Would like to talk about Rose Red mini series but maybe that is to far afield

  1. Watched the first segment, thought it was kinda slow. By end of second was hooked, third segment had me all white knuckled. Really like Julian Sand as the Nick character. Could not believe the bad haircut. Also could not believe what happened to the character. Must admit I kinda have a thing for Julian Sand, think he is positively beguileing.
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  3. by   Stargazer
    oramar, I'll let you know what I think next week--I taped all three nights so I could sit and watch at my leisure this weekend!
  4. by   Nittlebug
    The best thriller I've seen in a long time is What Lies Beneath with Michelle Pfieffer and Harrison Ford. There was another one a while back with Kevin Bacon about a ghost of a murdered girl that kept haunting him after he let his wife's ? sister hyptnotize him. Great thrillers and murder mysteries !! Rose Red was just a little too predictable and corny for me and the special effects were second rate. But it was worth seeing

    A great thriller doesn't give away the ending so fast. A great movie touches your every emotion. Hate, love , passion, laughter, sadness, and best FEAR !
  5. by   oramar
    My sister and I were coming out of Mothman(which is also a far from perfect horror/thriller that is still worth seeing). She said to me that the best thing she saw in a long time was What Lies Beneath.
  6. by   Stargazer
    I rented What Lies Beneath and was watching it at home alone one weekend. It scared me so much I had to keep hitting "pause" until I was ready to watch the next part! I thought the ending was sooo...satisfying.
    "Stir of Echos" was the movie with Kevin Bacon... definately a good one! Kept you guessing until the end!!!

    I liked the first 2 episodes of "Rose Red", but I agree the 3rd got predictable. I was disappointed with the ending compared with what he gave us for the first 4-5 hours. But... I'm a King fan, so it sits proudly among my collection now. I'll probably just only watch the first few hours!

    "What Lies Beneath" was hard to watch the whole way through! I saved the ending for daylight hours!

  8. by   hoolahan
    Mmmmhhhmmm, I just love Bacon, Kevin Bacon that is!

    I loved that movie stir of echoes!

    I made it thru first 2 parts of rose red, me and the kids were watching together, which hasn't happened in a while, that was the best part. But, last night, I was so freaking tired, I tried to keep my eyes open, fell asleep, woke up almost at the end, asked the kids what happened, and I think I fell asleep in the middle of their explanation! I thought it was good, but once those gory faces were appearing, I decided to just look away for a second, and I was history!

    The kids filled me in. I thought the actor who played Steve (the relative of the house) was a cutie! Nancy Travis turned out strange, huh? That creeped me out.

    What lies beneath was good, but I didn't like seeing my Harrison Ford be such a meanie. Good twists and turns.

    Now if you want to see something really out there, go see Vanilla Sky. Talk about weird! And what a shocker of an ending, I never in a million years would have guessed it!! Not saying I thought the movie was really good, just really weird!! I think I would only watch it again if there was nothing else to watch on TV. I wouldn't spend money to rent it.

    Speaking of the Cruises, did anyone see The Others? Nicole Kidman was great in it. It was the best thriller I saw over the summer!! Another shocking ending!! Totally didn't see it coming.
  9. by   mopsi
    I thought "THE OTHERS" was very good....High on the cerebral plane and very low on gore/shock type stunts....For a TV special RR was pretty good...i caught all 3...... it is fiction after all..the real stuff doesn't have the dramatic impact Hollywood stufffs into these things......did anyone think "EMMERS" should of been a little more shocky after the door on the fingers stunt????
  10. by   PhantomRN
    I agree with Oramar, the first peice of Rose Red was a bit slow, by day two I was hooked as well and day 3 was excellent.
    I too was disappointed as the demise of Nick's character.
    I also think they could have explained why Joyce started acting so goofy.........I know it was the house, but they could have told us. Oh and how was the Rimbourer grandson able to grab his great-aunt.............hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    Still I loved it.
  11. by   oramar
    She patiently explained to me that what happened to Nick was purposely done as to be unexpected. He was the most sympathetic character in the show and person we naturally would pick to make it through. He was a very nice guy except for the tendency to torment Emmers. Even the nicest human male can't resist the urge to tease nerds and mama's boys. There was really a lot of character developement wasn't there.
  12. by   PhantomRN
    Oh definately a lot of character development. He spent practically the whold first night on development of the characters.

    Steven King is an excellent writer. I could not believe how old he looked when he showed up as the pizza delivery man.
    King is awesome at character development! His people are so real, I actually miss them when I'm finished with the book.

    I was most impressed with this movie in terms of his growth as a screenwriter. When he does his own screenplays, things usually don't turn out as well (think "Maxium Overdrive" and "Pet Cemetery"). He's usually better off letting someone else do his stories, but this was good!

    He did look pretty old, didn't he? He's looked awfully gaunt after the "incident" too.

    Anyone ever hear of them making "Rose Madder" into a movie? I though I'd heard that somewhere

  14. by   Robin61970
    I enjoyed the show.....my hubby and I watched it together, BUT after the first night the one thing I kept hoping for was for "Emmers" to bite the big one......I couldn't stand his whiny butt......oh well........I certainly did not expect the end either