July 31, 2015

What's New on VOD for the Week Ending 7/31?

As we get ready to embrace August and all of its hot, humid days, July is sending us off with a batch of notable VOD releases; one of which was great, one of which looks really solid, and one of which is Unfriended.

*Click the pics to check out the trailers or rent the movies.

Extinction: Nine years after an infection turns most of the humanity into rabid creatures, Patrick, Jack and Lu, a nine-year-old girl, survive in seeming peace and calm in the forgotten snow-covered town of Harmony. We nonetheless sense that something terrible happened between Patrick and Jack because a deep hate keeps them apart. When the infected appear again, Patrick and Jack will have to leave behind all rancor to protect the one being who means more to them than anything else.

We're usually suckers for a good Zombie/Infected story, especially when the trailer looks as good as the one for Extinction does. Throw in an isolated, snowy setting, and the acting tandem of Jeffrey Dovovan & Matthew Fox, and we're all sorts of hyped to see this one. 

Unfriended: While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. At first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something out of this world, something that wants them dead.

We saw it, we didn't like it all that much, but that doesn't mean that it's not wildly popular with its intended audience. If Unfriended had come out while we were in High School, we probably would have eaten it up. As it stands though, this movie just didn't do a damn thing for us.

You should really be the judge for yourself though. 

Read our review of Unfriended HERE.

White God: Thirteen-year-old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficulty, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him.

We haven't had a chance to write up our review of White God yet (we just saw it last night), but I can tell you that we really liked it. It wasn't as glorious as we had hoped it would be, but it was a great story about a girl and the love she has for her dog... it's also about a bunch of pissed-off dogs who are tired of being treated like garbage by humans, and how they take their revenge.

In some ways, White God is a deep and emotional experience that has a lot to say about how some people treat animals. Have no fear though, there's plenty of blood and carnage to go around too.

White God is definitely worth a rent.



  1. I agree about Unfriended,I was expecting a lot more than it delivered. But that is not the main reason for my commenting....Have you seen the Marble Hornets film?? You must, I was not disappointed and hopefully you won't be either

  2. I have to check them out. Unfriended I give credit for being a new twist on how the film is viewed but I haven't seen it yet so I can't say if it was good or bad.

    Love your blog btw

    Miss Wicked