Film review: FOOTLOOSE from Built for Speed

With its remake of 80’s teen flick Footloose, Hollywood continues to plunder the riches of Gen X nostalgia and Gen Y’s love of ironic retro cool.  The original 1984 film launched Kevin Bacon to stardom as a romantic lead only to see him subsequently playing sleazeballs and paedophiles. Careful not to tinker with a previously successful formula, the filmmakers have created

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Film review: THE THING from Built for Speed

Exploding in a fountain of gore at a cinema near you is the third version of sci fi horror classic The Thing.  This version, directed by Matthijs Heijningen and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton is actually a prequel to the 1982 John Carpenter film. Without dropping spoilers, fans of the ’82 film will be pleased to know that

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Film review: THE HUNTER from Built for Speed

The tense new Australian thriller The Hunter bears comparison with the George Clooney film from last year, The American.  Both movies have an austere yet engrossing atmosphere and feature professional hit men as a stranger-in-a-strange-land pursuing their quarry while they are themselves pursued. In The Hunter, though, the prey is a little out of the ordinary. Willem Defoe plays an

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What’s on Built for Speed: Friday 14th October 2011

This week on Built for Speed it’s back to the 80’s, well not quite.  We review two remakes of iconic 80’s movies: Footloose and The Thing. There’s also new music from Wilco from their epic album The Whole Love, Royal Headache and Urge Overkill.  Desperate to know which gigs to see in the upcoming week? Don’t worry we’ll tell you what’s out there. 

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