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Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto



From directors directors Danny and Michael Philippou and starring Sophia Wilde, Joe Bird, Alexandra Jensen, Otis Dhanji, Miranda Otto, and more. TALK TO ME Ė In Theaters Everywhere July 28.

When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill, until one of them goes too far and unleashes terrifying supernatural forces.
Very well reviewed at festivals: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/talk_to_me_2023
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

Wondering if this could be a huge late-summer hit for A24. Looks scary.
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

Apparently, this was Regal's Monday Mystery Movie for 7/10/23.

I missed it because I wanted to check out Mission: Impossible- Dead Reckoning as a few of the previous Mystery Movies have been average.

Looking forward to seeing it in a few weeks.
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

It looks creepy. Unless the reviews are absolutely God awful, I'll try to see it. I don't mind a small Indie horror movie.
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

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It looks creepy. Unless the reviews are absolutely God awful, I'll try to see it. I don't mind a small Indie horror movie.
97% on RT.
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

A limited amount of cities are doing free/advanced screenings on Wednesday, 7/19/23.

As usual per these screenings, RSVPs are limited and seating is first come/first serve.

https://screenings.a24films.com/talk...dread-central/
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

I was wondering when Thing from The Addams Family was going to his own movie.
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

In theatres this weekend. Still at 97% on RT.
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

Finally here. The reviews say itís scary as hell.
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

Saw this last night and it was very well done. Some incredibly horrific moments with a good story of grief. A24 is just unstoppable.
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

It didn't find it scary, but there are definitely some creepy things in it. One of the better horror films to come out as of late.
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

I honestly didn't care for this. It had a cool premise, but I never once got scared because I didn't really like any of the characters and didn't care what happened to them. This was a 90-minute move that felt like 3 hours. While I didn't hate it, I won't be in any rush to rewatch it on video.
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

Itís too bad this has such a lame, generic title. It sounds like an early 2000s romantic dramedy starring Mark Ruffalo and Laura Linney.
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

I just got back from seeing it. It's 92 degrees where I'm at today and a lot of people seemed to be catching matinees.

Was this a great horror movie? No. Was it scary? No. But, I did find it pretty engaging and there were definitely a lot of creepy moments. However, there are some pretty gruesome scenes of self harm and self mutilation. Those scenes made me and my audience squirm. If you find that kind of stuff uncomfortable, then maybe this isn't for you. Sophie Wilde gave a good performance as Mia, the lead character. But, her character is really not likable at all.

I give it a B, but I have no interest in ever re-watching this again.
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

DJ Jariya just saved me $7.99 plus a service fee for a weekday matinee on this.

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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

Originally Posted by MysterioMan007
I honestly didn't care for this. It had a cool premise, but I never once got scared because I didn't really like any of the characters and didn't care what happened to them. This was a 90-minute move that felt like 3 hours. While I didn't hate it, I won't be in any rush to rewatch it on video.
Saw this yesterday evening and I'll echo many of the points shared here.

While it's a strong film visually, it's difficult to be scared when there isn't a single likeable character in the entire film.

It starts off well-enough but dissipates into a fairly formulaic cursed object Horror film, containing a few interesting ideas that don't lead anywhere.

I'll also echo what DJariya mentioned that the physical violence in this film is effective and had many at my screening gasping.
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
It’s too bad this has such a lame, generic title. It sounds like an early 2000s romantic dramedy starring Mark Ruffalo and Laura Linney.
Kasi Lemmon's Petey Greene bio pic a few years back has this same title.

I found this movie very effective, and genuinely horrifying. As 90% of horror movies go the horror-comedy or horror-action route, I relish movies like this (or The Innocents, Bones and All) that commit to being horror-drama. The possessions are sights I won't forget for a long time, particularly the long shot of lead girl with her dilated eyes singing the French song. I can't help but wonder how the new Exorcist possession effects are going to compare to this.

The process of using the hand is reminiscent of creepypasta stories. I found the way the kids got into this very natural. As fantastical as the premise is, it feels like how such a thing would play out in real life.

Surprised by the overwhelming negative reviews here. This is one of the most "enjoyable" times I've had at the movies this year.
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

This is doing really well at the box office by A24 standards, looks like a 50% drop for weekend 2 when most horror flicks fall off >60%
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

Reading comments on reddit, a few people brought up the drug salvia, and the fad of kids filming their friends' insanely intense reactions after taking a hit. 100% that must have been the key inspiration for this movie.
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

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This is doing really well at the box office by A24 standards, looks like a 50% drop for weekend 2 when most horror flicks fall off >60%
Yea, itís already within A24ís top 10 domestic BO earners.
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen
Reading comments on reddit, a few people brought up the drug salvia, and the fad of kids filming their friends' insanely intense reactions after taking a hit. 100% that must have been the key inspiration for this movie.
Danny and Michael Philippou have spoken about their inspirations and influences for the film quite a bit:

https://www.dexerto.com/tv-movies/ho...to-me-2217380/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainmen...tors-1.6920297
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

This was pretty well made and enjoyable. Not sure I could explain it entirely, but thought it was effective.

Some of the self harm sequences were brutal.
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Re: Talk To Me (2023, D: Philippou) S: Wilde, Bird, Jensen, Dhanji, Otto

Is this going to pop up on streaming anytime soon? Looking for some decent October-fare ...
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Is this going to pop up on streaming anytime soon? Looking for some decent October-fare ...
Yes itís already out. For $6 rental.

For subscription streaming, no date or provider yet.

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