The trailer for World War Z, due to be released in June, reveals an Aliens/Hardboiled twist on the classic zombie genre. Brad Pitt’s not just a lone hero fighting off swarms of the undead, he’s a family man, he’s got kids to feed and prevent being fed on. There’s sirens and explosions and screaming and running and zombies and all the while Brad’s doing his marital duties and taking care of the wife and kids. Touching, yes? We think so. So we thought we’d compile a list of the top ten touching zombie moments.
Gangster Squad is based on the true tale of a group of LAPD officers and detectives in the late 1940s who used, shall we say, extra-judicial methods to smash the operations that allowed gangster Micky Cohen to control the underworld of the US west coast. The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer, who has mainly worked in the worlds of advertising and music-video production, but has two previous films (Zombieland and 30 Minutes or Less) to his credit. An ensemble cast including Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte and Emma Stone play out a plot we get the feeling we have already seen before.
With Jesse Eisenberg fresh from The Social Network fame and Danny McBride enjoying the dimming flash in the pan of his career, 30 Minutes or Less is an enjoyable buddy comedy-come-crime caper that is worth a look. You might not remember it 30 minutes later, but you’ll still have a good time.
…Well, that’s the name of his new project anyway.
Carell will soon be taking a break from his sterling work in The Office US to star in a new comedy, penned by Dan Fogelman and the directors of upcoming smash I Love You Philip Morris – Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. So what’s Steve up to this time?