Video Show: Mystery Madness
Mysteries are awesome! And who’s better suited to examine the wonderful, the terrible, and the adequate of the movie mystery genre than a teenager with nerdy glasses and substandard editing software? …Many people, probably, but enjoy the show anyway!
Full of Questions takes a look at one of her favorite Christmas specials ever.
Full of Questions lists the 4 reasons why Most Evil, a Discovery show hosted by forensic psychologist Michael Stone, doesn’t use the greatest methods to determine that John Wayne Gacy was more evil than Jim Jones.
Full of Questions takes a look at The Sixth Sense, where Bruce Willis stalks a very precocious Haley Joel Osment, who has one of the most ridiculously quoted movie lines ever.
A group of religious people freak out when a curse spreads around that causes people to be killed by dopplegangers of themselves. Oh, the sucky things America’s Next Top Model helped me discover…
Full of Questions looks at the long running series of novels about four kids named Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny who used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they solve mysteries and are a huge source of nostalgia.
In this schlocky horror film, Hilary Swank travels to the Louisiana bayou to investigate a series of events that seem to resemble the ten plagues as described in the Book of Exodus, and gets stalked by AnnaSophia Robb, who might be devil spawn.
Yulia showcases her favorite mystery novel of all time: Daniel Hecht’s Puppets, the prequel to Skull Session, and a grossly underrated tale about a serial killer who hangs his victims like marionettes on the wall… and it has some stuff about illegal government experiments, too.
UPDATED Dec. 9, 2012 with commentary from Full of Questions!
Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard adopt a little Russian girl (Hunger Games‘s Clove) who seems sweet and innocent, but soon she’s killing small animals, dropping F bombs, and seducing her adoptive father. Luckily, it’s all explained away by an utterly bonkers twist ending.
It’s the first video Yulia (the artist formerly known as Full of Questions) ever posted online, where she debunked misconceptions that a lot of people have about the Sherlock Holmes books, while wearing a silly hat. Now including a brand-new audio commentary!
The story of a priest-in-training who, after beating a woman to death (hey, she was a witch), is forced to spend three days praying over her body… but she’s not quite dead.
Stretching the definition of “mystery”, Full of Questions looks at the first feature film from director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, The Fountain). In a complex plot involving a lot of shaky-cam and hip-hop montages, Max Cohen (Sean Gulette) works to discover a number and uncover the truth about why the people he encounters would kill to get it.
Your host Full of Questions lists her favorite Sherlock Holmes short stories from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with almost no spoilers! …At least, no spoilers that someone not living under a rock wouldn’t know. But what will Sursum Ursa think of this?
The kickoff for a trilogy, it stars Andrew Garfield as a journalist who decides to examine a possible connection between the disappearances of three young girls. What he finds is far more sinister than he ever expected. It’s a criminally underrated story of corruption, murder, and steamy sex in 1970s West Yorkshire that’s quite a gripping tale, assuming you can understand what’s being said.
Flash back to when Lindsay Lohan wasn’t a washed-up 26 year old, with a Disney Channel Original Movie where she plays Lexy Gold, who despite the name, is not a stripper. Instead, she’s a prep school fashion queen who solves a mystery with the help of best friend Brenda Song.
Morgan Freeman reprises his Kiss the Girls role as retired D.C. detective Alex Cross, who’s lured back into action when a senator’s daughter is kidnapped. He teams up with a Secret Service agent (Monica Potter) and the two spend most of the film trying to out-bland each other. FoQ explains how the movie is nowhere near as smart as the book, yet still enjoyably dumb.
It’s a mostly spoiler-free retrospective of the 13-episode murder mystery series Harper’s Island. The show was suspenseful despite being a somewhat clichéd tale of a large cast of characters who get killed off one by one, but does it hold up for a second viewing on DVD?
Shia LaBeouf is teenager Stanley Yelnats (geddit?), who’s falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to a concentration camp juvenile detention camp where the kids are forced to dig holes each day. Meanwhile, in flashback, we learn how Stanley’s entire family was cursed by Eartha Kitt, and how Patricia Arquette was a notorious bandit back in the 1800s.
In case you ever wanted to know what Se7en was like as a dull paranormal thriller with Harvey Dent as an FBI agent, Gandhi as a telepathic serial killer, and no intelligence whatsoever, just check out this review of Suspect
Full of Questions proves she’s no sloth by providing snobby analysis of one of her favorite mystery movies ever: David Fincher’s Se7en starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman as two cops on the trail of a serial killer (Kevin Spacey), who murders people according to a fun, seven deadly sins-related theme!
After you watch this review, you’ll need to show it to someone else. Otherwise, Full of Questions won’t be popular, and you’ll die in six days because she wants to one-up Samara.