Over the past couple years, the demonification of the wealthy has been riding pretty high. With the Occupy Wall Street movement and a Congress that grows increasingly disconnected from the voting base, the wealthier have become an easy target; currently having more in common with Lex Luthor than Daddy Warbucks. However, this focus has been placed firmly on the banking industry and politicians, and let’s be honest, we all know that there are plenty more rich people that can do just as much bad. Enter “The East,” a thriller offering just enough to set itself apart from the dregs of its genre, to remind us of the villainy of corporate America.
Ellen Page, star of last year’s breakout hit ‘Juno,’ has officially backed out of Sam Raimi’s upcoming film, ‘Drag Me to Hell.’ ‘Hell’ is starting to garner some attention and buzz as it is Raimi’s first return to horror since his Evil Dead days (although viewers did get a glimpse at his signature horror style during the operating scene in ‘Spider-Man 2’). Page has cited scheduling conflicts with two other films she is currently working on, ‘Whip It!’ and ‘Peacock.’
I can definitely see it being a scheduling issue as the SAG deadline looms, but here’s hoping that’s the real reason she backed out and it’s not just a polite way of saying the script sucked. Although, I’m guessing it couldn’t be that because apparently ‘Whip It!” is a roller-derby comedy directed by Drew Barrymore.