Fresh off the success of her first horror novel, Jessie is revered by the literaly world as the next Stephen King. While her editor anxiously awaits her next novel, she is suffering from writer's block. Out of fear of becoming a one-hit novelist, Jessie ventures to her deceased aunt's cabin in the woods to find inspiration for her new book. Having not visited in many years, Jessie has no memory of her childhood summers at the cabin or her time spent in the surrounding woods. But when darkness falls on Jessie's first night alone in the cabin, her memories begin to awaken. A dark presence resides here; one that seems to be watching Jessie every move and one that she has always been afraid of. A series of erotic, bizarre and terrifying events that force Jessie to question her own reality.
A young girl bravely travels up to her dead Aunts cabin for creative inspiration. Marie gets more than she bargained for, when she soon realizes she is not alone. Confronted by evil spirits, she is forced to fight for her life. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Jesse O (gb) wrote: Not a good movie, but a light and goofy one that moves at a lightning fast pace. This is much like Schlussmacher, and many others, that's just the most recent example of it, where a serious business manage, on the verge of being set for life with a revolutionary renewable energy plan, is stuck with a goofy, but well-intentioned, man whose friendship teaches him what's really important in life. Predictable, and a little silly, but that's what you get with this film. Of course Xu Lang, the business manager, at first, is driven nuts by Baobao's ways and how he always finds a way to get both of them in trouble, etc. Baobao starts to grow on him and by the end of the film they're the best of friends and their lives are changed forever. Of course, that's a little goofy considering that they only spent a couple of days together, but let's go with that. The film is fine, it doesn't really offer much of anything you haven't seen elsewhere. I do think that the leads have great chemistry with each other, which makes this type of film easier to watch. It also has a pretty memorable villain. He wasn't great, but he was funny and easily the highlight of the film. Another positive is that the film moves so fast that it doesn't really give you much time to think about its flaws while you're watching it. Of course, what they don't realize is that you're going to do that AFTER the film is over, but I have to give props to the film for at least managing to move fast for its length, and for trying to keep things entertaining for a broader audience. Its attempts don't always work, but I'm sure more people will walk away from this with a smile on their face than those that won't and I'm pretty sure that was the filmmaker's intention. There is some melodrama here, nothing like the Korean films, but it still felt incredibly out-of-place. Seeing Xu Lang, in the end, phone his wife to admit his mistakes and trying to make up for them while he's crying and a sad score plays in the background was really bad. Thankfully it's not much and they quickly move away from that. There's also some drama with Baobao and his sick mother but, again, it's kept to a minimum. Didn't really think this was that great of a movie, but its high energy and solid cast will certainly win over some people. This was average, but the good kind...if that even makes sense.
Jean P (es) wrote: Sometimes the CGI was good, other times I swear I could have done a better job. I don't know what I was expecting. Other than a giant whale.
r l (mx) wrote: A post-apocalyptic science fiction movie plot as disconsolate as the snowy backdrop in which it was filmed. Frigid characters, stilted acting, and slow pacing.
Chrisanne S (kr) wrote: Ok. It's nice to see Buttons with a bigger role.
