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So many promises to fulfill

Source: Mobius Home Video Forum

I must confess that I haven’t been particularly enamoured by David Cronenberg’s recent output. Spider, while technically as well-made as anything else the man has put his name on, left me rather cold, and even the acclaimed A History of Violence never really clicked for me. As such, I’ve been hoping for a long time that he would eventually go back to the body horror theme for which he made a name for himself prior to the beginning of this decade, and had hoped to see him eventually tackle Painkillers, which sounded like the return to his old stomping ground I’d been hoping for. With Painkillers seemingly as good as cancelled, though, I’ve set my sights on Eastern Promises, which seems set to continue Cronenberg’s leaning towards more mundane and realistic thriller territory. The cast - Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sinéad Cusack - looks excellent, the usual team is in place… and the trailer, recently made available online, looks pretty decent. Given that I’m more of a Videodrome man than a Spider man, I can’t say I’m overly confident that I’ll enjoy it, but it looks sufficiently interesting for me to at least give it a look.

Posted: Friday, June 29, 2007 at 7:53 PM | Comments: 1
Categories: Cinema



Yeah, I greatly miss the older, well, younger Cronenberg. I guess he's run out of venom. Still, his mundane movies are still not shitty, but feel like they're missing ingredients.

Posted by: Todd S. Gallows, June 30, 2007 10:31 PM

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