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Movie Review – The Shinning

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Like Mike
Like Mike

Watching classic films on DVD is one thing, but when you get the chance to see them, maybe for the first time, on the big screen, you can’t turn that down! So that’s exactly what I did when I saw this movie was on the NZIFF schedule!

“A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.”

What can I say about 'The Shinning'? Well I overheard people walking out saying it wasn't scary, but really, that's like walking out of a screening of 'Psycho' and saying you knew the twist the whole time. Certain classic films are so embedded in our psyche as a society, that even if you haven't seen the film, you'll already know so much about it, and this inevitably dilutes its affect on you when you do see it. But, despite this being my 4th or 5th time seeing it, I can still say it's awesome, especially seeing it at the Civic!
 
A+ From Me!!!

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