We’ve all had epic battles with our brothers, but most of them stopped after a good wedgie. Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton play brothers in the MMA ring – one a fresh up-and-comer who is trained by his father (Nick Nolte), and one who came out of retirement to make ends meet, but definitely not to mend fences with his dad and little brother. Of course, their paths have to meet. Aside from fighting each other, the brothers must face many old questions and betrayals in the family.
DVD: Everything Must Go
Will Ferrell is usually a sure sign of a movie that should go bananas from start to finish. That’s not the case with “Everything Must Go”, but that doesn’t mean Ferrell is anything less of amazing. Playing an alcoholic who’s lost his job and wife, Ferrell holds the mother of all yard sales. More specifically, he starts living in his yard, slowly selling off all his possessions and drinking beers in his recliner while the neighborhood gossips. Rebecca Hall plays his wife, Laura Dern plays a possible love interest, and the cast is rounded out with Glenn Howerton (Dennis from “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”) and longtime Ferrell buddy Stephen Root (Milton from “Office Space”).
Music: The Rapture – In The Grace Of Your Love
On paper, you might not love a group of dance-punk hipsters from Williamsburg. But no matter what conceptions you have about the Rapture, but songs like “Whoo! Alright, Yeah…Uh Huh” are pretty much designed for rocking out. The guitar attack is heavy, and you’d be hard pressed to find a modern band that gives you more cowbell. Their latest doesn’t let off the gas pedal in any way – the single of the same name throws pianos, kick drums and hand claps into one mighty groove.
Video Game: Dead Island
If hunting down zombies ever stops being entertaining, then we’re all in for a sad awakening. Until then, Techland (makers of Call of Juarez) have taken our usual shoot-undead-in-the-head shooter and set it in a tropical paradise. A burnt-out rapper, a fallen NFL star, a hotel employee and a vixen bodyguard are your only hopes for survival – choose wisely, as stamina meters and experience trees mean that every character’s strengths and weaknesses must be assessed for whatever threat is around the corner.
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