of the information without giving any advice. Basically Jason Biggs doesn't have anywhere to turn so he decides to move to Los Angeles after receiving a job through Woody Allen. It just seems like another Romantic Comedy from Woody Allen about a troubled relationship. I was hoping for a few laughs, but it wasn't that well written and it lacked entertainment. Disappointing!Round-Up:Jason Biggs, whose becomes famous through the American Pie franchise, acts the same in all of his movies and he seems to play the victim quite often. His performance in this movie wasn't that great but thats due to a poor storyline which is quite similar to other movies made by Woody Allen. The New York backdrop worked well in the movie, along with the gun scenes which were a break from the whole relationship concept, but I still expected a bit more entertainment.Budget: $18millionWorldwide Gross: $13.5millionI recommend this movie to people who are into there Woody Allen movies about a couple who are in a troubled relationship. 3/10
(us) wrote: Though not a film to study in the vein of master film making, Highlander provides the simpler things in life: Total bad ass 1980s action demographics. From Clancy Brown's over the top portrayal as the films antagonist to Christopher Lambert's less than Marlon Brando or even Sylvestor Stallone star quality Highlander still provides a great mythological story about the struggle of immortality. Despite any negative thing a cynic may say about Highlander, at the end of the day the 80s nostalgia and cheesy execution keeps it on top of action movies of the time. For gods sake Sean Connery plays a Spanish named Egyptian, but still totally sounds like a Scotsman as the mentor figure of the film. All the elements of the Schwarzenegger, Stallone vehicles of the time are here mixed with mythological gusto. The tag line/one liner of the century alone screams excellence: There can be only one! Unfortunately for the future installments the tag line rings more truth than it knows (my god they went downhill fast). Speaking bluntly why the hell of all the rich source material implanted here hasn't this been remade to total perfection. This could be more than 80s cheese and easily fit into the realm of best action franchises ever. Why butcher The Crow when Highlander could be re imagined to a degree it deserves.