Cube is a 1997 Sci-Fi psychological thriller directed by Vincenzo Natali. It’s about 7 complete strangers who wake up inside the terrifying creation that is the Cube, with no memories of how they got there and no sure way of how to get out.
Unlike its sequel, Cube²-Hypercube, and the prequel Cube Zero, both movies that thoroughly relied on visual effects to produce a scare or any kind of reaction really, Cube relies solely on the surreal settings. The feeling of confinement, the lack of any explanations as to what the Cube is, where it’s located, who made it and why those particular people were chosen to be put in, is what adds to the psychological scare. Continue reading →
Bag of Bones is a TV mini-series based on the eponymous Stephen King novel. It tells the story of novelist Mike Noonan who, after loosing his wife in a car accident, retreats to their lakeside house in Maine, where he accidentally gets involved in a custody battle and starts receiving weird messages, supposedly from his dead wife.
Seeing as I haven’t read King’s novel, I couldn’t say how closely they followed the book while making this series or if they steered off, but I will say this: the end result was good.
Starring as Mike Noonan is Pierce Brosnan and it was great seeing him in something else other than action movies. He’s great as a newly widower and his performance throughout the movie is credible.
The series is split in two 80 something minute episodes and I will admit that the story was a bit dragged out and slow to develop during the second one. But the beautiful scenery, the good acting, great soundtrack all helped in making me forget about the slow pace. Continue reading →