Tuesday Trailer Breakdown: 50/50

What might work: Joseph Gordon-Levitt of course. You could call me incredibly bias but hey, it's my blog isn't it? I love me some JGL. In all honesty, he's one of the best actors out there and he proved that by carrying the anti-romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer last year. There's no doubt he'll be fantastic in this.

Seth Rogan is hilarious when given the right material. I think Rogan will benefit from having a fantastic actor like JGL to bounce off of.

It's rated R. R-rated comedies are not stuck with same boundaries that PG13 ones are. This one looks like it could deliver a lot of laughs and a lot of heart.

What might not: Weak supporting cast. I don't have a ton of faith in Anna Kendrick or Bryce Dallas Howard, but hopefully the movie will focus mostly on Rogan and Gordon-Levitt's character.

Marketing: It's hard to market a movie about the main character suffering from cancer. It could turn a lot of people off, they may want a laugh and will expect a downer.

When to see it: Opening weekend for me, as it should be for any JGL fan.

Random Thought: I loved Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air, but have yet to love her in anything else.

Review: The Hangover Part II

Over the top.
The theory for many sequels is take something from the original and times it by 10. That seems to be the main purpose of The Hangover Part II. The sequel to the surprise smash hit comedy of 2009. While it falls short on the laughs compared to the first one, it does make a few things more outrageous. In some cases it works.

Two years after Doug's (Justin Bartha, who's pushed to the side) bachelor party in Vegas, Stu (Ed Helms) finds himself in love and getting married in his bride's native country of Thailand. Of course Phil, (Bradley Cooper) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) are there to join. Phil initially bitches about having to travel such a long way and not having a bachelor party. Stu, still feeling it from the last time around prefers a "breakfast brunch" at their local IHOP before they leave. Eventually after they all arrive in Thailand, they decide to have one beer on the beach. Of course they wake up the next day in a dirty hotel room with no recollection of what happened the night before. This time instead of losing Doug, they lose Teddy, Stu's future brother in law.

I didn't expect Part II to be funnier than Part I and I was right. While there are a few really funny parts the movie lacks the natural flow that the original had. I found myself slightly bored during most of it because the pacing is too predictable. It follows the original's situation nearly scene for scene. Stu still has a fondness for hookers (although this provided for one of the funniest parts of the entire movie) They think they've found Teddy, only to be given someone that's not Teddy. (see Black Doug from the original film) They also bring back the ridiculously annoying Ken Jeung to reprise his role as Mr. Chow. I thought he was great in the original, now I don't find anything funny about him. He's overexposed. When I say they took a few things and tried to kick it up a notch I'm referring to the characters. Phil swears more and comes off as more of a dick. The film maker's obviously took advantage of Cooper's new leading man status by leaving the camera on him for long periods of time. Not that I'm complaining, Bradley Cooper is hot. Alan came off as strange in the first one but now he comes off as actually having some sort of mental disorder. The weird things about his character are twice as harsh. Stu remains the same, as does Doug who has absolutely nothing to do. I was hoping he would at least get to tag along for the shenanigans this time around.

Nick Cassevetas fills in for a cameo originally shot by Liam Neeson. It's definitely not as effective, I would've rather seen Neeson. The Hangover II is a funny movie, but unfortunately it will have to settle for being "not as funny as the first" and having zero creativity.

Recommended: Sure, if you liked the original. See the sequel.

Grade: C+

Memorable Quote: "Oh yeah, there are no drinks because we're in a fucking IHOP." - Phil (Bradley Cooper)

Indie Gems: The Wackness

Don't let the stupid title fool you..
The Wackness is a clever, engaging film filled with the best of old school, early 90's hip hop and surprisingly beautiful scenes.

Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) is finished with high school and wants to spend his summer dealing drugs from his mock up freezey cart. His parents are having a rough time, Luke sees a psychiatrist, Dr. Squires (Ben Kingsley) who listens to his probems in exchange for bud. Luke also harbors a crush on Squires' step-daughter, (don't forget the step) Stephanie. (Olivia Thirlby) At first she doesn't give him the time of day, by the end of the summer she's going on his rounds with him daily. Her parent's don't have an easy relationship either.

