The Double Hour
A chambermaid and a former cop meet at a speed dating event and a romance develops. But during a romantic getaway things suddenly take a turn for the worse when her mysterious past is revealed.
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Brian T (es) wrote: For a remake, it was bad. The ending was a little over the top. They should of stopped after she was impaled but then again I'm not the director. Other than that movie wasn't to bad
Justin T (kr) wrote: About what you'd come to expect from these Japanese gore movies. This one is a little unique, I mean a chainsaw comes out of a girl's butt!
Michael H (br) wrote: There are killings, but they are quite tame in comparison to some of the violence you see in todays horror, but then this film is on a budget, and it seems director John Murlowski was more interested in Bonin as a character study. It works infrequently too, thanks to a menacing and at times quite unsettling performance by Scott Anthony Leet as Bonin.
Blake P (us) wrote: There's a scene in 1943's "Old Acquaintance" in which Bette Davis flies into a melodramatic rage (surprise surprise). This rage, however, is different from all the other Oscar-baiting ones. She doesn't act like Alexis Carrington or some other miserable cat who has a way with venomous words; she instead uses every ounce of her conserved up hatred to grab the villain of the film (Miriam Hopkins) by the shoulders and shake her like she's a ketchup bottle with just a few droplets left to spare. Hardly subtle; lip-smackingly entertaining. We absorb it. In an Almodvar film, a moment like this is almost a given, in the most ironic subversion, that is. He enjoys Sirk, Hitchcock, and their cohorts, dramatizing their Technicolor guises and steroiding their hammy, soap operatic storylines. His movies sometimes go down dark paths, but they frequently drive 120 miles-per-hour through sickeningly funny ones too. No matter the brassy faade, though, they are always deliriously enjoyable, slightly bonkers but whip-smart, completely deliberate in their actions and definitely aware of how they're coming across. His best ("Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown", "All About My Mother") are masterpieces of gaudy style and sexual energy; his worst still contain gaudy style and sexual energy, but the results aren't quite so good at being, I don't know, enjoyable."The Skin I Live In" is not his best nor his worst; undoubtedly, it is his most grotesque. Whereas his past projects have included differing shades of erotic obsession and a wandering eye for the human body, "The Skin I Live In" combines the two with turbulent malignancy. Camp is to be found, and so is dark humor, but new to Almodvar is the sheer repulsiveness that regularly comes to visit, unwanted most of the time. It also has a story that pushes the boundaries of the absurd (and for Almodvar that's saying something), and it doesn't work as well here as it has in the past. However many issues the film has, though, it is still an aberrant thriller of merciless style; it works, warts, sex changes, face transplants and all.At the center of "The Skin I Live In" is Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), a brooding scientist obsessed with creating indestructible skin in the wake of his wife's fiery death. In an "Eyes Without a Face" twist, he is not testing on various young women but rather one, a beauty whom he calls Vera (Elena Anaya). Vera is kept locked in a wide-open room, wearing a flesh-colored body suit at all times, given food through a dumbwaiter. She is a guinea pig, albeit a well-treated one, to Robert's tests.Also dwelling in this house of horrors is Marilia (Marisa Parades), his faithful servant who may have a few secrets of her own. But right when we begin to think that we have a grip on the relationship between these people, Almodvar backhands some sense into us. Before we know it, things start to get complicated, more complicated than we ever could have imagined.I wish I could complain to you about how ridiculous this movie gets -- it truly gets ridiculous -- but "The Skin I Live In" is much too visceral of an experience to spoil. The twists are not regular twists, rather drive-offs of 1,000 feet cliffs that land in the Mediterranean Sea. You have to see, hear, and feel them for yourself. Dramatic, yes, but cliffdroppers like this only exist in the season premieres of something like "Dallas" or the pop of a Korean soap. The music is static and technological (a surprise for an Almodvar film), and the actors somehow manage to handle their director's just go with it attitude (in return, Banderas gives an underrated performance).A film as well assembled as "The Skin I Live In" does not get an average rating in the normal sense; it gets an average rating by comparison to Almodvar's other movies. It might not be as lovable as "Volver", let's say, but there is still plenty to appreciate. The work of an auteur always has something to behold, even if it's "Topaz" or "Passion". Fans will be pleased to find Almodvar trading his usual reds and oranges for a more blued palette; newcomers will be stunned by the jarring cinematography and the overripe plot. It's certainly grotesque -- but at least it's masterfully so.
P RayNg M (es) wrote: Sick, twisted dysfunctional brothers meet enraged, twisted dysfunctional family. This movie gets better over time. The comedy comes from all directions and keeps getting thicker, along with the gore, as the movie progresses. I expected a "B" movie but the acting is strong - "comedy-competent", the script is tight, the editing is good, the continuity flows, the plot builds, the music is great and it's funny. Even the horror is tongue-in-cheek. Watch it with someone who likes to laugh and you'll be left wondering, "Is Otis a comedy or a horror film?"
Russ B (au) wrote: 2/19/2017: An ok movie. Silly, but not overly funny. I was hoping for more laughs from a stoner movie.
