Review – Carrie

I am seeing this before Rock and Shock. I just dont have time to review it, so here is my buddy Dan Kimmel’s views on this remake we did or did not need.
Currently playing at Leominster Entertainment Cinema, and Black Stone Valley Cinema and where my other video hound buddy Garen Daly is having the Terror Thon, The Davis Square Cinema. But maybe you should go see something Garen is playing at the Terror Thon instead after reading Dan’s review.

With Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell. Written by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Directed by Kimberly Peirce. Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content. 100 minutes.

Remakes are not inherently evil, but there ought to be a reason for them. Since the original movie still exists and can be seen, why do we need another version of it?  That was the question before the makers of CARRIE, an adaptation of the Stephen King novel about the repressed teenage girl who discovers she has telekinetic powers which was memorably filmed by Brian De Palma in 1976.

For those new to the story––presumably the viewers this was made for––Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz) is a high school senior being raised by a mother (Julianne Moore) who is a religious fanatic. Mom believes sex is evil, thought she was dying…

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