Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Dvd Reviews

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Dvd Reviews

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Byline: Damon Smith

DVD REVIEWS Smith By Damon Fast & Furious 7 (Cert 12, Universal Pictures, DVD PS19.99/Blu-ray PS24.99/Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray PS29.99 or on demand from streaming services) The seventh turbocharged instalment of the Fast & Furious franchise is dedicated to the memory of Paul Walker, who died halfway through filming. His unfinished scenes have been respectfully completed using previously unseen footage or digital trickery. Vin Diesel and co continue to display superhuman strength and resilience, surviving spectacular crashes with barely a graze, while director James Wan goes for broke with outrageous action sequences that repeatedly sacrifice realism for explosive thrills and spills. John Wick (Cert 15, Warner Home Video, DVD PS19.99/Blu-ray PS26.99 or on demand from streaming services) Laced with macabre humour, John Wick is a blood-soaked action thriller. Keanu Reeves delivers one of his most compelling performances since the Matrix trilogy as a hitman who declares war on the Russian mafia responsible for murdering his beagle puppy. The actor is well equipped for the physical demands of the balletic fight sequences and we're completely behind him as he razes entire establishments for his cause.

Inside Out (Cert U, Disney, DVD PS17.99/ Blu-ray PS21.99/3D Blu-ray PS25.99 or on demand from streaming services) Arguably the best film of 2015, Inside Out is a visually stunning and emotionally rich comedy, and also Pixar's finest offering since the trilogy of WALL-E, Up and Toy Story 3. Vocal performances are note perfect, led by Amy Poehler's exuberant Joy and Phyllis Smith's Sadness, who lock horns over control of the emotions of an 11-year-old girl. It's a hilarious, heartfelt and ultimately life-affirming adventure celebrating childhood innocence. Minions (Cert U, Universal Pictures, DVD PS19. …

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