Christian Bale doesn’t exactly owe Brad Anderson one in the same way Robert De Niro owed Martin Scorsese one, but Anderson was playing Russian roulette when he pulled the trigger on using the then-unbankable Bat-Brit in his ambitious 2004 flick “The Machinist”.
Now they say “Batman Begins” was the film that changed it all for Bale…pfft! That’s about as right as a stickless icy-pole; it’s just the first film of Bale’s that made some decent cash. The reviews and accolades that the thesp won for his transformational turn in “Machinist” is what finally made Hollywood wake-up to the actor’s potential. Remember all that weight he lost for the film? Amazing. The man is dedicated. It paid off though. “The Machinist” put Bale – who made his film debut as a kiddie, of course, in Spielberg’s “Empire of the Sun” – on the map. And got him rich. And to Gotham City.
Bale is reuniting, all these years later, with director Anderson for “Concrete Island”.
Here’s a quick rundown of the Filmax flick :
Los Angeles, 2020. Robert Maitland is a highly successful architect. One day, he speeds down the freeway losing control of his car and crashing into the middle of a manmade ‘island’ underneath a freeway intersection. After days of suffering agonising physical pain and the mental turmoil, he begins to suspect that he may not be the only person on the ‘island’. When his fellow inhabitants finally reveal themselves, it soon becomes clear to Maitland that on this ‘concrete island’, only the strong survive.
And here’s a poster, courtesy TwitchFilm :
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.