Monday, 23 April 2018

DVD Roundup: nostalgic for cassette tapes edition

While certainly not a perfect series, and definitely containing some questionable moments and unrealistic elements, 13 Reasons Why proved itself one of 2017's biggest talking points. Many people had a problem with the shows portrayal of depression and suicide, and many wondered if even these things should be shown to the impressionable young minds of teenagers, let alone dramatised. However, it seems that there was a massive yearning for youngsters to see this type of show, and I for one don't believe you protect someone from these types of issues by cosseting them. It certainly had an emotional effect on Richard and I. You can listen to our full podcast review in the player below.

Whoa, so behind on these movies, I haven't watched any of them. This glee club, after winning the world championships, soon realise that, lo and behold, "making music with your mouth" doesn't breed good job opportunities. However, it wouldn't be Pitch Perfect 3 without them getting back together one last time for a pop sing-along, proving how good they are and that music makes everything better. I presume, anyway.

My brother watched this and was slightly disappointed to find out that it wasn't a comedy. Directed by George Clooney, and co-written by the Coen Brothers, Suburbicon breaks down the idyllic late-50s American suburbs, but one mans peace is broken when a break-in goes wrong, and violence erupts among the neighourhood. However, the films stance on race relations is a bit muddled, and has courted a bit of criticism.

If you like your shit, straight to DVD Nicolas Cage movies, then you're in for a treat with Looking Glass. While, unfortunately, not an Alice in Wonderland adaptation, Looking Glass sees Cage sporting a fake beard and buying a motel with his wife. He soon finds, behind a chained door, a secret peep hole to a room where he gets to spy on illicit sex. However, seen as this film is trying to be Lynchian, cue the murders and dead pig thrown in the swimming pool, and if we're lucky, Cage going crazy.

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