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It's a bit of a paltry week for home video releases his week, but Mark Hartley's remake of the Aussie cult flick Patrick: Evil Awakens is worth getting excited about.

I've been tracking Patrick for a while and am curious to see how Hartley handles his first foray into narrative filmmaking. Plus, who can pass up an opportunity to see Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) as a creepy doctor?

Non-Stop sees Liam Neeson back in full ass-kicking mode as a US Air Marshall who has to stop a terrorist from killing passengers every 20 minutes. The movie might not hold a candle to his mad dad in Taken or his wolf battling turn in The Grey, Non-Stop is a classy, claustrophobic thriller in the vein (but not as good as) Red Eye.

Marina wasn't a huge fan of Atom Egoyan's new film, Devil's Knot, but I'm always curious to see what the Canadian director is up to. The film follows the true story of a missing persons case concerning devil worship and a town so desperate to close the lid that they let the real culprit run free.

By the time the credits rolled on its second episode, True Detective was universally hailed as one of the best television shows of all time. And with two bonafide movie stars as its leads, it felt more like a feature film than a tv show at all. Then it fell victim to a twist-thirsty internet community who decided the show was headed in a direction it had no intention of going. And that it was tackling something more than a procedural. This created a bit of disappointment in the show's final episode, but I have a feeling viewers catching up with the show on Blu-ray won't feel the same way. So yeah, believe the hype because TD is really that good.

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chuck (6 years ago) Reply

Thanks! I've missed the DVD release recaps. It's always good to be reminded about stuff that may have slipped my mind.


agentorange (6 years ago) Reply

Hey, good to hear! I will definitely do them justice form now on.

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