The return of BuRStS with a slightly different format. We’ll still list every movie released on home video this week but the format has slightly changed. Now, we’ll start with what you should do and then list the film. Here’s what you should buy, rent, stream and skip for the week of February 21, 2017:
Manchester by the Sea —MOVIE HOT TAKE REVIEW—
Super Simple Synopsis: Why Casey Affleck should win Best Actor at this weekend’s Academy Awards.
It’s a well written drama with enough dry humor to keep you from completely falling into infinite sadness with incredible performances from Affleck, Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges. Plus, it has the most gutwrenching scene in recent memory. No, not that one. THAT ONE!
Hacksaw Ridge —MOVIE HOT TAKE REVIEW—
Super Simple Synopsis: True story of Desmond Doss who refused to carry a weapon while serving his country as an Army medic during WWII.
Help Hollywood recoup all of the money spent on fake blood and body parts used for this gruesome retelling by Mel Gibson. (Unless he used leftover supplies from The Passion of the Christ.)
Super Simple Synopsis: A “story inside a story” which is usually either very interesting or very annoying. Early Awards buzz leans toward interesting but the late snubbing leans toward annoying.
First, the box office bailed then the Awards circuit bailed on Nocturnal Animals. It might be safer to check this one out when it drops on Netflix of Amazon Prime.
Super Simple Synopsis: Animated adventure featuring a city mouse named Gavin and his friend Matthew as they travel with ship mice to Dream Island to battle Winston the White Weasel and his wicked weasel clan.
Jon Lovitz voices Winston the White Weasel. Ask yourself: When is the last time you saw something with Jon Lovitz worth watching?
Bad Santa 2
Super Simple Synopsis: Like the original which means I shouldn’t waste your time describing this movie.
Typically, sequels suck more than the original and Bad Santa sucked… so where’s that leave Bad Santa 2?