Vacancy
A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film. Starring Luke Wilson, Kate Beckinsale, and directed by Nimrod Antal(Kontroll).

This films biggest weakness was Luke Wilson. In my opinion he can only play one character and that character must be directed by Wes Anderson. Wilson is now attempting a dramatic role in a horror thriller...everything about the guy was forced, over acted, and whiney.

Kate, although absolutely beautiful found no 3D character or drive except follow Luke around the entire movie doing as he says. Besides her role in Aviator, I have never really thought she was a great actress. But when comparing some of her roles to Underworld it is actually hard to believe how far away from a vampire she can really go.

About half way through the movie it seemed the story found a niche and I was actually really enjoying myself...on the edge of the seat hoping the director was going where I wasn't expecting. Luke and Kate were barricaded in their hotel room by the creepy masked men trying to figure out how they kept getting in. And believe me, the masks were creepy. The film was starting to redeem itself before ultimately falling short and nose diving into the dirt just as te climax subsided.

With ten minutes left, Kate is the last man standing. She walks over to Luke's very dead body...at this point I lean over to my buddy and say, "If freaking Luke Wilson is still alive I'm walking out that door". I will leave you guessing BUT I will say that I'm a man of my word.

Ultimately the movie has its moments of interest and cheap thrills but can't hold up against dry acting, redundancy, and poor planning on the writer and director's part.
Reviewed by: shea