Punch Drunk DVDs: ‘A Quiet Place’, ‘Chappaquiddick’, ‘Lean On Pete’, And More!

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From Director John Krasinski comes the most intense thriller
of the year. A Quiet Place stars Krasinski and wife Emily Blunt as parents
trying to do everything they can to keep their family safe in a society overrun
by creatures who hunt by sound.

We Said: “Expressive
performances by all four leads anchor the lean screenplay, necessary because
sign language isn’t always the best way to communicate interpersonal
relationships. […] A Quiet Place packs a lot of scares and technical precision,
making for one of the best monster movies in recent years.” Rating: 4 out of 5



Based on the tragic real life scandal, Chappaquiddick tells the
story of the fateful accident in which Sen. Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) drove
his car off of a bridge, killing passenger Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara) , a young
campaign strategist who worked for him. The film follows the fallout of the
incident and the mysterious and scandalous investigation that left  its mark on American politics.

 We Said: Chappaquiddick presents the Kennedys
in a vastly different light than we’re accustomed to seeing, and probably won’t
see again on the big screen for a long time.” Rating: 3.5 out of 5


Lean on Pete tells the powerful story of the bond between a young man and
an aging horse. When neglected teen Charley finds work caring for the eponymous
aging racehorse the two discover a friendship and respect neither had known.
Unfortunately, Pete’s days are numbered, and learning this, Charley frees him,
traveling across the country to find a new home for them both.

We Said: “When it’s about a
boy and a horse, it’s compelling. When it’s about being a homeless youth in
America, it’s compelling. Lean on Pete is a pretty solidly
crafted movie, even if it is too long for its own good.” Rating: 3.5 out of 5



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