Sunday, August 11, 2013

"The Sheltering Has Begun....."

Ordinarily I stay away from supernatural films unless they are well done or have a good cast that I enjoy seeing on film. I bent the rules for The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Woman In Black, The Omen (original), and now 6 Souls because I wanted to see the actors/actresses. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is an incredible actor, and I saw him in all seasons of The Tudors and other films he has been in as well. He is also going to be starring in an upcoming film series The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which I believe opens next week. Anyways. Julianne Moore was also in it, and it had been a while since I had seen her in anything. The Hours was the last thing that I saw her in I believe. Both of these individuals did very well in the film, especially Mr. Rhys Meyers; he played a role which required him to act out in several different personalities, and he did a heck of a job. Now the story goes that Julianne Moore's character is a forensic psychologist trying to figure out how this one man, Mr. Rhys Meyers, could possibly have at least two distinct personalities. She begins digging, and eventually she finds that something far more sinister is going on, something that began over a hundred years in the past. In all honesty I thought that this was going to be a psychological thriller with the main heroin attempting to outwit and maneuver a criminal mastermind of sorts, but it turned out to be more of a supernatural thriller, and not a very good one at that. The beginning of the film was good and all of the characters started out very well, but then once it was obvious that the "answer" was by supernatural means this man was experiencing different personalities, well it just became another really, really creepy film. Make no mistake, I will have nightmares tonight probably. So if you enjoy creepy films, then this is definitely for you. The music by John Frizzell stood out for me; that man can really compose some super creepy film music; props to him. I won't ever be watching this film again most likely, so I'm not going to recommend it all, but if you're into that kind of thing then go ahead; I'm sure you wont be disappointed, but I am no aficionado of creepy and horror films. So yesterday my sister and I went and saw Josh Groban in concert at the Ravinia in Chicago. Although it was more like we listened to him live, since we didn't have seating in the amphitheater, and due to the limitless scores of people sitting in the grass it was also difficult to obtain a seat with a good view. Even though he had some competition from the cicadas, he was fantastic and quite humorous. I look forward to seeing him live once again, although this time having a seat where I can visibly see and listen to him perform. It was good fun though; my sister and I had a blast getting to the event, including a rather hilarious encounter with a sprinkler and a very....passionate couple. Don't ask. Then on Friday (this is what I get for not blogging every night; I have to summarize all of my interesting adventures in one entry) I had this charming gentleman from the United Kingdom shadow me at work for a bit, he had a fascinating perspective on life in the U.S. vs. life in England in regards to politics, healthcare, career choices and benefits. He also knew history very well, so we chatted about that; apparently the United States had a sort of colony in Liberia, but I think I need to check that out since I had never heard of that before he mentioned it. I always love to speak with people who aren't from the U.S.; people all over the world are so different, and it's refreshing to see the world through another's eyes. Well my vacation is just around the corner! I just have to make through this week, and then I take off! Have a lovely week everyone; goodnight and good luck.

6 Souls Trailer

This is what the venue looked like, although you can't really see us. 
I did not take this video by the way.

Masters of Sex trailer (looks....interesting to say the least, but I'm not quite certain what to really think).

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