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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

July 24th, 2007 Releases





The Number 23




Kate Says: "The Number 23" is on my list of favourite movies. A psycholocial thriller, 23 is filled with twists and suspense. This is one of those movies that, the second time you watch, you wonder how you didn't figure out certain things the first time. Basically, it's a movie that won't take you 4 watches to figure out, but at the same time, 10mins. in, you're not going to know how it ends. Jim Carrey is great as a the main, paranoid character; he has done serious roles before but he is primarily known as a comedian, yet he shows his talent in this movie, proving he can stray successfully from comedy. Not to mention he's pretty easy on the eyes as Walter Sparrow, so this movie has that going for it as well. I really enjoyed the scenes in which parts of the '23' book are acted out; they contrast yet mimic the main storyline very nicely. Suspenseful and genuinely surprising, "The Number 23" may have you re-assessing your social insurance number, birthday, drivers license number etc., and will certianly enterain you. A must see.







Zodiac



Kate Says: I definately put this on par with 2003's "Monster" for which Charlize Theron won best actress (proving that not all serial-killer based movies are crap!) In fact, I liked "Zodiac" even more. This movie was just so well done, wonderfully acted and beautifully executed; it certainly was one of the year's best films. Now, the fact that it is about one of America's most notorious killers shouldn't dissuade you from seeing this movie as it is definately anything but a gorefest or slasher flick; it does provide some moments of true creepiness and some disturbing images, but there is absolutely nothing gratuatous about it. Wonderful.






Perfume: The Story of a Murderer



Kate Says: What an amazing movie. I have yet to read the book, but look forward to doing so having seen this movie. Everything about it is wonderful: the acting, the directing, the story. I loved it and I especially loved the ending; without revealing too much I will just say that I appreciate that it was nowhere near a cliche Hollywood ending and left a profound feeling and message. A little strange (but in the good way), "Perfume" is a great, creepy, yet beautiful film that will certainly leave you thinking about it for some time after viewing it. 10/10






The Contract










Renaissance







Gwoemul (The Host)




Kate Says: "The Host" was not what I expected; rather than a genuinely creepy horror/thriller, it's more of an action/sci-fi/horror...similar to movies like 'Jaws,' this one is a nice little monster flick. The acting was pretty great, the special effects were nicely done and the overall production was good. All in all, this was an entertaining and somewhat suspenseful, often funny movie.





Iluminados por el fuego (Blessed by Fire)









Slow Burn









The Big Bad Swim

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