Saturday, February 6, 2010

Movie & TV Spot

TV Spot - Fringe

If you haven’t picked up this show yet, you are missing something awesome. Think X-Files, only missing the melodrama. This show excels at moving the plot forward on a weekly basis rather than leaving us hanging. Last night was one of the best episodes so far. Things became really bizarre as the alternate reality merged with our reality. Looking forward to next week!

Movie Review - The Burrowers

Summary from IMDB:

It is 1879 in the Dakota Territories. A handful of brave pioneers maintain isolated settlements in the badlands beyond civilization. Irish Immigrant Fergus Coffey is near to winning the hand of his beloved Maryanne when she is suddenly taken from him, her family brutally abducted in a nighttime attack on their homestead. Suspicion falls immediately on hostile Indians. Experienced Indian fighters Will Parcher and John Clay form a posse and set out to rescue the kidnapped settlers, taking along a naïve teenager hoping to prove himself a man, an ex-slave looking to find his place in the world and their ranch-hand, Coffey. But as men vanish in the night and horrific evidence accumulates with the dead and dying, the group discovers that their prey is far more terrifying than anything human, and their prospects are far more terrible than death.

This one surprised me! It’s a great, slow burn rather than a fast-paced movie. It built up atmosphere and dread with every step. The acting was very good (biggest name is Clancy Brown) and the cinematography was superb. I really enjoyed the overall tone and pacing of the film. It’s a great western with an X-Files-like horror story added into the mix.

If you’re into movies that build atmosphere as opposed to cheap scares and buckets of red sauce, then this is the movie for you!


ediFanoB said...

Now I know why I The Burrowers is unknown to me. The film was not released in theaters in Europe. In April the DVD will be released in Germany.
Western combined with horror/thriller is an unusual mix. Nevertheless it sounds good. Watch the trailer on youtube

Jemi Fraser said...

I was out at a local basketball tournament & forgot to tape Fringe! Stress :(

It really is a great show - very well done.

The Old Silly said...

Thanks for the review. I like an occasional slow burn. (wink)

Marvin D Wilson

Helen Ginger said...

I hadn't heard of this movie. I will look for it since blood and guts is definitely not my type of movie.

Straight From Hel

Anonymous said...

I've not heard of this one but now I'm definitely going to have to check it out. Thanks for the review.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jemi, Fringe rocks!

And I just happened upon this little gem of a movie. There are some gory moments, but it doesn't focus on it. Definitely worth checking out, especially if you enjoy westerns.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Not into westerns, but I do like the X-Files! Will look for this movie.

Leigh Russell said...

I don't know this one either.
Is your book out yet? I wasn't sure if it was fall 2009 or 2010. Nothing is as exciting as the launch of your first book! Congratulations.