There was a bizarre temporal anomaly when I went to the theatre. They thought it was still three weeks ago and they were still showing all the movies from then. Okay, yeah, I just couldn’t face Water for Elephants. I heard someone compare it to Titanic — the agonizing 1997 version, not the good 1953 version with Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck — and I got scared.
Believe it or not, I have seen other Scream flicks. Well, Scream 3 and most of Scream 2. I used to have a friend who watched every horror movie and romantic comedy ever produced. especially if they were aimed at teenagers. No, he was not a teenager himself at that time. But anyway, he inflicted a lot of these movies on me, including the two mentioned above, so I knew a little going in for a change. Unfortunately, he also made me watch Scary Movie and Scary Movie 2 at one point, so they’re all a little mixed up in my head.
Once upon a time, a little girl lived with her father way up north, in a cabin hidden away deep in the woods. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Don’t let it fool you. Sure, dad Erik Heller (Eric Bana, Nero from Star Trek) teaches little girl Hanna (Saoirse Ronan, Atonement) everything she needs to know to survive in their chilly refuge.
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First of all, a special shout-out to the Orphan Film Symposium — they showed a collection of “orphan” short films at the festival, including some rare Wisconsin-based gems. Orphan films, as the name implies, are forgotten films, those whose creators have died, perhaps, or films whose copyrights were held by companies now out of business or otherwise uninterested.
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