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After his first, and very popular, top ten for Blogomatic3000 on virus outbreaks in the movies, author and critic Kim Newman is back once again with and all-new Top 10 inspired by the eminent release of the awesome comedy horror Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, which hits stores next week…
The clever joke at the heart of the witty horror comedy Tucker and Dale vs Evil is that college kids who go camping in the backwoods have seen so many movies about degenerate, inbred killer hillbillies they’re terrified even of basically sweet-natured, if ill-groomed folks like the eponymous duo played by Tyler Lebine and Alan Tudyk. In truth, the American cinema hasn’t been especially enlightened in its depiction of the rural poor of the Appalachians and other mountainous backwoods regions, but it hasn’t presented quite as overwhelmingly negative a vision as you might think.
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There are several things that immediately jump out in the trailer for Main Street, the late Horton Foote’s last screenplay. One, Orlando Bloom’s mustache. Let’s just say Sam Elliott’s soup-strainer has nothing to worry about. Two, Colin Firth is just as charming with a Tobacco Road accent. And three, why is a movie with all these stars premiering On Demand more than a month (Aug. 5) before it shows up in theaters (Sept. 9)? The film, directed by newcomer John Doyle and shot in 2009, tells the story of a run-down North Carolina city that gets a boost when »
- Jeff Labrecque
2 items from 2011
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