Sunday, June 24, 2012

MMM: Monday Movie Meme @ Nicole's Place, The Madlab Post

I'm totally loving Nicole's MMM: Monday Movie Meme. Especially since I keep kicking ass in the scramble games (Fridays at the A-Z Blog) and get to choose the topic for MMM. Last time I picked it was “uncomfortable dinner scenes.” Today I picked HUGE plot twists at the end. Gotta tell you, I'm totally torn between revealing the plot twist (because these are by no means new movies so it's not like the news isn't out there...) but as someone who records football games and answers the phone with, “Don't mention ANYTHING ABOUT THE BRONCO GAME, hello?” I also want to honor those who might have passed these up for various reasons. So OK, my post will have no spoilers. I will try to tantalize you into watching these. If you dare...they're not all scary, but the plot twists are of the goose-bumps variety.

The first movie that blew me away with the ending was “The Usual Suspects”.
Don't click on that link unless you're willing to perhaps see some spoilers!

My next choice is "The Sixth Sense."  (Remember?  To avoid spoilers, no clicking!)  I don't do horror. I don't do scary. I don't do scary movies with kids. However, I do like Haley Joel Osment. Bruce Willis is on my top five list. So I decided to watch it. So glad I did. It's worth the pay-off, which some say they saw coming, but I sure didn't. Watch it.

Not to get stuck on one director (though he is a favorite) I will pick as my third entry, “Signs”.   Like I've said before, I don't do horror, but this movie defies categorization. It's many genres at once, and one of the most powerful films I've seen.  M. Night does an absolutely masterful job of scaring the bejeebies out of us without showing us a thing. That takes skill. Lots of Hollywood types can make monsters which live in your nightmares (Aliens for example).  Lots of folks can scare you with the “just in the nick of time escape”. But to keep me spellbound for two hours wondering if it's all in his head or is it real takes some serious skill. He has them. See the movie.

And I'm off. Heading to the The Sticks, TX, to spend a week with a friend, and though I know her house has cell reception (and hence email) I do not know how many G's she's got, so I unless during my five hour layover in Houston I get a bunch of posts in the hopper, I'll have to catch up with you later. Hope you're having a great summer.



Jeremy Bates said...

I liked "The Sixth Sense" but haven't seen the others.

I did watch "Battleship" and "The Sitter" this past weekend. The latter was a 3 star flick, while the former I'd rate as a 2 star.

I am always looking for something to watch so I will come around and see what you have to suggest.

Brian Miller said...

great twists in movies....shamalaydha (sp?) used to be really good at that...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Those all had great twists. The Usual Suspects is one of my favorite movies and has the best line in a film ever!

JoJo said...

Have fun on your trip! I've not seen the movies you mentioned but I think I heard about the twists at the end.

The one movie that shocked me at the end, and I do mean SHOCKED me was "No Way Out" with Kevin Costner. I saw it in the theatre w/ a friend and we both nearly fell out of our seats.

Nicole said...

Good selections here...I've watched pieces of The Usual Suspects but have not yet seen the movie in its entirety, but it has been sitting in my Netflix queue for some time now so I'll probably get around to it one of these days.

You know, "The Sixth Sense" was killer! -- so much so that my family went to see it twice at the theater. They couldn't agree on what happened in the end, so we all returned to the theater the next day to see it again and try to "get" the plot. While I don't ever mind watching Bruce Willis repeatedly, I wasn't enthusiastic about going to watch that particular movie again because it creeped me out, lol.

Speaking of creepy, M. Night fits that bill in most of his films so needless to say, I didn't watch "Signs."

I can't begin to tell you how many times I've come across The Usual Suspects though...on TV, DVD, etc. and never paid enough attention to it to understand what was going on. I've watched a scene here and a scene there...never the entire thing.

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~Sia McKye~ said...

Oh there are so many movies available on DVD that I haven't seen, Tina. I enjoy a good movie but I'm not a big sit your butt in front of the TV sort the past 4 or 5 years. I need to see the Usual Suspects. I've been meaning to watch it and just haven't. I tend to watch more movies on my TV in the winter and go to the theater in the summer. Go figger.

Enjoy your trip and visit!


Lynn Proctor said...

gotta watch 2 of these--thanks!

Jo said...

Only seen Sixth Sense, loved it. Will look out for the others.

klahanie said...

Hey Tina,
An interesting selection you have submitted. Although, "The Six Sense" is a film that I find rather cringe-worthy.
Enjoy time in "The Sticks". And remember, if you ever need some positive reinforcement, I'm just an email away. Summer? What's that? :)
Take care and happy writing,