Even though that groundhog is a massive liar, Spring is finally here, which means better weather, more opportunities to go outdoors, and a cloud of spores to promptly ruin the day for anyone with allergies.
Even though Punxsutawney Phil is probably cackling from his Hobbit-hole of a lair or whatever groundhogs call home, you can be rest assured that there are some great movies that have been or are about to be released. These DVD releases are sure to give you the perfect excuse to stay in, though we wouldn’t recommend telling your friends that when they want to do some unbearable millennial activity.
While the film shares a location with what is now a gentrified hipster wasteland comprised mostly of cupcake shops and artisanal mayonnaise, this film is set in the 1950’s and centers on an Irish immigrant that falls in love with an Italian resident of the city. She is faced with the choice of whether to embrace her new life in America or go back to Ireland and resume her old life there. The DVD was released in March, so you can catch this one tonight! As for the real Brooklyn, we’d recommend that you stock up on your flannel and get an encyclopedic knowledge of insufferable, obscure, garbage bands so you can at least navigate without being bored to death by an alpha-hipster.
The Hateful Eight
In this heartwarming tale about eight strangers that bond together and make memories that last very short lifetimes, Quentin Tarantino proves that subtlety may not be the most useful tactic when telling a story like this. Eight strangers are thrown together into a situation that starts to appear to be a very calculated plan to spring a fugitive that is being brought to town to hang. Even though it has a run-time of over three hours, not one second is a waste, and the score by Ennio Morricone absolutely deserved the Oscar this year. Lucky for you the DVD was released in March so check this one out! At least Tarantino still made it even after the script was leaked and he initially refused to do so!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
There are two kinds of people; those who know what a “Star Wars” is, and those who not only live under rocks, but live just slightly above the Earth’s mantle.
Since we don’t want to anger the five people that haven’t seen it, all we’re going to tell you is that it has lighsabers, space battles, and is set after the original (good) trilogy of films; also its being released on DVD on March 5th!