Inspired by H.G. Wells‘ novel of the same name, this iteration of The Invisible Man was written and directed by Leigh Whannell (Upgrade, Insidious 3) and stars Elizabeth Moss (The Handmade’s Tale, The Kitchen).
Premise: The film follows Cecilia, who receives the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend’s suicide. She begins to re-build her life for the better. However, her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her deceased lover is not actually dead.
Review: The idea of invisibility has always been problematic for me. I’ve never really thought about as a super power, more of thing that would bring out your worst impulses. So seeing in the trailer that the Invisible man is essentially a stocker peaked my interest a bit. Because an invisible good guy is harder for me to buy into than a F*ed one.
The movie manages to deliver a grounded scary story that doesn’t vilify men, or showcases stupid victims. The film is gripping, and entertaining. The story is so cleverly woven that there is not a moment you’re taken out of the movie because of something stupid that was said or some shark jumping.
You feel as trapped and backed into a corner as Elizabeth Moss’ character does. It is very easy for anyone to feel for the character or imagine themselves in that situation. There’s no magic or mysticism here, it’s so realistic that you understand and get why everyone around her act and react the way they do, because you most likely would have reacted the same.
The shots and the score strikes the right tone, the acting is on point, Moss, Hodge, Reid, Griffin, Dyer, and Jackson-Cohen are amazing. It’s not a big cast but they make this movie feel big. It is a smart movie well worth your time and very well made.
The Invisible Man is a lesson in storytelling, acting, and life
Based on R.L. Stine’s eponymous best-selling novel, Eye Candy stars Victoria Justice, Harvey Guillen, Casey Jon Deidrick, Kiersey Clemons, John Garet Stoker, Marcus Callender & Ryan Cooper.
Premise: Lindy is a 21-year-old hacker with a gift for seeing clues and connections in the digital world that others can’t. Persuaded by her roommate to try online dating, Lindy begins to suspect that one of her suitors is a deadly cyber stalker. When the local cyber-crimes unit uncovers a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all signs point to this mysterious stalker. Teaming up with the cyber unit and some hacker friends, Lindy leads the charge to solve these murders while unleashing her own style of “justice” on the streets of New York City.
Review: I first said it on my pilot reviewEye Candy has great potential, the premise and prologue were really good but the show kind of sucked. The pilot was one of the worst I’ve seen this year. The mediocre writing, and acting was painful to watch but I persevered because there was room for improvement. By episode 2 my hope stayed intact even though the show suffered the same problems. The amateur writing and the cheesy teenage aspect of 20 something characters -_-“, but the show got a little more interesting. That’s when the mystery really kicked in and they introduced a possible suspect – the one taking pictures in the precinct. It peaked my interest…let’s not exaggerate, it got me interested because I never suspected him. It never really changed my idea of who the killer was and turns out I was right.
Regardless, Eye Candy slowly but surely improved, but just a little bit. They tried to get us wondering who the killer is and as far as I’m concerned, it didn’t work. They gave too many characters suspicious scenes or comments in the hopes of throw us off the trailer but it was so poorly done that it was a bit annoying. The show is kind of a guilty pleasure show. It’s kind of bad but has enough mystery and drama to keep you coming back. It’s a good pallet cleanser show before watching a really good show.
On a side note, the amateur writing gives me hope though, because if these writers can write for a TV Show so can I. Anyway if you’ve seen the show what did you think of the first and maybe the only season?
It’s based on R.L. Stine’s best selling novel of the same name and stars Victoria justice as a New York woman suspects that one of her online dates is a serial killer.
When the show was announced I thought I’d check it out, so I watched the pilot with hope of it being the next best thing and my heart sunk. Eye Candy has great potential, the premise and mostly Lindy’s back-story in the prologue was really good but the show kind of sucks.
I might be getting too old for this but the pilot was one of the worst I’ve seen this year. The mediocre acting alone was painful to watch, the main characters introduction was weak as was the story line. Or maybe it was based on the assumption that we’ve all read the books – I didn’t. They went “Game of Thrones” on us by killing a supposedly important character and it did not even worked because they never gave us time to care.
However, there’s a silver lining, at the end of the pilot there was the “this season on Eye Candy trailer” that gave me a sliver of hope.
So I’m gonna hang on and cross my fingers because I want this show to be a good one. There’s so much room for improvement, considering that Jason Blum with Blumhouse (The purge, Whiplash) is producing.
So I’ll keep watching desperately hopping that the trailer at the end of the pilot wasn’t the best thing about the show.