RU? Instant Reaction Review Podcast Ep. 26 – Dredd 3D – Plus TIFF Report

Apologies to our listeners. It took longer than expected to get caught up on previous episodes.

This week we covered Dredd 3D, and little did we know that it would end up in the sixth spot for the weekend. That’s right, sixth. I wouldn’t have guessed that turn out, but there we are.

We’re pretty glad we did though, because this was a surprise winner. Well, surprise to me anyway, I’m not sure where Shane’s expectations were exactly.

If you’ve listened to the show already, you know that there is a contest going along with this week’s episode, and the prize is the Terminator Anthology Blu-Raysee details on that particular item here. And, if you’ve already listened, you know what you have to do to enter.

If you haven’t already listened, you need to listen for details, but I will tell you that there are only thirty possible entries, and they have to happen by November 1st. It’s a nice set, don’t miss your chance to win.

Dredd, which I’m going to call Dredd, because we didn’t actually see it in 3D, was a surprise on many levels, and a good many action efforts should look to this one as a shining example of how to avoid going wrong.

Karl Urban was about as perfect as you could hope for, and the direction was so spot on throughout so many points and decisions, that it became almost a surreal experience. Imagine if someone who thought filmcraft and good sense didn’t have to go out the window just because it’s a popcorn action film were in charge? I know!

There were a couple of niggling issues we had with the movie, and one that was a pretty big misstep as far as we saw things, but overall it was all the fun we’d been missing all summer, wonderfully balanced with a clear aim at delivering serious filmmaking, even if your film isn’t quite so serious.

We really hope more people catch this one in the weeks to come, because it deserves it. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of hot stuff coming soon, and it will be a really shame if this one falls by the wayside, because I wouldn’t mind getting to the sequel/s. By the way, I have never said that before.


As an added bonus, we got a further report on TIFF by our own Christopher Lominac. He took us through a few of the other films he didn’t get around to last week, and it was a very cool rundown. You want to catch his take on some hot films coming your way by year’s end, but you can also check out his “official” report on TIFF here.

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Marc Eastman
Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

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