Welcome back to Multiplex Retro, the place to revisit those films that you love or those that you hate. I'm still looking for suggestions so if you've got an old film you want to tell the world about because you love it so much or warn people off because it's really that bad, please leave me a comment and I'll add it to the list.
Based on Benjamin Mee’s autobiography, We Bought a Zoo traces the adventure that his family embarked on when he bought and renovated the ailing Dartmoor Wildlife Park. Given the Hollywood makeover, the film transports the story from Devon to California, with Matt Damon taking on the role of grieving widower who moves his family to a new home in the countryside which is itself home to a full-fledged zoo. In a move that is part mid-life crisis and part attempt to start anew, Benjamin sets out to revive and re-open the zoo with the help of Head Zookeeper Kelly Foster (Scarlett Johansson), ultimately hoping that the experience will bring his family closer together.
From the recent onslaught of found-footage films, it can be far too tempting to simply ignore the genre’s latest offerings. Though some gems continue to be found, The Devil Inside is proof once more that some footage should forever remain lost. Labelling itself as the film the Vatican does not want you to see (and, in case there was any confusion, the audience is duly informed that the Vatican did not endorse it or aid in its completion), The Devil Inside begins with a 911 emergency call from one Maria Rossi (Suzan Crowley), who confesses to the dispatcher that she has just slaughtered three people. Police footage from the crime scene then flickers on and we are given a tour of the brutal massacre. Just as it is established that the victims were all priests, and that one person had escaped from being strapped to a chair, the film delivers its first of many lacklustre ‘BOO’ moments.
An aspiring teen detective stumbles into her first real case, when investigating the mysterious new family in her neighborhood.
Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.