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Trailer For 'Mirrors' Starring The New Halle Berry

For a number of reasons, I'm calling her the new Halle Berry - at least within the narrow Hollywood context. Whether it's a good or bad thing remains to be seen. Her name is Paula Maxine Patton, wife of pop star Robin Thicke. The film is called Mirrors, which co-stars Keifer Sutherland as her husband, a troubled ex-cop "who must save his family from an unspeakable evil that is using mirrors as a gaterway into their home." Altogether now... OOOOOOOhhhh... spooooky! :o)

The film itself is a remake (what a surprise right?) of a 2003 South Korean horror film called Into the Mirror. This Hollywood version is directed by Alexandre Aja, the French mastermind responsible for 2 "torture porn" classics - 2006's The Hills Have Eyes, and 2003's Haute (High) Tension.

It will be released in theatres on August 15th. Here's the just released teaser trailer, which, in my humble opinion, looks like yet another shitty patchwork of previously released similar genre flicks. I'll pass...

4 comments:

  1. Sergio said...
     

    Actually the trailer is pretty misleading because most of the film takes place in a department store that's been destroyed in a fire where Sutherland's character works as security guard. But guess what? I'm really looking forward to seeing this because I'm a big fan of Aja's Heute Tension (despite the fact that's it got one of the DUMBEST plot twists in recent memory) and the guy has a real sense of style.

    But I really would like to see some black filmmakers serious tackle horror and I and don't mean some terror-in-da-hood straight-to-DVD craptacular.

    As for Patton, yeah she's is the new Halle but I hope for her sake she avoids the dumb what-da-hell-was-she-thinking film choices that Halle made like Catwoman or Rich Man's Wife. Then again, there's not a lot out for for actresses (white and especially black) to choose from

  2. UK Black Chick aka Wendy said...
     

    Well, with Halle now a new mother and in her early 40s, yep, I guess this is the new Halle!

    Ditto what Sergio said about avoiding the dumb roles. Mind you, this doesn't look like such a great one.

    We'll know if she's truly the New Halle if/when we get to see her get her kit off for the pleasure of some white guy in the not too distant future.

  3. Anonymous said...
     

    I remember her most recently from Idlewild and Deja Vu...Not impressed. Gorgeous girl, but her performances always seem so generic to me. Now that I think about it...That's the same problem I have with most of Halle's work. Zzzzzzzz. I'll watch this one on cable.

    - P

  4. albertine said...
     

    The new Halle? What happened to the old one? Lol.

    I know what you mean though. She even kinda looks like her too. And she's married to a white man in real life as well. 2 for 2 so far!

    The trailer doesn't encourage me to want to see this so I doubt I will, unless I read some reviews that sway me.

    Oh and ditto what Sergio said about black filmmakers tackling serious horror/thrillers.

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