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Films released in UK Cinemas today

Posted by LiveFor on February 26, 2010

Capitalism: A Love Story (12A)Check out our review

Crazies, The (15)Check out our review

Everybody’s Fine (12A)Check out our review

Extraordinary Measures (PG)

Freestyle (12A)

From Paris With Love (15)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (U)

Leap Year (PG)

Micmacs (12A) Check out our review

She, A Chinese (18)

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The Crazies, 2010 – Movie Review. Glasgow Film Festival

Posted by LiveFor on February 25, 2010

Director: Breck Eisner
Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell
Released: February 26th 2010

This review by Richard Bodsworth

The Hollywood production line continues to churn out remakes of old horror films, this months outing is a reimagining of George A. Romero’s 1973 The Crazies…

When a small town is plagued by a mysterious virus, the military are called in to control the infected citizens. Sherriff David Dutton and his nurse wife Judy attempt to make their way to a safe place while dodging their crazy neighbours and the military with their shoot on sight policy.

Before we have even settled in to our seats the first ‘incident’ occurs on the town baseball field, a local man shot dead by Sherriff Timothy Olyphant. What follows is a slow building creep crawl as more of the town members begin to be struck down by the virus. Some nice, tense scenes including one which features a combine harvester create some solid tension before the military intervene, declaring martial law on the town. This is where the film switches to the predictable formula that we have been accustomed to for the past few years. You know exactly what to expect in each scene, where each ‘crazy’ is, what the outcome will be, all of this accompanied with a slow pull out and pan with accompanying screeching music. Eisner manages to botch some major set pieces with the technique, and by the time he fails to capitalise on what could have been an all so terrifying car wash sequence, you know this isn’t moving far out of mediocre territory. The crazies themselves are weak; except a Joker-esque laughing Crazy and another scraping a pitchfork across the ground, the rest are dull, veiny faced Madonna lookers.

You do have to credit Eisner however, as he manages to avoid the ‘torture-porn’ route, but you do wonder if a gore-fest may have been more fun than an attempted nerve shredded from the man who brought us Sahara. Romero films have always been signalled out as having underlying political themes and in his original he touched on the idea of surveillance but you’d be scraping the barrel trying to find such stuff in this version. I sincerely hope that the line, “The Crazies are loose!” was an attempt at embracing its B movie origins, if not it deserves a lower rating!

Verdict: **

While there may be enough to satisfy a few, it’s not quite the fun many had expected leaving us another by the book horror remake.

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Flash Gordon – Breck Eisner talks remake in 3D

Posted by LiveFor on February 19, 2010

The original Flash Gordon comic strip is just beautiful and the Buster Crabbe version reminds me of being a kid. I also love the 80’s version with Brian Blessed booming “Gordon’s Alive!” The recent TV show does not exist in my mind. News of another version of Flash has been on my radar for a while and now director Breck Eisner (The Crazies) has been chatting about it to Sci-Fi Wire.

“It’s a movie that is in no way a remake or a re-imagining or a reboot of the ’80s version or the serial version,”
said Eisner. “No Queen [music]. It is not camp in any way. We’re going back to the original Alex Raymond [comic strip] scripts and imagining if he were living today, what would those strips be like?”

“Flash Gordon is a movie I’ve been pursuing for years, and I finally was able to orchestrate it going to Sony from Hearst,” Eisner said.

“We hired writers a year ago. I’ve been breaking story with them since I wrapped post on [The Crazies]. We’ve got an awesome, very long-form outline that they’re now executing a script off of, which I should have in two months or so to the studio.”

“It will definitely be in 3-D, unless they come out with 4-D before then,”

“It’s a very expensive movie,” admits Eisner. “Do they have and do they want to spend the kind of money it’s going to take to pull this thing off?”

It does sound as if this is the film Eisner really wants to make. “It’s one that I will be passionate enough about forever and will hope to be able to make,” says Eisner. “It’s action, it’s adventure, it’s intense, it’s dynamic. It’s a strong central character who goes on a dynamic journey. It should be a really amazing movie if we can get it made.”

Eisner’s The Crazies is out on 26th February.

Do you want to see a new Flash Gordon? Who could play Flash and Ming?

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The Crazies – UK Quad Poster

Posted by LiveFor on February 15, 2010

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The Crazies – Clip – Where’s Dad?

Posted by LiveFor on February 11, 2010

Imagine living in a small town where everything is safe and happyuntil suddenly it isnt. Imagine your friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane. In a terrifying tale of the American Dream gone horribly wrong, four friends find themselves trapped in their hometown in The Crazies, a reinvention of the George Romero classic directed by Breck Eisner

David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant) is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens. But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, ready to kill. Another man burns down his own houseafter locking his wife and young son in a closet inside. Within days, the town has transformed into a sickening asylum; people who days ago lived quiet, unremarkable lives have now become depraved, blood-thirsty killers, hiding in the darkness with guns and knives. Sheriff Dutten tries to make sense of whats happening as the horrific, nonsensical violence escalates. Something is infecting the citizens of Ogden Marshwith insanity.

Now complete anarchy reigns as one by one the townsfolk succumb to an unknown toxin and turn sadistically violent. In an effort to keep the madness contained, the government uses deadly force to close off all access and wont let anyone in or out even those uninfected. The few still sane find themselves trapped: Sheriff Dutten; his pregnant wife, Judy (Radha Mitchell); Becca (Danielle Panabaker), an assistant at the medical center; and Russell (Joe Anderson), Duttens deputy and right-hand man. Forced to band together, an ordinary night becomes a horrifying struggle for survival as they do their best to get out of town alive.

Due out on 26th February.

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The Crazies TV Spot – Going Crazy

Posted by LiveFor on February 9, 2010

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The Crazies – TV Spot – Something is Changing

Posted by LiveFor on January 29, 2010

Should hopefully be getting a review for this soon as LFF reporter / reviewer, Richard Bodsworth, has got a press pass to see it at the Glasgow Film Festival in a couple of weeks.

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2010 Trailer Mashup

Posted by LiveFor on January 17, 2010


How good was that.

Music by Two steps from hell- Protectors of the Earth
Trailers used
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Clash of the titans
Cop out
Green Zone
Prince of Persia
Inception
Iron man 2
Kick Ass
Robin Hood
Salt
Takers
The Karate Kid
The Book of Eli
The Crazies
The Last Airbender

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The Crazies – New trailer

Posted by LiveFor on January 14, 2010

David Dutten is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens. But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, ready to kill. Another man burns down his own house-after locking his wife and young son in a closet inside. Within days, the town has transformed into a sickening asylum; people who days ago lived quiet, unremarkable lives have now become depraved, blood-thirsty killers, hiding in the darkness with guns and knives. Sheriff Dutten tries to make sense of what’s happening as the horrific, nonsensical violence escalates. Something is infecting the citizens of Ogden Marsh with insanity. Now complete anarchy reigns as one by one the townsfolk succumb to an unknown toxin and turn sadistically violent. In an effort to keep the madness contained, the government uses deadly force to close off all access and won’t let anyone in or out – even those uninfected. The few still sane find themselves trapped: Sheriff Dutten; his pregnant wife, Judy; Becca, an assistant at the medical center; and Russell, Dutten’s deputy and right-hand man. Forced to band together, an ordinary night becomes a horrifying struggle for survival as they do their best to get out of town alive

The Crazies is directed by Breck Eisner and stars Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson and Joe Reegan. It is out next month in the US.

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The Crazies – New poster

Posted by LiveFor on January 12, 2010

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