Monday, 9 April 2018

DVD Roundup: Blue Milk edition

Well well well, if it isn't another Star Wars film out to ruin everyone's childhood. The Last Jedi is a pretty good movie, with some nice set pieces when dealing with its primary story line, that of Rey's mission to find Luke, learning her powers and being slightly lured to the dark side by Kylo Ren. While the side plots are good, they seem almost inconsequential to the plot, resulting in a bloated run time. By this point though, if you don't enjoy the spectacle of a Star Wars film, then proceed with caution. Listen to our full review in the player below.

One of the funniest comedies of last year, The Disaster Artist gives us the cringy backstory behind one of the worst films ever made, Tommy Wiseau's The Room. With James Franco playing Wiseau, we get to enjoy all those terribly written and acted scenes, but also all the manipulative shenanigans he was party to. In our podcast review we also look back at The Room, truly one of the strangest and wincing movies we've ever seen.

I still can't quite believe the low standard we have for animation nowadays, as both Ferdinand and The Boss Baby were both nominated for best animation awards at the Oscars, but thankfully lost to Coco. Made by Blue Sky Studios, who did Rio and Ice Age (and the Peanuts movie, to be fair), Ferdinand looks to be stylistically safe, with an unappetizing look, as well as an obvious message. I don't know, its probably fine for a time waster.

Ah, now here's a (nuclear) blast from the past. This 1984 BBC classic, released at the height of the Cold War, shows what the effects of nuclear war would be like on the British Isles, and proceeded to scare the shit out of everyone that saw it. Threads is has now been remastered, but still expect a distinct grimness that UK drama does so well.

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