Friday, April 5, 2013

Movie Review - House At The End Of The Street

Movie Review - House At The End Of The Street

By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist

Photos Courtesy of Relativity


 House At The End Of The Street. Relativitymedia, A Filmnation Entertainment/A Bigger Boat Production. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot, Elisabeth Shue, Gil Bellows, Eva Link, Nolan Gerard Funk and Allie MacDonald. Directed by Mark Tonderai. Screenplay by David Loucka. Story by Jonathan Mostow. Produced by Aaron Ryder, Peter Block and Hal Lieberman.

Max Thieriot (Good Ryan)

Hollywood has had her share of actors playing psychopaths. Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic “Psycho” and Jack Nicholson as Randle P. Murphy screaming “Heareers Johnny” in the 1975 cult hit “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ are two examples that stand out. Now we can add another name to that distinguished list of actors who brilliantly portrayed a psycho and he is Max Thieriot who delivers a convincing and most certainly Oscar® worthy performance as Ryan the mysterious boy next door. 

Jennifer Lawrence (Elissa)
     Much of the attention of this movie was put on Jennifer Lawrence because of her “Hunger Games” success and from a marketing standpoint understandably so. She is a cutie-pie and does respectfully carry her weight as Elissa, the girl next door who is drawn to Ryan. 

Evil Ryan

  But it is Thieriot who takes the cake as he masterfully switches personalities from super nice, polite, respectful teen to a monster, out-of-control, killer psycho. Thieriot is the first actor this year to toot my horn and put up for a “Best Actor” Oscar® nod next spring!

  ****Excellent! (Ride In Front 1st Class!)


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