January 2, 2015

What's new on VOD this week?

The first weekend of 2015 is here! Woo! Aren't you excited?

2015 may not be kicking off with very many new & noteworthy VOD releases, but at least we're getting a few. Don't worry, things get better starting next week.

Fury: April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Out-numbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Fury may not be anywhere near a Horror movie, but it's a light week on VOD, so we include it here to pad things out a bit. It's at least got a lot of bloody killing in it, so...

Fury was a good war movie, it just wasn't as great as we'd hoped it would be.The movie's got action galore, and it's packed full of emotional beats, but too many of its characters (and their dialogue) just made it feel too forced and quirky at times. It's definitely worthy of a watch though, so don't overlook it if you like war movies.

[REC] 4: Apocalypse: The television reporter √Āngela is rescued from the building and taken to an oil tanker to be examined. However, it is unbeknown to the soldiers that she carries the seed of the mysterious demonic virus.

Ah, the [REC] movies... We absolutely loved the first two entries into this Spanish Viral Outbreak/Possession series, but the third one left us cold. This 4th (and final) entry in the [REC] series, Apocalypse, will hopefully be more along the lines of the first two, and so we'll go into it with our hopes intact.

Tusk: When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy and girlfriend Allison team with an ex-cop to look for him.

Tusk is one of those movies that has fans & critics split right down the middle. On one hand, it's a stupid movie that was born of a joke, and many people can't stand it. On the other, it's a stupid movie that ends up being a lot of fun despite itself, and boasts one hell of a performance by Michael Parks, and a lot of people loved it because of those facts.

We liked Tusk because of those things, and if you can stand stupidity for the sake of stupidity, then it's definitely worth checking out. Just don't take it too seriously.

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