It's been a while since I've posted anything of length here and for that I apologise. It's not that I've been idle this last week or so, rather I've been watching films and DVDs and Blu-Rays, interviewing directors and doing things I can't talk about just yet. Press screenings for the London Film Festival have begun, Raindance is upon us and soon the BAFTA torrent will begin in earnest.
For the record, this is a snapshot of some of my recent, work-related viewing:
Quarantine — a good horror remake
Import/Export — grim but absorbing
Eagle Eye — headache inducing
Taken — mindless action
The Broken — pretentious
Army Of Darkness (BR)
Jerry Maguire (BR)
Reservoir Dogs: Special Edition (BR)
The Messengers (BR)
District 13 (BR)
Cinema 16: World Shorts (DVD)
Black Emanuelle (DVD)
Emanuelle In Bangkok (DVD)
And yes, I did have to watch a pair of Black Emanuelle films for work. It's tough, I know.
Elsewhere, the latest trailer for The Spirit gives more of a sense of what Frank Miller's got in store for us...
... while the new trailer for The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button looks just stunning.
I've noticed, too, that the Alice cast members are slowly being unveiled one by one, with Variety revealing Michael Sheen's presence today, and Matt Lucas confirming his participation on Friday's Jonathan Ross. Expect a few more...