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FIRST LOOK: Fright Night Gets Updated With Colin Farrell

The classic horror film Fright Night, from 1985 that took audience by storm about a vampire who moves into a neighborhood tormenting a young curious teen and his friends.

The witty, fresh, and scary film about a mysterious man who Jerry Dandrige, who moves into the neighborhood and torments a curious teen named Charlie Brewster played by Anton Yelchin. The remake stars  Colin Farrell as Jerry, who gives Chris Sarandon’s original character anger, intensity and  pure edgy fear. After watching the trailer  Colin is Jerry and this is a perfect fit for Farrell.

  • Release Date: August 19th, 2011 (wide)
  • Director: Craig Gillespie
  • Cast: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
  • Studio: 2DreamWorks Studios
  • Genre: Comedy, Suspense/Horror and Remake
  • MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • Year: 2011

Fright Night – Teenager Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) guesses that his new neighbor Jerry Dandrige ( Colin Farrell) is a vampire responsible for a string of recent deaths. When no one he knows believes him, he enlists Peter Vincent (David Tennant), the opportunistic host of his favorite TV show, to help him take down Jerry and his guardian.  Charlie starts to have some serious suspicions that this Jerry guy is a vampire. As with most suspicions, Charlie is proven right after observing strange activity in his neighborhood. With the likes of Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass) as Charlie’s best friend, we are confident that the movie will tickle our tummies.

This time around his mother’s character Jane Brewster, played by Toni Collette is a little more developed and his girlfriend Amy Peterson [Imogen Poots] a little more spicy. The movie gets a full revamp intensifying the scare factor, but keeping with the comedy factor.

I have to say Fright Night is one of my all time favorite vampire films. I am really looking forward to the remake and if it goes to part two again, I hope they take it to the limit. The sequel had so much potential, but floundered to be original or scary. It ended up predictable and cliché’. With Farrell leading up the first installment there is hopes for a matching second that will scare audiences once again.

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Kick-Ass

Review by Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic

Kick Ass delivers the goods. It revolves around the world of post-modern superheroes, where the concept proves to be a super hero doesn’t involve special power, but integrity and heart, maybe naivety as well. The movie is a smartly written feature worth top dollar at the box office. From start to finish Kick Ass will either have you laughing or cheer for boy turned superhero. Kick-Ass is a look into the world of the comic genre with edge and humor. It mocks typical superhero movies and questions them as well, but the genre is far from over.

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How to Train Your Dragon

Review by Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic

From the riff, “How to Train Your Dragon,” may look like another fun-filled 3-D action kiddy film, but wait, this one soars above the rest. The story is filled with heart, thrills and enough adult humor to keep your grand daddy awake at a Saturday morning matinée. It’s complete fun for all the family. I was truly amazed with this action packed film, that the first go around of preview didn’t due it justice. Dragon is filled with swift action, a smart script, stunning animation and a group of voices that really come together to make this one heck of a blockbuster on the IMAX 3-D screens.

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