An early summer movie season that’s been fairly strong so far continues to tick along nicely with Edge of Tomorrow, a smart and fun sci-fi thriller which demonstrates that Tom Cruise is still one of the best in the business.
Even though this is a summer blockbuster that may have a premise like an episode of Star Trek, and even though it nods to most of the sci-fi action of the last 30 years, it still comes across as fairly…
AKA Savage Islands. Low-rent Indy ripoff with a well cast (and surprisingly adept at the rough and tumble) Tommy Lee Jones as a roguish, late 19th century, Pacific pirate. Loaded with 80s violence, largely flavourless and directionless, but a couple of good chases and exotic locales help, and it's still better than Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
OK, here’s the thing. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, now almost 40 years old, is a paragon of grime and primal force still unmatched in horror cinema that no amount of remakes or rehashes can dilute. This latest cash-grab is linked by a prologue set immediately after the events of the original, which shows how the extended family members of saw-wielding Leatherface were essentially lynched by the townsfolk, with only a baby surviving. In the present day a young woman…