Now Available to Own: The Good Lie, Pride, Kill la Kill, and More

The Good Lie Movie Now On Blu-ray

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of December 23, 2014. Each week we run down new movie, television, and video game releases that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home, as well as some slick deals that can save you some coin. On shelves this week you can find The Good Lie, Pride, Kill la Kill, and more. Check out the complete list after the jump.

The Good Lie Movie Reese Witherspoon

Movies on Blu-Ray

The Good Lie (Philippe Falardeau) Rated PG-13 [110 min]A Sudanese refugee is taken in by a straight-talking American woman in their new home in the United States. Starring Corey Stoll, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Baker, and Thad Luckinbill

A little on the nose with its themes, The Good Lie is a wonderfully honest and real depiction of the plight of the Lost Boys of Sudan. The trailers will fool you in thinking that this is a Blind Side like movie where the white woman saves the day, but Reese Witherspoon is hardly in the film, which makes for a breath of fresh air. Focusing mostly on the three brothers, The Good Lie keeps our interest on their story and it makes it count. Special features included are:

  • The Good Lie Journey
  • Deleted Scenes

Pride (Matthew Warchus) Rated R [120 min]UK gay and lesbian activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. Starring Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott, Dominic West, and Imelda Staunton

I think Pride would have been an important movie about 10 or 15 years ago. Although the movie has good intentions, the story just seems overplayed in today’s society. The performances are decent, but the third act drags and takes the film all over the place. Special features included are:

  • Six All-New Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • PRIDE: The True Story Featurette

The Trip to Italy (Michael Winterbottom) Not Rated [108 min] – Two men, six meals in six different places on a road trip around Italy. Starring Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner

I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Trip, so I never got around to checking The Trip to Italy out yet. I’m assuming it’s more of the same based on the trailer. But if you liked the first and just want something simple to digest, I’d check it out on Netflix. Special features unlisted.

Television on Blu-Ray

 

Kill la Kill Vol. 3 (Hiroyuki Imaishi) A young girl arrives at a school of superhumans to find out the truth behind her father’s murder. Starring Ayumi Fujiamura, Ami Koshimizu, and Toshihiko Seki

Everything about this anime is cranked up to 11. If you can think of any typical anime stereotypes just check them off the list here. But Kill la Kill works them into the fabric of this bonkers story so well that it’s hard to hate on it because it’s really fun. You can watch it on Netflix now if you want to give it a go. Special features included are:

  • Limited Edition Exclusive: Original Soundtrack CD #2
  • LE Exclusive: Postcard Set
  • LE Exclusive: Double-sided Poster
  • Web Version Previews

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure – $4.99
  • Dumb and Dumber – $4.99
  • Bernie – $4.99
  • Tommy Boy – $4.99
  • The Last Exorcism – $5
  • Mean Girls – $5.99
  • Office Space – $5.99
  • The Goonies – $5.99
  • Gremlins – $5.99
  • The Kids Are All Right – $6.19
  • Whip It – $6.49
  • Sex Drive – $6.69
  • Inception – $6.96
  • Argo – $6.96

All prices from Amazon.com. Best Buy, Frys, and Target all price match online prices.

What will you be taking home this week? Tell us in the comments section below!


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You can find me on Twitter @TyRawrrnosaurus

All plot synopses come courtesy of IMDb.com

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