What's out this week at JB Hi-Fi and the cinema.
ON DVD & BLU-RAY
Director Mel Gibson’s dramatisation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War, on the Island of Okinawa in the Pacific, combines gritty and horrifying combat recreations with a love story and father/son politics. But ultimately it’s Andrew Garfield’s show, as conscientious objector Desmond Doss. Winner of two Academy Awards – Editing and Sound Mixing – and highly recommended.
Office Christmas Party
When their horrible boss Jennifer Aniston cancels the titular event, Jason Bateman and T.J. Miller party like their jobs depend on in it in this festive comedy riot that's not for the prudish. If you've ever woken up the morning after your Christmas bash with a splitting hangover and a vague feeling that you did something you shouldn't have, Office Christmas Party is the film for you.
Train to Busan
Snowpiercer meets World War Z in this relentless South Korean zombie apocalypse, in which a passenger train must reach the city of Busan before it's locked down and quarantined. Forget the walking dead, these zombies move like Usain Bolt, guaranteeing full throttle thrills to the end of the line. A must-have for horror fans.
The Librarians: Series 3
As the movie-trilogy-turned-TV-series hits its third season, we’ve learned a lot – most importantly, that being a librarian isn’t necessarily as boring (or as safe) as we may have suspected. If you dig epic adventure and enigmatic cases involving the Bermuda Triangle and Egyptian gods, book time with these librarians.
AT THE CINEMA
A Cure for Wellness
An executive sent to retrieve a company CEO from a peculiar spa in the Swiss Alps discovers there may be more than bubble baths and massages on offer. This old school throwback to creepy castle movies blends the medical horrors of David Cronenberg with the lunacy of Vincent Price. Check in on March 16.
Laws that prohibit the marriage of two people in love have never felt right, and Loving is one more nail in the coffin. Based on a true story and set in the late '50s and '60s, an interracial couple are harassed, jailed and banished from Virginia because of their marriage. Tired of being treated like criminals, they decide to take their civil rights case all the way to the Supreme Court. March 16.