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The Cell

This is a sci-fi (or sci-med) adventure that owes a debt to Salvador Dalí and Hieronymous Bosch. The journey-to-the-center of the mind scenario is concocted by music video director Tarsem Singh, who drafts J.Lo (adroit as ever) in the lead. The two Vinces, Vaughn and D’Onofrio also show up, typically as an FBI agent (Peter Novak) and a serial killer (Carl Stargher). Psychotherapist Lopez can enter the mind of disturbed patients and is asked by Novak to probe the killer’s, who has hidden his latest hostage. Stargher’s mind is Singh’s special effects playground. Not a exceptional movie but absolutely gorgeous (and terrifying) to look at.