Saturday, February 11, 2012

Saturday at the Movies #83 - The Woman in Black.

Chances of me getting to the theater this week = zero, and I may have shared this trailer, or an earlier version of it before, but with a day that tanked this badly, this early (did not get the promised snow, did get hubby home from work with same cold he gave me, blinding sunlight assaulting my corneas, and my Sims2 installation borked, which means I get to go hunting for the disks for my basegame, which are not where they are supposed to be, and I am the only Simmer in the household,so this is most curious.)I believe I get reasonable margin of error in this regard.

A suitable metaphor for my morning, only this image is cuter:
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But this isn't about me. This is the weekly movie post, though if I had the opportunity to sit in a dark room and consume popcorn and gummi bears while somebody tells me a story, I would be all over that, and out of the current offerings at the local cinema, this would be the one. Historical English setting, actor whose work I've been wanting to see, mysterious cloaked woman character, gorgeous feel to the visuals...yep, I'm there. When I get the chance. Spooky historical movies definitely register on my radar.

I haven't read the novel by Susan Hill, but I do know that there is at least one big departure from the original story, which irks me on principle, but A) I have not seen or read either version, and B) I find it interesting that such choice was made with such a young actor in the lead, so we'll see what's what with that during the actual movie.

What about you, faithful readers? Will you be seeing The Woman In Black? For those who have seen his prior work (or like me, haven't) how do you think he rates as a grown-up actor? What sort of role would you like to see him tackle next?


Anonymous said...

Hi Anna,
I NEVER go see movies that are designed to scare the bejesus out of me ... not my type of film. That being said, I saw Daniel Radcliff on two TV interviews and from the short clips it looks like he did a good job with the role.
Gerri Brousseau

Anna Carrasco Bowling said...

Gerri, I can do scary, but bloody/gory isn't my thing. I may have to watch part of this between my fingers if that's the case.