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Welcome back to Thn’s 2013 Preview. With awards season long gone, we enter the realms of silliness and big budget boobery. From CG zombies to 3D posties, prepare for some escapist nonsense of the most wonderful kind.

Friday 3rd May

As Tom Lehrer once said, ‘Spring is here, suffering is here.’ Never has that been more evident than with the release of Neil Jordan’s Byzantium, the tragic tale of a mother and daughter who live a life of violence and terror in a run-down seaside town. Mainly because they’re vampires. Yes, this is Jordan’s return to Der Vampir after his 1994 smash Interview With The Vampire. However, unlike that bodice-ripping romp, Byzantium is a much more sombre affair and early reviews haven’t been kind. But with a stellar cast including Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Johnny Lee Miller and Sam Riley, plus the ever reliable Jordan running the show, »

- John Sharp

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