Popspotting #201: “Attack the Block” (Jan. 30, 2012)
This British sci-fi flick charmed nearly everyone who saw it. Alas, too few people saw it. “Attack the Block” came out last May, but apart from making a small splash at SXSW in Austin and getting a very limited North American release, it has relied on word of mouth and DVD/Blu-Ray rentals and sales to find an audience. Thanks to Matt and other Popspotting listeners, you can count us among its fans as well. Written and directed by Joe Cornish, “Attack the Block” stars John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard and Nick Frost.
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I saw Attack The Block at the Metrenome in San Francisco last year. I can’t remember how I heard about it but I made a point to see it – it only played there for a few days. Anyway, just like you guys, I thought it was great and hit on all cylinders. I think I’ll add it to my netflix queue and watch it again. You mentioned it had some good featurettes.Â
FYI: Jodie Whittaker who plays Sam looked familiar to me so when I got home I looked her up on IMDB. She played Beverly, the receptionist, in St. Trinian’s (2007). If you haven’t seen St. Trinian’s, you’ll have to get on Netflix or something to rent it. St. Trinians’s is a gem. Just check out the cast list on IMDB. Great cast, campy plot, lots of humor and some great music, too. It’s a bit offbeat for mainstream audiences but its right up my alley. I think you (Jen and Ryan) will like it a lot.Â
Thanks for letting us know where else we can find Jodie Whittaker!