Home Video, Halloween Edition: 14 films and 5 binge-watches for your Halloween weekend

Halloween

Halloween Night is upon us dear readers, and on a Saturday night, no less. Any other year that would be cause for celebration, for the biggest party you can find in the most elaborate costume that you can come up with. This year we’re all stuck inside though, and what better way to spend the night with some Halloween movies.

So here are nine movies and three binge-watch suggestions for you to watch this Halloween, and which streaming services to find them on.

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Home Video: 4 Great Mads Mikkelsen Performances

Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen is one of our great performers. Whether he’s playing a cannibal serial killer on TV, or a James Bond villain, he puts everything he has into his performances and each one of them feels sincere and true.

This year at the Vancouver International Film Festival he starred in Another Round, a film about a man who breaks himself out of complacency by way of a heightened blood alcohol content. It is, to date, one of my favourite performances of the year. Inspired by this, and by the fact that going to the movies is still a bad idea in most places in the world, here are four more great performances from Mads Mikkelsen.

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Home Video: Three Great Tom Holland Films (That Aren’t Spider-Man)

Tom Holland / The Devil All The Time

Tom Holland has a new film debuting on Netflix this week, Antonio Campos adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock’s The Devil All The Time. Holland is a megastar thanks to his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man, but in his 8-year career he has been in a number of great films. Let’s talk about three of them.

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Home Video: Matt’s Three Favourite Christopher Nolan Films

Christopher Nolan & John David Washington

Tenet is in theatres now. I know that everyone is tempted to go see it –I am tempted to go see it– but, as we all know, it’s not safe to go to the movies right now.

We can still get our dose of Christopher Nolan’s trademark brand of incredible practical action and obsession with time though. The man has made eleven films to date and most of them have one or the other or both.

So to help get you through, here are my three favourite Christopher Nolan films, what I like about each of them, and how you can watch them in the comfort of your own home.

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Trailer Roundup: Jesse Pinkman is Back, Elsa is Back, Nic Cage is Back, Godzilla is Back, The Kingsmen are back, and Martin Scorsese is Back (with Robert De Niro, to boot)

MPAA Green Band

This week we take a look at Frozen 2, American Son, Uncut Gems, El Camino, Dollface, Sweetheart, Primal, Wounds, Criterion #1000, Godzilla: The Complete Shōwa Era Films, The King’s Man, and Martin Scorsese’s latest The Irishman.

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Something for the Weekend: ‘Mission: Impossible’ 5 movie collection is $30 on iTunes!

There’s a hell of a deal on the Canadian iTunes store right now: All five Mission: Impossible films for $30.

Five movies fo thirty bucks is already a great deal, but 4 great movies and one good one for thirty bucks is a steal. The regular price of this collection is $60, which is still a great deal, but half off is a hard one to ignore.

So head on over to the iTunes Store to snag it while you can, and if you’re so inclined you could use this handy iTunes Store link to do so and help me keep the lights on around here.

Something For The Weekend: Lara Croft Relic Run

Full disclosure: I love classic Lara. Don’t get me wrong, 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot was my game of the year for many good reasons – although I’m currently putting together an article explaining why I’m very worried about its sequel – but I’ll always have a soft spot for the original version of the character.

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Something for the Weekend: Mad Max: Fury Road!

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What a lovely, lovely day! One of the years best movies is available now on iTunes, a few weeks ahead of its September 1st official release! You get all the extras too!

Whether you saw it in theatres or want to watch it for the first time this is a great film in a fully realized world, and one definitely worth supporting. So get your copy now!

Weekend Playlist

Alien

A normal boring two-day weekend after last week’s Thanksgiving food onslaught but at least I learnt from AF’s resident Canadians (read: everyone but me) that, unlike the US day, it isn’t rooted in thievery and disease. Which is nice. Yay Canada!

We’re spoilt this week – take a look at our choices.

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‘Stretch’ Red Band Trailer: This Looks Crazy In The Good Way (And You Can Buy/Rent It Today)!

Stretch / Ed Helms, Patrick Wilson

Joe Carnahan’s new film isn’t getting a theatrical release but there is a red band trailer now. And it’s really really red band. Violence and swearing and nudity and what I’m saying here is don’t watch it at work and don’t watch it without headphones.

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Edge Of Tomorrow Is The Best Sci-Fi In Years And You Can Own It Today

EoT Mix

I’m not one to blindly promote products just for the sake of information, so a Blu-Ray release doesn’t usually inspire me to comment. However, when that film is Edge Of Tomorrow, and there’s a chance you may have dismissed it at the cinema on account of the worst marketing campaign in recent memory, then I have to try and change your mind. For it’s not just Tom Cruise’s best film in years, it’s also one of the finest slices of sci-fi escapism you’ll ever watch.

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Awesome: Jon Favreau Wants To Open A Restaurant Based On ‘Chef’; Buy The Movie Now

Chef

Chef was the story of a celebrity chef who buys a food truck and drives it across the southern United States after his career implodes. Jon Favreau really seems to have found his footing again, much like his character, in returning to the simple movies that made him famous in the first place.

Not only that: the food was amazing. This is not a film you should see hungry. And now if you live in LA there’s an outside chance you won’t have to because Favreau and Chef Roy Choi (consultant on the film) want to open a real EL Jeffe.

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