Director Jonathon Levine took a simple coming of age story and made it stand out. The actors, with the exception of a slightly miscast Mary-Kate Olsen blend well and really make it interesting. Kingsley is hilarious, and Thirlby commands attention in every scene. She's done a lot of small movies, and I hope to see her in more because her presence is something else. The filmmakers really capture the feel of what I imagine 1994 New York City actually felt like. They also leave room to poke fun at themselves with some of their ridiculous dialogue. While the ending wasn't the strongest it still didn't take away from the enjoyment of the rest of the film.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B

Memorable Quote: "You only see the wackness.." - Stephanie (Olivia Thirlby)

15 Movie Questions Meme

Anna over at Defiant Success (vote for her in the LAMMY's while your at it.) was kind enough to tag me in one of her memes. Here it goes: 15 Movie Questions.

1) Movie you love with a passion: American Beauty. I first saw this in 1999 when I was 12, and I loved it because it was about a family that seemed more dysfunctional than my own. (I didn't think that was possible) As I grew up I began to love it for so many more reasons, and it's always the first thing I recommend.

2) Movie you vow never to watch: I Spit On Your Grave. Either the original or the remake. I can't imagine a shittier movie based solely on the plot line. Women's empowerment my ass.

3) Movie that literally left you speechless: A tie between Schindler's List and There Will be Blood. Schindler's List because it was such a fantastic, sadistic, emotional movie. There Will be Blood because the ending caught me off guard. "I'm finished!"

4) Movie I always recommend: American Beauty. As previously stated.

5) Actor/Actress you always watch no matter how crappy the movie: Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I love this guy. I love this guy so much that I sat through Havoc, Killshot, and GI Joe. Thankfully he doesn't make too many crappy movies, if someone asked me to play Cobra Commander I'd say yes too. Actress would be Ellen Page, I've always loved her, but man she made a few bad ones.

6) Actor/Actress you don't get the appeal for: George Clooney and Julia Roberts. He's not that hot and she's not that charming. They both aren't that great of actors either. I don't understand it.

7) Actor/Actress living or dead, you'd love to meet: Living: Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Dead: Heath Ledger

8) Sexiest Actor/Actress You've ever seen: Fucking LOOK at Johnny Depp on the cover of GQ. Just look at him. This was a really hard question, by the way.
9) Dream Cast: Honestly, I nearly got it in Inception, but I would absolutely die for Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood and Laura Linney in something.  Preferably directed by someone like Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, or Rian Johnson.

10) Favorite Actor Pairing: I seriously love Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly together. They can obviously do comedy together, but they are both talented enough to do drama if they tried. Shake n Bake! My heart beats for Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel as well.

11) Favorite Movie Setting: I love the feel of small towns in indie films. Movies like Dreamland, Brick, and Mysterious Skin feel so real because they don't look like they are shot on a sound stage. Even if they're not necessarily a "small town", just the feel you get in a good independent film is a good one. You know what I mean. I also love anything set in Europe. In Bruges, anyone?

12) Favorite Decade for movies: As lame as this sounds, 2000-2010. Sure we've had a lot of great eras in movies, but the 2000's allowed the technology to make films like Lord of the Rings and The Dark Knight possible, all while providing moving period pieces like Atonement, and little gems like Dreamland.

13) Chick Flick or Action Movie: Honestly, I don't care much for either, but I'll go with Action Movie. I tend to see more of those, and Chick Flicks have gotten so bad lately I just can't handle it. I don't think I've liked one since Mean Girls.

14) Hero, Villain, or Anti-Hero: I could pick one of each, but I'm going to single out my all time favorite villain in film: Heath Ledger's Joker. I can't accurately describe how much I loved his performance, and how devastated I am that I will never see him in anything ever again. As a life long Batman reader I thought Ledger owned The Joker through and through. He was a sadistic character who would paralyze someone and laugh about it. He deserved the Oscar he won, he's what drove The Dark Knight. Even when The Joker wasn't on screen, he's what you were thinking about. One of the best performances ever in my opinion, and I'll argue that one to the grave. Don't tell me Jack Nicholson was better. He wasn't.

15) Black and White or Color: This is pretty tough, actually. I'll go with color because I love lots of color. That's not to say I won't see a black and white film, because that's not true. I don't discriminate. One thing I really love is a black and white movie with a touch of color, Ala Sin City. That was beautiful.

