Netflix Streaming Report: Nurse Jackie, Parenthood, The West Wing, and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for December 31, 2015. After the long week you deserve a relaxing staycation with a bowl of popcorn, a bucket of ice cream, and only your Netflix queue to judge you. This past week, Netflix Watch Instant has been kind enough to supply us with Nurse Jackie, Parenthood, The West Wing, and more.

Parenthood Season 6

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Parenthood (Season 6) (Jason Katims) Rated TV-PG [43 min] – The lives and tragedies of the Braverman family tree. Starring Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Savannah Paige Rae, Max Burkholder, Joy Bryant, Miles Heizer, Mae Whitman, Bonnie Bedelia, Craig T. Nelson, and Tyree Brown

I haven’t seen a single episode, but I’ve heard about how much the final season had grown adults weeping like babies. Now that all of the seasons are finally on Netflix it’s time to get binging.

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Nurse Jackie (Season 1-6) (Liz Brixius, Evan Dunsky, and Linda Wallem) Rated TV-MA [27 min] – A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas. Starring Edie Falco, Peter Facinelli, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa, Merritt Wever, Anna Deavere Smith, Adam Ferrera, Ruby Jerins, Morris Chestnut, and Betty Gilpie

Another series I have not yet gotten to. Nurse Jackie has never been one that stood out to me, but Edie Falco (The Sopranos) continually popped up when it came down to awards season for her role. I’d be interested to see what kind of adventures a female anti-hero could get into with the acting caliber of Falco.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Gore Verbinski) Rated PG-13 [143 min] –  Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate “Captain” Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor’s daughter, from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead. Starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, and Kiera Knightely

The only Pirates of the Caribbean movie you’ll ever need.

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The West Wing

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The West Wing (Season 1-7) (Aaron Sorkin) Rated TV-14 [44 min] – Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House. Starring Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, and Dulé Hill

And if you haven’t seen Aaron Sorkin’s (The Social Network; Money Ball; Steve Jobs) serial classic, like myself, again, now is the time to get your binge on.

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Also newly added to Netflix:

  • Black Mirror: White Christmas
  • The Following (Season 3)
  • Person of Interest (Season 4)
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • About a Boy (Season 2)
  • Finding Gaston
  • Foyle’s War (Season 8-9)
  • Manhattan Romance
  • Pay the Ghost
  • Uncanny
  • Violetta (Season 3)
  • The Mysteries of Laura (Season 1)

What will you be watching this weekend?

Look forward to more new titles from the Netflix Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.


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Now Available to Own: Hitman: Agent 47, Ray Donovan, Shameless, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of December 29, 2015. Every Tuesday we run down new movie and television releases that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home, as well as some slick deals that can help save you some coin. New on shelves this week are Hitman: Agent 47, Ray Donovan, Shameless, and more.

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Movies on Blu-ray

Hitman: Agent 47 (Aleksander Bach) Rated R [96 min] – An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry. Starring Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, and Ciarán Hinds

Video game movies have never had a good track record, which is strange because these days most games are basically long, interactive films. As far as Hitman: Agent 47 is concerned, we can throw it on top of the pile of other disregarded adaptations. The signature action of the game is shot frantically close and practically robotic in the movie. Nothing feels organic, with every beat of the film stiffer than a 60-year-old man on a good day using Viagra. The characters are flat and everything is taken so seriously that there’s little personality to continue the franchise. I only gained a screener of the film, so I did not see any of the special features, which I can assume are trying to make up for the film since there are so many extras.

Special features include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Hit Counter
  • Re-Imagining Hitman
  • Ultimate Action: Staging the Fights
  • Hitman: Agent 47 Comic
  • Making of the Comic Book
  • Promotional Featurettes
  • Gallery
  • Poster Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers

Heist (Scott Mann) Rated R [93 min] – A father is without the means to pay for his daughter’s medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they’re forced to hijack a city busStarring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dave Bautista, and Robert De Niro

There are so many likable actors in Heist that it’s hard to believe the end result could be so poor. Borrowing elements of Speed and unjustly servicing them, this film is a perfect example of an eye-rolling experience. It wants to be a high stakes thriller without the thrills. We’ve seen it all before. The little charisma the cast musters up can hardly penetrate the low level dialogue and pedestrian, paint-by-numbers plot. Even the cast interviews are empty.

