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Silent House Review


Silent House stars Elizabeth Olson stars in this “horror” thriller as a young lady who finds herself sealed inside her family’s secluded lake house and trying to find her way out. She starts to panic and it turns into a very ominous scene in and around the house. The movie tries to take you on a suspense and tension filled journey by shooting it real-time in one single shot.

This movie is an average thriller with a twist that can be seen a mile away. The end is something that makes your skin crawl but if you paid attention from the beginning, you already saw it coming. It’s not really scary although there are some parts that will make you jump out of your seat. As average as this movie is, Elizabeth Olsen’s is not. She turns out a pretty good performance with what she is given to work with. I like her and hope she keeps getting more work. If you have not seen her 2011 breakout role in Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene, check it out. It’s a wonderful movie.

Silent House is in theaters this Friday.

Martha Marcy May Marlene


Elizabeth Olsen stars as Martha, a young lady that escapes from an abusive cult led by a charismatic leader Patrick (John Hawkes;Winter’s Bone, Contagion). After being missing for sometime, she returns home and tries to assimilate back into her family. She begins to have a difficult time when she becomes haunted by the memories of her time with the cult and becomes increasingly paranoid with the belief that the cult is watching her every move. I saw this movie at a screening on Wednesday and it is great. Elizabeth Olsen has definitely arrived. She got the acting gene in the family. The cast was great. I love John Hawkes. I liked him in last year’s Winter’s Bone and he is just as good in this movie. The movie is a little slow but it builds and builds until when you get to the end all you want is more because you got sucked in so much. It’s a really haunting story and will stay with you after you see it because of how it ends and will have you thinking about what happened to Martha’s character and just how strongly people can be brainwashed and what the impact of group think can do.

Martha Marcy May Marlene now playing everywhere

Fall Movies I Can’t Wait For


Fall is here!!! Leaves are falling, the weather is cooler, the boots and jackets have started to come out.Ok it’s been here for a while now but I’ve been so obsessed with tv lately that I forgot all about the movies that are coming this fall that I want to see.

Martha Marcy May Marlene 

Elizabeth Olsen stars as Martha, a young lady that escapes from an abusive cult led by a charismatic leader Patrick (John Hawkes;Winter’s Bone, Contagion). After being missing for sometime, she returns home and tries to assimilate back into her family. She begins to have a difficult time when she becomes haunted by the memories of her time with the cult and becomes increasingly paranoid with the belief that the cult is watching her every move. This movie looks so good. From the trailer alone it looks like the cast is great, the story is intriguing and its going to definitely be an Oscar contender.

Trailer 

Opens in limited release October 21

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