DVD Review: The Way Back

Based on a true story..according to some.
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding Peter Weir's The Way Back in terms of the story being true or false. It was initially marketed as a true story, but then some came out and said it was exaggerated. Either way, The Way Back is an interesting gem that somehow fell under the radar.

It's 1941 and a group of POW's escape from a camp in Sibera. They are Polish Janusz, (Jim Sturgess) Tomasz, (Alexandru Potocean) and the night blind Kazik. (Sebastian Urzendowsky) An American, Mr. Smith, (Ed Harris) Russian Valka, (Colin Farrell) Latvian Voss (Gustaf Skarsgård) and Yugoslavian Zoran. (Dragos Bucur) They are joined along the way by Polish Irena. (Soairse Ronan) They walk through the most extreme conditions. Winter storms, rough terrain, sand storms, and eventually blistering sunlight. Some make it, some do not.

I was honestly very surprised that this didn't get a wider release, or a more serious push during the Oscars. They got one (very deserving) nomination for Best Make Up, but nothing more. The cinematography was brilliant and I was very impressed with the various accents the actors used. It felt long and dragged in parts, but I expected that from a movie that's main point was people walking.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B

Memorable Quote: "I thought that story was sadder, so you wouldn't leave me behind." - Irena (Soairse Ronan)

Indie Gems: In Bruges

Fucking Bruges
After a job gone wrong, a hit man named Ray (Colin Farrell) is sent off with his partner/mentor Ken (Brenden Gleeson) to go on a little "vacation" to lie low. They are sent to Bruges, Belgium. Ray is not happy with this at all. Not only is he strung up from bad job, but now he's stuck in this town playing Tourist. They are sent there by Harry, (Ralph Fiennes) their crazy boss who fell in love with this town as a boy. His idea is to take Ray to this beautiful city only to have Ken kill him. Ken is not thrilled with this idea, but thankfully Harry is back in England. Right?

This movie perfectly blends humor, action, violence, and beautiful scenery. Being in Bruges changes both Ray and Ken. They began to appreciate life even more. There's humor throughout, but when the film needs to get serious it does it with ease. The performances are top notch. This is Farrell's best performance to date and Gleeson is right up there as well. I remember when Farrell won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy he said he was going to cut his award in half and give a hempesphere to fellow nominee Gleeson. I hope he did. Fiennes was brilliant as Harry, who went from flamboyant to vicious in seconds. Everything about this film worked, even if the ending is a bit too strong for some, I thought it was beautiful and fit perfectly.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: A+

Memorable Quote: "Well..you've picked up a very pretty prostitute." - Ken (Brenden Gleeson)

Trailer Breakdown: Martha Marcy May Marlene

What Works: Suspense. The trailer is immediately interesting because you want to know what happened to Martha. This was a big hit at Sundance, and that's usually a good thing.

Curiosity. I'm curious to see "the other Olsen sister" in action. I'd like to think while she was watching her sisters become so famous she was taking notes on how to act convincingly. She shows more promise in this trailer than the Twin's have in their entire careers.

What might not: This entire trailer sort of screams "Winter's Bone" to me. It's probably because of John Hawkes, who some say gave a great performance in Winter's Bone. He bored the hell out of me, as did the entire movie. That's one of those films that had a very intriguing trailer and then fell flat on it's face in my opinion. I hope the same thing doesn't happen for this for this.

When to see it: It's an independent film so it will probably have a very limited release. When it gets into my area I will try to see it right away before it's gone.

Random Thought: I'm genuinely really interested in seeing this. The more I read about it, the more I want to see.

Review: Thor

I'm going to be honest. I never liked reading Thor comics. He was never as interesting as Spiderman or Batman or Wolverine. Sure his hammer is pretty cool, but just because you have a neat weapon doesn't mean you are worthy. (Hello Aquaman)

I went into Thor thinking the trailers looked pretty cool, so perhaps I would enjoy it. After all, I never cared much for Ironman comics and I loved the movies. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is cast out from his home planet of Asgard and banished to Earth. As he learns to adapt with humans, eveil Loki (Tom Hiddleson) seeks to destory them all. Thor must protect them.

