Tag Archives: dreamscape

Rorshach’s Coming For You! ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ trailer hits!

28 Sep

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September 28th,2009–

And the horror remake parade continues. The ever ‘inventive’ Platinum Dunes just keeps the retreads coming. With Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th down, and a few of Craven’s earlier films in the bucket, Hollywood has finally turned its sights on Krueger. Which is too bad, because I was personally holding out for a Deadly Friend remake(note to lurking studio execs: that was sarcasm). Continue reading

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Trailer for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Lovely Bones’ finally arrives

5 Aug

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August 5th, 2009–

I read Alice Sebold’s odd and oddly touching novel The Lovely Bones a few years ago, while making daily trips on the Light Rail. It was an interesting and at times haunting read; simple, elegant prose and compelling imagery layered onto a human story. I enjoyed it very much but never quite understood the desire to make it a film. Peter Jackson is a great filmmaker and can bring some amazing visuals to the big screen (I even love King Kong) but he seemed like a far too literal minded director for this material.

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The trailer here suggests that I was wrong and that Jackson has found a way to take Sebold’s words and visualize them in his own way. Check out the otherworldly splendor and earthly heartache deep down in The Lovely Bones.