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THE EAST, THE BLING RING, SPRING BREAKERS…  all on DVD and once again, only one is interesting

THE EAST, THE BLING RING, SPRING BREAKERS… all on DVD and once again, only one is interesting

Posted on September 20th, 2013

by Coop Cooper

Here are three films currently available on DVD which seem to have a common theme: People getting mixed up with the wrong crowd with disastrous consequences…

“The East” – Sarah (Brit Marling), a corporate spy, goes undercover for a security firm to infiltrate a group of highly destructive eco-terrorists who are plaguing morally questionable big businesses. Sarah gains the trust of the cult-like group and its charismatic leader Benji (Alexander Skarsgard) and pulls off a few ‘jams’ with them. At first she feels guilty for taking part, but eventually she sees justification for their actions… until things start going wrong. Soon she begins walking a line between joining the group or taking them down.

What showed promise in premise becomes a pretentious, preachy fairy tale in practice that takes direct aim at corporations the filmmakers think are immoral, but wags its finger only because the terrorist group goes too far and not because their philosophy may have been fundamentally flawed…

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RIDDICK, YOU’RE NEXT, THE WORLD’S END…  only one of them is awesome

RIDDICK, YOU’RE NEXT, THE WORLD’S END… only one of them is awesome

Posted on September 13th, 2013

by Coop Cooper

“Riddick” – Based off of the prequel films “Pitch Black” and “The Chronicles of Riddick,” Vin Diesel once again finds himself stranded on desert planet full of hostile wildlife after his duplicitous compatriots double-cross him and leave him for dead. Raising an alien wolf and becoming an interplanetary version of Robinson Crusoe, Riddick discovers a secret about the planet that compels him to quickly find a way off of it. He locates a remote mercenary supply depot and alerts them to his presence despite the ever-increasing bounty on his head. Two competing bounty hunter ships arrive, causing a dangerous standoff between them, Riddick and the impending alien danger that approaches…






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