January 30, 2015

What's new on VOD this week?

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None of the movies hitting VOD this week look like they're going to be particularly great or anything, but as always, we're hoping that they turn out to be pleasant surprises. At the very least, they all have decent potential to be enjoyable.

We'll be watching them all, so we'll be sure to let you know how they turn out.

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Alien Outpost: A documentary crew follows an elite unit of soldiers in the wake of an alien invasion.

Alien Outpost looks like it's going to be a cross between Restrepo and District 9. Is that a good thing? It well could be, but seeing as it's sitting at an abysmal 10% on Rotten Tomatoes, we're thinking that it won't be anywhere near as good as either of those films. The trailer looks alright to us, so we'll see it, we just won't be surprised if it ends up disappointing us.

Darker Than Night: Greta moves into her recently deceased aunt's mansion and starts throwing wild parties with her friends; however, what looks to be the best summer of their lives turns into a fight for their lives after Beker, her aunt's prized cat, drowns in the home's pool.

So is this movie about a ghost cat? I don't know, from that synopsis and trailer, it sure seems like it is. This one is a remake of a 1975 movie of the same title that people seem to hold in high regard, so maybe it'll be alright... We hope. It looks like it's full of hot chicks though, so that's something?

Suburban Gothic: Raymond has a prestigious MBA, but he can't find work. He can channel the paranormal, but chatting with a cute girl mystifies him. Kicked out of his big city apartment, Raymond returns home to his overbearing mother, ex-jock father, and beer-bellied classmates. But when a vengeful ghost terrorizes the small town, the city-boy recruits Becca, a bad-ass local bartender, to solve the mystery of the spirit threatening everyone's lives.

Suburban Gothic looks like it's going to be wacky and zany, so right of the bat it annoys us, but we thought that What We Do in the Shadows was going to annoy us too, and we ended up loving it. We're not sure that we can buy Matthew Gray Gubler as a leading man, but we love Kat Dennings, so maybe they'll balance each other out.

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