David S (ca) wrote: This is a film that's similar to the recent popular films "Hero" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" However, this film follows more closely to Akira Kurasowa's classics and the classic westerns of Hollywood. The film shows a band of warriors (a la Seven Samurai) who must protect a caravan through the desert to reach a temple to deliver a Buddhist relic, unfortunately a horde of Turks want it for themselves and perpetually attack them along the weay, leading to some good moments of action and tension. Unfortunately, the film offers too much cheese once in a while with some of the characters, but luckily most of the characters are fleshed out, despite some sterotypes (The old warrior who goes on one last adventure, a kid who wants to be a warrior, the strong, silent vetern warrior, etc.) The antagonist is not your typical evil villian, the actor plays him with a quirky sense which makes him refreshing. Ther is a sci-fi element to this "western adventure" that seems out of place and leaves a bad taste, but the action sequense near the end make up for that, especially the scenes when they are starving in the desert and the last stand in an abandon fort. Entertaining for those that like this type of film, others will find it enojoyable but nothing special. Wonderful visuals as well.
Private U (us) wrote: Great unlikely-romance movie.
John L (nl) wrote: Caught this movie on the Hallmark Channel by accident. Although it's only 81 minutes long, but I felt like as if it was 8 hours long! You can imagine...
Private U (jp) wrote: Ms. Bronte, Ms. Bronte!! I love this game. I also love Katrin Cartlidge and was very sad to learn that she died at 41 from pneumonia... So I made a section for her at my work. Go check it out!
Mike S (jp) wrote: Not-so-fun in the sun. Being the fourth sequel in the series, it's not surprising this lacks the ingredients that made the first few films so funny. The script is a mess, the bad guys really corny and like something out of a second-rate Disney movie. Sure, it could be worse, but it's so obviously a product made just to cash in on its name. And you know it's a bad sign when a B-movie star like Steve Guttenberg declined to be in it. I'm gonna watch the last two as well, just to have seen them. But considering the state of this one, it'll be a miracle if I don't end up with any scars on my soul.
Thomas B (nl) wrote: It's a corny comedy. But Hey, Sinatra's in it and its a western.
Keiko A (it) wrote: A very good Samurai film but very slow paced. Like Meany films you might see sometimes it takes more then one go to get trow this happened to me when I watched Blade Runner, Death proof, Jackie Brown and others. And the samurai assassin has taken me more then one watch to see all of it. But there are Meany movies like these most of witch are set during the Edo period or later on in Modern day societies. My favourite one out of all was The shogun assassin because I just thought that was epic. Even though its based on some of the Mangas we made. 1860 inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled Japan for 300 years. They suspect a traitor in their midst, and their suspicions fall on Niiro, an impoverished ronin who dreams of samurai status, and Kurihara, an aristocratic samurai who befriends Niiro. Niiro longs to identify his father, knowing he is a high-ranking official who will disclose himself only if Niiro achieves samurai status. With American ships in Japan's harbors, cynicism among the assassins, and change in the air, Niiro resolves to reach ends that may prove ephemeral. Mainly the story is told throw flashbacks and all those kind of things witch can somewhat make the story confusing. But as I have said before it is very slow that?s what puts you off watching it. I am sure any Chambara fan would love the fight scenes to me they were very good. The movie has some very beautiful cinematography. As for Music very good that?s all I can say. Toshir Mifune and Keiju Kobayashi very well acted the movie. As for Production such as Sets, Costumes, Music everything like that is very good. The Length is the major problem maybe if it saw more editing on scenes the film could have been amazing to watch and go throw. But I am sure people should see this movie if you ever find it. Also not my best review I was in a bit of a rush to write this. Keiko?s score 80-100
Shounak B (es) wrote: Though scope of this film has much lesser than the other of Fritz Lang, it strikes at the right point, a close character study under the influence of middle class conscience and mentality. This one started those trend of crime film having nourish characteristics, and here the 'femme fatale' is so much compelling that the protagonist whose only disturbances in his character (as 'noir' film says) is his mid life crisis and makes him forced to do the crime, a murder as self-defense.Then the detailed analysis of get riddance of that crime is done impressively but almost all the intensity of the film comes in vain at the final sequence what is as unpredictable as stupid.
Daniel B (de) wrote: Classic although finding out that Sarah Jessica Parker was in it ruined it
Dennis F (de) wrote: So stupid, that I had to watch the whole thing. Yikes!
Hans M (es) wrote: Quite intriguing, these very, very different reviews! I found the movie absolutely rivetting; yet I can readily see the point of those who called it utterly boring. I wonder what the difference is between them and me.For any dramatic movie a precondition to appreciate it is to be willing to step into the shoes of, at least, the main character - and in this case these shoes are mighty uncomfortable. For me, it was even scary. But the value of the movie was precisely in the confrontation with that scare: how easy it is for my comfortable and happy life to completely fall apart - and how would I survive?The great thing about this movie is that the human drama of Ivan Locke does not involve dramatic events. No war-time atrocities, no children dying, not even one criminal pointing a gun. That is what makes this picture of a life falling apart so scary.Or is it indeed a 'life falling apart'? The ending isn't hopeless - not at all. At one point I found myself wondering how the scriptwriter could possibly provide a fitting end to this movie and dreading some unexpected turn of events, but instead the ending is absolutely great in its modesty and subtlety and realism. It is, therefore, even more scary as it keeps me thinking 'yes, this could happen to me'.
James H (es) wrote: Wreck it Ralph is one of the best non-Disney animations of the last decade. It is funny, touching and it promotes themes against bullying and stealing. This is a very clever and original idea and I found the end very satisfying. Seeing the friendship develop between Ralph and Vanellope was enthralling but I did find some of the writing a little bit lazy but I can let it off for that.
xander y (ru) wrote: Incredible film! Action packed, thrilling and intense. I loved Val Kilmer in this role.