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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is the unmissable summer blockbuster of 2014

In 2011, the thought of rebooting Planet of the Apes seemed foolish. Then Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out, and blew audiences away. As a result, expectations were high for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the follow up to 2011’s successful venture. The results are remarkable, as Dawn offers not only a brilliant summer blockbuster, but also an emotionally powerful testimony to the nature of war and humility.

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The 2000’s: A Vital Decade in Horror Cinema (pt 2)

  Special Mention: The Fake Trailers from Grindhouse (2007, USA): The four fake trailers featured in the otherwise disappointing Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino double-feature: Machete by Robert Rodriguez, Werewolf Women of the SS by Rob Zombie, Thanksgiving by Eli Roth and Don’t by Edgar Wright-are all very entertaining trips down horror/exploitation film memory lane and are …

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‘Headhunters’ not only merits a remake, it’s all but inevitable.

Headhunters  Directed by Morten Tyldum Written by Lars Gudmestad, Jo Nesbø, and Ulf Ryberg Norway, 2011 While American politicians abjectly deride the Scandinavians for being ‘pinko commies’, Hollywood has been taking notice of their considerable cinematic talent, finding every opportunity to import some of their best films for American remakes. David Fincher’s The Girl with …

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‘Let Me In’ vs. ‘Let The Right One In’

Let Me In Directed by Matt Reeves vs. Let The Right One In Directed by Tomas Alfredson Even in a pop culture landscape littered with the bloodthirsty undead, Let The Right One In stood out as a poignant coming of age story as well as a bone-chilling horror film. The haunting mediation on the difficult …

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Best Films of 2010 – part 3

#10 – Let Me In Directed by Matt Reeves Based on the best-selling Swedish novel “Let The Right One In” by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and the highly-acclaimed film of the same name, Let Me In is a haunting, provocative thriller and in many ways is better than the original. While originally pegged as their own …

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54th BFI London Film Festival – “Let Me In” is brittle and snaps in its final movements

“Where Let The Right One In was beguiling, Let Me In is brittle and snaps in its final movements, but Reeves cast and crew have talent to spare and one hopes that they stalk fresher prey the next time round.” Let Me In Directed by Matt Reeves A palpable roar of disapproval was emitted from …

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‘Let Me In’ vs. ‘Let The Right One In’

Let Me In Directed by Matt Reeves vs. Let The Right One In Directed by Tomas Alfredson Even in a pop culture landscape littered with the bloodthirsty undead, Let The Right One In stood out as a poignant coming of age story as well as a bone-chilling horror film. The haunting mediation on the difficult …

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