movie twofer: Domino and Insidious

Hey there, weblings! I am being quick with these two movie rundowns because I have a whole lot of page edits to enter. I have to finish them this evening or I’ll get behind in the computer end of the work and that makes for a very unhappy me.

First up is Domino, staring Keira Knightley as Domino, a female bounty hunter who joins two guy bounty hunters. I lifted the following description from IMDB.

“The daughter of an actor with a high-society woman, Domino Harvey, bored with her life, decides to join the team of Ed Mosley and becomes a bounty hunter. But she gets in trouble when the Mafia’s money is stolen from an armored truck, while Mosley and his crew are in action participating of a reality show produced by Mark Heiss. The situation becomes out of control when the sons of a rival mobster are kidnapped while FBI is monitoring the two gangs of mobsters.”

Mickey Rourke plays a member of her team. There were many other stars in it too: Lucy Liu, Mena Suvari, Christopher Walken, Macy Gray and Mo’Nique were around. 90210 was a consistent theme throughout the movie, which was really sort of strange. Ian Ziering and Brian Austin Green played themselves.

The movie was filmed in a gritty, hip sort of way. There was a lot of action. Keira Knightley makes a good badass. But the plot felt scattered. There were way too many characters and too much going on, too many subplots. Domino wasn’t bad, but it could have been better. B-

Next up, Insidious.

Oh, hell yeah, a horror movie – and a decent one at that. I’m grabbing my story description from IMDB again.

“A gripping story of a family in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a mysterious comatose on one ordinary morning. Little do they know that there is much more to this endless sleep than meets the eye as they explore the paranormal, and rediscover the past; the key to getting their son back once and for all. Written by David Murray Arthur”

What separates the men from the boys when it comes to horror movies is a unique concept, a story that holds the interest of an audience without leaning too hard on the gore factor. Such things require skill.

Insidious excels in the story department. The first half hour gives the viewer the impression that the movie will be a Paranormal Activity knockoff. While there are some similarities in the beginning, Insidious goes so much farther in the way of plot. There are some seriously crazy, tripped out scenes. I don’t want to spoil anything because people who do that are assholes, but just trust me, it’s pretty wild and scary.

Insidious gets an A.

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