Saturday, June 11, 2011
Enda Walsh (based on his own play), CHATROOM -- which makes its straight-to-DVD debut this Tuesday, June 14 -- has come up with a kind of wonderful visual equivalent of being online, entering a chatroom, and interacting with a number of people whom you "experience" but do not "see." Since this is a film, of course we must see, and so director Hideo Nakata (shown below, of the original Japanese Ring movies) and his production designer Jon Henson have given us the necessary visuals -- and they are at once thrilling and bizarre.
author of the Harry Potter series) and so wants to lead the others in the group down the garden path of negative thinking into full-bore negative action. Mr. Wrong is played by the exceedingly hunky Aaron Johnson (above, of Kick-Ass and Nowhere Boy), and his disciples include a hottie fashion plate, played by Imogen Poots (below), lately of Centurion and Solitary Man.
Matthew Beard, below) a sweet but suicidal young man pining for his lost dad.
Hannah Murray, below, left), who has some very mild aggressive tendencies to vent, and Mo (Daniel Kaluuya, below, right), who has a thing for the little-too-young sister of his best friend.
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