Movie Review: THE PURGE

THE PURGE movie poster | ©2013 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Rhys Wakefield, Tony Oller Writer: James DeMonaco Director: James DeMonaco Distributor: Universal Release Date: June 7, 2013 Harking back to the independently-made science fiction and horror films of the Sixties and Seventies, THE PURGE takes place in a dystopian near-future (2022) where the government maintains control and order via draconian means. At first, in writer/director James DeMonaco’s vision, all seems well in America. The jobless rate is down to one percent, crime is down, the economy is thriving. The government credits this to “The Purge,” a twelve-hour […]Read On »

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Interview: STRAW DOGS composer Larry Groupe takes aim at the Peckinpah classic

Composer Larry Groupe | © 2011 Larry Groupe

We might primally root for him to take down a bunch of barbaric English yahoos. Yet as Sam Peckinpah’s violent parable STRAW DOGS more than pointed out in 1972, there’s little glory to be had by a seeming milquetoast in the middle of a home invasion. You could imagine the same reaction of a composer tasked with re-scoring the action that Jerry Fielding so memorably wrote for that iconic picture. But like the broken-spectacled mathematician who proves himself a he-man in the face of impossible odds, Larry Groupé weathers the potential brickbats, boiling oil and bullet to successfully score his […]Read On »

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Movie Review: STRAW DOGS

STRAW DOGS movie poster | ©2011 Screen Gems

Stars: James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgard, James Woods, Dominic Purcell, Laz Alonso, Willa Holland, Walton Goggins, Drew Powell, Rhys Coiro, Billy Lush Writer: Rod Lurie, based on the screenplay by David Zelag Goodman and Sam Peckinpah, based on the novel THE SIEGE AT TRENCHER’S FARM by Gordon Williams Director: Rod Lurie Distributor: Screen Gems Release Date: September 16, 2011 In 1971, director/co-screenwriter Sam Peckinpah made a heavily controversial splash with STRAW DOGS, an adaptation of the Gordon Williams novel THE SIEGE AT TRENCHER’S FARM. Dustin Hoffman starred as an American academician who moves to a rural village in England […]Read On »

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