Welcome back! Well, to some of you, anyway. To the rest of you, glad you decided to stop by and I hope this humble column helps you navigate the stacks of new releases each week. My goal is to point you toward titles of interest and warn you away from those films that seek to do nothing but leech away your time and give you nothing in return.
Full disclosure: I have not seen many of these titles, and what follows are not necessarily reviews, but opinions based upon what I know of the titles I pluck from the new release lists I peruse. The opinions I give based on the new releases are my own, and my recommendations are based on my personal interest. In any case, I hope you enjoy and perhaps find something you like or a title to point me towards.
Now, there are weak weeks and there are weak weeks and this, my friend,is a weak week. As I looked over this week's list, I was amazed at just how few titles of interest there were. Seriously, it's a dead zone this week. That means this is a good week to catch up on those titles you may have missed.
[REC]. Ever heard of this one? Well, this is the Spanish movie that Hollywood got wind of while it was still in production, bought the script and then proceeded to make sure it did not make it overseas until after their remake had its run. The remake was released last fall and was called Quarantine. I have not seen the original, but from I understand, it is very nearly a shot for shot copy. The film is first person footage, not quite found footage (a la The Blair Witch Project), about a news crew tagging along with a fire company to a call at an apartment building. Inside the apartment something strange is going on — the tenants are turning into bloodthirsty, zombie-like things. I loved Quarantine, I hope to enjoy this as much.