Following in the footsteps of space horrors Event Horizon and Sunshine, Pandorum follows the story of a man called Bower having woken from a long statis aboard the massive space hulk “Elysium”. The character Bower is played by Ben Foster of X-Men: The Last Stand fame, but has shown off his acting skills much more notably as the horribly efficient Charlie Prince in the 3:10 to Yuma remake with Christian Bale and Russell Crowe. In this he plays an adequate lead in a role where only fragments of Bower’s past are evident to him at the outset. That, too, is an effect of “Pandorum” – a psychological condition caused by extended stasis in space travel, the symptoms of which include paranoia, madness, violence and extreme hallucinations.
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I’ve been listening to the excellent Dark City Director’s Cut commentaries and found this trailer of the new movie by Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City, I,Robot) starring Rose Byrne (Sunshine, 28 Weeks Later, Damages) and Nick Cage (needs no introduction):
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Danny Boyle hasn’t made a hundred films and he doesn’t need to. Every film he has made has been special and though some are better than others, it is obvious that the man has a lot of talent. With Slumdog Millionaire causing a stir, I take a look at both Slumdog and his previous works.
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I’ll sum up Slumdog Millionaire for you – Danny Boyle’s vibrant Mumbai masterpiece that leaves you feeling breathless. Does that sound a little corny? possibly… but that’s how I felt when I came out of the cinema in a flock of happy folk who I was sure felt the same.
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Finally Danny Boyle is getting the recognition he deserves (again). Slumdog Millionaire, his brand new film (out today here in the UK) is considered by many to be a return to form – back to his glory days of Trainspotting. For me though, Danny Boyle never left. 28 Days Later alone is a highly-emulated and generally respected piece in its genre, which can’t be easy when you’re doing horror, which is very rarely seen as anything but gory exploitative trash.
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Tagged 28 days later, 28 weeks later, a life less ordinary, adam hills, Anil Kapoor, australia, danny boyle, dev patal, dylan moran, Jamal Malik, Loveleen Tandan, Prem Kumar, Saurabh Shukla, Sergeant Srinivas, shallow grave, Simon Beaufoy, skins, slumdog millionaire, sunshine, the beach, trainspotting, Vikas Swarup