Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Star Tom Cruise may be perfectly packaged in a pint-sized frame, but he packs one hell of a punch. And this latest Reacher tale is no different. ‘One guy, took “em all down with his bare hands,’ says a gobsmacked guy as the cops arrive to a scene of street carnage, while Reacher coolly recovers in an adjacent diner.
He doesn’t have many friends, or even a home, but in this adaptation of Lee Child’s 18th novel, he does hook up with a couple of strange companions who like a fight as much as he does. One being his long-lost (or rather never known) daughter Samantha (Danika Yarosh), which would explain her fiery, 15-year-old, ‘I can look after myself’ attitude. The other is his replacement in his former military job and new love interest, Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders), who is wrongly accused of espionage.
Cue thundering car chases, explosions and a hair-raising hide-and-seek sequence at a truly scary Halloween parade in New Orleans. Phew.
Available to buy now and rent from February 27 in BT TV Store.
A piping-hot cast heads this terrifying dramatisation of the real-life BP oil rig disaster in 2010. When the sea-based rig of the title blasts to the skies, we follow Mark Wahlberg battling to escape with a band of rig workers to get back to his wife and daughter. Naturally, evil corporates out for profit at any cost are to blame. John Malkovich is brilliantly sinister as the company man on the case, while Kurt Russell (no stranger to fire after his epic 1991 Backdraft hit) is always great to watch. Quite the scorcher.
Available to rent now in BT TV Store.
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
It’s no good having ‘a bigger boat’ in shark-infested waters if it takes a direct hit by a World War II torpedo and you are left to sink or swim. That’s the fate of the 900-strong American Navy crew led by Nicolas Cage as Captain McVay in a tale based on another real-life horror, the worst in American naval history. The USS Indianapolis was returning from a deadly mission delivering parts for the atomic bomb when it was struck. Incredibly, Captain McVay survives the sharks, the shivers and the sea for four days before being rescued only to end up being court-martialled. A gruelling tale with plenty of bite.
Don’t miss it on BT TV Store, available to rent now.
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