Monday, 23 October 2017

DVD Roundup: Tom Cruise's Awkward Scream edition

Oh dear... where to start? A Mummy movie where the mummy isn't even the main star. A film that doesn't know if it wants to be an action film, a comedy or a horror. A film that thinks Tom Cruise is a young man. And a film that tries desperately to set up its own franchise before its got its own story out of the way. Just some of the reasons why The Mummy is one of the most infuriating movies of the year. Its a heart breaking start to what potentially could of been a wonderful remake (we even reviewed all the old Universal horror movies last year for our Halloween Horror in preparation for this "Dark Universe"), but with the sequel postponed, who knows if this is just a massive wasted opportunity. Listen to our podcast review of The Mummy in the player below.

Yeah, there's another Wimpy Kid movie out, and apparently its the worse one. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul currently has 20% on Rotten Tomatoes at the moment, with criticisms for its tired premise (road trip gone awry) and bad jokes. Still, its half term in England right now, so may be a film to keep the kids quiet for a little while.

Can you believe this is the seventh film is the Chucky series? The straight to DVD sequel Cult of Chucky takes place in a mental asylum where Chucky is torturing a former victim of his with the help of his wife. Yeah. One for the fans.

Who knew Captain America moon-lighted as a well meaning uncle? In Gifted we see Chris Evans raise his niece Grace when it turns out she's a regular old Matilda, a math prodigy. However, the dreams of a regular education in a regular school are dashed when the grandmother learns of her talent. Although predictable in the plot, a worth while cast, including Octavia Spencer and Lindsay Duncan, leave sufficient reason to give Gifted a go.

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