Movie Review ~ The Messengers (2007)

THE MESSENGERS ~ Release date Feb. 2, 2007

Tag line: There is evidence to suggest that children
are highly susceptible to paranormal phenomena.
They see what adults cannot. They believe what
adults deny. And they are trying to warn us.

Plot Outline: An ominous darkness invades a seemingly
serene sunflower farm in North Dakota, and the
Solomon family is torn apart by suspicion, mayhem
and murder

~~ My Review ~~

A city family moves to a farm in North Dakota.
With elements of “The Birds” , “The Grudge”,

“The Messengers” may be a Asian horror genre, but
the flow of this movie is not you asking what is around the
next corner.

The scare or frights in this movie are enough to make you jump,
but do not contain gore or just raw horror.

More than once did I get pulled on by my wife when you
see something that make you jump.

Kristen Stewart play Jess, a typical 15 year old that
just thinks moving from the big city to a farm is a (duh waste).
She is great in this movie, going from brat to heroine in under
90 minutes. You want to smack her for her attitude, then give
her a high 5 the next time.

Penelope Ann Miller is Denise (MOM), and she is showing her
age! Jess and Denis to no get along at all, and Denise is
quick to blame when Jess knows the house has a hidden secret,
but what (go see the movie).

Dylan McDermot plays Roy(Dad). He is single minded and set
on getting the farm going, and meets up with Jon Corbett
(Burwell), who just shows up in their feild shooting crows
(black birds), when they start to swarm around the house.

I will say found that myself on the edge wondering what
the deal was with the birds.
You need to pay attention to this movie, like other
Asian horror movies, things are not what they seem.

The cast is great, however I would have rather seen more character
development with Jess and Mom, and a bit more interaction
with Dad. This movie runs 84 minutes, which was well spent
but I still came out asking , what about this or what about
that ..

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing violence and terror.

Scale of 1-10: SOLID SEVEN (7).

Mr. Hn@ck

~~~ Additional INFO ~~~


Kristen Stewart : (Jess); Zurtha, Catch that kid, Panic Room

Dylan McDermott : DAD (Roy); The Pratice,
;Penelope Ann Miller : MOM (Denise); Carlito’s Way,
Kindergarten cop, Adventures in baby sitting.

John Corbett Burwell: Sex and the city; (Aidan ‘AID IN’).

Evan/Theodore Turner (son), little Ben (age 2??)


deja Vu 2006 (Deja Vu) ~ Movie review

Deja Vu (2006/II) From IMDB dot com

from ::
Directed by
Tony Scott
Writing credits
Bill Marsilii (written by) &
Terry Rossio (written by)
Denzel Washington
Paula Patton
Val Kilmer
James Caviezel
Tagline: If you thought it was just a trick of the mind, prepare yourself for the truth.

Plot Outline: An ATF agent travels back in time to save a woman from being murdered, falling in love with her during the process. (view trailer)

Review: Yes I saw this at a screening in SLC on 09-Nov-2006

If you are a person easily confused with flash backs or have had Deja Vu, yourself, then this movie will be a familiar site. Our hero Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) is an ATF agent investigating a terrorist style event on Fat Tuesday. During his investigation he hears and see things that are just too familiar, Has he really seen or done things all ready that have effectively put himself right in the middle of the terror plot to kill hundreds?

He meets Agent Pryzwarra (Val Kilmer), who looks terrible in this movie he looks like he had a stroke and put on 100 pounds. However Pryzwarra shows Doug that the government has the ability to spy in 3D and the computer system used can predict the image so they literrly can walk through the events leading up to the events of Fat Tuesday, however Doug doesn’t believe it, and find out that in reality the governments ‘device’ can look back in the future only 4 days and 6 hours. Doug feels he can change the future or at least the future where the terriost has killed so many. Doug thinks he can jump BACK into the past to stop the events or change their course. Well does he? You will have to go see this movie for yourself.

This movie has some great explosion scene never before scene, its looks just too real. It also have a bit of a political undertone related to Hurricane Katerina, since the movie takes place in the same area as the devastation path of Katerina. We revisit some of the damage. Although it was a very sad event caused by none other than mother nature, Hollywood is using a movie to show us what we all ready know. I can say that it’s a Tony Scott movie, akin to Man on Fire (Denzel again, hmm), SPy Game, Enemy of the State. All of which showcase the government as being all knowing yet clueless to whats standing in front of us. Then again it is a movie, it is Hollywood and it is fiction.

The movie and the paradox is either I am my own grandpa, or Denzel is a time shifting expert. You decide on your own.

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images, and some sensuality.)

Mr hnack rating : 3 TV’s of a scale of 1-5.

Episode 282a ~ Fall Television part 1

What is in store for us this fall? (2006) coming to television.
Listen to what the crew has to say, and we may even have some inside information on what is coming up as well!

Episode 274a ~ William Shatner roast part 1

Episode 274 part 1 of 2
Live from Hollywood @ the Comedy Central roast of William T. Shatner
Capitan Kirk gets cooked? this time is not Klingons its from his cast members and friends
Behind the scenes interviews from the ‘red carpet’ and VIP press room
Mr Shatners website.
Comedy Central link to the roast and related information:
* May not be suitable for children!

Episode 274b ~ William Shatner roast part 2

Episode 274 part 2 of 2
Continued audio from the Gilliam Shatner roast, rap up and thoughts