Sunday, 3 February 2013

this week on 100 Films

Firstly, the UK TV premiere of Duncan Jones' second film, Source Code, is on Channel 4 tonight at 9pm. It's rather good, and my archive review (new to the new blog) is at the end of this post. You could just scroll to it, or you could keep reading...

Secondly, it's February, which means the new-look update for January is available to read. I've revamped it to make it more interesting (I hope), including a Top 5 list to debate and discuss (not that anyone has), so do take a look.

Thirdly, in the last week I announced a new challenge for myself. Full details at the link, of course.

Fourthly, just one new review was published to 100 Films in a Year this week...

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)

The film finds itself with a 12 certificate in the UK, and that age might be the perfect target audience. There’s dinosaurs and mummies, car chases and fireballs, derring do brushing up against irreverent humour, and even some boobies.

Read more here.

And finally, new to the new blog...

Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009)

from the title and blatant Hammer Horror references, critics and viewers presumed they were set for a Shaun of the Dead-style ready-made-cult-classic horror homage. Instead, it takes widely recognised Hammer tropes and aims the rest of its content at a Nuts-reading audience.

Read more here.

Source Code (2011)

The efficiency of storytelling is to the credit of both Jones and screenwriter Ben Ripley: rather than emphasise the Groundhog Day element of the plot, he finds the bomb on his second trip and makes significant headway with each recurring one. All sorts of parts of that could have been stretched out, but rather than padding we’re left with something that’s quite taut.

Read more here.

More next Sunday.

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