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Old 09-03-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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"The Possession" a film staring Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Clyde, Kyra Sedgwick as Stephanie, rapper / actor Matisyahu as Tzadok the son of a Hasidic Rabbi, is an interesting take on the topic of possession.

Stephanie and Clyde are recently divorced and the parents of two daughters Hannah and Emily. Dad gets them on weekends. Mom dates an orthodondist when dad visits the kids in a subdivision that looks eerily like the one in "Poltergeist".

He takes them to a yard sale where Emily is attracted to a carved box that contains more than she bargained for.

I thought it was good. Moody. Realistic. Formulaic? Yes it's a possession genre movie so it is.

But good all the same.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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I thought it had a different take on possession, a jewish instead of catholic. But still didn't seem to break any new ground.
There was a pretty good movie that dealt with chinese ghosts and demons involving a young boy and a long covered up crime in china town. I thought that was new and different. It sure beat the crappy Grudge movies.
They also need to stop rehashing the same old tired zombie movie plots over and over and over and over and OVER and offer something new. I just watched a few minutes of Zombieland and I can't see how anybody thought that wasn't lame. The same goes for vampires and werewolves.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:59 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I thought it had a different take on possession, a jewish instead of catholic. But still didn't seem to break any new ground.
There was a pretty good movie that dealt with chinese ghosts and demons involving a young boy and a long covered up crime in china town. I thought that was new and different. It sure beat the crappy Grudge movies.
They also need to stop rehashing the same old tired zombie movie plots over and over and over and over and OVER and offer something new. I just watched a few minutes of Zombieland and I can't see how anybody thought that wasn't lame. The same goes for vampires and werewolves.
No, not groundbreaking but pretty smart and watchable. The psalm of protection is one that I often say.

I have also seen a possession movie from a Protestant point of view. "The Last Exorcism" involving a Pentecostal preacher and a young girl. I thought that was uninteresting also.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:28 PM
 
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Saw it as well, a Jewish version of The Exorcist....
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