This is one of those films that doesn't stand up to repeat viewings unfortunately. One of my favorite films, I can still remember seeing this in the theater and being blown away. It was my most anticipated film for 2003 and had one of the best trailers ever. 10 strangers are drawn to a lonely Nevada motel during a rainstorm and people start to die one-by-one. The appeal of this film and others like it are really from that first…
A fun drinking game to play while watching this movie:
1.) Get some friends together, put this film on.
2.) Drink a beer/shot every time someone in the film says, "What/why/how the hell...?!"
3.) See who passes out first.
This will instantly make the film more memorable for all involved and a more bearable way to pass the bloated run time of an otherwise forgettable film.
The music in this is amazing. Reminds me a bit of The Doors and some old Smashing Pumpkins jam sessions mixed together. When they really get going, it is really quite excellent stuff. Who knew Michael Fassbender could sing like that? His scene at the end of the film gave me chills. Not the film that I expected as it meandered a bit in the middle but the ending made up for it. An interesting look at the relationship and…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The Story of The Bad Luck Horse
So basically this is a story about a horse and all of the lives that are negatively touched by the horse. ;)
It starts with the main boy's father overpaying for the horse and nearly losing his entire life's savings to keep the horse. Once they bring it home, they are threatened with eviction and being tossed out on the street. Finally, a flood comes and destroys their entire crops, leaving the family…