Monday, 13 February 2017

DVD Roundup: sweet marketing ploy edition

Were people really that nostalgic for frankly terrifying Troll dolls from the 90s? Maybe not, but its a sweet marketing ploy Hasbro to make a lot of money on excitable tweens who'd just witnessed DreamWorks noisy Trolls reboot. A kiddy friendly psychedelic musical, with enough old songs to entertain the parents, but enough EDM to disguise the lack of story.... Lol, I haven't actually seen this movie, this is just me expelling my fears for this movie. Apparently its quite amiable.

Mel Gibson may be a crazy bastard, but he's still acting. Blood Father contains a cliched drug cartel, father-daughter relationship plot, but Gibson's appearance is the one stand out feature to stop this disappearing into the void, if you're still a fan of Mel that is.

Richard wanted to watch this Keeping Up with the Jonses when it came out in the cinema last year, but with a whopping 19% on Rotten Tomatoes, so I'm glad we didn't waste our money on expensive seats. Gal Gadot stars as not-Wonder Woman, a seemingly perfect neighbour, along with her husband, that makes their neighbours (Zack Galifianakis and Isla Fisher) feel inadequate. But guess what, Gal Gadot is a spy; cue hi-jinks!

We Are The Flesh is a Mexican-French horror that finds itself i a post-apocalyptic world, but is perhaps a little too arty for the average cinema goer. Variety gives a pretty graphic review, stating that director's Emiliano Rocha Minter's "arresting vision could squat quite comfortably alongside Hieronymus Bosch’s depiction of hell." There's quite graphic sex and gore in this film, so don't say we didn't warn you.

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