Special features include:

  • Commentary with Director Scott Mann, Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Writer Max S. Adams
  • Cast and Crew Interviews
  • “The Making of Heist” Featurette
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
Shameless Season 5

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Television Series

Shameless: The Complete Fifth Season (Paul Abbott) An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can. Starring William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Shanola Hampton, Emma Kenney, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Steve Howey, Shanola Hampton, and Cameron Monaghan

After five seasons of debauchery and degrading hijinks, the Gallagher family has still managed to come out on top – to themselves at least. The series continues its strong and sometimes dark push in showcasing a family that keeps itself afloat by any means necessary. But that’s kind of the problem as we head into the sixth season next month. The show is becoming a little stale. As much as the family has grown on us over the years, Shameless takes the long road to encourage character growth. The extra content isn’t much to get excited about.

Special features include:

  • Two All-New Featurettes:
    • shameless sex love
    • Gentrify This!!!
  • Commentary on Episode 7: “Tell Me You F**king Need Me”
  • Unaired Scenes

Additional Releases this Week

  • Bone Tomahawk
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • The Perfect Guy
  • Ray Donovan
  • Sailor Moon R: Season 2 Part 2

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Rocky: The Undisputed Collection – $17.99
  • Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – $14.99
  • X-Men: DOFP – The Rogue Cut – $9.99
  • Iron Man 3 – $9.99
  • Whiplash – $9.99
  • Goodnight Mommy – $12.99
  • Ex Machina – $9.96
  • Falling Skies (Season 5) – $26.99
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – $6.96
  • Pulp Fiction – $5
  • Spirited Away – $19.49

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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Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Truth, Love the Coopers, Extraction, and More

While we provide you with a list of available new releases Now Available to Own every Tuesday, Coming Soon to Blu-ray and DVD looks at all of the recent home video announcements. For the week of December 26, 2015 we have the Truth, Love the Coopers, Extraction, and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect below.

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD February 2, 2016

Truth (James Vanderbilt) Rated R [121 min] – Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush’s military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers. Starring Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid, and Elisabeth Moss [Watch the Trailer]

Special features include:

  • Featurette: The Team
  • Q&A with Cate Blanchett, Elisabeth Moss and James Vanderbilt
  • Commentary with Director James Vanderbilt, Producers Brad Fischer and William Sherak
  • Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Featurette: The Reason For Being (Blu-ray exclusive)

The Devil Wears Prada 10th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray February January 12, 2016

The Devil Wears Prada: 10th Anniversary Edition Rated (David Frankel) Rated PG-13 [109 min] – A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine. Starring Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, and Adrian Grenier

Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary with Director David Frankel, Producer Wendy Finerman, Costume Designer Patricia Field, Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna, Editor Mark Livolsi and Director of Photography Florian Ballhaus
  • Deleted Scenes with Director and Editor Commentary
  • Gag Reel
  • Trivia Track
  • Digital HD

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Available on Blu-ray and DVD February 9, 2016; Digital HD February 2, 2016

Love the Coopers (Jessie Nelson) Rated PG-13 [107 min] – When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. Starring Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Alex Borstein, Marisa Tomei, Amanda Seyfried, Alan Arkin, and Timothée Chalamet

Special features include:

  • Making the Coopers” Featurette
  • “Rags the Dog” Featurette
  • “Fun on Set” Featurette
  • Music Video by Alison Krauss & Robert Plant

Extraction Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD February 23, 2016

Extraction (Steven C. Miller) Rated R [83 min] – A former CIA operative is kidnapped by a group of terrorists. When his son learns there is no plan for his father to be saved, he launches his own rescue operation. Starring Bruce Willis, Kellan Lutz, and Gina Carano

Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Steven C. Miller and Actor Kellan Lutz
  • “The Making of Extraction” Featurette
  • Extended Interviews with the Cast & Crew
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes

Miss You Already Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray and DVD March 1, 2016; Digital HD February 16, 2016

Miss You Already (Catherine Hardwicke) Rated PG-13 [112 min] – The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill. Starring Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, and Dominic Cooper

Special features include:

  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Director Commentary
  • “With Love: Making Miss You Already” Featurette
  • “There’s a Place” Music Video by The All-American Rejects
  • On-Set Selfies
  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • A Director’s Lookbook of Milly’s Party

And that’s it for this week. What are you looking forward to picking up when they release?

