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…there is an interesting, defiantly pessimistic streak at the heart of Bachelorette that is never totally glossed over in spite of the film’s efforts to fit into a well-worn comedy mould. Each of the leads brings with them the echoes of their past roles and types, lending the reunion a deeper layer of reflection and regret that is wasted…Read more "THE MOST WASTED CAST EVER? – BACHELORETTE"
Even in 2015, Ghostbusters still feels like a reboot red line. In daring to cross it, the producers have invited the baying mob to their door and sent out a reassuringly cocky signal that they think they’re up to it. When the original cast and director re-teamed for Ghostbusters II in 1989, when ‘reboot’ meant restarting the C64, expectations were even higher.Read more "FIVE THINGS THE NEW GHOSTBUSTERS MOVIE COULD LEARN FROM GHOSTBUSTERS II"
Blumhouse Productions has been developing the Paranormal Activity template for eight years now and, though the studio boasts about the creative freedom afforded its directors, there is an obvious central playbook, a clear lineage running through the first Paranormal Activity, through Insidious and Sinister, to The Purge and the rest.Read more "DARK SKIES – Aliens in the Blumhouse"
I don’t work at C.E.X., have no affiliation, and hate waiting in their endless queues just as much as you do. But I do stand in them often, dropping by my local Kingsland branch at least twice a month and picking a few titles out of the cast-off chaos, be they blockbusters I feel obliged to watch, comedies I missed, films to revisit but not own, or something that just looked too strange not to buy. The only rule for this blog is that the starting point for every post will be one of those titles, bought for £5 or less…Read more "the joy of CEX"