The Theory of Everything, We Are Monster, Wyrmwood: 11 May’s new DVDs

A brief history of Stephen Hawking, a tragic murder behind bars, and zombies go on the rampage Down Under

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (12)
★★★★

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Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar/Bafta/Golden Globe and any-other-big-award-you’d-care-to-mention-winning performance as Professor Stephen Hawking lifts this otherwise glossy heritage biopic into something a bit more special. Felicity Jones shines, too, as the woman who sticks by him through thick and thin.

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


WE ARE MONSTER (15)
★★

The title may not make any grammatical sense, but that’s because the “we” here is one person, an aggressive young man whose conflicting personalities converge in a senseless act of racially motivated violence. Set against the backdrop of the notorious Feltham Young Offenders Institute and based on a true story, this is gritty-going all way.

Formats: DVD and download


WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD (18)
★★★

You’d be forgiven if you missed this among the cinema releases last weekend, it being a bumper week for new titles. But this zombie movie is a welcome addition in an overcrowded genre, blending splatter thrills with a distinctly Aussie sensibility. So sit back, crack open a cold one and enjoy the mayhem as those undead unfortunates get the full barbie treatment.

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download


SOMETHING MUST BREAK (18)
★★★

A Swedish odd-couple romance with a difference, this centres on the connection between a hedonistic but unhappy transgender teen and the sexually unsure hunk who is drawn to him. There are scenes in the film that delight in provoking a reaction, but the theme of troubled young love is one we can all relate to.

Formats: DVD and download


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