Action & Adventure

The action/adventure film first became popular with weekly Saturday serials, running in installments that often had 'cliff-hanging' endings to entice viewers to return for the next show. Heroine Pearl White in the 20-episode The Perils of Pauline (1914) was the first... [more]

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FILM, Horror, Hollywood Film, Classic Hollywood, LITERATURE, Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Max Von Sydow, Elias Koteas, Mark Ruffalo, Martin Scorsese, Dennis Lehane, prison, massachusetts, new releases, mental institution, Thelma Schoonmaker, Orson Welles, Robert Richardson
by Natalie
Mysteries, quests and shady characters are some of my favourite things about winter movies. (I personally challenge you to dispute that comedy is best viewed while wearing shorts!) Leonardo DiCaprio trapped in an insane asylum? Definitely! What's coming: Martin Scorsese's new thriller, "Shutter Island," based on the Dennis Lehane novel of the same name, takes place in the 1950's and tells the tale of two U.S. marshals sent to a sketchy Massachusetts island to investigate the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane. Smoke, mirrors and deceptions, along with a hurricane and an inmate riot, trap them in the fray and sanity becomes a relative term. What to watch while you wait: Scorsese has sighted Orson Welles'

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