Monday, August 29

Exorcism of Emily Rose, Acting Really Strong

As I mentioned before, I am not one for real scary movies, but this flick is of interest because of the Director, Scott Derrickson. I attended a Film and Media event sponsored by Biola University years ago, and I was impressed by the quality and depth of their film program. I have to say I have been looking forward to seeing Biola graduates start making a name for themselves.

This is what hbstnk04, a Yahoo users, had to say:
Last night there was a special screening of this movie. I have to say that this was one of the scariest movies I have seen since "The Ring" and "Signs". The acting of this movie was really good and the cast was a strong one. Jennifer Carpenter (White Chicks) was phenomenal in the portrayal of Emily Rose; some of the scenes in the movie were kind of hard to watch… not because it was gross to watch, but because the acting was really strong in this movie and was so real and creepy. All and all this was a really good scary movie… you’ll jump and scream like most of the audience members! So go and see this September 9th!
What I am wondering is how do Catholics take the portrayal of their faith in the film? Does it do justice, while touching on the subject matter? The more I read about it, the more I'm convinced this is a good one, and the more I know I am not going to be watching it. But, I'm just a scardy-cat when it comes to scary movies--so make sure to go check it out on opening night!

From evidence I have read, I am giving it 2 shaky thumbs up.

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