Punch Drunk DVDs: ‘IT (2017)’, ‘My Little Pony The Movie’, ‘The Foreigner’, ‘Mark Felt’, And More!

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The most acclaimed horror blockbuster in years, IT,
finally brings Stephen King’s classic novel to the big screen, in all it’s
terrifying glory. When their small town of Derry Maine is threatened by the
titular monster (typically in the form of the bloodthirsty child-eating clown
Pennywise), seven young outcasts are forced to band together and face their
darkest fears in order to defend the children of the town from the evil force.

We Said: IT is
beyond a shadow of a doubt the most blood-curdling film of the year and
possibly the best King adaptation yet. That’s not a small feat because the
novel is so good on multiple levels. The film captures perfectly so many of
King’s pet themes, particularly adolescence and the fear that comes with being
on the cusp of adulthood. The world has begun to change for you in ways that
nobody is prepared for. As the innocence of youth fades, the darkness that
comes with maturity has started to creep in, and at least in the small town of
Derry, Maine that darkness isn’t an imagined thing. Monsters really do lurk
under the bed, in the sewers, and in the shadows.” Rating: 4 out of 5




The beloved TV show makes the leap to movies, with fan
favorite ponies Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie,
Fluttershy and Rarity going on an epic quest to save Ponyville from a dark and
powerful force. When the evil Storm King (Live Schreiber) and his minion
unicorn Tempest Shadow (Emily Blunt) threaten the peaceful ways of Equestria,
it’s up to the Mane 6 to save the day!

We Said: “This being My
Little Pony
, your idea of the stakes may vary. While those who adore
the series may shake in their saddle when the ponies squabble and fight, others
will find this to be incredibly low stakes. Then again, you probably aren’t
going to see My Little Pony: The Movie unless you’re already among the
converted, and that’s who it aims to please.” Rating: 3 out of 5


Quiet London businessman Quan (Jackie Chan) is thrust back into
his former life of violence when his teenage daughter is senselessly murdered
in a random terrorist attack. Taking the law into his own hands, Quan becomes a
one man army of revenge, butting heads with the government red tape keeping
him from the terrorists who took away the peaceful life he fought so hard to
acquire.

We Said: “The Foreigner doesn’t reinvent
the wheel, but overall it is an enjoyable action film that shows you a glimpse
at another side of Jackie Chan, but still satisfying your thirst for the Chan
we all know and love.” Rating: 3.5 out of
5



Liam Neeson stars in this thrilling biopic of the legendary
Mark Felt, aka “Deep Throat”, the man who leaked information to the press that
was crucial in uncovering the truth of the Watergate scandal.

We Said: “Those expecting the
film to jibe perfectly with other Hollywood portrayals may come away
disappointed, but that’s only because they’ve only ever known one side of the
story. With Felt’s revelation still so fresh, we are only just now seeing how
everything unfolded from his conflicted point of view, and of course it would
be different from the journalists he made contact with. That’s what makes Mark
Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House
absorbing, and at least
for now the definitive take on Deep Throat.” Rating: 3 out of 5

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