The main problem Thor suffered from was that it was just plain boring. It didn't even that huge climatic fight scene that films such as Spiderman and Ironman had. It lacked the chemistry between the hero and villian that The Dark Knight had. Hell, even the romantic parts between Hemsworth and Natalie Portman felt forced. Poor Kat Dennings wasn't in the movie enough to save it with her quirkiness and shooting it in 3D was completely pointless. I felt like the filmmakers didn't even try. This movie was simply a stepping stone for the highly anticipated Avengers.
It didn't have it's own heart, it's own feet to stand on. I have a feeling Captain America will turn out the same way. It's just something to tide us over until the Avengers takes place next summer.

Thor wasn't horrible, it had it's entertaining moments. It just wasn't that good. Exactly the same way I feel about the comics. On the DC side, at least Green Lantern looks pretty awesome.

Recommended: No

Grade: C

Memorable Quote: "You're one of Stark's?" - Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg)

Indie Gems: Alpha Dog

Based on the true story of Jesse James Hollywood.

Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsh) is the son of a privileged family and a big time drug dealer. Jake Mazursky (Ben Foster) owes Johnny money, but doesn't respond well to his threats. On a whim, Johnny and his friends kidnap Jake's 15 year old brother, Zack. (Anton Yelchin) At first Zack is afraid, but after awhile they just let him party with them. He gets at ease, he knows his brother will pay Johnny his money, so he goes along and has a good time. He forms a good relationship with Johnny's friends Frankie (Justin Timberlake) and Keith. (Chris Marquette) Things began to go to far, Johnny starts to panic and makes a decision that will change everyone's lives forever.

This is an excellent film about troubled youth. The performances of Hirsh, Foster, Yelchin and even Timberlake are fantastic. Foster in particular shines, he plays a convincing meth addict. His actions, his blood shot eyes, he nails it. Any fan of these actors cannot miss this movie. It's also incredibly sad how far this all went.

Nearly 40 people saw Zack as he was held captive, some even knew about it. Only a few seemed startled, but still no one went to the police. Zack didn't seem to worry, so why should everyone else. Even though you know the outcome of the movie going in (the real prosecutor in Jesse James Hollywood's trial tried to get this film banned because he was afraid it would sway jurors) your heart still breaks at the end of the film. I love how Nick Cassavetes shot this movie. I liked how little closed captions followed each new character being introduced, letting us know their name, and what witness number they are. It feels real and gritty and is a must see. It's hard to believe this is from the same guy that did the dreadful My Sister's Keeper.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: A

Memorable Quote: "You better get down on your cock-sucking knees and PRAY that the cops find you before I do." - Jake (Ben Foster)

Review: Hanna

Behold the phenom that is Saoirse Ronan

There's something special about Hanna. (Ronan) She's not like any other 16 year old girl. See, Hanna knows a handful of different languages. She knows how to fend for herself in the wild. She knows self defense, whether it be with her fists, guns, or knives. Hanna has been living in the middle of nowhere with her father Erik (Eric Bana) and now she's ready. She's ready for Marissa (Cate Blanchett) to come find her. Marissa won't stop until she is dead, so Hanna must off her first.

At first we're not told why Marissa wants Hanna, but it's not hard to figure out the intrigue. Hanna lets these people capture her only to break away from their compound and hitch a cross country ride with a family that is curious about the girl traveling alone. Hanna's never known friends or love. We watch her try to adapt into normal life while it's obvious how abnormal she really is. Director Joe Wright keeps the balance between coming of age and bad ass. The only problem I had with the film was that they didn't explain Marissa's intentions thoroughly enough. We know why she wants Hanna, but what exactly does she want to kill her? Why did she target the program in the first place? Wouldn't she benefit from Hanna being alive? It didn't stop me from enjoying the movie, but I would've liked a little more background on Marissa.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: A-

Memorable Quote:

Trailer Breakdown: X-Men First Class

What works: James McAvoy. He turns everything into gold. He's a very underrated actor (Where the hell is his Oscar nom for The Last King of Scotland?) and even though he's taking over such an iconic part, he'll still bring out the best in it.

X-Men are awesome. I've always enjoyed the X:Men comics, I loved the first two movies, even though my initial reaction to this movie was to boycott it, I'll still go and see it because I've been a fan for so long.

What might not: Only Bryan Singer does X-Men justice. Sure he wasn't true to the comic, but he created a damn good story and made it worthy. Brett Ratner ruined X-Men 3. The Wolverine movie had some of the worse CGI I have ever seen, anyone else touching X-Men makes me a tad nervous.

The rest of the cast. I'm not knocking them, but they don't seem as intriguing as our previous X-Men cast. I can't accept Jennifer Lawrence as a young Mystique, I'm sorry. I just can't do it.

Random Thought: I really hated where they went with Rogue in X3. Hated it.

When to see it: I'll catch a matinee or go to it on a Tuesday since that's my theater's official "cheap movie night."

My life in Movies

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 My favorite movie released every year since I was born. Although some are not my favorites at the time of release. If that were the case than we'd be seeing a lot of cartoons and Adam Sandler movies. My taste (thankfully) has evolved. Actually that sounds like an interesting post for another time..

1987: Predator
Chosing between this and Evil Dead 2 were tough. I love my campy horror.

1988: Die Hard
Thanks for being so badass, Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman.

All Dogs Go To Heaven
Although this movie makes me sad now after reading about what happened to Judith Barsi, this was essential for me growing up. 

1990: Edward Scissorhands
Over the fantastic Goodfellas which was also released this year? It's a tough call, but I love this film. It's weird and beautiful at the same time.

1991: The Silence of the Lambs
There were A LOT of great movies released this year. (T2, My Own Private Idaho, Cape Fear, Boyz in the Hood, Beauty and the Beast) Anthony Hopkins will forever be in my mind as Hannibal Lector. Great film.

1992: Reservoir Dogs
This was a great year for horror (Candyman, Army of Darkness, Dead Alive) but I have to go with the film that put Quentin Tarantino on the map. Brutal and entertaining.

1993: The Nightmare Before Christmas
This is the first year I can remember actually going to see movies in the theaters. I remember seeing this one, Jurassic Park, The Secret Garden, The Sandlot. Nightmare stays with me because it's so different than any other animated movie out there.

1994: Pulp Fiction
This was a hard one! There were lots of good movies out this year as well. Pulp was the first Tarantino film I saw, and it's what officially got me hooked.

1995: Se7en
I haven't eaten sauce on my spaghetti since I first saw this film and I don't care. I still watch it over and over. Close tie with The Usual Suspects, which gave me the biggest "wtf" moment ever at the end of the movie.

1996: Trainspotting
Very disturbing, and started my love affair with Danny Boyle movies.

1997: Life is Beautiful
Only this Italian film could bring light into something as dark as the holocaust.

1998: American History X
Edward Norton gives the best performance of his career. It's hard to watch, but worth it.

1999: American Beauty
I think everyone that reads my blog already knows how much I love this movie.

2000: American Psycho
I nearly chose Almost Famous just because I have 3 films in a row with "American" in the title, but I truely love Psycho more. Christian Bale is insane.

2001: Y Tu Mamá También
This was another tough year to pick. I Am Sam, Donnie Darko, Blow and Ameile are all movies that came out this year as well. Y Tu is a powerful, powerful film. I always recommend it.

2002: Gangs of New York
Scorcese, DiCaprio, and Day-Lewis in one film? Yes please!

2003: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
This movie was so packed when I first went to see it that people were sitting on the floor. It was worth it. I loved the LOTR films, and this one was as epic as they come.

2004: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy
Go ahead, laugh. I freaking love this movie. It's hilarious and my friends and I probably quote it at least once a day. This was another year that had a ton of good movies, but none of them had Sex Panther.

2005: Brick
Another pick that should surprise no one. This is one of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's best performances. It's a really close tie with Brokeback Mountain. Don't call that the "gay cowboy movie" it's so much more than that.

2006: The Departed
In a year of wonderful movies, this one reigned supreme. Great story, great acting, great ending!

2007: There Will Be Blood
I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!

2008: The Dark Knight
Best Batman movie EVER. God, I miss Heath Ledger.

2009: Inglorious Basterds
There's a lot of Tarantino on this list, isn't there? That's because he's awesome. Up in the Air is a close runner up. I really loved that one.

