Wednesday, March 12, 2008
This Friday I’m on producer duty again on Cinemascape. The show features reviews of Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park, the space travel documentary In the Shadow of the Moon and my thoughts on the latest Hollywood remake of a J Horror classic The Eye. Despite the best efforts of Jessica Alba and some striking visuals, The Eye is a pointless, almost carbon copy of the Pang Brothers excellent original, that is derailed by a few ridiculous changes to the plot and some terrible narration. Where the Pang's film featured a sombre downbeat denouement that left the audience shattered after a massive calamity; the anodyne Hollywood happy ending that directors David Moreau and Xavier Palud have given us destroys any of the creepy effect that the film may have had. A shame as by all accounts their debut feature ILS is one to watch. Something was definitely lost in translation. Tune in to Eastside 89.7 FM at 6pm.