May 29, 2015
What's New on VOD for the Week Ending 5/29?
*Click the pics below to watch the trailers & rent the movies.
Chappie: In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.
We've been huge fans of Neill Blomkamp since District 9, and we didn't even mind his Elysium all that much, even though a lot of people seemed to find it disappointing. Chappie looks like it's going to be something along the lines of Ex Machina, but with a completely different tone and flavor about it, and we're down with that.
The fact that Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, and Hugh Jackman are headlining this one, only makes it sound better to us.
Gun Woman: A brilliant doctor on a quest for revenge buys a young woman and trains her to be the ultimate assassin, implanting gun parts in her body that she must later assemble and use to kill her target before she bleeds to death.
Leave it to the Japanese to give us a crazy movie about a woman who is turned into a "living armory" of sorts by a vengeful doctor, and make it watchable. This one is violent, bloody, and packed with all kinds of nudity and gore... and we dug it. We'll be reviewing it soon.
Let Us Prey: Rachel, a rookie cop, is about to begin her first night shift in a neglected police station in a Scottish, backwater town. The kind of place where the tide has gone out and stranded a motley bunch of the aimless, the forgotten, the bitter-and-twisted who all think that, really, they deserve to be somewhere else. They all think they're there by accident and that, with a little luck, life is going to get better. Wrong, on both counts. Six is about to arrive - and All Hell Will Break Loose!
The set-up for this movie reminds of of the 2010 Val Kilmer flick, The Traveler, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. With Liam Cunningham playing the mysterious drifter in this one, we can't help but be curious to see how it measures up.
After seeing him as Davos on Game of Thrones, we'll pretty much watch anything that he's in.
Survivor: A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.
We're all for a good Spy Thriller around here, and if it involves watching Pierce Brosnan trying to kill Milla Jovovich for 90-minutes or so, even better. Why that idea excites us, we have no idea. We have issues.
Director James McTeigue has proven that he knows his way around action thrillers with his work on V For Vendetta and Ninja Assassin, so we're willing to give this one a go on good faith. Plus, Milla. She's always a clincher for us.