On this week’s podcast we take a look the latest cinema and DVD releases, which include a culture clash drama, a familiar British comic character and a gruesome horror.
The Namesake is a drama based on the Pulitzer prize winning novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. It tells the story of an Indian couple (beautifully played by Irfan Khan and Tabu) who settle in New York and start a family. They have a son who they name Gogol and the film then charts their struggles to adapt to American culture whilst not losing their traditional Indian ways.
Mr Bean’s Holiday sees the bumbling character (played by Rowan Atkinson) return to the big scree and in this film he goes on his travels to the south of France where mishap and mayhem begin, most notably at the Cannes Film Festival.
The Hills Have Eyes 2 is a sequel to last year’s remake of the cult horror. Here a group of National Guard trainees fighting for survival against the vicious group of mutants in the desert.
Our DVD Pick is Stranger Than Fiction in which Will Ferrell plays a dour Chicago taxman who begins to hear a voice that describes his thoughts and actions as if he were a
character in a book.
Website of the week is Live Plasma a very handy site that helps you find DVDs you might like.