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Filmmaker and composer John Carpenter, who directed and scored Halloween, Escape From New York and Assault on Precinct 13, will put out another album of music this spring. The director, who has only previously made one film sequel (Escape From L.A.), has titled his follow-up to last year's icy collection of instrumentals, Lost Themes, Lost Themes II. It's due out April 15th.
Let's begin with a warning: There's a lot of silly dialogue in Colony. Good guys ask bad guys how they "slap on a suit and a smile and dick over their own kind." Teen bullies harass their classmates by warning, "No trading goes on without me getting my beak wet." A moody ex-fbi fugitive hunter, when pressed about his past, mumbles about being "good at finding people." And most regrettably, a black woman running bootleg pharmacies brags about how no one makes good insulin "except old Heloise."If you had high hopes that USA would follow up Mr. Robot with another stirring original drama, don't fret: The pilot's unconvincing script doesn't spell Colony's early doom. Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal have conjured an urban dystopia with promising similarities to genre contemporaries (from District 9 to Fear the Walking Dead) and thematic forebears (They Live, Escape from L.A. »
- Kenny Herzog
2 items from 2016
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