Posts Tagged ‘Thriller’
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 February 2010 11:43 Written by walter Tuesday, 23 February 2010 11:43
An intense psychological thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio as US Marshal Teddy Daniels investigating the disappearance of a mentally ill woman from a high security mental institution/prison on the godforsaken Shutter Island.
Teddy and his partner arrives on a ferry, which is the only way to get on or off the island, and the weather suddenly goes bad.. As the storm builds up creepy things start to happen. In addition to the events on the island we see flashbacks of his late wife and glimpses of harsh memories from the second world war.
The story is intense, thrilling and with a twist that I did not expect after watching the trailer. Yet another great film by Martin Scorsese, actually his fourth film starring Leonardo DiCaprio (and not the last).
Hoff says: “You'll never leave this island”
Last Updated on Sunday, 30 November 2008 08:02 Written by minch Sunday, 12 October 2008 12:44
To quote myself… “SMEx is not all about the movie”, but a couple of times a year that statement isn’t true and SMEx becomes all about the movie.
Those times are movie festival times. Right now the “Film Fra Sør” (Films from the south) festival is running. This showcases movies from countries below Norway, and let’s face it, Santa is Norway’s neighbour, so that’s just about every other country.
When the board was selecting which movies to see at the festival, this movie was one of my choices. Then to fit it into the schedule I had to stick it on a Saturday night, which of course meant that people already had plans. So much so that this became the XLVII and first all presidental SMEx, with only the president attending.
This was a Thai movie. First of let me say it was a refreshing change from the usual stuff churned out of the Hollywood movie factory. Still I’m sure I’d get sick of the Thai movie factory if I watched nothing but Thai movies but you get the idea.
It’s a horror/thriller about a boy who starts having terrible nightmares. Opening with some hauntingly beautiful music, the movie seems to be a mix of confusing and unconnected scenes, but hang in there it all comes together in the end for a very solid movie. It has parts that make you jump and twists that you don’t see coming, and it really deserves the lotsablood tag, maybe not as much as Rambo but it has it’s fair share of blood. To top it off the movie stars Ornjira Lamwilai who was very easy on the eye.
At one point I was considering cancelling the event since I was the only one going, but in the end I was very happy to have gone. Great movie, too bad none of you other SMEx members could make it. I’ll see you all at the next event as this was event two in a busy seven movie schedule for the film festival.
Hoff says: “Nice to see the president has the same commitment that I have to all my work”