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The Weekly Watch – 1/2

What's out this week at JB Hi-Fi and the cinema.

ON DVD & BLU-RAY

Snowden
Oliver Stone is back behind the camera after a four-year hiatus to tell the true story of US government whistleblower Edward Snowden. You'll want to check your privacy settings after watching this tense and nail-biting thriller, which raises disturbing issues and pertinent questions concerning government surveillance in our constantly connected world.

Rhys Darby

 

Class: Series One
This Doctor Who spin-off is set in Coal Hill Academy – the school that has been a part of Who history since 1963. Peter Capaldi's Doctor pops in for a cameo, but the series is primarily concerned with a group of students and faculty – some of whom are human and some not. Combining sci-fi with adolescent issues and Buffy the Vampire Slayer heroics, Class is aimed at young adult viewers.

Rhys Darby

AT THE CINEMA

Patriots Day
It has been almost four years since the horrific Boston Marathon bombing and now the story has been dramatised in Patriots Day, which reunites star Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg following Deepwater Horizon. The film follows the story of several brave individuals who worked for their community in a time of need, racing against time to find the culprits before they can strike again.  In cinemas Feb 2 

 

Manchester by the Sea
The untimely death of his brother forces quiet janitor Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) to make a life-changing decision. His nephew, now orphaned, needs a guardian, but if Lee chooses to take on the responsibility, past secrets will resurface. Affleck won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actor – Drama, and is tipped to claim the Oscar for Best Actor for his heart-wrenching performance. Be prepared for an ocean of emotion to hit you like a wave on Feb 2.

 

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