There are films that are intended to be midnight movies from the very beginning, appealing to the “cult movie” or “b movie” crowd starting with the opening title and first scene. Dylan Dog: Dead of Night is definitely one of those films, a movie that’s full of dry voice over commentary, self-referential film jokes and a deliberately light touch with horror film tropes that add up to produce a surprisingly amusing horror comedy.
What do you get when you combine an atrocious script with a big budget production and a bevy of top actors? Your Highness, one of the worst films I have had to sit through in a long time. To think that it featured Natalie Portman, James Franco and Zooey Deschanel boggles the mind. What where they thinking when they attached themselves to this production?
When you die, the last eight minutes of your life remains electromagnetically imprinted in your brain. If you could inject someone into that persistent time memory and pull them back afterwards, you could send investigators into crises just before they happened and have them identify who committed the crime. It’s a fascinating premise for a sci-fi thriller and director Duncan Jones pulls it off splendidly in Source Code.
We’ve all been there, that moment in time when destiny knocks on the door and we’d rather just yell “go away, I already have plans!” so it’s easy to identify with “E.B.”, the drum-playing rocker in the lead role of Hop. His destiny? He’s to take over from his Dad as the Easter Bunny. But he really wants to hit it big as a rock drummer, not distribute candy and be responsible for year round production of candy, toys and other Easter stuff.