Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
It was supposed to be the safest room in the house.
Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul and Junior - during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it.
jared leto with cornrows has been the ugliest thing I've ever seen in my entire life and I've seen him in the suicide squad trailer
I've never seen a single second of any of the Twilight movies. And I already know Kristen Stewart is 10x better in this, than she was in any of those movies.
From the director of Se7en & Fight Club, Panic Room arrives as another intensely gripping, nail-biting & edge-of-the-seat experience from David Fincher which further solidifies his position as one of the modern masters of thrillers, and beautifully balances its style with substance to succeed as one of the most captivating, entertaining & satisfying works of Fincher's career.
Set in New York City, the story of Panic Room concerns a recently divorced mother & her 11-year old daughter who purchase a new house which comes equipped with a safe room in case the security is breached. But on the very first night, three burglars break into their house in search for a missing fortune which is present in the very room where the two ladies…
I think few people give Panic Room the credit it deserves. The production design is a state-of-the-art masterpiece.
Looking through the background material for this film, it's impossible not to be impressed. For instance, the previsualization process was at the time the most thorough in movie history. Previz can best be described as an animated storyboard, and has never been used to this extent. In fact, with a few omissions in the opening and the end of the film, a complete animated version of the film exists.
The sets were constructed in their entirety at a Los Angeles soundstage («There is no house»). The way these sets are constructed are so meticulously planned that Fincher wore out an entire crew…
Panic Room, even with a multitude of flaws, is massively entertaining. It was one of the last Fincher films that I had to see, and when I found it on Netflix Instant; I happily dove into another dark and dreary Fincher Film.
Panic Room stars Jodie Foster as a separated wife and mother moving into a new house. In their first night spending the night, with many boxes left unpacked, a group of intruders enter; unaware that anyone has moved in.
That's all I'm going to say, because the rest is best left for your discovery. I couldn't imagine seeing this in a packed house on opening weekend, It would've been nuts. Basically, the film is tense. Really, really, REALLY…
You won’t easily find another movie that is equally well shot, yet as average regarding every other aspect. Aesthetically, it is clearly a David Fincher flick, but as a viewer you are awaiting a Fincher-esque surprise to come. But it won’t. Frustrating, especially with all the foreshadowing that is going on here - “that automatically closing steel door is dangerous!” / “oh, but it has laser sensors that will keep it from shutting if something is stuck in-between, but only like twenty centimetres from the floor and the doorpost.” Hmmmm, will something or someone get stuck in-between, because it isn’t interrupting one of the two laser sensors? Will it? It is a bit of a lousy effort for such a brilliant filmmaker and that is noticed in the absence of a real heart to the story.
'Mom! "Get the fuck out of my house.'"
Panic Room is tense throughout, with an interesting story which is full of twists.
Recently divorced Meg moves into a house with her daughter, which comes with a built in panic room. Following a break in by three men, mother and daughter must retreat to the room, but what the men want is inside.
Fincher's filmography is fantastic, slowly but surely he has worked himself away from Alien 3 and has made several solid movies,this being one of them. Despite this being a considerably smaller project than his previous film Fight Club, he still manages to mesmerise with some thrilling scenes and well crafted shots.
Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart and Dwight Yoakam are all great but Forest Whitaker plays his role as a man stuck between good and evil so so well, what a guy.
تجربة غريبة معا ان فى افلام كتير عن السرقة بس دا بالذات ممكن يكون حاجة فريدة فى حاجات كتير كانت حلوة جدا فى الفيلم منها التصوير الاخراج و الاحداث كلهم كانو حلوين و ماشين كويس جدا و كا فيلم مكان واحد فا اقدر اقول انو كان حلو جدا مش عايز اقول انو عظيم عشان ستيل فى حاجات معجبتنيش اوى لازم تعرفوها بس كا فيلم لديفد فينشر فا هوا كويس جدا
Fincher's straight-up over-stylised thriller he seemingly had to get out of his system.
I never thought this movie would be that exciting or interesting. The subject,like the plot i mean, isnt that socking or something not that it has to be but it seemed blank - a mother and her child become imprisoned in their own home. But I was wrong anyways so i doesnt matter.
Its a good film stuffed with a great quantity of suspense.
my wife jodie foster at it again
Fincher's last "small" movie, the end of him having something to prove (nothing screams "look at what I can do" more than juicing the suspense via a CGI glide inside a flashlight) - everything he makes later seems like the producers go to him with a sense of trust, that he will do the movie well. There's various other traits that I think lend themselves to this tidy division of ten (so far) movies into two sets of five - the five year gap before Zodiac, the switch to digital, the expansiveness of the narratives of his modern movies, etc.
The trait most relevant here is the construction of the narrative - the movie starts with a scene that first…
Scavenger Hunt 17, August 2016
22. A movie about or featuring a single mom!
A movie where Jared Leto isn't that annoying!
Definitely one of David Fincher's more mainstream attempts, Panic Room is still a thoroughly enjoyable thriller elevated mostly by Fincher's precise direction and Jodie Foster's central performance. I would be lying if I told you it wasn't a pretty by the numbers thriller though and the run-time seriously outstays its welcome. But there is a lot to like here. The editing for one is truly ground-breaking and I mean that. The use of tension and suspense build the movie from beginning to end.
I don't really have a whole lot to say about Panic Room other than that. It's definitely worth seeing and I don't think anybody will particularly hate it which is always good.