Blu-ray Reviews

5

Average

Lakeview Terrace (Blu-ray)

Neil LaBute has built his portfolio breathing life into movies and stage plays about dysfunctional individuals (usually men) who have difficulty fitting into relationships and societal norms. His first offering,...

6

Fair

RocknRolla (Blu-ray)

Gor blimey, lawd luv a duck, it’s a new Guy Richie movie and no mistake. Let’s ‘ave a jar at the rub-a-dub and a proper Cock-er-nee knees-up to fackin’ celebrate.

8

Great

Redbelt (Blu-ray)

“There’s always a way out,” says martial arts instructor Mike Terry to his students. “You just have to find it.” Given the early appearance of this mantra and given that...

6

Fair

Step Brothers (Blu-ray)

Step Brothers is pretty much a one-joke film — Ferrell and Reilly as 40-year-olds but with the mentality and maturity of 10-year-olds.

7

Good

Burn After Reading (Blu-ray)

It has been said that this film was written at the same time as No Country For Old Men, alternating the days on which they worked on each script and,...

6

Fair

The House Bunny (Blu-ray)

Anna Faris stars as a Playboy bunny who gets thrown out of the mansion and is taken on as a house mother at a college sorority for losers.

6

Fair

Eden Lake (Blu-ray)

When is a slasher film not a slasher film? When it has the pretensions of being a "cautionary tale"? That’s the philosophy of young British filmmaker James Watkins, the man...

5

Average

Pineapple Express (Blu-ray)

The latest newborn from the Apatow family is a passable but relatively ordinary stoner comedy that will no doubt easily recoup its budget.

8

Great

You Don’t Mess With the Zohan (Blu-ray)

Ouch! Unfortunate timing in the extreme, with this very funny comedy being released right in the middle of the latest conflict in Gaza.

6

Fair

The Strangers (Blu-ray)

There’s a moment in The Strangers, the horror/thriller starring Liv Tyler, that is so incredibly low-key that its significance may well go overlooked by unfocussed members of the audience, yet...