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A horde of upper class, entitled, ne’er do well twenty somethings look to break into the home of Ethan Hawke and Lena Heady in the The Purge. The film attempts to unravel its twists and turns slowly, but things turn to predictable and familiar faster than the story moves, with underwhelming action sequences and any horror and tension getting lost in this uninspiring home invasion tale. (more…)
Here is the latest edition of Dead Air: The Liberal Dead Podcast where host Jeff Konopka and myself discuss everything related to The Purge, the new Ethan Hawke home invasion flick. The link is embedded below where you can stream online or downloaded it through multiple platforms to your MP3 device of choice.
Enjoy! It`s likely more fun than the movie itself!
Starring Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Michael Hall D’Addario, Clare Foley, Fred Dalton Thompson and James Ransone
Written by C. Robert Cargill and Scott Derrickson
Directed by Scott Derrickson
In theaters this weekend from Alliance Films, just in time for Halloween, we get the newest horror title from director Scott Derrickson, the director of the Exorcism of Emily Rose. With the mainly lackluster theatrical year we have had to date for the horror genre, Cabin in the Woods withstanding, the real question is can Sinister deliver where others this year have failed? And can one of us, online film Critic C. Robert Cargill, aka Ain’t it Cool News’ Massawrym, really write a film that lives up to the hype?