This new comedy is a rom-com where the rom is very much on the back foot – in fact the romance is basically no more than an excuse to lampoon the genre clichés. Director David Wain and his co-writer Michael Showalter have set their dial resolutely to silly, but the story is actually no more ridiculous than any other film of the genre. This is first and foremost a parody which is coruscatingly spot-on.
This time, it’s the Wachowski’s debut feature Bound getting the Arrow Video Blu-ray treatment. Largely ignored on its release, but has since become a cult classic, Bound is an excellent slice of 90s neo-noir.
The Expendables franchise is wholly clued up on everything that everyone knows and loves about 1980s over the top, absurd pseudo-realistic bombastic action where the main difference between the good guys and bad guys is that the good guys manage to not get killed and have all the best puns and zingers.
Documentary filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller’s Dinosaur 13 focuses on what became a David and Goliath legal battle between enthusiastic South Dakota palaeontologists and big government.