Though not as sharp as the original novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is nevertheless a diverting and empowering piece of fan-fiction.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies hits screens February 5th, but Dork Shelf and eOne Films are sending readers to advanced screenings in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Halifax, Winnipeg, and Edmonton!
This week Andrew Parker and Phil Brown take a look at the DVD/Blu-ray releases of Steven Soderbergh's male stripper saga Magic Mike, Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli's Chernobyl Diaries, and Timur Bekmambetov's inexplicably awesome Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Action packed, utterly hilarious, and sure to be divisive, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter balances thrills, outright silliness, and ludicrous revisionist history to create an experience where you'll either get the joke or you won't.
While definitely closer in tone to what director Tim Burton should be making with his vivid imagination, wit, and eye for detail, Dark Shadows shouldn’t be heralded as a comeback for the director just yet. The potential for this film to serve as a middle ground between the big haired auteur’s beloved Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice feels somewhat squandered by a lightweight script and a really terrible final 20 minutes.