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Boiler Plate Weekend: Granier-Deferre’s Familiar, Forgettable Getaway
Inappropriate lovers contending with a criminal while trapped in an isolated locale is hardly an original premise on its own and Christophe Granier-Deferre’s directorial debut, Dirty Weekend, doesn’t supply the necessary energy to make up for its familiarity. Bypassing a theatrical release altogether, even its title has been subjected to reconsideration, initially titled Le Weekend (snagged by Roger Michell for his 2013 film), Neil Labute’s Alice Eve/Matthew Broderick vehicle will most likely superimpose Granier-Deferre’s alternate, as well. Rudimentary, predictable, and sometimes a bit forced in its bid for a comedic affect, you’ll see every narrative twist and turn miles before they land.
Arriving in Normandy from England for a weekend getaway, Mike’s (Jamie Palmer) actions seem immediately suspicious, finagling a car rental with cash rather than a credit card. He’s a married teacher that’s »
- Nicholas Bell
Spotted those shiny boxed horror movies in your local Tesco? Craig's watched them. All of them.
There's a certain type of horror film fan who enjoys a challenge. Perhaps they like a sense of adventure with their films. Perhaps there's also an element of gambling. It starts small. Low odds. For example, they might buy a boxset of the Alien Quadrilogy. Four seemingly reasonable films but there's an element of both chance and endurance. Can you sit through nearly eight hours of Alien films? And, if you can, how many of them will you like? Eventually not only does the thrill become harder to chase as the product's effect gets weaker (anyone who's bought Hellraiser boxsets will know the rules of diminishing returns) but there are only a finite number of franchises in the world and the hardened need to find new, strange ways of getting their kicks.
So bear with me. »
He was Patrick Troughton in An Adventure in Space and Time, he has worked with the director of Series 8′s first two episodes, he’s also staring alongside Alex Kingston and Noel Clarke in upcoming ITV crime drama Chasing Shadows and worked with Jon Pertwee’s son Sean in the horror comedy The Cottage. Yet somehow this
3 items from 2014
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