Monday Blu(e)s and DVD
Only three titles for thee this week, but two of them are real highlights of the blockbuster season (and we’ve not seen the other).
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Disc Of The Week
Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams came together and produced this rather solid little blockbusterous homage to the sort of adventure flick that Spielberg was knocking out in the 1980′s. We never actually reviewed Super 8 upon its initial release back in August (although it was the subject of a Film Clash episode), but fear not, as we’re putting something together on it at the moment. In short its a wonderful film, and perhaps the highlight of the Summer schedule. The young performers all convince, the effects are solid, and there is oodles of that one key ingredient that is sorely lacking from the average blockbuster of the 21st century; heart.
The beautiful steelbook pictured above is an HMV exclusive.
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, or ROTPOTA as its shortened version would have it, was a bit of a mixed bag. Whilst it was enjoyable enough an experience, I couldn’t help but feel as though ultimately it was a couple of great moments mixed in to a decidedly average film.
ROTPOTA is also available in a box-set collecting the rest of the Apes flicks, some of which are great, some of which are awful.
The Inbetweeners Movie
Sadly (and I mean that sincerely) we’re still yet to see this feature-length outing for the titular Inbetweeners. The critical reaction was fairly positive though, and the box office figures genuinely awe-inspiring.