In Retrospect – Issue 2

A film guide for September 2011 including:

– Apollo 18
– Fright Night
– Shark Night 3D
– Melancholia
– Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
– Crazy, Stupid Love
– Friends With Benefits
– Drive

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A Lot of Re-Making Is About To Be Done

Over the past month, and still to come this September, we have already been made aware about the remakes of Conan The Barbarian, Fright Night, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, The Three Musketeers and Footloose. But today I read Shortlist‘s post on “20 films you probably didn’t know are getting remade” that took a real shine to my interests. If you’re a twenty-something like myself there’s a number of films that will excite you too, with a few childhood favourites in this re-make line-up, as well as some American classics and a couple of horrors, some of which do not need to be remade but others that have real potential to benefit from the latest technology.

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Film Review: Fright Night

(Read this in my publication In Retrospect – Issue 2)

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Fright Night, directed by Craig Gillespie, is a remake of the vampire-centered horror comedy of the same name, originally written and directed by Tom Holland in 1985.

Opening with the killing of an entire family on a secluded estate in Los Angeles, we are introduced to the provocative vampire Jerry (Colin Farrell), a 400-year-old killing machine who is the new neighbour of Charley (Anton Yelchin) and his mother Jane (Toni Collette). Former friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) has already figured out Jerry’s secret and attempts to warn Charley about his murderous neighbour.

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