Slow to start, but was worth sticking with.
Really good low budget… MoreSlow to start, but was worth sticking with.
Really good low budget movie about two damaged people. The two leads are great. Really very moving at the last scene where you start to understand what actually happened to that poor girl to make her the way she was.
Pretty b-grade. Courtney Thorne-Smith plays a whacked out beauty queen… MorePretty b-grade. Courtney Thorne-Smith plays a whacked out beauty queen who falls for a man who is already taken and will do anything it takes to have him.
Even scarier, it's apparently based on a true story.
The receptionist's stylish bob outacts everyone here. But it was fun trashy viewing.
B-grade 80's thriller. Had never heard of it, and I love 80's movies,… MoreB-grade 80's thriller. Had never heard of it, and I love 80's movies, so I was pleased to have a chance to watch it.
Anna receives a dirty phone call. Mistaking the caller for her boyfriend, she agrees to meet him in a sleazy diner.
While she is there, she witnesses the murder of a transvestite in the ladies toilet. Shaken, and realising it wasn't her boyfriend who called after all, she runs out after the incident and having been hit on by an intimidating man.
It gets a little muddy from here - honestly I am not entirely sure it completely makes sense, but it did keep me watching.
Needless to say, Anna gets sucked into the callers game and soon finds she is being stalked.
I guessed pretty early who the caller was.
Mostly effective little thriller from this era. Definitely had the sleazy soundtrack down, and all the shots of the trains in the dark going past Anna's apartment add to the atmosphere.
Cast pretty much unknown (to me anyhow). I recognised Steve Buscemi only.
I have to decline to rate this as I couldn't sit through it. Too much of a kids… MoreI have to decline to rate this as I couldn't sit through it. Too much of a kids movie.
I wouldn't have even attempted it if Molly Ringwald was not in it. I have sat through three seasons of Secret Life to see her, but this here is my step too far.
I also like some of the other adult cast of this, and they are all good here, but this story is just painfully boring to me.
Starts off well. I was very interested in the 70 year old man who… MoreStarts off well. I was very interested in the 70 year old man who caught fire and then began to grow younger as he healed. Fascinating.
But then it got confusing. And I got bored. Quickly.
Nice 90's rom com. Got to admit, I don't think I could forgive the guy… MoreNice 90's rom com. Got to admit, I don't think I could forgive the guy who ran me out of business, let alone love him - but I could be over thinking it.
I really liked the little book store too - really cute.
Meg Ryan used to do this type of film very well. I have found myself rewatching a few lately, which is odd as I wasn't huge on them when they were first out. Though they are obviously dated now, they are still nice movies and she's very relatable in them.
Look, actually I kind of liked the first Rest Stop. Not… MoreHmmm. Yeah.
Look, actually I kind of liked the first Rest Stop. Not saying it was good, but it was creepy enough.
This is definitely the weaker movie. Though it starts off okay, it goes steadily downhill and admittedly, I watched this on free to air tv, so it was possibly (actually, probably) cut to bits, but I'm sure it didn't make sense. For example, how did they know to burn the eyeballs?!
Acting was definitely not the greatest either. Marilyn in particular, was an irritating and wholly unconvincing character.
Not bad. I guessed the twist half way through, though.
Half Japanese… MoreNot bad. I guessed the twist half way through, though.
Half Japanese language, half french. Quite an unusual mix. The scenes of Japan were lovely.
Okay, it's not the best horror ever made, and The Conjuring was much… MoreOkay, it's not the best horror ever made, and The Conjuring was much better, but there were a few scares and that was one scary ass looking doll.
I didn't especially like the ending. It seemed convenient, and the lack of care for the friend was more horrifying than the other events (won't say more and spoil it). Also the God and mothers thing was cloying and irritating.
But those few gripes aside - not bad.