Sometimes art imitates life, to a degree, as in the case of this month’s Watches on the Screen. Once-on-top-of-the-world action star Jean-Claude Van Damme plays himself as a down-on-his-luck out of work actor in the 2008 film, JCVD.
It’s the end of the world due to a man-made virus that turns humans into vampire-like creatures. As far as you know, you are the only living human left due to your immunity to the virus, and it’s up to you to find a cure.
The Movie: Zodiac (2007)
In the late 1960′s and early 1970′s California’s Bay Area was haunted by a vicious and elusive serial murder who called himself Zodiac. His crimes, which began in December of 1968 and continued into 1970 were made all the more sensational by the killer’s taunting of police by sending letters and coded messages to the press throughout and beyond his spree.
Imagine waking up and not knowing your name, or anything about yourself other than you had been shot and you have a laser in your leg. No really, a little laser that displays the number of a safe deposit box across the wall when turned on. If you have had this happen, then you’ve gone through the same things as in The Bourne Identity.