I don’t know how I’m just hearing about The Purge now, because it’s a new concept in a genre that I love. Be sure to watch the preview after the break! I doubt you’ll be disappointed. Unless you hate horror. Then your loss. [Read more...]
The film follows a loosely connected group of individuals as we watch their experiences with love through a series of short films and connecting vignettes. The stories involve a just dumped boy who gets a last minute prom date, a composer and an assistant who bond through their many phone calls, a couple of strangers outside a restaurant, a confident and tad overzealous smoker trying to pick up a not so forth coming women, a pick pocket and a girl that catches his eye, an jeweler and his client, an long lived and nagging couple, an assumed one night stand deciding to meet again, an aging star revisiting an old hotel, a painter and his longed for muse, a video artist capturing people around town, and the bond between father and daughter even if no one believes they are related. [Read more...]
It’s hard to believe that there once was a time when vampires were not the subject of a multitude of TV shows and films. Heck, even Buffy had to mix it up and slay demons from time to time because the vampires did what they did best and lurked in the shadows. However, now that the slayer has been off the screen for the better part of a decade it appears that the vampires feel it is safe to roam free. Which leads us to Daybreakers.
Among the Twilight films and True Blood episodes it is hard to come up with a concept that seems original for this genre, but Daybreakers comes as close as we have in a while. It takes place in 2019, years after the majority of the world’s population has been turned to vampires. Though it seems most of these individuals welcomed this drastic life change, there are some who don’t see it as a gift. One such individual is Edward Dalton (yes, another vampire named Edward), a scientist who works for the company that hunts down and drains the remaining humans of their blood. Edward (Ethan Hawke) is the classic brooding vampire who hates what he is and feels horrible about what has been done to the human population. [Read more...]
The Spierig Brothers get a bit of money to work with and create a wonderfully realized world in which vampires make up the majority of the earth’s population and while things may get a bit corny and convenient at times the film remains entertaining and solid due to its great work from its three great lead actors.
The world is populated by vampires and the blood supply is running out. Humans have been harvested for years now and the vampires have been making countless attempts at creating a blood substitute to help sustain the population from turning into a nasty brand of vampires and eventually extinction. Our lead Edward is the chief scientist on creating the substitute and has a rare compassion towards the humans being hunted since he himself was not turned by choice; as many of the vampires of the time were. With the blood supply about to run out and rationing causing the population to begin to act quite crazy Edward gets in a near accident with a group of humans and is recruited by them to help their cause. Their cause revolves around a human, Elvis, that claims to once have been a vampire and the prospect of changing back is quite enticing to Edward and his cause to help replenish the human race.
Now the first half hour of this movie is great. The Spierig Bros. do a great job at introducing and creating this world where only vampires rule. [Read more...]
Sidney Lumet’s new film is an interesting take on the crime drama, by taking a small simple crime and examining the consequences of what can happen if everything went wrong. The movie is a very intimate look into the lives of everyone involved and can be even more intimate than most crime films due to the interconnections between all the characters we focus on. [Read more...]