Monday, 10 July 2017

DVD Roundup: Snikt! edition

Will 2017 prove to be the year that the normally terrible superhero movie distributors actually pump out a good film? Warner Bros. had major success with the sincere Wonder Woman, but it all kicked off in March with 20th Century Fox's Logan. Showing the last appearance of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, its a shame it only took them 10 years to make a truly good X-Men movie. In the future, I'm sure the Fox X-Men franchise will be a fascinating microcosm of cinematic trends, but lets just be thankful right now that we now have a film that we can all agree is challenging the genre. Check out our review in the player below.

Certain Women features an ensemble cast, including Michele Williams and Kristen Stewart, sees women dealing with everyday struggles, plus in one case a hostage situation. Directed by Kelly Reichardt, expect great cinematography and subtle storytelling. Maybe not one of the fast paced movies we are used to nowadays, but one worth watching for its themes and performances.

I remember seeing Charlie Day in Horrible Bosses 2 and absolutely hating his character. Since that, we have watched every single episode of Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and I absolutely love his character in that. So here's the conundrum: do we watch Fist Fight because Charlie Day is in it, along with Ice Cube, or do we ignore it, because reviews like Variety's which state that Fist Fight is "the most disheartening studio-produced movie in recent memory". Either way, I know Richee wants to see it, so expect a review for it sooner rather than later.

This weeks trash/grindhouse recommendation is I Drink Your Blood. Directed by David E. Durston and released in 1970, we see a bunch of Satantic hippies become cannibalistic after eating meat pies injected with dog blood. Guaranteed to be just the right level of shit, I'm actually quite excited to see this film, especially as I have the double bill poster of this film and I Eat Your Skin embedded in my brain from Nicholas Winding Refn's book The Act of Seeing.

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