Category: Thriller

Darkness

    Release Date: December 25, 2004 Runtime: 102 minutes Rating: R Studio: Dimension Films (Miramax) Director: Jaume Balaguero Cast: Anna Paquin; Lena Olin; Iain Glen; Giancarlo Giannini [SPOILER ALERT!] Oh boy, is this ever a mess of a movie.  Basically, the story of a young girl and her family who move into a creepy

Thief of Hearts

    Release Date: October 19, 1984 Runtime: 100 minutes Rating: R Studio: Paramount Pictures Director: Douglas Day Stewart Cast: Steven Bauer; Barbara Williams; John Getz; David Caruso; George Wendt The first thing I have to say about this movie is that it’s almost impossible to review this from a 2013 frame of mind, as

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

    Release Date: November 13, 1992 Runtime: 128 minutes Rating: R Studio: Columbia Pictures/American Zoetrope Director: Francis Ford Coppola Cast: Gary Oldman; Winona Ryder; Anthony Hopkins; Sadie Frost; Richard E. Grant; Tom Waits; Cary Elwes This is a faaaaaaantastic movie! Francis Ford Coppola’s opulent 1992 take on the Dracula story is a sumptuous film,

Contagion

    Release Date: September 9, 2011 Runtime: 106 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Warner Bros. Director: Steven Soderbergh Cast: Matt Damon; Kate Winslet; Jude Law; Marion Cotillard; Gwyneth Paltrow; Laurence Fishburne “Outbreak” for the new millennium.  Steven Soderbergh’s mysterious virus-that-decimates-the-population movie has a great first hour, when people mysteriously begin coughing and having headaches, but

The Da Vinci Code

    Release Date: May 19, 2006 Runtime: 149 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony) Director: Ron Howard Cast: Tom Hanks; Audrey Tautou; Ian McKellen; Jean Reno; Paul Bettany; Alfred Molina OK, I read “The Da Vinci Code” a long time ago, so the details of the story are not fresh in my head.

I Know Who Killed Me

    Release Date: July 27, 2007 Runtime: Too long Rating: R Studio: Sony Director: Chris Sivertson (poor thing!) Cast: Lindsay Lohan; Julia Ormond (wow…what a fall!); Neal McDonough; Brian Geraghty This will be a short review because, honestly, this film is really just a huge piece of shit. I mean, you know it’s a

Mary Reilly

    Release Date: February 23, 1996 Runtime: 108 minutes (100 minutes too long) Rating: R Studio: TriStar Pictures (Sony) Director: Stephen Frears Cast: Julia Roberts; John Malkovich; Glenn Close; George Cole; Michael Sheen I like Julia Roberts.  I really do.  I’ve been a fan ever since “Satisfaction.”  But please, Julia, for the love of