Monday, 30 January 2017

DVD ROUNDUP: Most Hated edition

There was a lot of hate for War on Everyone when it first came out, with The Telegraph, calling it "the absolute worst", being one of the loudest critics. However, Richee and I found it to be rather funny. It's sarcastic, a bit un-PC (and mocks itself for it), and Michael Peña is completely scathing as a corrupt cop along side Alexander Skarsgård. Maybe not for everyone, but if you fancy a comedy that reflects your nihilism, then this might be for you. Check out our full review in the player below.

I never enjoyed the first Bridget Jones movie, and so this sequel, made 12 years after the original, really strikes no affection. And don't even get me started on the gross misspelling of the title. Definitely one for the fans of the first film.

Based on the popular novel by Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train sounds like your typical thriller, with an unreliable narrator mixed in with murder and sex (jumping on the bandwagon of the hugely successful and controversial Gone Girl). While the plot may be so-so, the draw comes in seeing Emily Blunt play the lead, as she is quickly becoming an actress worth making the time for.

Trust Tim Burton's take on the young-adult action flick to be based around outcast kids stuck in a time loop on the verge on annihilation. Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children has Burton's usual look of fantasy-goth, and I'm sure a good helping of the macabre too. If the X-Men movies sound a bit trite to you now, then maybe Miss Peregrine's group of mutant's will suit you better.

I was put off by the almost constant explosions in the trailers for Deepwater Horizon, and felt that it may just be a generic action movie, but since then this film has been gathering steady praise. Based on the BP oil spill that happened off the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, the largest accidental oil spill in history, it proved to be a truly devastating event, and this film has a pretty good go at trying to explain.

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