Just finished this interesting film I've been wanting to see since it played theatrically last year. Here's the skinny: Dirty bombs are detonated in downtown Los Angeles and a man seals off his house from the toxic chemicals. When his wife returns home, infected, he can't let her in.
Sounds like the premise of a great short film, and it turns out that was the director's original intention. Fortunately, in developing it at feature length, he came up with enough interesting moments to make it pay off. And while the downbeat ending is nowhere near as powerful as Frank Darabont's adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist, it certainly wasn't Hollywood cookie-cutter either. Worth checking out.
Last night I also finished off the last of the Dirty Harry series on the big screen, The Dead Pool. While a disappointing follow up to Sudden Impact, I did find myself appreciating Lalo Schifrin's score, which was contemporary and yet recalled themes from the original. I saw on the satellite schedule that the original is going to be on in HD. If you're interested in checking that out, let me know. Even though I've watched it on the big screen, I'm ready to do it again in HD.
See you at the 51,201 sign...