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Martin Scorsese brings life to Shutter Island

January 2, 2010 Leave a comment

After having won his elusive Best Director Martin Scorsese is working on his latest blockbuster. Shutter Island, based on the best-selling thriller by Dennis Lehane, is a tale of mystery and psychological suspense that unfolds entirely on a fortress-like island housing a hospital for the criminally insane. 

Set in 1954, at the height of the Cold War, when U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo Dicaprio) and his new partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are sent to Shutter Island to investigate the implausible disappearance of a brilliant multiple murderess from a locked room within the impenetrable Ashecliffe Hospital. Surrounded by probing phychiatrists and dangerously psychopathic patients, they arrive into an eerie, volatile atmosphere that suggests nothing is quite what it seems.

With a hurricane bearing down on them, the investigation moves rapidly. Yet, as it mounts, the mysteries multiply. There are hints and rumors of dark conspiracies, sordid experimentation, repressive mind control and secret wards, but elusive proof. Moving in the shadows of a hospital haunted by the terrible deeds of its slippery inhabitants and the unknown agendas of its equally ingenious doctors, Teddy begins to realize that the deeper he pursues the investigation, the more he will be forced to confront some profound and devastating fears.

With Scorsese at the helm and DiCaprio on board this promises to be an awesome film. Check out the trailer here.

Inception

December 23, 2009 Leave a comment

After the Dark Knight we all wondered what Christopher Nolan would do next. Well wonder no longer. He has been working on a new sci-fi thriller called Inception. Due to released next June/July Inception stars Leo DiCaprio. Not a whole lot is known about the plot, but what is known is that it is set at a time when corporations have developed technology to enter peoples’ dreams and extract information. DiCaprio is a CEO who gets caught up in some sort of blackmail plot. As he enters peoples’ dreams things get messy. I know that sounds a bit vague… but check out the teaser trailer here. I’m sure you’ll agree that whatever the storyline is it promises to be epic. Nolan is a genius.