Monday, 27 February 2017

DVD Roundup: Emotional Gut Punch edition

Wow, look at all those gushing reviews! Still, Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake is a movie that seems deserving of its reviews (we haven't seen it yet ourselves). Portraying fairly realistically the minefield that is the UK benefits system, Loach manages to make a film that keeps the dignity of its protagonist while exploring this sometimes brutal landscape.

A Street Cat Named Bob may look like a fluffy buddy film, but its actually about a stray cat who helps a junkie stay clean from his addiction. But still, there's the fluffy cat being silly stuff, so its not going to scare too many families away. And, amazingly, the cat in the film is actually played by the very same cat who helped out the guy who wrote the book (James Bowen). Obviously there was no other cats out there good enough to portray him.

Unhappy with just playing one indestructible spy in Mission: Impossible, Tom Cruise also plays the indestructible mercinary Jack Reacher, and the sequel Never Go Back is out now. Sounding a little like every other action film out there at the moment, this edition has been called out by critics for being just a bit predictable, as well as slow. Maybe one just for the Cruise fans out there.

Woah, another zombie film! This time, we have a horror straight out of South Korea with Train to Busan, which blends the out break of a zombie virus on a bullet train with an allegory class rebellion. Scoring high across the likes of Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb, this is definitely a horror we'll be wanting to watch.

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