Stay tuned for more Blu-Ray and DVD announcements every Saturday.


All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

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The DEADPOOL Christmas Trailer is the Gift that Keeps on Giving [124 Screenshots]

And on the 12th Day of Deadpool 20th Century Fox have given fans a new red band trailer. Jam packed full of bloody good action and that wisecracking wit the Merc with a Mouth is best known for, this Deadpool Christmas trailer has the perfect balance of naughty and nice. (If you cower in fear at the slightest word of curse or are opposed to violence, first, you probably aren’t interested in Deadpool to begin with, and second, maybe this more pansy green band trailer is what you seek.)

Expanding on what was presented in the Deadpool teaser shown earlier this year, we learn that Ajax (Ed Skrein) has kidnapped Wade Wilson’s (Ryan Reynolds) girlfriend Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). For what reason I can only assume it’s because if he has Vanessa held captive Ajax believes Deadpool will bow to his will. Of course that wouldn’t be any fun.

Touted as an origin story, Deadpool looks to favor more of a revenge tale rather than the wacky, mercenary hijinks seen in the comics – those will most likely come in a follow up sequel if this film proves successful. And for as much as I am on board for all the gloriousness that has been shown in the trailers – the mutants, humor, and self-awareness – I’m worried that the plot itself won’t be as fulfilling or original.

All of the marketing exudes confidence and suggests the filmmakers want to honor the character as best they can, which keeps me pretty optimistic. Now if only he could interact on the same playground as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Extended Commentary:

  • I’m excited for Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Her scene at the end of the trailer better not be the only time we see her using her powers, like the bazooka scene in Kick-Ass. It would be a shame if the trailer spoiled this reveal.
  • Speaking of Kick-Ass, I’m definitely getting that vibe based on the sarcastic superhero references.
  • Colossus looks a bit cartoony, but I’m sure his effects will be more polished in the final film.
  • Gina Carano looks mighty threatening. More than usual.
  • It would be amazing if Deadpool could be in Captain America: Civil War
  • I wonder if Wade will be fully trained before he turns full Deadpool or how they’re going to explain his ability to fight.
  • It must be convenient for the marketing team, and even editing team, for Deadpool to have his mouth covered up so they can make him say whatever they want.

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Here’s the official plot synopsis for Deadpool, courtesy of the Official movie website:

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Directed by Tim Miller, Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Ed Skrein as Ajax, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapicic as Colossus, and Leslie Uggams as Blind Al. The film is set to be released in theaters on February 12, 2016.


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Netflix Streaming Report: Dawn of the Croods, Raze, Glitter Force, and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for December 24, 2015. After the long week you deserve a relaxing staycation with a bowl of popcorn, a bucket of ice cream, and only your Netflix queue to judge you. This past week, Netflix Watch Instant has been kind enough to supply us with Dawn of the Croods, Raze, Glitter Force, and more. Also, find out what’s leaving Netflix as of January 2016.

Raze Movie Fight

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Raze (Josh C. Waller) Rated R [92 min] – Raze, a horror/action film, focuses on two abducted women & 50 other women who are forced to fight each other using their bare hands. Starring Zoë Bell, Rachel Nichols, and Tracie Thoms

As dark and disturbing as Raze is, I like the concept of the film and vigor these ladies put into their performances. Sadly the story and direction are very weak and the characters two-dimensional. The fight scenes are pretty vicious and spectacularly brutal at times. It’s worth checking out if you have nothing else better to do with your time.

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Crackling Fireplace Netflix 4K

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Fireplace 4K: Crackling Fireplace and Birchwood (George Ford) Rated TV-G [60 min] – The first of its kind in UHD 4K, with the clearest picture available, a real fireplace spakrs and crackles, adding warmth and atmosphere to any home.

