MOVIE: El Orfanato (The Orphanage)

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Raina Lupa
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April 3rd, 2008 at 11:43am
No thread on Guillermo Del Toro's new movie? I am shocked. How could this have slipped under your radars? For shame.

This was a fantastic movie. It was moody, suspenseful, and poignant, all at the same time. And while there was nothing particularly original about the plot or production style (the story structure and everything's-tinted-bluish-green editing is nothing we haven't seen before in movies like The Ring and The Grudge), this brand of supernatural mystery/thriller is such a new genre that it didn't come off the least bit trite. And, to its further credit, The Orphanage was host to some of the most inventive and truly disquieting scenes ever seen in a horror movie (namely the medium's investigation of the orphanage and Laura's "Uno, Dos, Tres" game with the spirits of the orphans).
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April 4th, 2008 at 06:43am
I haven't seen this, but since Guillermo Del Toro has directed it I definately want to.
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April 4th, 2008 at 07:56pm
tbh I'm Spanish and I haven't seen it Coolio
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May 3rd, 2008 at 08:19am
It's playing at the Phoenix Independent cinema here
So i'm going to see it tomorrow Ah
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May 3rd, 2008 at 12:47pm
I really want to see it but it only plays at like midnight where I live. Actually I think it has stopped playing Sad

I loved Pan's Labyrinth so I really wanted to see this.
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May 3rd, 2008 at 01:14pm
We were looking on the Phoenix website in Film Studies and I noticed it.
So me and my dad have decided to go, since it's been ages since we've done anything decent.
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