Lurie’s ‘Straw Dogs’ finds its own way

Posted by · 4:48 pm · September 14th, 2011

I should really write something about Rod Lurie’s “Straw Dogs” remake, which, naturally, has been met with a lot of skepticism ever since it was announced. “How dare someone tinker with Peckinpah,” etc. As if Peckinpah is beyond reproach. He’s not, I’d argue, and Lurie’s version of the novel that Peckinpah’s film was based upon […]

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‘Straw Dogs’ remake moves forward, some feel the need to bitch about it

Posted by · 11:43 am · April 23rd, 2009

It seems the knee-jerk reaction to director Rod Lurie’s decision to remake the Sam Peckinpah film “Straw Dogs” is just as you’d expect.  Certain outlets see red and use their web space to bitch about the necessity of such a film.  The Playlist and Rope of Silicon have rants up about it, if you want […]

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REVIEW: “Superman Returns” (***)

Posted by · 5:09 pm · June 27th, 2006

When he was appointed to bring one of the most socially complex comic book series to the screen in the form of 2000’s “X-Men,” director Bryan Singer had in front of him the opportunity to usher realism and tangibility into the genre. While that first installment in a franchise that has this year gone terribly […]

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