The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009, dir. Tony Scott)

A ruthless crew hijacks a New York subway train. Glossy but stirring second remake of the 1970s Walter Matthau/Robert Shaw classic. Inevitably the movie is opened up to the story’s detriment, but this is nevertheless an exciting and well-played flick.

The Crazies (2010, dir. Breck Eisner)

A viral outbreak in a small Iowa town leads to a zombie-like infection and a military lockdown. Effective and well-sustained remake of the 1973 George Romero flick of the same name. Cynical, paranoid and subversive within its now-familiar genre framework.

Cabin Fever (2016, dir. Travis Z)

Five students rent a cabin in the woods and become exposed to a flesh-eating contagion. One splendid Grand Guignol moment aside, this is a duff remake of a not-especially-good recent horror, ticking off all the cliches The Cabin In The Woods subverted.

Flatliners (2017, dir. Niels Arden Oplev)

Medical students investigating near-death experiences find themselves haunted. Slick though bland reprise of the 1990 original; a guesting Kiefer Sutherland is the best thing here in this half-hearted and bloodless horror full of over-age and unlikeable med students.

Manhunt (2017, dir. John Woo)

A framed lawyer and a maverick cop team up to expose a medical conspiracy. John Woo blends Hong Kong heroic bloodshed with his SF-underscored US actioners in this enjoyably overwrought chase movie. Guns, trials bikes and doves all present and correct.

Baywatch (2017, dir. Seth Gordon)

A disgraced Olympic swimmer becomes a lifeguard. Patchy and overlong reprise of the 90s TV show. Some funny moments, but they’re spread over a thin plot, iffy CG and a reliance on beach bodies and grossout/insult humour to carry the day.

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Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018, dir. Hèctor Hernández Vicens)

A military leader clashes with an idealistic doctor in the aftermath of a zombie outbreak. This second loose remake of Romero’s Day of the Dead adds little but a photogenic cast and some reasonable gore FX among the usual tropes and poor character decisions.