Monday, 19 February 2018

DVD roundup: Shit releases this week people, sorry edition

Oh wow, what a film. From director Tomas Alfredson, who did the wonderful Let the Right One In, and starring Michael Fassbender, who was mesmerising in Hunger, comes one of our least liked films of 2017 in The Snowman. There has been talk of studio interference with this one, which is a shame because it had the potential to at least me an atmospheric crime drama. Instead, we are left with a lacklustre, intensely boring and shamefully laughable movie which would make even the most ardent thriller fan weep in dejection. Listen to our full podcast review in the player below.

I honestly do not know how this is as highly rated as it is. Aside from its good first episode, the show quickly disintegrated into lazy character motivations and shameful red herrings. And don't even get me started on the absurdity of Bill Pullman's character. The Sinner was one of our lowest rated series of last year, but if you are still tempted to invest your precious time into it, then check out our podcast review of it first in the player below.

Really? This week is really not turning out to be the best for home releases. Sorry guys. While we didn't subject our money to Geostorm, we know a few people that did, and consensus is that the film is shit. Well, laughably so. Like, watch it if you've had enough of your smarts and you need to dumb yourself done for a bit. Like if you've really had enough of thinking for the day. Or you need a good two-minute-hate and you wanna get angry at the fact that something so stupid can be made. Or, like, you know, whatever.

And on to the last film. While criticised as much as the other films of this list, Happy Death Day has that distinction of being, well, kind of average. Mixed responses, you may say. Billed as being Groundhog Day meets Scream, the film at least tries to elevate itself from the staid and dull tropes of many contemporary horrors to include some romantic comedy, but responses to this film seem to put it in the mediocre, so, at least in this weeks selections, makes Happy Death Day the best new home release.

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