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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Now Playing: Nightcrawler, Before I Go To Sleep, Saw

Official Synopsis:
A pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling -- where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story.

North's Thoughts:
Yes, yes, a thousand times, yes.
I have long been a Jake Gyllenhaal fan and this looks like it could be his best yet.
Last year he was transcendent in Prisoners, which was absolutely under-seen and underrated.
It made my Top 5 of the year and showed me that Gyllenhaal's talents have no ceiling.
This looks creepy, topical and dark.
Perfect for Halloween weekend.

Before I Go To Sleep
Official Synopsis:
This psychological thriller is based on the worldwide best-selling novel about a woman who wakes up every day remembering nothing - the result of a traumatic accident in her past - until one day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her...

North's Thoughts:
Usually I am big fan of films with memory-loss/altered memory plots.
Memento, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Inception (pun-intended) come to mind.
I am not counting The Butterfly Effect which is complete trash.
Like most thrillers, you don't want to know too much going in, so stay off Wikipedia and check it out.

Saw 10th Anniversary

Official Synopsis:
With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw". The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.

North's Thoughts:
Saw is a solid film and definitely a fun one to see in the theater, on the big screen.
I saw it in New Orleans when I was in college and the audience was way into the film.
Screams, people jumping out of there seats, gasps and one person shouting at a crucial moment:
"Damn, that boy pale!"
If you've seen the film you probably know what part I'm referencing.
So forget the DVD and head to the theater quick because this is a one week only engagement.

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