Whiteout (DVD)

Snow joke…

Trying to escape from a violent past, US Marshal Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) has taken the most extreme post available to her; she is the only law enforcement officer working in the freezing wilds of Antarctica. Despite the conditions it’s a pretty easy job – that is until she discovers a body on the ice in the middle of nowhere. She’s only got three days before the base shuts down for the winter and, determined to solve the area’s first ever murder, Carrie teams up with UN Operative Robert Pryce (Gabriel Macht) who has also been sent in to look into the case. As the pair begin to unravel the mystery behind the murder, it’s made even more difficult by the fact that a blizzard is on its way and, once the whiteout hits, the killer will have the perfect disguise…

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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (DVD)

More monster mayhem…

That the third film in the gothic action Underworld franchise is an origin story is most likely what makes it hold its own; rather than tread the same tired path as its predecessors, it has the benefit of being able to start from scratch. That’s not to say it differs wildly from the first two movies, in that it’s high-octane action from start to finish, but it has fun in establishing just how the vampire and werewolf races came to be such deadly enemies.

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