In Theaters Today: October 14, 2011

Posted: October 14, 2011 by Jenny Dreadful in Film, News
Wide Release
The Thing

Paleontologist Kate Lloyd has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up.

When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter, to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.  http://www.thethingmovie.net/

Jenny Dreadful: Well. We sure do have opinions about this 2011 prequel to John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982). We sure do. See StayFrosty’s guest review on  Cinedelphia here.

Limited Release
The Skin I Live In

Limited release in LA and NYC

Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault.

In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed a further three things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Scruples were never a problem. Marilia, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig…  http://www.sonyclassics.com/theskinilivein/

StayFrosty: I really want to check this one out.  It seems weird and unsettling, maybe a modern Eyes Without a Face?  Even stranger relationships and twists are hinted at in interviews, so this is one I’m looking forward to watching.

Trespass

VOD also available

In a private, wealthy community, priority is placed on security and no exception is made for the Miller family’s estate. Behind their pristine walls and manicured gardens, Kyle, a fast-talking businessman, has entrusted the mansion’s renovation to his stunning wife, Sarah. But between making those big decisions and keeping tabs on their defiant teenage daughter, Sarah often finds herself distracted by a young, handsome worker at their home. Nothing is what it seems, and it will take a group of cold-blooded criminals led by Elias, who have been planning a vicious home invasion for months, to bring the Miller family together. When they storm the manor, everyone is tangled up in betrayal, deception, temptation and scheming. Kyle, Sarah and Avery will take the ultimate risk to make it out with their lives — and their family — intact.  http://www.trespass-the-movie.com/

StayFrosty: Nicolas Cage doesn’t seem to have flowing blond locks in this, so I don’t know how he’s going to fight anything.  Maybe this will be easier than fighting a CGI demon-witch-lady-thing.  Also, there’s already a cool Walter Hill movie called Trespass. (Starring Bill Paxton, Ice T and Ice Cube!  How can that cast be beat?)

Jenny Dreadful: A home invasion film starring Nic Cage and Nicole Kidman, eh? Between that concept alone and the terrible reviews, I would need the aid of serious medication to care less about Trespass.

The Woman

Limited release via Bloody Disgusting Selects

Family man and lawyer Christoper Cleek (Sean Bridgers) must do what he can to protect his family when he comes into contact with a feral woman (Pollyana McIntosh) living in the woods near his isolated country home. Through a series of harrowing encounters Cleek and his family quickly discover there is more to this woman than anyone would suspect and that sometimes the devil wears a handsome face.  Official BD Selects Site

StayFrosty: Oh man, this already has so much wacky press (angry movie-goer rant being the most wacky of all) that you probably already know if you’re going to see it or not.  As for me, I’m not sure yet.  I trust Lucky McKee and I appreciate the way he treats women in his films, but like The Girl Next Door, I’m just not sure I need to see this one.  But since FGSG can rarely resist a controversy, I’m betting we’ll check it out.

Jenny Dreadful: I’m definitely watching The Woman as soon as possible. I love Lucky McKee. Between reading the excellent book he co-wrote with Jack Ketchum and perusing the reviews of critics I trust, I am confident this film is going to be amazing. The nasty portrayal of misogyny and graphic cannibalism, however, guarantee an experience too upsetting for many viewers.

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