Punch Drunk DVDs: 'Fist Fight', 'Before I Fall', 'The Shack', And More!


This new comedy stars Charlie Day as an overworked high school English teacher struggling to keep control of his students on the last day before summer, and Ice Cube as the no-nonsense history teacher who calls him out, challenging him to an after-school fight in response to his recent firing.

We Said: “Yes, Fist Fight takes an hour and a half of to get to the actual fist fight, which is unsatisfactory and pathetic in its attempts to close out the film. The film is demeaning sort of comedy, paralleled by its highly questionable events and plot (if you can even call it that).” Rating: 1.5 out of 5

Based on the acclaimed book of the same name, Before I Fall tells the story of Samantha (Zoey Deutch) a popular high school student who’s bright future is cut short by a fatal car crash. This fantastical teen-drama sees her awaken once again on the morning of her death, stuck reliving the same day over and over again and examining the different points of view of the people she held the closest.

We Said: “Zoey Deutch gives a layered performance and is able to strongly carry the film. Before I Fall examines what it means to ultimately be a good person and the effects of bullying in a time-loop story that has a bit more depth than the average young adult adaptation.” Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Sam Worthington stars as a grieving man at the end of his rope after experiencing a tragic loss in his family. When a mysterious woman (Octavia Spencer) invites him to her titular secluded shack, his faith is slowly restored by her teachings of the nature of life, suffering, and love.