2010: Inception
I love everything about this movie. The cast, the story, the director, the music. No I will never get over the academy's snubbing of Christopher Nolan. Dear Coen Brothers, you're overrated! Bitter, party of one.

2011: TBD
I haven't seen any standout movies yet this year. Something tells me I will be penciling in Deathly Hallows part II.

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Indie Gems: Winter Passing

Before they went all ska..

I love Zooey Deschanel. She's truely one of my favorite actresses, and going through her resume you're bound to find a lot of indie gems.

Reese (Deschanel) is an actress that's offered a deal to publish letters written by her novelist father (Ed Harris) to her now deceased mother. It's obvious Reese has been away from her family for a long time, not even making it to her mother's funeral. When she goes back to her snowy town in Michigan she's surprised to learn her father has taken in a few new roommates. A British college student, Shelly (Ameila Warner) and a shy, wannabe musician Corbit. (Will Ferrell) Her father's health is ailing, and he's chosen to live in his garage rather than in his own house. Reese has a hard time adjusting.

Winter Passing is quiet and delicate and feels like it almost floats by. Zooey and Harris put in great performances as always, but the one that surprised me the most was Will Ferrell. We're used to him being the funny guy, but he can do drama when it's called for. That's one of the things that makes me like Ferrell so much, I can count on him to make me laugh, and laugh, and laugh. I can also count on him to turn out a great dramatic performance. He's right up there with Jim Carrey, who's dramas I tend to like more than his comedies nowadays. When I first saw this in theaters I remember a lot of people making a huge deal over a case of animal abuse in the movie. Don't let that change your mind, it's not that big of a deal. Seriously.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B

Memorable Quote: "Why don't you go back to Narnia or wherever the fuck you came from."

Trailer Breakdown: Sleeping Beauty

No, not the Disney movie.

What works: The overall tone of this trailer is downright creepy. It also doesn't give a lot a way, and leaves you to guess what exactly this film may be about. I kind of like that. I've seen two different plot descriptions of this film. One of them being Emily Browning's character works as a prostitute who is required to be asleep during her jobs. The other is Browning's character tries to sleep through her jobs. I'm going with the first one.

What might not: While the trailer is ominous the end of it borderlines being corny, but hopefully that won't translate into the film. The other concern I have it that the film might be exploitative, but it's hard to tell by this teaser alone.

Random Thought: Emily Browning was Stephanie Meyer's first choice to play Bella in the Twilight movies. Thankfully she turned it down.

When to see it: Australian independent movie debuting at Cannes. Unless it's instant Oscar bait my guess is it's going to take forever and a day to get to my region. Which is unfortunate.

DVD Review: Frozen

Adam Green has never been to a ski resort.

A bold statement you might say, but I'll get to that later. Frozen is a thriller about three college students who take a trip to a ski resort. Long time best friends, Joe, (Shawn Ashmore) Dan (Kevin Zegers) and Dan's tag along girlfriend Parker (Emma Bell) didn't get lift tickets so they bribe an employee to let them on. Eventually that employee gets distracted and the trio end up left on the lift over night to freeze to death. The ski resort won't be open again for a few days and of course they don't ski with their cell phones. (Because, what's the purpose of a mobile phone, right?)

I'm sure director Green has actually been to a ski resort, hell I would hope he at least researched it. It's just a little hard to tell. I was expecting the film to be a bit more believable. It's hard for me to believe that the employees would shut the lifts off and NOT check them. It's hard for me to believe that they would be suspended more than 50 ft in the air when the average lift is 20-30 feet. It's even harder for me to believe the wolves roam the resort and know to watch said lifts for a potential meal. I was expecting to see a good, psychological thriller, but the characters are beyond stupid and impossible to relate with. I understand the "there wouldn't be a movie if they did this.. etc" argument, but I wanted more from this film. The acting was bad, and the dialogue was worse. The sitting on the edge of your seat moments were few and far between.

I give the film makers props for not using CGI wolves, I can appreciate that.

Recommended: No

Grade: D

Memorable Quote: "Maybe if we hadn't spent all day on the bunny hill watching you fall on your ass.." - Joe (Shawn Ashmore)