In the 8th edition of BuRStS, we will be recommending to buy one, rent two, stream two and skip one. Will it be the 8th from Quentin Tarantino, a remake of a cult Keanu Reeves hit, the random film Reeves is in himself, an Academy Award nominated documentary, a biopic of the man who took on the NFL’s lack of effort to combat head injuries or the Sutherlands in a Western that we’ll be recommending?
Keep reading and find out about the new DVD releases for March 29th:
The Hateful Eight (Check out our Movie Hot Take from last year)
Super Simple Synopsis: Quentin Tarantino brings his style to the classic Western.
You are a Tarantino fan. You love when a classic genre is turned on it’s head a little but the director visually captures the classic feel.
You like Tarantino but aren’t 100% on board with the thought of a Western.
You’ve given Westerns a shot before but they really weren’t your thing but you can’t help but be intrigued by Tarantino putting his touch on it.
You’re not a fan of language or violence in movies and none of the previous Tarantino films appealed to you.
MHT Verdict: Buy it!
MHT’s #2 movie in 2015 is now available to add to your collection… what are you waiting for???
Concussion (Check out our Movie Hot Take from last year)
Super Simple Synopsis: A doctor uncovers the truth about brain damage in NFL players.
You recognize Will Smith’s excellent work even if the Academy won’t. You want to have a bad taste in your mouth every Sunday.
You want to see it but would rather not have it around as a constant reminder in the fall and winter when you’re inhaling 10 hours of NFL action every weekend.
You avoided running to see it at the theater, you passed at Redbox but now that it’s only a click away, you can’t stop yourself. What? You thought a kicking joke was coming?
You know I had a good reason to skip it but I hit my head and can’t remember. Too soon?
MHT Verdict: Rent it!
Will Smith was snubbed at the Oscars and the NFL still continues to dance around the concussion issue. This film needs support on so many levels and it’s actually pretty solid.
Point Break (Check out our Movie Hot Take from this year)
Super Simple Synopsis: What if someone sucked all the fun and camp out of the original Point Break and replaced it with ESPN’s X Games?
You love the X Games. You would sacrifice plot and acting in favor of some breathtaking scenery.
You thought the original Point Break was so good, you can’t live without seeing the remake.
You remember seeing Point Break and thinking it could be better if they just tried to tweak it a little. You want to be proven wrong.
You have common sense. You are saving your time for a more sensible remake… like Roadhouse!
MHT Verdict: Skip it!
Point Break was a chore to watch and really no fun at all. It’s like whomever made it saw the original, hated it and wanted to erase everything about it other than the character’s name and the very basic premise. An awful waste of time.
Forsaken (Did Not Review)
Super Simple Synopsis: A father/son Western starring father & son Kiefer & Donald Sutherland.
You can’t get enough Kiefer Sutherland. You watched every episode of 24, you watched Touch, you even went to see Zoolander 2 because you heard he was playing himself in the movie.
You’re not as big of a fan of Kiefer Sutherland as the guy or girl who buys this but you secretly are pining away for the release of his upcoming country album and feel like this would be good preparation for it.
You like Westerns and Quentin Tarantino isn’t your thing so you’re skipping The Hateful Eight (a mistake, by the way) but you bet your sweet ass Jack Bauer is!
You can’t imagine Jack Bauer as a cowboy no matter how hard you try.
MHT Verdict: Stream it!
Although the Amazon price point is pretty attractive right now, it’s something that has to be seen but can probably wait for your subscription streaming service to add it to the rotation before viewing.
Exposed (Did Not Review)
Super Simple Synopsis: A police detective tries to uncover the truth behind his partner’s death.
You love Keanu Reeves you even saw Knock Knock. (Okay, that was me!)
You love when a studio takes a movie and completely changes it because they think it will improve the box office appeal. You especially love it when the director (Gee Malik Linton) feels the need to work under a pseudonym (Declan Dale).
You have an hour and 45 minutes to kill and there’s a part in the movie for Big Daddy Kane… and is that Shooter McGavin? Oh, you gotta see this!
You’ve been down this road with Keanu before and you know better.
MHT Verdict: Stream it!
Don’t listen to us… save yourself… run… you won’t be able to… shhhhh! Keanu’s on!
Cartel Land (Did Not Review)
Super Simple Synopsis: An Academy Award nominated documentary about vigilante efforts to stop organized crime at the Mexican-American border.
You love documentaries. You saw Sicario and wished there was a documentary on this topic.
You like documentaries but aren’t likely to watch them more than once.
You aren’t crazy about documentaries but with an 89% Tomatometer and 84% Audience Score, you have to give it a look.
You’re waiting for Vantel Land? SUVtel Land?? Jeeptel land??? Look, they can’t all be winners!
MHT Verdict: Rent it!
Cartel Land looks informative and riveting.