It’s another two part BuRStS as 8 movies are set to hit the home video market. While there’s a different debate capturing the attention of the United States, MHT will settle the debate on which movies you should buy, rent, stream and skip during the week of September 27th:
Hunt for the Wilderpeople –NO REVIEW–
Super Simple Synopsis: If Thelma & Louise were a troubled kid and his foster dad and it took place in the bush in New Zealand instead of the desert.
Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 98% Tomatometer and a 92% Audience Score.
While it looks like a good movie, you refuse to buy movies that aren’t box office successes.
You wanted to rent it but you also wanted to be hip and now.
You still haven’t forgiven Sam Neill for Jurassic Park III.
MHT Verdict: Buy it!
Critics and audiences don’t often agree but the resounding yes for Hunt for the Wilderpeople puts this one on the must see list at the very least and maybe on the must own list, too.
Cell –NO REVIEW–
Super Simple Synopsis: He’s ruined dogs, cars, proms, pets and clowns. Now, Stephen King is after your cell phone.
You love Stephen King.
How can you go wrong with a movie starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson?
There must be a reason a movie written by Stephen King and starring Cusack and Jackson did not make a splash at the box office… or even get much of a release.
You don’t want to have to stop using your cell phone.
MHT Verdict: Skip it!
With an 8% Tomatometer and 16% Audience Score, Cell has not been received well by those who’ve seen it.
Edge of Winter –NO REVIEW–
Super Simple Synopsis: A dad bonding with his two sons turns into a kidnapping.
It’s two years from now and you’re fishing through the $5 bargain bin at Walmart.
You really enjoyed Joel Kinnaman’s performance as Colonel Rick Flag in Suicide Squad and want to see his next movie.
‘Murica, damn it!
The thought of a father bonding with his sons by teaching them to shoot a gun seems like a behavior you’d rather not see perpetuated on the big screen.
MHT Verdict: Stream it!
The film isn’t getting great reviews but the cast is getting recognized for some solid performances so it might be worth checking out.
The Neon Demon —MOVIE HOT TAKE REVIEW—
Super Simple Synopsis: The fashion industry is dangerous for a new model. You could get eaten alive!
You love incredibly strange, beautifully shot films that create a lot of talking points amongst film aficionados.
Director Nicholas Winding Refn has delivered some interesting work including Drive, Bronson, the Pusher trilogy and those Lincoln commercials starring Matthew McConaughey.
You have very little interest in the film’s subject but Keanu Reeves is in it which means you have to see it eventually.
You prefer pastels.
MHT Verdict: Rent it!
As strange as the film was, The Neon Demon should be something you see at least once.