(aka Elizabeth Olsen is Yummy)
Release Date: On Blu-ray/DVD now.
Written & Directed by: Rodrigo Cortes.
Starring: Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver and Elizabeth Olsen.
We never caught this one in theaters, then again, not many people did. It was one of those limited release deals that come and go in a flash, like a sex-addicted Postman. Plumber. Whoever the guys are in the porn movies that come and go. I don't know.
We love Cillian Murphy around these parts, and Lizzie Olsen is one of our favorite Hotties, so naturally, we were intrigued by them both starring in the same supernatural thriller.
Odd that those two piqued our interest more so than their higher-profile costars, De Niro and Weaver. Maybe we're just ageists.
Elizabeth Olsen is window dressing. Pretty, sexy, window dressing, but dressing none the less.
|That is about all she does in this movie.|
Simon Silver's re-emergence sends Margaret into a tizzy, as he's something of a personal nemesis to her. When Tom insists that they investigate him and expose him for the fraud that they believe him to be, Margaret won't allow it. Silver apparently psychically killed the last guy who tried to defame him, and she wants to live!
It's not long before Tom sets out on his own to debunk Silver, despite his mentors warnings. What follows is a Mano y Mano showdown of non-epic porportions between the two, involving plenty of cat and mouse shadow play. We're not even sure what in the hell that last sentence means, but it feels wholly appropriate. Quiet mystery ensues.
|"Would you like to see my mask? I use it in my experiments."|
The cast is top notch, and they do a great job with the mostly average material. Cillian Murphy is always fun to watch, even if he only has one or two modes in his acting repertoire, they are fantastic ones.
The twist ending is an interesting one, although it's not hard to figure it out along the way if you're paying attention. Is Simon Silver a fraud? You'll definitely know by the end. Thank you, Rodrigo Cortes, for not giving us the all too popular "leave it up to the audience to decide" bullshit ending that plagues so may genre movies these days. It was nice to see a resolution for a change.
|Ever the consummate method actor, De Niro actually blinded himself to prepare for this role.|
|"I know, right!"|
|This ass kicking is about the extent of it.|
|Yes, yes, you can read. Tell me all about it while you disrobe.|
Elizabeth Olsen is just too cute for us not to fawn over, and we can't wait to see her in Spike Lee's remake of the gritty South Korean classic, Oldboy. She'll be naked in that creepy-ass smovie.