Friday, 22 January 2010

TBone's Stolen Movie of the Week: The Orphanage

large_orphanageThe modern world has many good things going for it.  But instant movie gratification isn't one of them.  Checked Roger's On Demand and Itunes and couldn't find this movie.  So, fuck it, I stole it.  It always makes me laugh when I read a news article saying how some studio doesn't want to distribute some movie on-line for fear of piracy.  It's already pirated you dumbasses!  I would have given you money if you had made it available but instead I went to sweet mama bit torrent to get this film.  Smooth move jackasses.

Anyways, the deed is done.  I guess I could have tried Blockbuster but at this point in the week I wasn't near sober enough to walk to the movie store, let alone drive.

The Orphanage is a movie I'd heard about on several review sites and podcasts.  I'm not a big fan of subtitles but there was so much positive buzz for this Spanish film, that I decided to give it a whirl.

And it really is a great, tension filled, movie.  Reminded me of The Others in tone and style but without an M. Night Shamalamalon style "twist" at the end.  Some seriously creepy scenes in this one and a powerful ending.  I'd recommend to anyone who enjoys a good scary movie.  I didn't even mind the mysterious character with sack mask that seemed to be in every single horror movie of the oughts.

Definitely worth a rental, especially if your conscience forbids stealing.  I may buy this one outright as a mea culpa for my theft.  Check it out.

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