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Step into the domain of madness and discorver the truth behind a serial killers drive.....

  • Feb 24, 2010
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Have you ever wondered what lies inside the mind of a serial killer? Have you ever wondered what makes them work, what makes them tick? We may never truly know what has driven them to commit such violent acts, was it the abusive or neglectful parent? Was it being looked down on by friends and family? The answers to many of those question may never come to fruition, cinema has tried to give us a look into the mind of these demented individuals but they've only explained there madness to us they have never shown us what there minds are like or how they see themselves in there own world. Tarsem Singh's "The Cell" shows you there world and how sometimes the most unassuming and harmless looking people can harbor a darker side to them.




"The Cell" is a film that is straight out of the minds of David Lynch and Chris Carter, it's a twisted, bizarre and unique journey into the mind of a torn individual(D'Onfrio) and how one person(Lopez) has to journey into his mind to save his latest victim. This film is filled with breathtakingly beautiful yet strange scenery that extenuates and balances out the strange and startling violence that is blended into this extraordinarily complex, dark and foreboding film that uses it beauty as both a lethal form of expressing the stories deep emotions a way of unleashing the depraved and unhinged nature of a mind lost. "The Cell" for it is time was very unique and today still stands as a groundbreaking film in the works of cinematography, visuals, art and set design. This film pushes the boundaries of how far the normal human mind can process a film like it will overwhelm you at times and at others it will awestruck you with its interesting and intriguing plot twist. "The Cell" is not for everyone it's a film meant for audiences with a passion and liking for films that challenge the imagination and go farther and deeper into madness that ever before. If you can handle films like that and are curious about the strange workings of the mind than "The Cell" is the film for you It gives you what you want and so, so much more and in the end it doesn't disappoint.




Jennifer Lopez gives one of her best performances as a strung out child psychiatrist, Lopez has always been nailed as a room com girl and it wasn't until 1999's "Out of Sight" that she truly showed what she was really made of now she puts herself out there like never before. Pushing herself to be more than just a singer turned poor actress here she proves she is worthy of being called an actress. Vince Vaughn is not what you would call a favorite of mine he has never made a film that has truly earned a place on my top tens list but with "The Cell" Vaughn has earned my respect as an actor. Vaughn does not crack any jokes, he does not have a catchy one-liner in fact he does not have one single funny thing to say or one funny thing happens to him at all. Vaughn proves that he is a serious actor with his haunted performance as a troubled FBI agent trying to find a killers latest victim. It's not so much his style that is intriguing the way that his character unfolds on screen,  it is  Vaughn gives him a real authentic feel making the character viable for you to believe what is happening to him and feel his pain. He shows that he can be funny but serious as well and that is why I tip my hat to him. Vincent D'Onfrio is phenomenal as the extremely disturbed killer D'Onfrio is pure genius in this film, although he does not say much he says everything he needs through his actions. D'Onfrio has always been unconventional and somewhat of an outsider and here, he shows with the rest of the main cast that he is a standout and a true "actor's actor". The rest of the cast is fantastic and help enhance the performances of the leads as well as make themselves look respectable in there own way.



"The Cell" may not give psychological thriller fans exactly what they hoped for, for those who like films that throw you head first into a twisted searing world of bizarre and breathtaking visuals and a story straight from the mind of a demented individual. "The Cell" is one of the best psychological horror thrillers ever made and it stands true to the fact a film of it's kind can defy the normal realm of human imagination.

Step into the domain of madness and discorver the truth behind a serial killers drive.....

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January 03, 2012
Oh yeah this is a good flick
 
February 24, 2010
THE CELL is a movie that I really wish I had seen on the big screen. It's absolutely breathtaking in its imagry. Vince Vaugh n is an actor I have never been able to stomach but even he isn't capable of ruining this flick. which is an incredible graphic look into the mind of of a serial kiler. infinitely better than DREAMSCAPE.
 
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Perhaps I liked The Cell so much because it brought to film some of the atrocities that whisper through my own realm of unconscious nightscapes.     I felt the weakest point of the movie is Lopez's mediocre acting skills, but the fact that she is beautiful adds to the overall visual stimulation The Cell provides. The slow motion sequences are spectacular, using silk curtains, body positioning, eccentric costumes, and water to their best advantages; and the bizarre parts of the …
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Starring Jennifer Lopez, Vincent D'Onofrio, Colton James, Dylan Baker
Directed by Tarsem Singh
Writer:  Mark Protosevich
2000

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A therapist (Jennifer Lopez, Out Of Sight) uses an experimental treatment to enter the mind of a serial killer (Vincent D'Onofrio, Men In Black) to learn his secrets. An FBI agent (Vince Vaughn, Swingers) must rescue her from the killer's nightmare mind
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Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Release Date: August 18, 2000
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 1hr 47min
Studio: Avery Pix, New Line Cinema
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