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March 4, 2008




The first movie I'm really excited about in 2008 is Doomsday [official site], the new movie by Neil Marshall. This is the same guy who did The Descent from 2006, one of the coolest movies I've seen in years.

Marshall likes to create tough female characters who fight through really dangerous situations with guts and brawn. They're also smokin' hot. He uses only two of the Descent posse in Doomsday, but also brings in Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell, and Rhona Mitra (from "The Practice") as the primary ass-kicker.

I don't know much about the story except what's in the trailer, but more or less: a deadly virus has been quarantined in the northern-most part of the UK--there's a wall cutting off the island at around Newcastle, and all the infected people are kept to the north of it. Then years later something happens, the virus starts infecting people again, and Rhona Mitra has to go up to Scotland to try to find a cure among the abandoned people up there who have devolved into heavily-tattooed lawless metal fans, swarming all over Glasgow and setting things on fire.

Overall, it looks like a combination of Escape From New York, Mad Max, and that opening rave scene from Blade.

If it weren't written and directed by Neil Marshall, this movie could be in danger of hokeyness, but I think he does great stuff. It comes out March 14.

categories: Movies
posted by amy at 10:51 PM | #

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It seems ironic that you like sexploitative movies about bitches kickin' ass, but then don't like Hillary Clinton. Maybe if she traded her pantsuits for a sports bra and a leather miniskirt, and started throwing real, rather than metaphorical, knives at Barack.

Posted by: T-Rock at March 6, 2008 11:13 AM

Yeah, I think the only thing that would get me really enthused about Hillary at this point would be if she actually started killing people.

Posted by: amy at March 7, 2008 11:35 AM

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