The Messengers ★½ 2007 (PG-13)
Hong Kong filmmakers, the Pang brothers, go Americana with a derivative haunted farmhouse tale. The Solomon family moves onto a dilapidated North Dakota farm (the previous owners were slaughtered) in a lastditch effort to forestall personal and economic ruin. No one believes sullen teenager Jess (Stewart), who thinks the place has some bad juju, and only toddler Ben (the Turner twins) can see the ghosts skittering around. Dull rather than ominous. 84m/C DVD, Blu-ray Disc, HD DVD . US Kristen Stewart, Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller, John Corbett, Evan Turner, Theodore Turner, Dustin Milligan; D: Danny Pang, Oxide Pang; W: Mark Wheaton; C: David Geddes; M: Joseph LoDuca.