Monthly Archives: February 2017

Paul’s Review of I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore

I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore was released on February 24th, 2017 and is the story of depressed nurse Ruth (Melanie Lynskey) who returns home to find that she has been burgled. She reports the incident to the police and all they do is give her advice to not leave the property unlocked. She decides to find the perpetrators herself and starts to ask her neighbours if they had seen anything. This is when she meets her rather weird neighbour Tony (Elijah Wood) who becomes enraged with the incident and together they decide to find her stolen property. The story then descends into what can only be described as blood, guts, comedy and a sense of wanting her to get justice for what has happened to her.

I really enjoyed this movie and can safely say that after the first half hour I was not expecting it to turn into such an enjoyable movie. Lynskey and Wood play off each other well and along with the supporting cast they make the story believable in a weird kind of way. The police officer however must have been completely stupid or couldn’t care and I would hope that real ones were not as inept as this one was. I would give this a high rating of 4.5/5 but as I have watched it once I don’t think a second time would be as much fun. Consequently, I will not be adding it to my collection.

 

StevenF Review of The Adventure Club

This family film was released on February 10, 2017. It concerns three kids (Sam Ashe Arnold, Jacob Davies, and Delila Bela) who have formed a club called The Adventure Club. Ricky’s grandfather was an adventurer and Ricky hopes to be like him. This comes true when the kids discover the grandfather’s secret club and a magic wish box. Langley (Billy Zane) plays the bad guy in this film.

The story is a good family film which does not have any foul language. The child actors are engaging and you root for them all through this adventure. Kim Coates as Jane, Ricky’s mother and the director of a museum, is fairly believable. Billy Zane was just the right amount of evil without going over board. The director did a good enough job on the film, but there were some inconsistencies in the story, i.e. Ricky has dinner and its daytime, but a few minutes later his mom tells him its late and he has to go to bed. There were others if the viewer pays close att6ention.

I did review this before, but it was lost when the site crashed. It is a decent story, and worth watching if you haven’t seen it before. I, however, would not rate it high enough to say that it is worth buying. I give it 3 1/2 stars out of 5, most of that going to the child actors.