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Christopher Walken is great in this Stephen King adaptation of a man who gets into a car accident. He awakens 5 years later only to find out that he is power of psychic powers. It is story about Walken coming to terms with this power and if he should use it for good.

Walken is the best supporting actor out there. He can make bad movie good.
Anchorman made me laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh! Good cameo, great characters and stories. Will Farrell is always creepy as a romantic lead however. This movie is fantastic.
You may notice I've been rather busy watching movies. This is because the only thing I can do this month is study, read books and watch movies. And eat stuff that's been in the fridge for days and doesn't look too appetizing.

The Dead Zone: Intriguing, but a bit episodic. Walken makes up for it with another great performance.

Boogie Nights: Not a dull moment; Anderson's style gets a bit tiresome after a while; questionable moral.

Shrek 2: Hilarious, even if a large portion of the jokes are going to age very badly; basically repeats message from the first film.

Girlfight: Strong acting by Rodriguez makes up for the plot's clich
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Holy shit...This movie was done in such an amazing way it made me look at Christopher Walken much differently as a good guy than the bad guy in Batman returns or as Sergeant Toomi from Biloxi Blues. I couldn`t pry myself away from the tv as I watched in suspense. It was so weird and gripping, truly a defining movie for Chris. It`s sad he`s getting shitty roles these days and his character that was so skillfully played was ruined by the tv series.
Walken survives crash, coma enlightens.

(Canadian pioneer director David Cronenberg and a big ass fascist behind him)

Two of my favorite filmmakers are in the middle of things. They both started doing independent, gained success but stopped short of the big budgets, mainly because they do a lot of weird stuff that falls right in between normalcy and over-the-top, japanese techno-zombie films (Bio-Zombie). Both John Carpenter and David Cronenberg started low and ended up strange, not quite fitting into the role of director for massively distributed films. Instead we have cult directors, but not the millions of strange, little factions dotting the independent market today. Carpenter tends more towards thrilling and action, which, in his prime, he was the best at, while Cronenberg opts for the lil psychological allegory stuff. His 70's film Rabid...about HIV. His remake of The Fly (originally with Vincent Price)...about meddling and trying to change one's image, or at least so I gathered. This is not to say Cronenberg doesn't scoop on the gore or action (The Fly is rampant with dismemberments and Existenz is like a less flashy Matrix). Cronenberg and Carpenter both know how to make films that won't ostracize or alienate. Not to mention they both have very eclectic careers.

On Cronenberg's Dead Zone: Christopher Walken is eerily endearing in this film about a man who survives a car crash, slips into a coma, and stumbles upon "The Dead Zone", his ability to witness the future. Martin Sheen plays an insane politician running for state senator, while Brooke Adams, who I really only remember from the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven, is Walken's beautiful love interest. What happened in the 80's, Brooke? Damn you were good in these films. But it's Walken's and Cronenberg's show. Walken's performance is brilliant. I really like this film.
:fresh: :fresh: :fresh: :fresh: :fresh: Because of this Stephen King film, I still watch his movies hoping that I might get suprised and find a good one. It has only happened once but that doesn't stop me from liking this one. Christopher Walken is kind of spookey in this one and he's our hero.
VHS First Viewing, 6 Cronenberg films seen

The problem with most high-concept sci-fi horror thrillers is that they never deliver. Remember Hollow Man? It had the potential to be a good film, based all around one ethical question: What would you do if you couldn't be seen? I am delighted that The Dead Zone was a lot like "Twin Peaks." Now hear me out! Don't go jumping to conclusions about me being way too obsessed with David Lynch to let David Cronenberg be his own separate entity! Besides, Cronenberg didn't even write this. In fact, it is one of the finest Stephen King adaptations I have seen. Anyways, back to what I was originally saying. I really liked that the first half of the film was about a series of murders (similar to "Twin Peaks"), and the second half used what we learned about the protagonist to give us an even more compelling second half.
The Dead Zone: 7/10

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