Cinemas & Home Entertainment this week…
GRIM PICKINGS this week includes key dates to dismember with the theatrical release of the latest from WOLF CREEK filmmaker Greg McLean and the home entertainment arrival of the newest entry in THE CONJURING universe!
Thursday November 9th
JUNGLE (Limited Release)
From filmmaker Greg McLean (WOLF CREEK, THE BELKO EXPERIMENT) comes a spectacular survival thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe. Young Israeli Yossi Ghinsberg (Radcliffe) leaves a safe future behind to chase an improbable dream in the mysterious depths of the Amazon rainforest. For a year he journeys on the path well-travelled, but when he and two new fellow adventurers, Kevin Gale (Alex Russell) and Marcus Stamm (Joel Jackson), meet the darkly charismatic Karl Ruchprecter (Thomas Kretschmann), and follow him into the jungle, what begins as the realisation of a dream soon turns into a harrowing psychological test of faith and fortitude.
Master filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow returns with her first feature since 2012’s ZERO DARK THIRTY. A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest and most intense riots in United States history, leading to the federalization of the Michigan National Guard and the involvement of two Airborne Divisons of the United States Army.
Wednesday November 8th
LIGHTS OUT filmmaker David F. Sandberg’s prequel to ANNABELLE makes for a worthy successor and a valued addition to THE CONJURING universe! Hi-def enthusiasts will pleased to hear that Blu-ray sports with it a commentary, two featurettes and deleted scenes! Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife (Miranda Otto) welcome a nun (Stephanie Sigman) and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
A MONSTER CALLS
A visually spectacular and unabashedly emotional drama from director J.A. Bayona (THE ORPHANAGE) finally hits home entertainment locally and thankfully on Blu-ray too! 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother (Felicity Jones) is ill. He has little in common with his imperious grandmother (Sigourney Weaver). His father (Toby Kebbell) has resettled thousands of miles away. But Conor finds a most unlikely ally when the Monster (portrayed by Liam Neeson in performance-capture and voiceover) appears at his bedroom window one night. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.