Friday, September 4, 2009

Upcoming Film Preview: Shutter Island

Upcoming Film Preview: Shutter Island
Directed By: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max Von Sydow
Country: USA
Release Date: Feb. 19, 2010
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Plot Synopsis: (from IMDb) It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.

Now, we're talking about a Scorsese film here, so color me interested to begin with. We're talking about a Scorsese film with horror elements and I'm all over this bitch. Did I mention that Jackie Earle Haley also has a role? Yeah. It just keeps getting better and better. I will say that when I first saw the trailer, I didn't exactly jump out of my seat, but knowing Marty's work I'm not too worried that we're in for disappointment.


Anonymous said...

Agreed. The movie looks awesome!

wiec? said...

my dad (who's not up on movies as he used to be) told me he read the book it's based on and sais he's looking forward to it. he hasn't been jazzed about a movie since Rambo part 3.

Needless to say Marty did it? then i'm in.

Mykal said...

Warfreak: I couldn't agree with you more. I think this may be an old school horror film, if you know what I mean - almost like the old Hammer films or Amicus films, ala The Asylum. This may even harken back to Universal's glory days.

I will be seeing this one on the big screen. -- Mykal

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