Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Crazies (2010)

Elegant remake of Romero’s 1973 classic, throwing away the politics and concentrating on the central characters. Timothy Olyphant stars as a small-town sheriff (surprise) who is the first to realise what’s happening to the residents. As he’s married to Radha … Continue reading

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Near Dark (1987)

Near Dark was made in 1987 and reunited Bill Paxton with his Aliens co-stars Lance Henriksen and Jeanette Goldstein, as part of a family of modern-day vampires. Farm boy Adrian Pasdar finds himself mixed up with them as they travel … Continue reading

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The Town (2010)

After his stunning debut with Gone Baby Gone, Affleck returns with another portrayal of the Boston criminal class. This time it’s a combination of a glossy Michael Mann-style heist thriller and and a European police procedural, with Affleck as the … Continue reading

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Gone Baby Gone (2007)

  Gone Baby Gone is one of Dennis Lehane’s Boston-based detective novels featuring Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. It must have seemed a bit of a gift for Ben Affleck, making his directorial debut, to be able to use such … Continue reading

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Salt (2010)

Salt was apparently intended as a Tom Cruise vehicle, so it’s interesting to see what changes are made to accommodate¬† Jolie as his replacement. OK it’s relatively interesting. Salt is so scared of being boring that it shoehorns enough plot … Continue reading

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