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Jack Rico

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2012/09/02 at 12:00am

The Possession

09.2.2012 | By |

The Possession

May people have been asking me if they should go see the exorcism film ‘The Possession’ this weekend. Even though, it is a PG-13 horror film, it is a serviceable film and much better than the desultory, aimless and unscary ‘The Apparition’. The Possession offers a better cast, a better story, a better production and most importantly, more frights for your bucks.

The plot goes like this: a young girl (Natasha Calis) buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl’s father (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) teams with his ex-wife (Kyra Sedgwick) to find a way to end the curse upon their child.

I’m not a fan of PG-13 horror movies. The shocks are not harsh nor violent because they’re geared for someone between 13-18 years to see. I think they should not be allowed a release. They need to be rated R to really maximize their potentials. The Exorcist, with its ten Oscar nominations back in 1973, was rated R. Nevertheless, the reality is that we’re being given PG-13 fright flicks whether we like it or not, so why not sift through them and pick the ones that do the most modest job and The Possession isn’t embarrassing.

The film develops slowly, you have to have some patience for it. But the acting isn’t half bad. It’s my biggest pet peeve with these genre movies, they usually can’t seem to convince any quality actors to perform in them, but I had a good time with it, much like the audience in the theater. Women in particular were screaming and screeching. Of course there are silly moments where you say, “I cannot believe you are SO stupid”, but it is the nature of these films. From 1 to 5, 5 being a masterpiece, I give it a 3 as a modest and not terrible movie. However, Ethan Hawke is starring in Sinister, a rated R film that from the looks of the trailer, does promise a much more horrifying experience on October 5th.

Jack Rico

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2009/07/07 at 12:00am

Knowing

07.7.2009 | By |

Rating: 2.5

Rated: PG-13 for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language.
Release Date: 2009-03-20
Starring: Ryne Douglas Pearson, Juliet Snowden, Stiles White, Stuart Hazeldine
Director(s):
Distributor:
Film Genre:
Country:USA
Official Website: http://knowing-themovie.com/

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‘Knowing’, Nicolas Cage’s new apocalyptic action-thriller pic, is a mammoth and entertaining mega-production that possesses a captivating plot (rare in Hollywood these days), but due to its risible acting and incongruous occurrences, the enormity of the film becomes just a distraction to its script deficiencies. Is it entertaining? You betcha, but you’ll have to wait almost an hour to see the best scenes.

Nicolas Cage stars as a professor who stumbles upon terrifyingly tragic predictions about the future of the world – as he sets out to prevent them from coming true.

Blowing up Earth is where Hollywood has had some of its best box office successes and saving it is where Cage is king. His last two films, Bangkok Dangerous (2008) and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007), were #1’s at the box office respectively, not to mention several others throughout his career. Regrettably, just because he topped the b.o doesn’t mean those movies are great. It means he works in films that the public likes. These type of movies that incorporate computer generated graphics are a huge attraction, but in the case of ‘Knowing’, the gaping holes are just too blatant to ignore. Worse is its denouement – its conclusion is the most random and absurd ending to any film I have ever seen!

If you’re in the mood to zone out and do not mind preposterous irrationalities, then you’ll enjoy this film. If you’re looking for a stimulating and thought provoking sci-fi flick, you’ll be very disappointed.

Jack Rico

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2009/03/17 at 12:00am

Knowing

03.17.2009 | By |

Rated: PG-13 for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language.
Release Date: 2009-03-20
Starring: Ryne Douglas Pearson, Juliet Snowden, Stiles White, Stuart Hazeldine
Director(s):
Distributor:
Film Genre:
Country: USA
Official Website: http://knowing-themovie.com/

Go to our film page

Knowing

‘Knowing’, Nicolas Cage’s new apocalyptic action-thriller pic, is a mammoth and entertaining mega-production that possesses a captivating plot (rare in Hollywood these days), but due to its risible acting and incongruous occurrences, the enormity of the film becomes just a distraction to its script deficiencies. Is it entertaining? You betcha, but you’ll have to wait almost an hour to see the best scenes.

Nicolas Cage stars as a professor who stumbles upon terrifyingly tragic predictions about the future of the world – as he sets out to prevent them from coming true.

Blowing up Earth is where Hollywood has had some of its best box office successes and saving it is where Cage is king. His last two films, Bangkok Dangerous (2008) and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007), were #1’s at the box office respectively, not to mention several others throughout his career. Regrettably, just because he topped the b.o doesn’t mean those movies are great. It means he works in films that the public likes. These type of movies that incorporate computer generated graphics are a huge attraction, but in the case of ‘Knowing’, the gaping holes are just too blatant to ignore. Worse is its denouement – its conclusion is the most random and absurd ending to any film I have ever seen!

If you’re in the mood to zone out and do not mind preposterous irrationalities, then you’ll enjoy this film. If you’re looking for a stimulating and thought provoking sci-fi flick, you’ll be very disappointed.

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