Monday, 2 May 2016

DVD Roundup: Whose the Daddy? edition

There are some films whose plots are so obvious that its a little redundant to even describe it. Will Ferrell plays a step-father, eager to please the two children of his wife. Mark Wahlberg is the pumped up biological father who turns up and throws money at his kids. We all know the moral will be its the people who take the time to be there for you that love you, but the real question is, just how much humiliating miss-deeds is Wahlberg's character willing to commit against Ferrell's? And this is meant to be a feel good Christmas-holiday film! UPDATE: you can listen to our DVD punch up between Daddy's Home and Yakuza Apocalypse (see below) in our podcast review here.

Based on the true account of an American whaling ship which sunk in 1820, and which went on to inspire Moby Dick, Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea looks set to be an action filled drama. However, the trailer kind of makes it look a little vacant, and without the characterisation to build on, that whale just isn't going to be scary.

Directed by Takeshi Miike (of Ichi the Killer, 13 Assassins, and Audition), Yakuza Apocalypse is a horror comedy which sees the members of organised crime deal with the death of their leader, of whom turns out to be a vampire. Looking as crazy as it sounds, this is one film I'm Ichi-ng to see. Ha!

If the zombie apocalypse does ever happen, will all these zombie apocalypse films make people so bored of the idea as to not even care? At least we'll have plenty of ideas for survival plans. Me and My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse is an Australian horror/comedy that sees some men deal with the threat while in a telephone exchange. The film-makers Indigogo page promises the film to be very Australian, so do with that information what you will.

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