On DVD & Blu-Ray: October 15, 2019

Immediately gets cool points for a kick-ass title screen. From the director of 2006's The Hills Have Eyes and 2010's Piranha 3D, comes Crawl...a movie about a one hundred pound girl trying to save her injured father from a category five hurricane when they are attacked by a pack of alligators that is actually pretty low-key. Writers Shawn and Michael Rasmussen keep the story simple and contained while director Alexandre Aja knows how to both pull the right amount of tension from these unfavorable circumstances as well as keep the geography of the space clearly defined. Aja also reinforces the perspective of what's immediately threatening to our characters in this basement of a house that's about to be swept away in the storm as opposed to someone who could be standing in the street outside said house consistently enough that it's unnerving all on its own. And while Kaya Scodelario could easily be mistaken for Emma Stone in any given shot in this movie, she does a solid job of guiding the 80-minute thriller through the boxes it needs to check. That said, Barry Pepper still gets this B-movie's best line in, "We are gonna beat these pea-brained lizard shits!" Good fun. C+

Is it weird that Dave Bautista looks more normal to me as Drax? It's thoughts like this that Stuber will make you contemplate though that is not to be taken as a determent to seeing the film, but more a recommendation to the happiness and confusion this slight, 90-minute action/comedy will bring you. We don't get movies like this much anymore-the buddy action flick with the ridiculous premise that brings two vastly different folks together only for the wacky underdog and the domineering macho man to discover they work well together and balance each other out. From director Michael Dowse (It's All Gone Pete Tong, Goon, Take Me Home Tonight) this is the perfect Saturday night rental movie. Video review here. B- 

The Art of Self-Defense or "The Art of Saying Something Incredibly Funny While Possessing No Actual Sense of Humor Therfore Making that Incredibly Funny Thing that Much Funnier. And Devious."

It truly is an art and Riley Stearns has the penchant for it while Alessandro Nivola has the natural knack for it. B-

After being imprisoned for 10 years, the "Devil's Rejects" are back at it again. Otis (Bill Moseley) escapes prison, meets Winslow (Richard Brake), and devises a plan to get his sister Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie) out too. The Rejects make their way down the road and into Mexico, killing countless people on their way. They find a place to stay, but are soon bombarded with a large group of killers- killers who are after these Three From Hell. Only one group can come out alive, and with the experience these three have, it'll just have to be one great killing joyride.

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