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Some Modern Mystery Movies
The 21st century has seen the making of some excellent mystery movies; some of them sure to become the classics of tomorrow. Here is a selection of mysteries, made over the past twelve years that have had a great impact on this mystery movie reviewer.
Ten Little Indians Movie Review
This British made crime mystery thriller of 1965 is the second movie adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel. In a remote mountain top house ten strangers meet, invited by a mysterious host who knows each guest's darkest secret.
The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Movie Review
Young, intrepid reporter Tintin must find all the clues to the riddle of the 'Unicorn'. Can Tintin, his dog Snowy and the old sea-dog, Captain Haddock, solve the mystery, when the evil Sakharine will stop at nothing to prevent them?
The Bad Seed
A little boy is killed on a school picnic. Perhaps it was an accident, or perhaps eight year old Rhoda had something to do with the tragedy. In this horror drama mystery from 1956, Rhodaís mother must find out the truth about her daughter, and also about her own nightmare memories.
The Best Classic Mysteries
Classic mystery movies are a joy to watch. They stand the test of time and prove that good acting and good story telling are what really make a movie. Here I offer a selection of my own favourite classic mysteries. Perhaps some of your favourites are here too.
The Blue Gardenia
Norah spends an evening with a man she barely knows. Next day she learns her date has been found murdered. Is Norah guilty? If only she could remember. Anne Baxter stars in a noir crime mystery from 1953.
The Cat and the Canary
Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard are in their element in this 1939 comedy mystery, set in a dark, spooky New Orleans mansion. Wally Campbell (Hope) joins a group of highly eccentric relatives to hear the reading of a will. Who will be the beneficiary? And by the way, insanity runs in the family.
Nicholas Van Orton is a wealthy man, but lives a lonely life, estranged from family and friends. A birthday gift appears to offer a diversion, but then threatens his sanity and his life. Michael Douglas and Sean Penn star in this 1997 mystery thriller.
The Haunting of Julia
Grieving mother Julia Lofting leaves her husband and buys an old house in Londonís Kensington. Is she really not alone in the house? There is an old mystery to solve as well as present day horror. Mia Farrow and Keir Dullea star in this 1977 movie based on Peter Straubís novel.
The Hitchcock Collection DVD Review
The latest addition to my mystery movie DVD library, The Hitchcock Collection brings together nine of the directors earlier movies, both well known titles and some - almost - lost treasures. With bonus features too, this is must-have for fans of the Master of Suspense.
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