Monday, 14 September 2015

DVD round up...

St Vincent (12)

Life affirming drama comedy. Bill Murray stars as Vincent, a grumpy old man with some bad habits who helps out new neighbour Maggie (Melissa McCarthy)as she and her son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher) try to build a new life.
*****

Black Sails (15)


Seasons 1 & 2
Pirates, lots of them, everywhere you look, doing 'orrible, violent pirate things. Totally bonkers but brilliant back story to Treasure Island's Long John Silver interwoven into the lives of the 18th century pirates of Nassau. Five pieces of eight just for the mad, bad hair days.
*****

Black Sea (15)


Being claustrophobic, my idea of hell could definitely feature a leaking submarine, that said, this tense heist thriller kept my attention all the way through. Jude Law is the captain of a dodgy crew looking for dodgy gold in the bottom of the Black Sea in very dodgy submarine. Take a deep breath...
***** 

The Call (15)

Halle Berry stars as an emergency services telephone operator trying to help the next victim of a serial killer she's encountered before in the line of duty.
****

The Maze Runner (12)

Another dystopian future for young adults in the same vein as The Hunger Games and Divergent series. An interesting idea with a big dollop of spidery scariness thrown in, though the ending is a bit of an anticlimax. Dylan O'Brien stars as teen boy trying to navigate a maze after his memory have been wiped. Not suitable for under 14's.
***** 




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