There are a few great films on DVD this week, including Mesrine: Killer Instinct, the first half of Vincent Cassel’s take on the famous French criminal, and Get Low, a suspenseful character piece. But the pick of the week is Fish Tank, a British drama about a troubled teen played magnificently by newcomer Katie Jarvis. Criticker users loved it.
Due Date – Average Tier 4.38
High-strung father-to-be Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay on a road trip in order to make it to his child’s birth on time. Due Date @ Amazon
The life of hot-tempered teen outcast Mia (Katie Jarvis) takes an unexpected turn when her mother (Kierston Wareing) brings home a handsome and mysterious boyfriend named Connor (Michael Fassbender), who pledges to bring sweeping positive changes to the household. Fish Tank @ Amazon
Megamind – Average Tier 5.66
When a cunning supervillain (voiced by Will Ferrell) accidently kills his crime-fighting nemesis, the rogue suddenly finds life boring and uninspired. So, he creates a new enemy (Jonah Hill) who seeks to destroy the world, forcing Megamind to play the hero role for once in his life. Megamind @ Amazon
Mesrine: Killer Instinct – Average Tier 6.72
The first half of an epic biography of the real-life french gangster Mesrine. This film covers Mesrine’s introduction into violence during the war between France and Algeria up to his exile in Montreal. This man was a gangster, thug, prison escape artist, bank robber and even a terrorist. In France, he is a legend. Mesrine: Killer Instinct @ Amazon