Edith N (gb) wrote: And Yet Somehow It Got Made Anyway The DVD comes with a featurette about the "star-crossed" nature of the production. And it's true that they were originally planning to film in San Pedro Harbor or similar, which didn't happen on account of Pearl Harbor. It's true that star Jean Gabin had a fight with original director Fritz Lang and got him fired over Marlene Dietrich. But that's pretty much it, at least of the unexpected stuff. A lot of what they discuss is actually things they had to have known would be a problem. Like that the Hayes Office wasn't all that inclined to let the movie get made. The book talks about a wide range of subjects that simply weren't allowed under the Code, and it doesn't even have a happy ending. (The movie does, because Darryl Zanuck thought it should.) Yet somehow, most of the sins it portrays make it onscreen relatively untouched, though some are implied more than stated. Bobo (Gabin) is a drunken French dock worker. One night, he rescues Anna (Ida Lupino) from drowning; she's going to walk into the sea, and he goes after her. He even prevents her from being arrested by lying to a cop. Bobo spends most of the night with his best friend, Tiny (Thomas Mitchell), in a drunken haze--and that night, Pop Kelly (Arthur Aylesworth) is murdered. Bobo isn't sure if he did it or not, and somehow, he ends up with Pop's hat. Still, he pushes aside his fears and asks Anna to move in with him. He has gotten a job tending a barge for Takeo (Victor Sen Yung), and Anna joins him on the barge and fixes it up. They don't see Tiny much, because Tiny is jealous of Anna, but they have each other and Nutsy (Claude Rains). Anna even gets Bobo to stop drinking. Things go relatively well for them, though there's always the fear in the back of Bobo's mind that he killed Pop Kelly. Pop Kelly was strangled, and that's how Bobo reacts when he loses his temper. But things aren't bad, and they decide to get married. So here's one of the two things about the movie which bothered me most. Bobo flirts with Mildred (Robin Raymond), obviously if not explicitly a prostitute. This even happens a time or two after he is involved with Anna, though at that point he doesn't mean anything by it. However, his wedding gift to his new bride is the dress Mildred wears to work. Claude Rains has the misfortune of being asked to deliver a monologue about how modesty has no place in the marriage bed, that basically men want to be married to a skank. They probably mean "passionate woman," but that's not how it comes across. But I mean, it's one thing to buy her a revealing dress. It's another to literally buy her the used dress of a prostitute. Nutsy acknowledges to Anna that Mildred is awfully popular when she wears it. I'm not going to even begin to explain the sexual dynamics involved here, because that would require understanding them myself. That may well be the weirdest gift I've ever seen in a movie. The other odd thing was that Gabin's character was actually named Bobo. Now, according to the featurette, the character in the book, and original screenplay, is called "Frenchy." Gabin objected, and I can't say as I blame him. He acknowledged that it was the kind of thing Americans would call a French man in their midst, but he found it demeaning. Which I can totally understand. I agree with him. But "Bobo"? This is somehow better? I mean, while Gabin was proud of his French origins--and was only in Hollywood because the Nazis were in France--there was more to him than just being French. Okay. But when you hear the word "Bobo," do you think of a dog? A monkey? Professor Bobo from the Sci-Fi years of [i]MST3K[/i]? The point is that it's an animal name, not a human name. Or possibly a clown. But no real live humans have it as a real name, and I'd fight like crazy if someone tried to bestow it on me as a nickname, and it seems like this Bobo isn't someone you'd want fighting you. This isn't really a [i]noir[/i], not really. I spent the whole movie waiting for Anna to become sinister, because everyone kept calling the thing a [i]noir[/i], and any good [i]noir[/i] needs a [i]femme fatale[/i]. But it isn't and she isn't. She's been around the block a time or two, to be sure, but she really loves Bobo and is extremely grateful to him. Honestly, I thought possibly it was going to turn out that she'd killed Pop Kelly. Mildred isn't exactly bright and sunny, but she's basically a good person doing the best she can. If it weren't for Tiny, things would almost be innocent. But the presence of Tiny adds a dark hint of obsession to the proceedings. Bobo doesn't understand why Tiny never approves of the women Bobo goes out with, but a modern audience can't mistake it. Tiny doesn't want to share. It's 1942, so he may or may not know why or what he wants to do, but it's obvious that he's in love. Or at least obsessed. One of the people in the featurette refers to this as something of a dark fairy tale, and it that's so, Tiny is the necessary touch of evil.
Adrian B (mx) wrote: Excellent production and directed movie fusing all the popular Cirque De Soleil shows from Vegas 'O', 'KA', 'Mystere', Love into a live action movie about two characters transported to into each show within Cirque's world
Darren B (ca) wrote: I liked it. Funny, no-brainer action-comedy. Good times!