If you’re getting a new 4K television this Christmas, this yuletide fireplace is a great way to test it out.

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Dawn of the Croods Netflix Season 1

Dawn of the Croods (Season 1) (Brendan Hay) Rated TV-Y7 [23 min] – The world’s first family is back for more laughs as they discover sports, sleepovers, and other wonders in a world of exotic creatures and adventures. Starring Dan Milano, Cree Summer, and Stephanie Lemelin [Watch the trailer]

I was pleasantly surprised by The Croods when it released back in 2013. It isn’t a monumental movie that hosts a slew of memorable scenes, but it is for the most part fun and not too overly DreamWorks – referential and childish. However, Dawn of the Croods looks to be far more crude and less enjoyable than its film counterpart. I’m not very interested in where the Croods comes from, as Dawn serves as a prequel, but rather I’m more curious as to how the family will move forward after the events that took place in the film.

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Also newly added to Netflix:

  • Queen of the Earth
  • The Mend
  • Redirected
  • A River Between Us
  • Chloe & Theo
  • F is for Family (Season 1)
  • Glitter Force (Season 1)
  • Little Boy
  • Making a Murderer (Season 1)
  • Mike Epps: Don’t Take it Personal

And here are all the movies/series leaving Netflix in January 2016:

January 1st

  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • Almost Famous (2000)
  • American Psycho (2000)
  • American Psycho 2 (2002)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  • Coach Carter (2005)
  • Conan the Barbarian (2011)
  • Corpse Bride (2005)
  • Coyote Ugly (2000)
  • Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior: Season 1
  • Final 24 (2007)
  • Four Brothers (2005)
  • Frontline: United States of Secrets (2014)
  • Gladiator (2000)
  • Grandma’s Boy (2006)
  • Harriet the Spy (1996)
  • Heartbreakers (2001)
  • Jackass: The Movie (2002)
  • Jerry Maguire (1996)
  • Justice League (2003)
  • Justice League Unlimited (2005)
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Locked Up in America (2014)
  • Max Steel (2014)
  • Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  • Mission: Impossible (1996)
  • Mission: Impossible II (2000)
  • Paranormal Home Inspectors (2011)
  • Pinky Dinky Doo (2008)
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
  • Play with Me Sesame (2002)
  • Rambo III (1988)
  • Rambo: First Blood (1982)
  • Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
  • Risky Business (1983)
  • Rocky (1976)
  • Rocky II (1979)
  • Rocky III (1982)
  • Rocky IV (1985)
  • Rocky V (1990)
  • Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  • Salvage Hunters (2011)
  • Scooby-Doo!: Mystery Incorporated (2012)
  • Serpico (1973)
  • Sesame Street: Animals and Nature: Season 1
  • Sesame Street: Classics: Vol. 1-2
  • Sesame Street: Cookie and Friends: Season 1
  • Sesame Street: Creativity and Imagination: Season 1
  • Sesame Street: Elmo and Friends: Season 1
  • Sesame Street: Everyday Moments: Season 1
  • Sesame Street: Music and Dance: Season 1
  • Sesame Street: Numbers and Letters: Season 1
  • The Bourne Identity (2002)
  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
  • The Graduate (1967)
  • The Hours (2002)
  • The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2012)
  • The Italian Job (2003)
  • The Longest Yard (2005)
  • The Machinist (2004)
  • The Patriot (2000)
  • The Rescuers (1977)
  • The Sum of All Fears (2002)
  • The Virgin Suicides (1999)
  • There Will Be Blood (2007)
  • Trading Places (1983)
  • Trekkies (1997)
  • Young Justice (2010)
  • Zoolander (2001)

January 5th

  • Years of Living Dangerously (2014)

January 8th

  • Live Fire (2011)
  • The Lying Game (2013)
  • Skeleton, Inc (2011)

January 10th

  • Crime Secrets Of… (Season 1)
  • Dead Famous DNA (2014)
  • Fighting on the Frontline (2011)
  • Frisky Business (2014)

