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The Signal is a science fiction horror film told in three parts in which all telecommunication devices broadcast only a mysterious transmission ("the signal"), turning people insane. The movie is broken up into three chapters which all follow one genre such as visceral horror, black comedy, and mystery-love story. The gruesome elements in the first chapter are so disgusting that I almost caught myself about to throw up at some parts. The comedy is very dark but they use too much sarcasm to actually make it a comedy. And the last part is just the culmination of all the chapters, which is the best out of all three chapters. At some points I found myself confused of what was real or what was just an illusion. I like the thoughts and message on how television effects modern day society, but I felt the gore and violence just took away from the message. I was mildly entertained but more of grossed out.
In the film, Murray plays Phil Connors, an egocentric Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during a hated assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event (February 2) in Punxsutawney, finds himself repeating the same day over and over again. After indulging in all manner of hedonistic pursuits, then going through a suicidal streak, he begins to reexamine his life and priorities. Murray gives one of the best performances in his great career capturing everyday life for Phil Connors as he, at first is confused with this happening, soon becomes understanding, then suicidal, then understanding again. The film is also very entertaining and never gets boring and keeps you laughing as Murray uses every way of seduction to the women around him. Barely ever bored always entertained a great American classic that will last for generations to come.
A failed motivation speaker, his wife, the nation's number one Proust scholar, an elderly potty-mouthed heroin addict, a teen who’s mute by choice, and a bespectacled little pageant hopeful all take a Volkswagen T2 Microbus to a children's beauty pagent, entitled Little Miss Sunshine. This is one of the bst road movies I have seen to-date, and possibly of all-time. It has a great ensemble cast with spot-on performances, most importantly from Alan Arkin as the grandfather, who later on went to win best supporting actor. It has the feel-good attitude that you can feel throughout the whole film, and this dysfunctional family and their stories they have to tell are all easily entertaining. A great hysterically moving film that will keep you laughing and also probably wanting to go give your whole family hugs after seeing this family.