Monday, 30 November 2015

DVD Roundup: Anthony Ant edition

Poster found here

This film has major faults to it, the biggest being that Marvel and Edgar Wright, who was meant to direct this film, had to part ways, leaving the film in the hands of Peyton Reed. While Reed was more than capable as a director, the film is literally full of all the quirks and visual jokes that have become the trademark of the Cornetto Trilogy director, and its heart-breaking to see a film that he put so much effort into not have his name stamped on it. But still, Ant-Man is one of the funniest and most enjoyable films in the Marvel canon, and maybe one of the better films to watch if all the other Avengers films have passed you by. Plus Michael Pena is in it, and he is always worth the price of admition. Download our review of Ant-Man here.

The first Magic Mike film was inspired by Channing Tatum's actual life, and followed the story of a wannabe carpenter who has to take up stripping to pay the bills. Obviously, carpentry is not the creative fullfillment he thought it was, as Mad Max XXL see's Tatum's character Mike Lane get tempted back into the spot light as he goes to a stripper convention in Myrtle Beach. To be honest, the first Magic Mike wasn't awful, as there was an actual plot with actual character development, so I wouldn't be against seeing XXL, as long as it doesn't get too hen-party-ish. Let us know what you thought of it if you have seen it.

Max is a film about a dog. Enough said.

Ok, well the plot follows a military trained dog who is taken out of service when his owner is mortally wounded. When she is shipped back to the states, he finds a friend with his owners younger brother, who has his own issues to deal with, and together to try to unravel the mystery of what happened to his owner that fateful day in Afganistan. From the producers behind Marley & Me, expect this story to pull on your heart strings.

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