January 14th

  • America Unearthed (2013)
  • America: The Story of Us (2010)
  • America’s Book of Secrets (2014)
  • American Pickers: Collection (2014)
  • American Restoration: Collection (2014)
  • Ancient Aliens: Collection (2014)
  • Bad Ink (2013)
  • Beyond Scared Straight! (2013)
  • Bible Secrets Revealed (2013)
  • Counting Cars: Collection (2015)
  • Dance Moms: Collection (2013)
  • Duck Dynasty: Collection (2015)
  • Gangland: Collection (2010)
  • Gangsters: America’s Most Evil (2013)
  • God, Guns & Automobiles (2013)
  • Hoarders: Collection (2012)
  • How the States Got Their Shapes (2012)
  • Intervention: Collection (2012)
  • Mankind: The Story of All of Us (2012)
  • Modern Marvels: Collection (2012)
  • MonsterQuest (2010)
  • Mountain Men (2013)
  • Pawn Stars: Collection (2014)
  • Preachers’ Daughters (2014)
  • Stan Lee’s Superhumans (2011)
  • Storage Wars: Collection (2013)
  • Storage Wars: Texas (2011)
  • Swamp People: Collection (2014)
  • The Bible Rules (2014)
  • The First 48: Collection (2012)
  • The Kennedys (2011)
  • The Killer Speaks (2014)
  • The Men Who Built America (2012)
  • The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (2012)
  • The Universe: Collection (2012)
  • Top Shot: Collection (2013)
  • Vietnam in HD (2011)
  • WWII in HD (2009)

January 15th

  • An Idiot Abroad (TV Series)
  • Satisfaction (2013)
  • Unsealed: Conspiracy Files (2012)

January 16th

  • P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy (2005)

January 20th

  • Doctor Stranger (2014)
  • Fated to Love You (2014)

What will you be watching this weekend?

Look forward to more new titles from the Netflix Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.


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All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

Now Available to Own: Pan, Dragon Blade, War Room, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of December 22, 2015. Every Tuesday we run down new movie and television releases that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home, as well as some slick deals that can help save you some coin. New on shelves this week are Pan, Dragon Blade, War Room, and more.

Dragon Blade Movie Blu-ray

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Movies on Blu-ray

Pan (Joe Wright) Rated PG [111 min] – 12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny — to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan Starring Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, and Rooney Mara [Watch the Trailer]

If Pan didn’t have one of the greatest campiest, most over the top, hilarious entrance for a movie villain ever, I would have never have given it a second thought. But the beautiful thing about Pan is in how outrageously bonkers and terrible it is. It’s not a movie that’s so bad it’s good; more like it’s so bad that you can’t believe veteran director Joe Wright (Atonement; Pride and Prejudice; Hanna) made such a steaming pile of garbage. The man knows how to make a coherent movie, and Pan is a disaster. The special features don’t even help to explain what the hell happened. It is a gorgeous and colorful film, but everything else is just bad form.

Special features include:

  • Director’s Commentary
  • Never Grow Up: The Legend of Pan
  • The Boy Who Would Be Pan
  • The Scoundrels of Neverland
  • Wondrous Realms

Dragon Blade (Daniel Lee) Rated R [127 min] – When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An teams up his army with an elite Legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius to protect his country and his new friends. Starring Jackie Chan, John Cusack, and Adrien Brody

Speaking of bonkers. From the deliciously out of place casting with John Cusack and Adrian Brody to the messy storytelling, Dragon Blade is a movie that’s so bad it’s good, to some degree. Dragon Blad is also host to one of the worst child actors I’ve ever seen. The child’s presence is enough to make my skin crawl and eyes bleed. The special features are mostly enjoyable thanks to Cusack soaking up the ridiculousness of it all and Brody not giving a single f*ck. There is one moment in the film that made me believe Chan delivered one of his best performances to date, but then the end just completely eradicates that idea.

