Empty your wallets and check your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available To Own for the week of November 26, 2013. Each week we run down new releases in movies, television series, and video games that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Not only that, we provide insights on some of the best deals on the Internets to keep your credit card from crying. On shelves this week, you can find titles such as Red 2, Jobs, Breaking Bad: The Complete Series, and more. Check out the complete list of new releases after the jump.
Red 2 (Dean Parisot) – Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
If you’re a fan of the first Red, Red 2 is right up your alley. Everything is bigger, badder, and more ludicrous than the first. The actors (Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, and John Malkovich) fit well back into the skin of their characters. But let’s say you can’t take action films with zero consequences and very limited character motivations; Red 2 won’t be for you. Special features are also limited, so this may be just a good rent to kick back and enjoy:
- The Red 2 Experience
- Gag Reel
- Deleted Scenes
Jobs (Joshua Michael Stern) – The story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Surprisingly, Ashton Kutcher does a pretty fine
job portrayal of Mr. Steve Jobs in this cold, emotionless biopic. The evolution of Jobs’ career path shown in the film is glanced over too quickly, as if we only receive the cliff notes while not fully understanding who he is as a person. There are glimmers of hope, but not enough to bring an emotional resonance to captivate or inspire,; something Jobs did flawlessly. Special features includes:
- Deleted scenes
- Feature Commentary with Director Joshua Michael Stern
- The legacy of Steve Jobs
Getaway (Courtney Solomon) – Former race-car driver Brent Magna is pitted against the clock when his wife is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. He commandeers a young woman’s car and takes her on on a high-speed race against time.
One of the silliest, most nonsensical movies of the year. Getaway layers on stupidity on top of terrible acting on top of head-scratching story beats with one incredible action set-piece that is the icing on the cake. Special features includes:
- Crash cams
- Destroying a custom Shelby
- Metal and asphalt
- Selena Gomez: on set
- The train staion
The Canyons; Director’s Cut (Paul Schrader) – When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence.
Not many slipped through the cracks this year, but The Canyons is one that I hadn’t gotten around to seeing. With Lindsay Lohan at bat, I’m not surprised why. The special features are ripe with so much enthusiasm:
- Creating The Canyons featurette
Television on Blu-Ray
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series – If there was one blind buy you could ever make in your life it should be this incredible box set. Breaking Bad is the most quintessential TV experience one could have ever in their lifetime. This show has some of the greatest characters, acting, action, cinematography, story development, and direction you could ask for in a dramatic television series. And not only are you greeted with the complete series in this neat little box set, you get 55 HOURS of bonus features. What kind of show is dedicated to their fans more than Breaking Bad?
- All new two-hour documentary
- Collectible replica money barrel
- Commemorative challenge coin designed by Bruce Gilligan
- Los Pollos Hermanos apron
- Over 55 hours of special features from all seasons
No releases, but tons of bundle deals this Black Friday.
Deals and Steals
It’s Black Friday, there are Blu-Rays for $3.99 and $7.99 at Best Buy and on Amazon. Titles include The Terminator, Pacific Rim, The Conjuring, Skyfall, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, and many, many, many more.
What will you be taking home this week, tell us in the comments section below?
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All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com