April 10, 2015

What's new on VOD this week?

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After skipping our What's New on VOD post last week (because nothing new of note hit VOD), we're back with a jam-packed first week of April on the streaming front.

*The Star Wars Digital Collection we include here only as a heads up for our fellow Sci-Fi lovers who don't already own them on Blu-ray.

*Click the posters below to steam a movie via Amazon.
*Click the pictures below that to watch a movie's trailer. 

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The Harvest: A couple who keeps their sick son in a secluded environment find their controlled lives challenged by a young girl who moves in next door.

Michael Shannon is such a good actor that we'll pretty much watch anything that he's in. There are few actors today that can match his onscreen intensity, so the fact that his latest movie is a Horror/Thriller just makes us want to see it that much more. 

The Harvest is probably the most promising of this week's VOD releases.

Hooked Up: Looking for a good time, two friends on a trip to Barcelona befriend a couple of girls but it's not fun they find, instead they get trapped in a house haunted by a devilish ghost bent on tearing apart anyone that enters her dwelling.

Hooked Up will forever be known as the first movie that was shot entirely on an iPhone. Now as a gimmick, that's kinda neat and all, but if this is a glimpse into the future of filmmaking, then future really scares us. The day that any idiot with a cellphone can make an entire movie with their cellphone is the day that we'll be switching to books.

That being said, the trailer for Hooked Up looks decent enough, and we'll watch it and hope that it's a solid movie that has more to offer than just the whole iPhone gimmick.

Lost River: A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.

Ryan Gosling is someone that we have mixed feelings about. On one hand, he's a good actor that has starred in some pretty solid movies, Drive being our favorite. On the other, he seems like he's a bit up his own ass at times, and we're really not sure what to make of this trailer for Lost River.

Lost River, his first directorial effort, has not been treated kindly by critics, many of whom even booed the film at Cannes. Being that he shot the movie here in Detroit, we'll check it out as a curiosity, but given its poisonous advanced word, we're not expecting much form it.

* The fact that Saoirse Ronan is in this helps though.

The Sisterhood of Night: When a teenage girl says she's the victim of a secret network called The Sisterhood of Night, a quiet suburban town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial.

The trailer for The Sisterhood of Night looks pretty good, but we're wondering if it will have some bite to it, or be more of a tale geared towards a younger audience like its PG-13 Rating hints at.

The Voices: A dark comedy about a likable guy (Ryan Reynolds) pursuing his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets - but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.

Back on VOD to coincide with its Blu-ray & DVD release, The Voices is a movie that we were happy to see when it was in limited release back in February, and one that we'd still recommend to curious Horror fans, especially as a VOD rental.Read our  review for our thoughts on the movie.

Read our review HERE.


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