Special features include:

  • “Behind the Scenes of Dragon Blade” Featurette
  • Extended Interviews with Cast & Crew
  • Music Videos featuring Jackie Chan

12 Rounds 3: Lockdown (Stephen Reynolds) Rated R [90 min] – Lockdown Follows a police officer who returns to duty after recovering from a gun shot wound to discover incriminating evidence of illegal activities against those closest to him. Starring Jonathan Good, Roger R. Cross, and Daniel Cudmore

I’d love to know who asked for this sequel, let alone the second film of this makeshift franchise. The premise of the “12 rounds” is painstakingly hilarious to begin with, but to switch up the formula from a 12 round game of thrills in the first two films and to now have the protagonist equipped with 12 rounds in his gun is a knee-slapper. It does lead to a faster pace of action and builds tension knowing the limited amount of ammo, but the fact that Dean Ambrose counts his rounds out loud is nauseating. If the movie didn’t feel so contrived and the acting still as wood, there might have been a decent movie somewhere in here. They would probably call it Die Hard

Special features include:

  • “Resourceful Adversary” Featurette
  • “Filming a Firefight” Featurette

Additional Releases this Week

  • War Room
  • Pawn Sacrifice
  • Defiance (Season 3)
  • Dominion (Season 2)
  • The Nanny (Season 5) [DVD Only]

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – $14.99
  • The Flash (Season 1) – $19.99
  • Whiplash – $9.99
  • Moonrise Kingdom (Criterion Edition) – $19.99
  • The Gallows – $9.99
  • Ex Machina – $9.99
  • Fury – $9.99
  • Only Lovers Left Alive – $9.99
  • Ricki and the Flash – $15
  • Gone Girl – $9.99
  • It Follows – $9.99
  • 22 Jump Street – $8.99
  • Pulp Fiction – $5
  • John Wick – $9.99
  • Orange is the New Black (Season 1) – $9.99
  • Spider-Man 2 – $6.99
  • Coen Brothers Collection – $19.99
  • The Maze Runner – $9.99

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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Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Steve Jobs, Fargo Season 2, Burnt, and More

While we provide you with a list of available new releases Now Available to Own every Tuesday, Coming Soon to Blu-ray and DVD looks at all of the recent home video announcements. For the week of December 19, 2015 we have the Steve Jobs, Fargo Season 2, Burnt, Our Brand is Crisis, and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect below.

Steve Jobs Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD February 16, 2016

Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle) Rated R [122 min] – Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. Starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Katherine Waterston

Special features include:

  • Inside Jobs: The Making of Steve Jobs
  • Feature Commentary with Director Danny Boyle
  • Feature Commentary with Writer Aaron Sorkin and Editor Elliot Graham

Fargo Season 2 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD February 23, 2016

Fargo Season 2 (Noah Hawley) A drifter named Lorne Malvo arrives in small-town Minnesota and influences the population with his malice and violence, including put-upon insurance salesman Lester Nygaard. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Jeffrey Donovan, Kieran Culkin, and Brad Garrett

Special features include:

  • Lou on Lou: A Conversation with Patrick Wilson, Keith Carradine and Noah Hawley
  • Waffles and Bullet Holes: A Return to Sioux Falls
  • The Films of Ronald Reagan: Extended Fargo cut
  • The True History of Crime in the Midwest
  • Skip Sprang TV Commercial

Burnt Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD January 26, 2016

Burnt (John Wells) Rated R [101 min] – Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars. Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, and Riccardo Scamarcio [Watch the Trailer]

Special features include:

  • Burnt: In the Kitchen with Bradley Cooper
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Q&A highlights with the Director and cast
  • Feature Commentary with Director John Wells and Executive Chef Consultant Marcus Wareing

Our Brand is Crisis Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray and DVD February 2, 2016; and Digital HD January 19, 2016

Our Brand Is Crisis (David Gordon Green) Rated R [107 min] – An American woman, well-versed in political campaigns, is sent to the war-torn lands of South America to help install a new leader but is threatened to be thwarted by a long-term rival. Starring Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, and Joaquim de Almeida [Watch the Trailer]

Special features include:

  • Sandra Bullock: A Role Like No Other featurette.

