Grim Pickings for Cinema, Home Entertainment & Streaming this week…
GRIM PICKINGS this week include several dates to dismember, from seventeenth century scares in THE WITCH to the largely criticised though yet to be released big budget reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS. Here’s what’s releasing locally this week…
Thursday July 14th
SWISS ARMY MAN (Limited Release)
Hank, a hopeless man stranded in the wild, discovers a mysterious dead body. Together the two embark on an epic journey to get home. As Hank realizes the body is the key to his survival, this once-suicidal man is forced to convince a dead body that life is worth living.
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!
On DVD & Blu-ray
Wednesday July 13th
EVA (DVD Only)
Set in 2041, Alex Garel is a well-known robot programmer who after 10 years returns to his home town to work in his old university when his friend Julia brings him a project to create a new line of robot child. There Alex meets his brother David, Lana (Alex’s former lover and David’s current wife), and Eva, Alex’s 10-years-old niece.
Thursday July 14th
In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unravelling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.
Clay Riddell, a New England artist, is a witness to an ugly phenomenon: a mysterious signal broadcast over the global cell phone network turns the majority of his fellow humans into mindless vicious animals. Now he and a few survivors must find and stop ‘the pulse’ and the person controlling it and reunite with his young son before it’s too late.
Friday July 15th
STRANGER THINGS (Netflix)
When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl.