VANISHING ON 7TH STREET (M) ★★★■
Stars: Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton
Director: Brad Anderson
on DVD The apocalypse comes in a weird ol’ way in this mildly interesting sci-fi thriller where a big city is hit by the dark and what’s lurking within it. It happens without warning – an unexplained blackout – and the result is almost everyone having vanished. What’s left are lots of piles of clothes and a few survivors scratching their heads as to what happened. Things start out promising here and more than a little creepy but nothing that happens after the first act delivers on that promise and too much is left unanswered.