This week sees an interesting mix of DVDs. The top watch is Concussion, with Will Smith, who plays a doctor. Next up is The Hateful Eight, the story of a bounty hunter and his prisoner sharing awintry cabin with a bunch of wild characters, brought to us by Quentin Tarantino. Third is the British uncut version of series one of Humans.
Dr. Bennet Omalu, an accomplished pathologist, discovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play. The movie was written by Landesman and Jeanne Marie Laskas, who wrote the article “Game Brain” in GQ magazine.
As humans evolve and technology advances, we may be heading towards an interesting future with must-have gadgets that look exactly like us – only better. In Humans, a desirable addition to the list of gadgets is a highly-developed robotic servant, known as a ‘Synth.’ The Synth is so close to a real human that it transforms the way we live.
The Red House was a 1947 movie starring Edward G. Robinson, in which an old man and his sister conceal a terrible secret from their adopted teen daughter – an abandoned farmhouse, hidden deep in the woods near their house. Brought to us by The Film Detective studio.
Edward G. Robinson is Pete Morgan. His spinster sister Ellen, played by Judith Anderson, has raised their adopted teen daughter Meg, played by Allene Roberts, on a secluded farm. As a teenager, Meg and her friend Nath, played by Lon McCallister, are doing chores on the farm. The pair decide to explore the forest, despite Pete’s warning about an abandoned red house in the woods.Meg and Nath discover troubling secrets.
CPO Sharkey was the perfect opportunity for comic Don Rickles and his acid-tongue. Rickles plays Chief Petty Officer Sharkey, in a California naval recruitment center. Although he is very fond of his men, they are all from different racial and cultural backgrounds, including black, Polish, Hispanic, so he has plenty of insults and putdowns to share around.
Cartels run rampant in Mexico. A physician in the town of Michoacán has had enough and
A doctor in Michoacán, Mexico leads a citizen uprising against the drug cartel that wreaked havoc on the region for years. The doctor has an ally across the border to his north, a U.S. military veteran, who leads a paramilitary group that wants to prevent Mexico’s drug wars entering U.S. territory.
Donald Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland, together with Demi Moore, in a brooding western in which an embittered gunslinger tries to make amends with his estranged father. At the same time, their community is being taken over by ruthless land-grabbers.
A young Greek writer is struggling financially in high-cost London. He goes to the rural mountain village where his father died under mysterious circumstances. Once in that mountain area, he is not trusted by the people of the village, and he is haunted by the past. He needs to choose between having a normal life or an escape to a world of fantasy and madness.