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Movie Review Flashback: ‘Prisoners’ Is a Creepy, Riveting Thriller

I love a good mystery and The Silence of the Lambs is the best one conceived on the big screen with Anthony Hopkins’ unforgettably iconic Hannibal Lecter and Jodie Foster’s perfect written heroine, Clarice Starling starring alongside one another in a thriller worth watching.

While trying to find something to watch on HBO Max I ran into Prisoners, a haunting thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal that came out in 2013. It sits at #200 on IMDb’s Top 250 movies and learning this I had to check it out. Here’s the synopsis.

When Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. Continue reading Movie Review Flashback: ‘Prisoners’ Is a Creepy, Riveting Thriller

Two More Alfred Hitchcock Movies, Two Similarly Shocked Opinions

I love Alfred Hitchcock movies! They are so riveting, surprising, different, rewarding, and the two newest Hitchcock films I watched yesterday blew my mind!

A Shadow of a Doubt

First, my sister and I watched A Shadow of a Doubt which was Hitchcock’s personal favorite film in his repertoire and I don’t blame him. This movie was outstanding, from beginning to end, with a plot that built upon its level of suspense, creating more and more layers of shockingly brilliant movie making.

The film’s primary antagonist was the creepiest villain I’ve seen in Hitchcock’s movies besides Bates in Psycho. However, Teresa Wright’s Charlie is undoubtedly my favorite female character of the Hitchcock movies and maybe is one of my favorite movie heroines of all time.

I found myself cheering for her and scared for her and I just loved her. With so many damsels in distress in these films, it was nice to see her take charge in this movie.

This was undoubtedly one of the best Hitchcock movies I’ve seen and I’m so glad I watched it.

5/5 stars

Continue reading Two More Alfred Hitchcock Movies, Two Similarly Shocked Opinions

‘Zodiac’: Another Creepy Thriller

I love a good mystery thriller. Movies like The Silence of the Lambs and Prisoners are films that get my heart racing, my eyes widening, and leaves me riveted! So of course, being the thriller lover that I am, I decided to watch Zodiac; a movie that features the real life crime story of a serial killer from the late 60s’ through 70s’ by the name of Zodiac who was terrorizing California.

Starring in the film were three Marvel alums; Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, and its lead actor, Jake Gyllenhaal. They each injected a sense of life into the movie but it was Gyllenhaal who stole the show, his frantic youthful obsession with discovering the identity of the serial killer driving the story forward.

I really enjoyed the movie. It felt like a cross between Spotlight and Prisoners and its last twenty-thirty minutes were uber frightening. I found myself actually peeking through the fingers a few times because it was that scary.

Is this the best movie I’ve ever seen, no, but it was enjoyable.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.

My Review of ‘Nightcrawler’

I’ve been hearing about this Nightcrawler movie for quite a while now. After watching Prisoners, which was another film that starred Jake Gyllenhaal, I found myself really intrigued to watch this movie. My impression, due to the film’s poster, was that Gyllenhaal’s character was some creepy guy who goes around killing people. I was way off.

Instead he is what is called a “Nightcrawler”; an individual who goes to crime scenes and films those scenes before selling the gruesome footage to news channels for a good sum of cash. And that’s all the movie was about.

A young psychopath who transitions from being an unemployed thief who will kill you if you happen to have a nice watch to becoming a nightcrawler entrepreneur.

I have now seen Gyllenhaal in four different roles.

Continue reading My Review of ‘Nightcrawler’

‘Prisoners’ Is a Creepy, Riveting Thriller

I love a good mystery and The Silence of the Lambs is the best one conceived on the big screen with Anthony Hopkins’ unforgettably iconic Hannibal Lecter and Jodie Foster’s perfect written heroine, Clarice Starling starring alongside one another in a thriller worth watching.

While trying to find something to watch on HBO Max I ran into Prisoners, a haunting thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal that came out in 2013. It sits at #200 on IMDb’s Top 250 movies and learning this I had to check it out. Here’s the synopsis.

When Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. Continue reading ‘Prisoners’ Is a Creepy, Riveting Thriller