June 19, 2015

What's New on VOD This Week?

Of the three new movies of note hitting VOD this week, we've seen one, and read the book on which another is based. The third one we know nothing about.

All three of them look to be solid rentals.

*Click the pictures below to watch the trailers or stream the movies. 

Burying the Ex: When Max learns that his new live-in girlfriend, Evelyn is controlling and manipulative, he is afraid to end the relationship. However, fate occurs and Evelyn is killed in a freak accident. A couple months have passed and Max meets his dream girl, Olivia. The new romance gets tricky when Evelyn comes back from the grave and insists on continuing their once relationship by all means.

Joe Dante's first movie since the vastly under-appreciated The Hole way back in 2009, Burying the Ex is a fun little movie that we enjoyed more than we thought we would. It might not be a true return to form for the director, but as Zom-Coms go (don't yell at us, we didn't make up the damn word), it definitely gave us our money's worth. For us, it was worth watching just to see Alexandra Daddario looking all cute, but we're simple like that.

Our review of this one is coming this weekend.

Pernicious: It was supposed to be an adventure of a lifetime as three young girls spend the summer in Thailand. But their adventure quickly becomes a nightmare when the trio unleashes the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind - revenge.

Despite the low rating on IMDB, we're pretty stoked to see this one. A Torture Porn flick along the lines of Hostel with a Supernatural bent sounds alright by us; sometimes hot chicks and gore are just enough to get us by, you know?

Let's hope it ends up being decent.

Dark Places: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes.

The surprise of the week goes to DirecTV for securing exclusive rights to show Dark Places before it hits theaters in August. Dark Places is based on the book by the writer of Gone Girl, both of which we read and really liked. It also boasts one hell of a cast: Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Corey Stoll, Nicholas Hoult, and Christina Hendricks to name a few.

You'll obviously have to be a DirecTV subscriber to watch Dark Places, but if you are, you should definitely give it a go. It looks like it's going to be a good one.


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