Piercing is the Nicolas Pesce directed thriller / horror about a man with a plan. A man with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service and kill an unsuspecting prostitute; and all after kissing his wife and baby goodbye.
Key cast includes Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa…
The weirdness of the trailer grabbed my attention. What Piercing has to say about a man such as the one in this story, and how he came to have a plan such as his, that’s what has me most curious.
Probably unsurprisingly, this movie makes me want to re-watch American Psycho (2000).
Wendell Pierce, Olivia Bond, Marin Ireland, Dakota Lustick and Maria Dizzia also star.
Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Forster are the stars of Damsel, the story of a businessman who travels West to join his fiancée in the mountains. Unpredictably, their once-simple journey grows treacherous.
David Zellner and Nathan Zellner direct and and co-star…
It’s simple really, I’m in for the kooky / off-kilter humour. I’ll probably also be hoping that there’s no trace of Britishness in Pattinson’s accent. But mostly I just want to be amused in unexpected ways.
The first thing I noticed and immediately loved about Crimson Peak is the cinematography. Particularly the rich colours, beautiful period fashion and the use of light and shadow.
Directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak is a visual feast of a gothic romance. One that features a gifted author, Edith (Mia Wasikowska) who is a young lady faced with the choice between two potential suiters.
One of Edith’s suiters is her childhood friend Alan, (Charlie Hunnam) and the other is a dark, mysterious and mesmerising newcomer called Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston).
I’d like to think that faced with Edith’s predicament I might be wise enough to make the ‘healthiest’ choice. But considering how much I find myself mesmerised by Hiddleston’s character’s voice, words and presence, I’m thinking absolutely not.
A feast for the eyeballs is one way to describe Guillermo del Toro’s movie. I also like the beautiful romance which just happens to be a great reminder for how truly blinding love can be.
It crossed my mind that perhaps some of the ghostly special effects could have done with a little extra financial investment. But overall, I like Crimson Peak.
Lastly, what a wonderfully meaty role Jessica Chastain was blessed to play.
Watch it for the story, romance, and visual beauty. As you do that, I’ll I continue dreaming about having full access to the beautiful contents of Edith’s wardrobe.
I had no idea that what was missing from my life was another Alice in Wonderland movie. That was until I saw the rather beautiful new trailer for Alice Through The looking Glass…
I remember loving Alice In Wonderland (2010); may this be just as good as it’s predecessor – at the very least. Especially since Tim Burton’s highly imaginative brain isn’t the one in the director’s chair this time.
Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter make up some of the colourful cast.
Bring on the colours, the rhymes and the brilliant costumes!
Crimson Peak might just be my first horror film in a very long time. Considering the stunning beauty of acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro’s new trailer, it shouldn’t be too surprising…
The stunning cinematography and impressive talent, namely Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam, I’d really like to consider myself back into horror movies. At least this particularly seductive gothic romance.
All I need to do now is decide how I feel about potentially losing a week of sleep as a result. Quite likely, especially if Crimson Peak has the same effect on me as watching The Omen (1976) at age 12 once did. I want to think that I’ve matured since then. Either way, the massive bags under my eyes or lack thereof will let everyone know.