Rambo: Last Blood might promise a grand send-off to one of cinema’s most iconic action movie characters, but it’s not much of a Rambo movie.
Clever, occasionally chilling, and packed to bursting with gristly black humour and satisfying action set pieces, the Korean thriller The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil is a refreshing change of pace.
While not as fresh and dramatically satisfying as its predecessor, Creed II is a pretty decent Rocky sequel and a bit of a step backwards for a film about the son of Balboa rival and friend Apollo Creed.
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Bullets fly in the drama, The Bang Bang Club, which arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this week and tells the story of a group of photographers in Apartheid South Africa. Other new releases include the terrible action film Priest, starring Paul Bettany; and Demolition Man on Blu-ray.
This week’s new releases on Blu-ray and DVD include: Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts as a woman trying to find herself in three very different parts of the world; and Sylvester Stallone’s action-adventure, The Expendables; plus I take a look at the Blu-ray release of The Complete Metropolis.
There’s a movie for just about everyone debuting this week in theatres. Julia Roberts stars in the romantic travel drama, Eat Pray Love; Sylvester Stallone and a cast of action heroes fight it out in The Expendables; and Michael Cera plays a would-be teenage hero in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Give him a gun and a big knife, and you can be pretty sure that John Rambo can take on any enemy. Resurrect him 20 years after his last adventure though and you have to wonder if he’s really up to the task of a modern-day fight in the jungle. Sylvester Stallone‘s super soldier is back this week on DVD, joined by the dramas Cassandra’s Dream and Grace Is Gone, plus a collection of Eddie Murphy‘s funny films.
Last weekend a monster movie took over the cinemas and claimed one of the biggest January openings of all time. The film was Cloverfield, but can the monster keep audiences in theatres, or will Sylvester Stallone‘s return as Rambo draw box office blood? Audiences will decide this weekend, but if neither film is quite your style there are a few alternatives, including the thriller Untraceable, the dance-driven drama How She Move, the spoofy Meet The Spartans, and a concert documentary that lets you enjoy U2 in 3D.