There’s no end of mad, bad, crazy, desperate and deluded behaviour in this week’s releases, as Matthew McConaughey murders for money in blockbuster.co.uk exclusive Killer Joe, and Stephen Dorff struggles to save the world from the inside of a car boot in fellow exclusive Brake. Beyond which, we’ve got a Mormon girl impregnated by a song in Electrick Children and all sorts of other goodies for you to explore.
From French Connection director William Friedkin comes a taut and twisty hitman thriller with a savage sense of humour and more edge than a samurai sword, the tale of a troubled lad who puts a hit on his evil mother to collect on her insurance. As the trigger man of the title, Matthew McConaughey has never been better as an enigmatic, dirty cop-for-hire, while Emile Hirsch and Thomas Haden Church hold their own in support. Rent it now on Blu-ray and DVD, in store and online, exclusively from blockbuster.co.uk.
Stephen Dorff acts his socks off in a neatly stressful thriller that is, for the most part, a single location, one-man tour de force. Though strongly reminiscent of bloke-in-a-coffin suspenser Buried, Brake is considerably more action-packed, the claustrophobic tale of a secret service agent trapped in a custom-rigged car boot full of I’m a Celebrity-style horrors. With the future of the free world at stake, our hero struggles to keep his secrets from terrorists who’ll stop at nothing to extract them. And lots of fun it is to. Rent it now on Blu-ray and DVD, in store and online, exclusively from blockbuster.co.uk.
Based on Hanna-Barbera’s beloved vintage ‘toon, this cheekily cheerful new take on Top Cat brings the vibrancy, colour and retro charm of the original to a whole new generation. Benny the Ball, Fancy Fancy, Choo Choo and indisputable leader of the gang, TC, are back at war with the long arm of the law when the menacing Police Chief Strickland moves to town, ousting the bumbling Officer Dibble. Loaded with New York swagger and just as full of fun, Top Cat: The Movie is available now to buy and rent on Blu-ray and DVD, in store and online from blockbuster.co.uk.
Balancing a cool cult vibe with genuine affection for its characters, this tells a touching and undeniably quirky coming-of-age tale. Pregnant by music? Convinced she’s been knocked up by a forbidden rock song, teenage Mormon Rachel (Julia Garner) flees her sheltered community in search of answers, finding more than she could ever have bargained for in neighbouring Las Vegas. A stylish indie drama, Electrick Children is available now to buy and rent on Blu-ray and DVD, in store and online from blockbuster.co.uk.
The life, career and many splendid works of iconic filmmaker, movie star, stand-up comedian and jazz musician Woody Allen are celebrated in this reverent yet still illuminating documentary from Curb Your Enthusiasm director Robert Weide. For Woody’s many fans, admirers and well-wishers, this is essential, delightful stuff. Buy or rent it now on DVD, in store or online from blockbuster.co.uk.