Away We Go (DVD)

Homeward bound…

When Burt (Jim Krasinski) and his girlfriend Verona (Maya Rudolph) discover they are expecting their first child, they are shocked but relieved they can rely on Burt’s parents (Catherine O’Hara and Jeff Daniels in scene-stealing cameos) for support. But when the grandparents to be drop the bombshell that they are moving oversees, Burt and Verona have the rug pulled from under them. With her parents dead, and realising that they need to find a stable home for their new child, Burt and Verona head off on a trip around the USA searching for the perfect place to raise a family. And, as they catch up with old friends and family, they begin to realise that home really is where the heart is.

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Traitor (DVD)

Killing in the name of…

There’s a sense that not all is as it seems at the beginning of Jeffrey Nachmanoff’s explosive thriller; for a start, Don Cheadle is playing a bad guy. Yes, hard as it is to believe Cheadle, the loveable Cock-er-ny rogue from the Ocean’s movies, stars as Samir Hord, a former US Special Operations officer who is now selling bombs to Islamic radicals in Yemen. But he hadn’t reckoned on the due diligence of FBI agent Roy Clayton (Guy Pearce), and is caught up in a raid and imprisoned. Befriending an influential fellow inmate, Samir becomes part of an escape plot, gains his freedom and becomes integral to a plot to simultaneously blow up buses across small town America. But is he really a terrorist at heart?

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