10.11.2007

The Lost Boys

Remember when the Coreys ruled the silver screen? Those were the golden years, I'll tell you. Before this happened...

They had featured roles in the cult classic, The Lost Boys. How's this for a tagline?

Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire.

Joel Schumacher (Flatliners, 1990) did a nice job with building suspense, making the setting (love the boardwalk here) a character and keeping the pace up. Filled with raucous vamps on choppers (who are led by an excellent Kiefer Sutherland) and the Frog brothers' methods of vampire extermination, this one is a guilty pleasure for me come the Halloween season.

We get 30 Days of Night next week, but prior to that I need to stop by the Santa Monica pier and commune with the Emerson brothers, then it's off to the Titty Twister for a couple of drinks with George and the boys.

This week we get another epic period piece (Elizabeth: The Golden Age) with what looks like an intriguing story and a solid cast. Cate Blanchette gives routinely excellent performances. I think she can stand up to Clive Owen more than capably in this one. Based on the trailers, it promises a little bit of everything--action and adventure, grand staging, melodrama, war and religion. Lots of potential here.

Do we have our first offering for the fall awards season? Please comment, if you take a look at it...

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