What's out this week at JB Hi-Fi and the cinema.
ON DVD & BLU-RAY
Bad Santa 2
Back in 2003, Billy Bob Thornton put the ‘ho’ into the Chrissie season as the hard drinking, foul-mouthed (well, foul everything really) Willie Soke. The sequel finds Willie planning a heist on a kids’ charity, assisted by his mum (Kathy Bates) and sidekick Marcus. Needless to say things go horribly awry in another relentless gag-fest, with Billy Bob’s bleary and world-weary Santa the highlight of this anti-festive gift.
Queen of Katwe
Chess may not be the greatest spectator sport but it is a marvel of strategy, and a game that almost anybody can have a go at but which few truly master. In classic Disney style, Queen of Katwe is based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a chess prodigy from the slums of Uganda. Slumdog Millionaire meets Searching for Bobby Fischer in this real good feel-good from director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding).
The Disappointments Room
Relocating to a rural estate in the wake of a family tragedy, Kate Beckinsale is plagued by creepy visions following the discovery of a hidden room. Ostensibly a haunted house movie, this creepy thriller leans more towards the gothic melodrama of Crimson Peak than the jump-scares of Insidious.
From Dusk Till Dawn: Season 3
After a bumpy start, Robert Rodriguez's Mesoamerican vampire series takes flight in the third and most satisfying season. The destruction of the Titty Twister unleashes new horrors and the Gecko brothers must protect the remaining culebra Lords, who are being hunted by a powerful new enemy.
AT THE CINEMA
Kong: Skull Island
Set during the 1970s, a team of scientists and soldiers explore an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean, which is home to some freakish fauna and one legendary monster. After dropping some 'scientific instruments' (bombs) on the island, the resident King gets a little angry and the wrath of Kong is unleashed. A standalone adventure featuring cinema's iconic mighty ape, will Kong: Skull Island be a return fit for a King? Find out on March 9 or read our review now.