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Suspicion, a review by Dragonfire

Even though I am horribly behind on this marathon and have been basically since it started, I went and got a few more Hitchcock movies again.  Evidently I don't think I'm far enough behind.   :laugh:  Anyway...I decided to go with one of my new Hitchcock additions since it was made before the next one in my list. 
So..I watched Suspicion last night.   I'm making progress again.


My Thoughts

The movie has a slower pace, but that is needed to properly build the tension and suspense.  Things are shown from Lina's point of view, so the viewer knows only what she knows for the most part, though the viewer isn't as likely to be swayed by feelings like she is.  So much of what happens hints at Johnnie having a sinister nature, but then he turns around and has an explanation that sort of makes sense.  It is at least acceptable to Lina.  The uncertainty surrounding Johnnie works very well for the movie and makes many things more suspenseful, especially as Lina slowly starts to learn more about her husband.  The mystery and suspense work very well.  The music and lighting in various scenes really add to the atmosphere as well.  That glass of milk that looks like it is glowing is really creepy.  The movie also has some lighter moments, mostly early in Johnnie and Lina's relationship.  Johnnie's friend Beaky also adds some humor in his scenes. 

Lina is a good character, though she has issues.  That makes her a more believable character in my opinion.  She has confidence issues when she first meets Johnnie.  She does seem to gain some confidence after the marriage, but then she sort of...slides back again at other times.  I think a big reason for that is because of her feelings for Johnnie and how he has manipulated her.  Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant are wonderful in the parts. 

My problem with Suspicion is the ending.   I don't think it fits and it is the weak spot of the movie.  I found out, though the one extra on my DVD and from research online, that this isn't the original ending.

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Even though I don't think the ending fits the movie, I still enjoyed this one overall.  It is definitely worth watching for fans of Hitchcock and Cary Grant.

I even got a review posted on Epinions.


(From Alfred Hitchcock Marathon on June 7th, 2010)

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Super, a review by dfmorgan

     Super (2010/United States)

G2 Pictures (United Kingdom)
Director:James Gunn
Writing:James Gunn (Writer)
Length:92 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1

Rainn Wilson as Frank Darbo
Ellen Page as Libby
Liv Tyler as Sarah
Kevin Bacon as Jacques
Gregg Henry as Detective John Felkner

When Frank's (RAINN WILSON - THE OFFICE (US), TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN) ex-junkie wife Sarah (LIV TYLER - LORD OF THE RINGS, THE INCREDIBLE HULK) leaves him for the arms of sleazy drug-dealer Jacques (KEVIN BACON - X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, APOLLO 13), he is touched by the finger of God and decides to take the law into his own hands, becoming his own crime fighting superhero: 'The Crimson Bolt'. What Frank lacks in superpowers he makes up for with his trusty wrench in his one-man war on petty criminals. Powers or not, every superhero needs a sidekick! Enter Libby (ELLEN PAGE - INCEPTION, JUNO), a cute psychopath working at the local comic book store. Transforming into 'Boltie', Libby teams up with Frank to take Jacques down in his quest to win back his wife.

From the warped imagination of writer-director JAMES GUNN (SLITHER) comes Bolt and Boltie, a crazed crime fighting duo here to save the day, or at least to beat you up!

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My Thoughts:

I decided to watch this after it came up in another thread. I did enjoy it, not as much as "Kick-Ass" though with which there are a number of similarities, and liked the twist within Frank's rationalisation at the end.


(From Dave's DVD/Blu-ray Reviews on March 18th, 2012)

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Tom's Glee Marathon, a review by Tom

Season 1.10 Ballad
Writer: Ryan Murphy (Created By), Brad Falchuk (Created By), Ian Brennan (Created By), Brad Falchuk (Writer)
Director: Brad Falchuk
Cast: Dianna Agron (Quinn Fabray), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Jessalyn Gilsig (Terri Schuester), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), Jayma Mays (Emma Pillsbury), Kevin McHale (Arty Abrams), Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson), Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones), Mark Salling (Noah "Puck" Puckerman), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang), Gregg Henry (Russell Fabray), Charlotte Ross (Judy Fabray), Romy Rosemont (Carole Hudson), Sarah Drew (Suzy Pepper), Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez), Heather Morris (Brittany Pierce), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike Chang)

A fun episode. Even though I think the storyline, that Rachel is crushing on Mr. Schuester is stupid, I like how it plays. Lea Michele does it great job making this storyline funny.

Finn is singing "You're Having My Baby" to Quinn in front of her parents and thus telling them about the baby. Quinn is thrown out of the house after this. Even if Finn does a really stupid thing, I like how it plays. The reaction of the parents are funny. How first they find it strange that he starts to sing. Then they are getting into it until they realize what the song is telling them. Also the scene following this with Quinn fighting with her parents is played very well.

The reaction of both when Santana draws Brittany as her singing partner

Stupid moments:
Tina drawing up Mike as singing partner with "Other Asian" given as name on the paper. This is not something Mr. Shuester would do (it is something Sue Sylvester would do). I hate it when a joke is set up in a way which conflicts how a character would do it otherwise.

Notable music:
The mash-up of "Young Girl" and "Don't Stand So Close To Me", which Mr. Shuester is singing to Rachel to discourage her feelings for him, is fun. I especially enjoy the reactions of Emma to this song (and also Rachel's reaction to Emma's reactions).

The Glee club is singing "Lean On Me" to Quinn and Finn, which I enjoyed.


(From Tom's Glee Marathon on August 27th, 2012)