Monday, 17 October 2016

DVD Roundup: Arseface edition

Based on the gross, un-PC, blasphemous comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, the first series of Preacher gives us a kind-of prequel to the comics, showing us how Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) became the disillusioned priest. Featuring some great comedy and some excellent, and often bloody, set pieces, Preacher may not be for the easily offended, but for those looking for a quality series to binge on, you can't look much further. Listen to our podcast review in the player below.

Catching on a little but too late, it was almost inevitable that they were going to make a movie of Angry Birds featuring big name actors, although what it could be about was anybodies guess. Still, they got Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage to voice some of the exasperated avians, and managed to carve a plot around the annoyed Red bird and the conspiracy around the green pigs suddenly turning up in their island. Hardly Shakespeare, but we weren't expecting that, and seems amiable enough.

After the terrible attacks in Nice earlier this year, its no wonder this film was pulled from the cinema's, four days after its release in France. Initially called Bastille Day, the movie focused on a terrorist attack happening on the French National Day, and seemed to be your average run of the mill crime thriller. Since then, the films been renamed The Take, and it looks like its going to try and make its money back on the DVD market.

The directorial debut of Stephen Dunn, which one Best Canadian Feature at the Toronto Film Festival, Closet Monster shows the surreal machinations of a creative but isolated, and sexually confused teenager. Although under the radar, this looks like a film to keep an eye out for, especially considering Isabella Rosselini does the voice for his pet hamster.

If you still can't get enough of those crazy sharks getting into crazy situations, then Sharkenstein is for you. This one even manages to include the goddamn Nazi's. Maybe the best part of this movie is the poster.

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