DVD Review: Killing Season (2013)

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Killing Season DVD CoverDistributor: Lionsgate

BBFC Classification: 15

Director: Mark Steven Johnson

Starring: Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Milo Ventimiglia, Elizabeth Olin

Killing Season brings Hollywood giants Robert De Niro (Taxi Driver/Raging Bull) and John Travolta (Grease/Pulp Fiction) together on-screen for the first time in a story about two veterans of the Bosnian War who both carry the baggage of what they did in the conflict. Retired US Colonel Benjamin Ford (De Niro) lives a quiet life in a log cabin up in the hills, having swapped hunting rifles for a camera to photograph the wildlife. Ford still suffers from a leg injury caused by trapped shrapnel from the war and, along Continue reading

DVD Review: Grudge Match (2013)

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Grudge Match DVD CoverDistributor: Warner Home Video

BBFC Classification: 12

Director: Peter Segal

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger, LL Cool J, Roy Jones Jr., Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, Jon Bernthal

Bet you thought that Rocky Balboa would be the final time you’d get to see an old age pensioner stepping into the ring for one last bout of glory – wrong! Eight years after Sylvester Stallone drew the Rocky series to a close in a satisfyingly graceful way the Italian Stallion returns, only this time he’s fighting Jake La Motta. No, it’s not one of those fantasy fight simulators but Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro going toe-to-toe to see whose denture grip lasts the longest in Grudge Match. In a way it could be viewed as an alternative take on Rocky Balboa, with Stallone’s Continue reading