Welcome back, everyone! It's time to dive back
in to all things bingeable.
In Pod We Trust:
In case you're tired of hearing about the state of the world and would like a bit of fiction with your podcasts, "Homecoming" is a chilling psychological thriller about a caseworker in a mysterious government facility treating a soldier with PTSD. The main character quickly comes to realize that all is not as it appears. Sam Esmail, creator of "Mr. Robot," is turning the podcast into a TV series, so pretty soon there will be a multitude of ways to consume this painfully addictive story.
DVD and BLU:
The end of the year is usually pretty slow with DVD and BLU releases since studios want their products in stores before Christmas, but there are still a few interesting indie things coming out. Three blisteringly violent and darkly hilarious action flicks are all coming out the day after Christmas, so if you need a belated present... you could do worse.
"Killing Gunther" has Arnold Schwarzenegger playing the world's greatest hitman and it's pretty
- Mayhem” follows Steven Yeun, Glenn from “The Walking Dead.”
"Mayhem" follows Steven Yeun (Glenn from "The Walking Dead") as a disgraced office worker caught in the middle of a viral apocalypse. Picture "Office Space" meets "28 Days Later," but also startlingly original in its ability to create weirdly violent imagery.
The real catch is "Brawl in Cell Block 99," a slow-burn prison beat-em-up starring Vince Vaughn in his best work since "Swingers." Directed by S. Craig Zahler, the mastermind behind the criminally under-seen "Bone Tomahawk," this action-drama will be treated like a classic in a few decades.
The first two seasons of "Ash vs the Evil Dead" have been added to Netflix. The series is the true sequel to Sam Raimi's gory spook-a-blast we've been waiting for. The show understands Ash on a cellular level, so every choice he makes is at once deeply disappointing and hilariously inevitable. It's the definition of "Bingeworthy," as every episode dramatically escalates the situation from fighting a single demon to saving the world. Or you could just watch "Boss Baby," I guess.
If there's anything you think I should take a closer look at in the realm of Podcasts, Netflix or pop culture in general, shoot me a line at Jared@bendsource.com.