Monday, 10 April 2017

DVD roundup: sassy robot edition

There is always going to be people out there that will fall in love with a Star Wars film at first watch, and I totally understand it. These are awesome worlds to get lost in. Since Disney acquired the licence for the brand, however, we are going to have to get prepared for a hell of a lot more stories from a galaxy far, far away, and maybe have to deal with the idea that this universe will loose some of the aspects that made it special (but hey, lets not pretend that the franchise isn't massively non-commercialised anyway). Rogue One is the first spin-off, and you'll constantly be reminded of the fact through a tonne of exposition referring to A New Hope. Not awful, but nothing near as charismatic as the original trilogy or even A Force Awakens, it will satisfy those curious to the series backstory. Listen to our full review in the player below.

We were unable to see this in the cinema, but fear not, as Swiss Army Man is now out to own, which means we'll probably have a review out for it soon. Paul Dano stars as a man lost on a deserted island, ready to hang himself, and then we spots the washed up body of Daniel Radcliffe, a dead man with a flatulence problem. Dano then uses the body of dead Daniel Radcliffe to make a propelling craft to get him to land. Totally bizarre, but the wealth of positive reviews leaves me excited for some soul searching weirdness.

With a tag line that reads "The most extreme 108 minutes in Japanese cinema history", I'm already excited to watch Destruction Babies. Including a little bit of the old ultra violence, two teenagers go out and indulge their mania for inflicting pain, so maybe not one for those that are easily disturbed.

Whoa, will 2017 be the year of the pregnancy horror movie? While we wait with baited breath for the home release of Prevenge, we might have to make do with Antibirth, a film about a hard partying woman who wakes up one morning with a pregnancy that's way too advances for the time period. Cue the gory imagery and killer babies. This film has got some dismal reviews, but may be worth a watch if you're interested in the "pregnancy horror" genre.

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