Monday, 18 September 2017

DVD Roundup: "I'll do the fingering" edition


How could such a popular franchise, with maybe two of the best films of their genre, disintegrate into such a bloated nonsense tale. Don't even pretend to say that the Alien prequels, Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, provide valuable insight into the creators and the beginning of the xenomorphs, because they only serve to muddle the story and strip the essence that made the first two films special. Yeah, you can maybe tell that we didn't like this latest instalment, and I wouldn't recommend it unless you want something to get angry about. Listen to our full review in the player below.



Starring Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane is a political thriller about a morally unsound lobbyist who moves from being against gun regulations to being for it, at the expense of her safety. Expect lots of talking and verbal sparring and acting that elevates this from so-so drama to compelling viewing, providing you're okay with just watching people chat for over two hours.






My Life as a Courgette (or My Life as a Zucchini if you're American) is a charming looking French stop-motion animation with a deeply poignant plot. Focusing on a group of people that help an orphan adjust to life in a foster home, this film has won a lot of praise for its stylistic look as well as its thought-provoking story, so one out there to entertain and traumatise the children in your life.





If you listened to our Here Alone review, you'll remember that I noted about the trend for vaguely horror low budget movies to feature shots of women with their legs apart from behind on the covers of the DVD's. Why is this? This week we have Stranded (or Monolith, or Locked In), about a mother and son whose bullet-proof car provides a setting for terror as they get in a car accident in the desert. Maybe most noticeable for starring Katrina Bowden of 30 Rock, Scary Movie 5 and Piranha 3DD. Yeah.





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