Hey-hey everyone, Happy New Year!
Dan here from the SUK. This is the first ever DVD/Blu-Ray release thingy I’m gonna do. Basically, I’ll list the main releases, write some snappy commentary about the release, link up to any reviews/articles on SN about it and you can click on the DVD if you want to buy it and then the money goes into helping SN keep growing.
It’s that simple!
If you have seen any of these films please let us know what you think in the comments and if the film is worth checking out.
Okay, let’s get this thing on the road.
I’m gonna check this one out! Who doesn’t like Idris? And its him being a bad mother fucker. So basically, Taraji Henson lets Idris into her house to make a phone call because of car troubles (has she not seen A Clockwork Orange?) and he starts terrorizing her and her family.
Yeah, biopics tend to all be the same (overcome adversity, become famous, self-destruct, get better, the end). But James Brown is pretty fucking cool. I never saw The Help, the Oscar-nominated film by the director of this (Tate Taylor) nor anything else he’s done, so not familiar with his style. Dan Akroyd is in it. Eh. He shouldn’t be acting anymore and just sell his shitty vodka. But I digress.
This one is top of the list for me to see for sure. John Ary discussed this one with us when he joined us to discuss 2014’s top films. Just seems like a once-in-a-lifetime movie experience. I mean, you are literally watching people grow up right in front of your eyes. Its a crazy concept and awesome that Linklater (and everyone else involved) had the guts to try it. All reviews seem to say this one is a must-see.
Wow, what the fuck! I think I have to see this on general principle. This has got to be fucking terrible yet awesome in its own way. This is a remake of the Kirk Cameron Left Behind movie (based on the book series of the same name) and deals with millions of people disappearing from Earth as a result of the rapture. How can you not want to see Nick Cage trying to land a plane after a bunch of people just got zapped off it and then running around run around New York trying to figure out what the fuck is going on?
This one has the potential to be a hidden gem or utter crap. A soldier named “David” convinces a family to let him stay with them by saying he was friends with their son, who died in combat. Then people start dying. Maybe it sounds cheesy but I think something like this could be a throwback to the 80s and uses the “guest isn’t who he/she seems” plot as a way to poke fun at it.
Daniel Radcliffe is one horny dude. See what I did there? Okay, so Radcliffe’s character wakes up after a kickass drinking bender to find out he has horns growing out of his head and said horns make people confess their sins and give in to their impulses. This allows him to find who killed his girlfriend and get revenge. I like Radcliffe. I saw the dude seduce a horse in a Broadway show. Wasn’t a real horse, but still… I’ll check this one out. It actually sounds like such a batshit premise that it could work.
Yeah, probably won’t be checking this one out unless my wife wants to watch it. A dude and a chick have a one-night stand but a blizzard traps them in the dude’s apartment where they are forced to get to know each other.
Fuck yeah! One of my favorite shows on TV. While I think Season 5 wasn’t as laugh-out-loud funny as Season 4, it still delivered some great fucking laughs. Season 5 had the team trading in their espionage skills for some good ole fashion drug trafficking! If you’ve never felt inclined to watch Archer please do so. Its chockfull of great geek and music references including many trips to the “Danger Zone.”
A show about pirates produced by Michael Bay. One may be inclined to pass on this but I’ve heard very good things about this show from notorious Bay haters. No big names on this show but everyone involved seems to have some serious acting chops. Starz brought us Spartacus so its not crazy to think they could put out something pretty badass.
Yeah, no, not a fan of this show. My wife watched the first season and I caught a few minutes of it here and there and just really couldn’t fucking stand anyone on the show. Maybe that’s the purpose but I don’t care. I wonder if Season 4 will have Lena Dunham’s character admit she molested her sister and then it gets edited out of the show after it airs and causes people to say what the fuck?!?!
Have never seen an episode of this. Is this the last season of it? I think it is. Well, here it is if you want it.
This was a show that was on HBO. I only really watch HBO for Game of Thrones so only heard about this now. Seems like its a comedy series set in San Francisco that looks at the bonding between men.
You know what was cool about Season 2 of The Bridge? No seriously, I’m asking. I’ve never seen it. Its on FX, I think. I saw the commercials for it. Anyone know if its any good?
Update #1: I totally forgot this one and am filled with much shame… Great fucking film. Just look at that DVD cover! Mifune is a badass and this is the closest thing to Kurosawa you can get without watching the real thing.