Synopsis: (From Rotten Tomatoes) Feelings of déjà vu, suspicion, and dread punctuate this psychological thriller from SEVERANCE director Christopher Smith. 30 DAYS OF NIGHT’s Melissa George stars as Jess, a woman on a yacht with a group of friends. When a storm comes up, they are forced to leave the yacht and move to a cruise ship, but there appears to be no one on board. Soon enough, Jess’s worry is revealed to be founded when someone begins killing her friends.
Based on the synopsis, I assumed that this would be a run of the mill slasher movie. But this movie was a pleasant surprise, more akin to a twilight zone episode or a well-crafted Star Trek time paradox episode, than Friday the 13th. Christopher Smith made the most out his meager budget, with interesting effects and a tightly crafted story that will leave you guessing (although I had my suspicions) throughout the running length. With the exception of a few glaring plot holes, the movie tightly weaves a bizarre story full of twists and turns. I have purposefully remained vague on the details so as not to ruin the strange journey. Not a perfect film by any stretch of the imagination, but Melissa George gives a very good performance and the movie is intriguing and thought-provoking.
Also, if you like Star Wars and parodies (and the Family Guy), I highly recommend "...Something, Something, Something, Dark Side." A sequel to Family Guy's first Star Wars parody "Blue Harvest," this movie is quite simply "The Empire Strikes Back" with Seth MacFarlane's offbeat sense of humor. With liberal references to 80's pop culture, this parody has some immense belly laughs in its short (48 minute) run time.
In the end, when Leia finally tells Han she loves him, his response literally had me rolling on the floor!
And yes, I was bit disappointed with the Oscars...