Prepare your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of July 22, 2014. 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. On shelves this week, you can find titles such as Heaven Is for Real, Sabotage, Transcendence, Dom Hemingway, and more. Check out the complete list of new releases and see if you should buy, rent, or pass ’em after the jump.
Movies on Blu-Ray
Heaven Is for Real (Randall Wallace) Rated PG [100 min] – A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Starring Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church, and Connor Corum
I didn’t see this movie, and I have no desire to. If this is your kind of shtick, be my guest.
- Colton goes to Heaven
- Deleted scenes
- Blu-ray exclusives:
- Creating heaven
- The making of Heaven is For Real
Sabotage (David Ayer) Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, and Olivia Williams
Looks more action packed than what we’ve seen Arnold in recently, but still looks pretty meh.
- Making Sabotage – a behind-the-scenes look at the production.
- Alternate Endings
- Deleted Scenes
Transcendence (Wally Pfister) As Dr. Will Caster works toward his goal of creating an omniscient, sentient machine, a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent him from establishing a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain. Starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara, and Cillian Murphy
If you want to take a nap, this movie is for you! (Read my review) Definitely not worth the buy.
- What is Transcendence?: the concept of “transcendence” is discussed by cast and filmmakers as we look inside the film’s exploration of Artificial Intellignece and the Singularity
- Wally Pfister: A Singular Vision: step inside the creative process of visionary director Wally Pfister to see how he juggles the dazzling, technologically advanced visuals along with guiding the cast through their intense character arcs
- Guarding the Threat: join the debate on the benefits and dangers of “transcendence”
- The Promise of A.I.: learn about the amazing potential of A.I. from scientists and the filmmakers
- Viral Videos:
- It’s Me
Dom Hemingway (Richard Shepard) After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he’s owed. Starring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, and Emilia Clarke
Wasn’t good nor bad from what I hear, but leaned more toward bad.
- Promotional Featurettes
- Ping-Pong Loop
- Audio Commentary by Richard Shepard
- Theatrical Trailer
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (Phil Alden Robinson) A curmudgeonly man is mistakenly told that he has 90 minutes to live by his doctor and promptly sets out to reconcile with his wife, brother and friends in the short time he believes he has left. Starring Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage
I’m not exactly sure how this movie did not receive a theatrical release with the stars involved, but it definitely is better than some of the crap we’ve seen listed here.
- “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn: Behind the Rage” featurette
- Gag Reel
Cesar Chavez (Diego Luna) A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Starring Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, and John Malkovich
Biopics. Like. These. Are. Boring.
- “Making of Cesar Chavez” Documentary
The Single Moms Club (Tyler Perry) When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way. Starring Nia Long, Amy Smart, and Wendi McLendon-Covey
Nice try Tyler Perry. Congratulations at continuing to receive fewer box office ticket sales with every release you put out.
- “The Single Moms Sisterhood” featurette
- “The Mens Club” featurette
What will you be taking home this week, tell us in the comments section below?
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