Cell (DVD Review)

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15 – 87mins – 2016


PHONE PHREAKS

They’re acting like a flock of birds!”

Meshing damning social commentary with bloodthirsty horror like a particularly gruesome instalment of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror (minus the witty satire), this recently released Stephen Creepshow King adaptation (which the horror maestro co-scribed the screenplay for) shows intermittent flashes of promise but ultimately falls flat due to bland execution.

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Precious Cargo (DVD Review)

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15 – 87mins – 2016


BULLETS AND BOAT CHASES

“Making easy money the hard way.”

While his instantly recognisable chops dominate the DVD cover, Bruce Willis – in the latest of his increasingly frequent straight-to-video roles – is little more than a peripheral presence in this zippy crime drama. He plays straight-faced big-bad, Eddie, who scheming femme fatale Karen (Claire Forlani) convinces her amiable crook of an ex, Jack (Saved By The Bell‘s Mark-Paul Gosselaar, all grown up), to steal the titular gems from. Big mistake.

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