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Let Me In, a review by addicted2dvd


     Let Me In (2010/United States, United Kingdom)
Trailer |IMDb |Wikipedia |
Anchor Bay Entertainment
Director:Matt Reeves
Writing:Matt Reeves (Screenwriter), John Ajvide Lindqvist (Original Material By)
Length:116 min.
Rating:Rated R : Strong Bloody Horror Violence, Language and a Brief Sexual Situation
Video:Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:English: Dolby TrueHD: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Kodi Smit-McPhee as Owen
Chloë Grace Moretz as Abby
Richard Jenkins (1947) as The Father
Cara Buono as Owen's Mother
Elias Koteas as The Policeman
Sasha Barrese as Virginia

Plot:
From Matt Reeves – the director of Cloverfield – comes the new vampire classic that critics are calling "chillingly real" (Scott Bowles, USA Today), "one of the best horror films of the year" (Cinematical) and "a haunting, touching and unforgettable thriller" (Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine). In bleak New Mexico, a lonely, bullied boy, Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee of The Road), forms a unique bond with his mysterious new neighbor, Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz of Kick-Ass), who moves from town to town with the man who appears to be her father (Oscar® Nominee Richard Jenkins of The Visitor). Trapped in the mind and body of a child, however, Abby is forced to hide a horrific secret of bloodthirsty survival. But in a world of tenderness and terror, how can you invite in the one friend who may unleash the ultimate nightmare?

Based on the Swedish novel, Let the Right One In, "Let Me In is a dark and violent love story, a beautiful piece of cinema and a respectful rendering of my novel for which I am grateful." (John Ajvide Lindqvist, author)

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Audio Commentary
  • Feature Trailers
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Gallery
  • Picture-in-picture
  • Digital Copy


My Thoughts:
OK. I have to say... I liked this one too. It is basically the same story. I would say I like them both about the same amount. The original is stronger in some areas where this remake is stronger in other areas. I think the original did better with conveying the storyline. But I think the remake just had better effects... and was more graphic which I liked. So when all is said and done... I am thrilled I have both of them in my collection now.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From Weekend Movie Marathon: The Blu-ray Experience on July 13th, 2013)

Member's Reviews

The Ides of March, a review by Antares


The Ides of March (2011) 3/5 - Maybe it's just me, but I like my political films to have a little bit of bite to them. And that is what is sadly missing from this film. It's all a little too neat and the story just doesn't suck you in the way a good political drama should. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Giamatti are great as usual, but the other actors are pretty blah and seem to be just going through the motions. Maybe this is what Clooney was looking for, but it makes for a rather ho hum film.

(From Antares' Short Summations on October 9th, 2013)

Member's TV Reviews

The One Where It All Began: The Pilot Marathon, a review by DJ Doena


Quantum Leap



What's the show about?
Sam Backett jumps through time and space. But he does not do it with his own body and he cannot control where or when he jumps. But wherever he goes, something went wrong in the original passing of events and Sam has to fix it. His only help is Al, an admiral that lives in the time Sam came from and
presents himself to Sam as a neurological hologram that only Sam can see or hear.

"Genesis"
A man wakes up and does not know who, where or when he is. The only thing he does know is that he's not Captain Tom Stretton, but that's who is supposed to be. And Cpt. Stratton is supposed to fly an experimental mach-3-jet. Sam has lost practically all memories about him and his life and Al isn't allowed to give him his memory back because it would weaken the chances of successfully bringing Sam back. But the original Tom Stratton has died in the attempt of surpassing mach 3 and Sam has to survive this trip in order to return home.

My Opinion
I love this show because it's always fun to see how Sam has to adapt to his new body and environment, especially when he jumps into a non-white/non-male. I also thought that it was a great idea that Sam tries to contact his father again, when he has the chance to.

(From The One Where It All Began: The Pilot Marathon on January 2nd, 2008)