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Great, Ali G’s Ghost: Attack The Block

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dir. Joe Cornish Theatrical It is a superlative to say Attack The Block is the best film of the year–if not the Summer; but that’s coming from quite a few people. I mean, a lot of people. Attack the Block is probably one of the year’s most positively seen genre odes that opened last March at SXSW on massive buzz and then even people afraid of the “Scott Pilgrim Effect” (e.g. too many free fan/critic screenings would deter from the film’s box office). It opened last weekend against fellow sci-fi flick Cowboys & Aliens on 8 screens to a low six-figure. It is, for all intensive purposes, the underdog of the summer that folks are clinging with to prove word-of-mouth and grassroots campaigns can work this time for Edgar Wright and company in the ashes of Pilgrim. Except that it really doesn’t.
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August 6, 2011 at 12:55 pm

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