Monday, 30 October 2017

DVD Roundup: Summer Blacklist edition

We just couldn't do it this year. We just couldn't throw our money away to a franchise neither of us like. Not even ironically. Not even in that fabled "switched off state" that so many people seem to be able to slip into. And yeah, I know a lot of people enjoy these films, but we don't. I can't even pretend to find them interesting any more, aside from maybe a break down into how much it hates its audience. The week Transformers: The Last Knight came out, we watched Baby Driver. Wait for that to come out on DVD instead.

Based on the book by Daphne de Maurier, My Cousin Rachel sees an Englishman go to confront his late brothers wife, who he believed killed him, but is then quickly taken in by her charm. Starring Rachel Weisz, expect the melodrama common in Victorian tales, but also expect to be slightly disappointed, as many critics have lamented its lack of passion or atmosphere.

Does anyone else remember that this film came out this year. The House sees Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell as parents trying desperately to raise money for their daughters college fund, so decide to open up their own casino. As you'd expect, its gonna be a dumb, barely funny comedy, asking much less of their stars then what they're capable of.

A film both Richard and I was wanting to watch, but never got the chance, It Comes at Night is a post-apocalyptic drama with a heavy dose of dread hanging over it. With two families forming an uneasy truce in order to have a shared shelter, expect a character driven story that focuses on the terrors the human mind can conjure itself.

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