Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sound The Retreat

If you like your psychological thrillers taut and claustrophobic, with a soupcon of killer plague, a dash of “nutjob in combat fatigues” and a peppering of Thandie Newton, then upcoming Brit flick The Retreat might be just what you’re looking for.
It’s “hitting cinemas” on October 14 and stars Ms Newton (someone I always think of as becoming famous in secret, as she suddenly seemed to crop up in films as the star and everyone else apparently already knew who she was) along with Cillian “Hello?!” Murphy and Jamie “Goodness, but he’s grown up in the last decade or so, who’d have thought that a child actor would actually turn into an adult actor? Not the Daily Mail, anyway, or your gran” Bell.
The synopsis I’ve been sent actually gives away the plot of the entire film, so suffice to say that grieving professional couple (yes, another one) Murphy and Newton decide to get away from it all, meet a soldier who claims the end of the world is nigh, and much high-jinks ensue.
Personally, I’m looking forward to a day when people making horror films stop putting professional couples in peril and start creating something a bit different. But perhaps that’s just me.

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