Monday, 29 February 2016

DVD ROUNDUP: SEER-SHA EDITION


Look at Brooklyn: excellent cast, based the Costa award winning book by Colm Tóibín, adapted by Nick Hornby, nominated for three Academy Awards, and yet, it wasn't nearly as popular as what it should have been because, urgh, its a love story. These are the type of films you watch snuggled up on a sofa with big bars of chocolate, which makes me think this film will do much better on the DVD market, and inevitable TV apperances. I look forward to watching Brooklyn, if only to admire the 50's costuming.




In this era of the fifth-wave of feminism, you'd think a film about Suffragettes, which stars women, is directed by a woman, and was written by a woman, would of made more of a splash upon release. Unfortunately, it was released to mediocre reviews, complaining mainly of a heavy handed message, and of which doesn't really delve too deeply into the context of the Suffragette movement. Still, this is a film I want to see, so I will reserve my judgement, for now.





The Intern really looks like one of those films that was just a paycheck for everyone, and, unlike the Brooklyn and Suffragette, I am in no hurry to watch this one. The premise seems a bit trite, and it was directed by Nancy Myers, whose previous films include Lindsay Lohan vehicle The Parent Trap and rom-coms like Something's Gotta Give. Still, might be worth a shot just to see what The Devil Wares Prada would of been like had it starred Robert DeNiro.





See this DVD cover to the left? Looks like a sweet romantic comedy starring some good looking people deeply in love. Definitely not a film described as "just about the toniest movie anyone could make about a recovering junkie throwing tantrums and lobbing pots and pans at people" by the A.V. Club. Receiving unanimously poor reviews upon release, Burnt jumps on the trend of re-inventing films for its DVD release, reminiscent of Tom Cruise's highly praised but box-office dud Edge of Tomorrow, which was re-named Live Die Repeat when it came out on DVD. Time will tell if Burnt is reignited in in the home cinema market.

Deathgasm might just be the best name for a film ever. Sounding a little like the premise of the Evil Dead movies, this New Zealand made film promises lots of gore as a heavy metal band summon evil when they play music from some sheet music they find. As a big fan of Metalocalypse, I'm quite tempted to see this film, and it does make a change from all the zombie films out lately.


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