8:00 PM, 7th May, 2010
If you like horror, mystery, spine tingling chills and werewolves then The Wolfman is for you. A star-studded cast comes together to bring this classic tale of lycanthropy to life as never before.
In the village of Blackmoor, England during the Victorian era the Talbot family has a dark secret. Lawrence Talbot (Del Toro), estranged son of Sir John (Hopkins), returns reluctantly to the family estate when his brother vanishes. Soon he is persuaded by his brother’s fiancée Gwen (Blunt) to help her find her missing love.
On returning to the family seat, Talbot learns that something huge, strong and bloodthirsty has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline (Weaving) has come to investigate. As Talbot sets out to find his brother and discover what is killing the villagers, he becomes aware that a horrifying destiny is in store for him; one which he tried to escape by fleeing the family home decades earlier.
9:57 PM, 7th May, 2010
Most of us have never lived in a world without the blockbuster movie. Whether it be humming the theme to Ghostbusters whilst lining up at the cinema, quoting “Pop Quiz” after seeing Speed, wallowing in despair until the next Harry Potter comes out or dribbling feverishly over shiny vampires in Twilight, we’ve all fallen under their spell at some point. The hype, the inflated expectations, the mass marketing from studios hoping to get everyone to see it on opening weekend before word spreads on how shite it actually is, not to mention the usually inferior sequels. It’s now undoubtedly a part of our modern culture.
Well, for better or worse, this is the movie that pretty much started it all. Jaws was the (Northern) summer must-see flick of 1975, and it forever changed the way movies were marketed.
However, Jaws does stand out as a quality example of the blockbuster. It had Steven Spielberg directing when he was much younger and willing to take more risks. It had a great trio of actors in Dreyfuss, Scheider and Shaw. And, of course, there’s THAT haunting theme – hummed by many a child as they swim at the beach.
If you haven’t seen this film on the big screen, then you really haven’t seen it. If you’ve never seen it at all, then it should be experienced first on the big screen. It’s suspenseful, it’s thrilling, it’s funny and it’s a must-see even today. Screw Transformers 2, this is what event cinema should really be about!