Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright
Format: BD, DVD
The movie: Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this top-class sci-fi thriller as the awesomely-named Colter Stevens, a man forced by an unknown organisation to repeatedly relive the same eight minutes in a simulation to find out who bombed the train he's on. The film is tight, engaging and always strives to keep the story moving as Colter also has to concern himself with working out who the shadowy people running the simulation are. The only significant blight is a needless final couple of minutes, but other than that, director Duncan Jones does a sterling job and Source Code comes very highly recommended.
Bonus features: Audio commentary with Jake Gyllenhaal, Duncan Jones and writer Ben Ripley; cast and crew insights; focal points; 'expert intel' featurette; trivia track.
Watch the first five minutes of Source Code below:
Spy Kids Trilogy
Starring: Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino
Format: BD, DVD
The movie: With Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D hitting UK cinemas later this month, now's as good a time as any to get (re)acquainted with the previous three Spy Kids movies, all of which are now on Blu-ray. In the first Spy Kids, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) are two children who discover that their captured parents are spies and set off to rescue them. The sequel, Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams, focuses on a dangerous device called the transmooker, which can shut off all electronics, while in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Sylvester Stallone plays a villain who creates a video game that traps people inside. The charming Spy Kids trilogy is also available in one DVD box set.
Watch the trailer for the Spy Kids Blu-ray collection below:
Mars Needs Moms
Starring: Seth Green, Tom Everett Scott, Joan Cusack, Elisabeth Harnois
The movie: Sadly for everyone involved, this animated sci-fi comedy didn't get a lot of love at the box office, making back barely a quarter of the reported $150 million budget. That said, Mars Needs Moms could be an entertaining flick for the family. Seth Green provides the motion-capture (but not the voice) for Milo, a rebellious 9-year-old boy who embarks on a rescue mission to save his mother (Joan Cusack) after she is kidnapped by Martians. It's visually impressive but lacks the emotional punch to compete with the Pixar films.
Watch a trailer for Mars Needs Moms below:
Quarantine 2: Terminal
Starring: Mercedes Masöhn, Josh Cooke, Mattie Liptak, Ignacio Serricchio
The movie: Wrapping up this week is a little-known B-movie horror. Quarantine 2: Terminal starts off in an aeroplane mid-flight when one of the passengers is bitten by a hamster and becomes infected with a virus that turns victims into rabid killers. The plane makes an emergency landing at an airport, but everyone finds that they have all been quarantined inside and are trapped. Naturally, one by one the group starts to get infected while the remaining survivors try to stay alive by protecting themselves against the zombie-like freaks. Quarantine 2 doesn't really attempt to break any new ground, but for what it is and considering its extremely modest budget, it's an enjoyably tense movie.
Watch a trailer for Quarantine 2: Terminal below:
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