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    Anybody hear anything about this? adgy? jersey?

    I like the cast... and the premise kind of reminds me of "The Others".....

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    All I've heard to this point is that they're not pre-screening the film for critics.

    Of course, it's critics complaining about it, but generally speaking that is not a good sign. Hard to know what to expect without them.


    I'm curious about it and plan to see it. I also really like the cast and the director, Jim Sheridan, has done some good work, so... fingers crossed.

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    I really hope it's good. They don't make many movies in this genre anymore it seems so when they do, I cross my fingers.

    Speaking of Sheridan, In the Name of the Father is one of the most powerful and moving films I've ever seen. Great soundtrack too.

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    Well, of the 19 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes so far, 18 of them are negative.

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dream_house_2011/

    Not good.

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    dammit

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    This time of the year is a dumping ground. It will make money but I imagine it's a huge pile.

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    Dream House (2011) | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central

    The reveal at the finale seems like a last minute re-write as the whole piece comes crashing down with the emotional weight of cream forming a thin film at the surface of your coffee. The potentially creepy trailer visuals turn out to be nothing more than mere seconds seemingly shot with an iPhone on the “Hipstermatic” setting, and though I will concede there is an infinitesimal element of the supernatural in this film, it amounts to NOTHING.

    This is a loveless film with kids that may as well be kittens, a plot seemingly sliced to ribbons and reformed by an editor guided by studio suits at knife point and actors that seem as lost as you will be when watching this train wreck. Oh… and that’s Rachel Weisz in this film, too! This usually likable actress is given nothing to chew on so her performance falls flat as we watch a relationship with Craig with zero chemistry and love for daughters equal to that of a read through of an overly mushy Hallmark card. You will find ZERO creeps here as the filmmakers seem confident that their thriller is so worthy of your time, they need not bother with even a cheap jump scare. It is only the marketing department that seemed to spin this as a horror film so spread the word: Dream House is less scary than that skinny Twilight girl screaming in heartbroken anguish for 20 minutes in whatever soul-sucking installment of the films that happened in. I still have nightmares. I can thank Creepy for that special torment. If this film had a face, I would put a pillow over it while it slept and give it a peaceful death.
    And there ya go.

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    Review: ‘Dream House’ Is An Awful Nightmare > The Playlist

    The more “Dream House” goes on, the less sense it makes and the more bored and irritated you will become. Craig, for all his earnest scowling (his steely blue eyes looking like pools of moonlit mercury), can’t bring sincere severity to an unapologetically silly script (by David Loucka) that doesn’t even try to be scary or funny or interesting. Lord only knows what Sheridan, known for humanist dramas like “In America,” thought he could do with this material, but it’s easy to see how it could have gotten out of hand – he didn’t want to rely on the cheapy genre movie staples without understanding why those genre movie staples still work so well, so instead the producers forcibly inserted what they thought the movie needed (like the ghostly girls). What’s even more confusing than the plot of the movie is its look. It was shot by the usually stellar Caleb Deschanel (Zooey’s father) in an unadorned manner far too straightforward for a film that largely takes place inside the fanciful headspace of an assumed mass murderer. In the end, it’s all just a soupy, ugly mess.
    Well, that explains it.

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