Paranormal Activity The Marked Ones Blu-ray and DVD

Available on Blu-ray and DVD January 12, 2016; and Digital HD December 18

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (Gregory Plotkin) Rated R [88 min] – Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan.Director: Stars: Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw, Ivy George, and Dan Gill

  • Special features not yet announced

Grandma Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD February 9, 2016

Grandma (Paul Weitz) Rated R [79 min] – Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage, shows up needing help. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes Elle to come to terms with her past and Sage to confront her future. Starring Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, and Judy Greer

Special features include:

  • A Family Portrait: The Making of Grandma
  • Q&A with Lily Tomlin, Sam Elliott, and director Paul Weitz
  • Commentary with Lily Tomlin, Sam Elliott, Julia Garner and Paul Weitz

Meadowland DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD February 2, 2016

Meadowland (Reed Morano) Rated R [105 min] – In the hazy aftermath of an unimaginable loss, Sarah and Phil come unhinged, recklessly ignoring the repercussions. Phil starts to lose sight of his morals; Sarah takes off on a potentially disastrous journey, falling deeper into her own fever dream. Starring Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, John Leguizamo, Ty Simpkins, Giovanni Ribisi, Juno Temple, and Elisabeth Moss [Watch the Trailer]

  • Special features not yet announced

Don Verdean Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD March 1, 2016

 Don Verdean (Jared Hess) Rated PG-13 [90 min] – A self-professed biblical archaeologist who has fallen on hard times starts to bend the truth in order to continue inspiring the faithful. Starring Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan, and Jemaine Clement

Special features include:

  • “Digging In: Behind the Scenes of Don Verdean” Featurette
  • “Behind the Sounds” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Director Jared Hess

And that’s it for this week. What are you looking forward to picking up when they release?

Stay tuned for more Blu-Ray and DVD announcements every Saturday.


All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

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Netflix Streaming Report: Christmas 2015 Edition

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for December 17, 2015. After the long week you deserve a relaxing staycation with a bowl of popcorn, a bucket of ice cream, and only your Netflix queue to judge you. Since nothing but garbage has been made newly available this past week, and no one should subject themselves to watching Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous 6, I’ve compiled a thorough list of all the Christmas movies on Netflix that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home this holiday season.

Prep and Landing: Operation Secret Santa

Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection (Many Directors) – From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes an extraordinary new collection of award-winning and beloved short films for the first time with all-new extras including an inside look at the Disney Animation shorts, featuring introductions and interviews with the acclaimed filmmakers themselves.

On this year’s Disney Animated Shorts Collection you’ll find Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa. It’s a cute little film that has the elves helping out Mrs. Claus in a tight bind. Plus, all of the shorts included in the collection are all great, including my favorite of the bunch, Paperman.

Here’s the full list of shorts:

  • Frozen Fever (2015), Feast (2014), Get A Horse! (2013), Paperman (2012), Tangled Ever After (2012), The Ballad of Nessie (2011), Tick Tock Tale (2010), Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa (2010), How to Hook Up Your Home Theater (2007), The Little Matchgirl (2006), Lorenzo (2004), and John Henry (2000)

(Watch it now)

The Nightmare Before Christmas

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The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick) Rated PG [76 min] – Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept. Starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, and Catherine O’Hara

Despite director Henry Selick confirming that The Nightmare Before Christmas is in fact a “Halloween movie,” the film is still an exceptional watch during the holidays. Because for us horror fans, it’s Halloween 24/7/365, or 366 next year.

(Watch it now)

Love Actually

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Love Actually (Richard Curtis) Rated R [135 min] – Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. Starring Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Kiera Knightley, Bill Nighy, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, and Liam Neeson

Pretty sure Love Actually has become essential holiday viewing for many since its release in 2003.

(Watch it now)

Crackling Fireplace for your Home

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Fireplace for Your Home (Netflix) [60 min] – This edition includes a crackling yule log set to holiday favorites such as “Joy to the World” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

Having a Christmas party? This crackling fire place is the best thing to throw on in the background if you want to set a nice ambiance for your guests.

(Watch it now)

A Christmas Carol 1938

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A Christmas Carol (1938) (Edwin L. Marin) Not Rated [69 min] – A greedy miser is given an otherworldly opportunity to redeem himself on Christmas Eve, when three spirits take him on a journey of revelation. Starring Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart

I haven’t seen this first adaptation of A Christmas Carol, but I’m sure it is adequate enough if you’re looking to watch this classic story.

(Watch it now)

White Christmas Movie

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White Christmas (Michael Curtiz) Not Rated [120 min] – A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney

I’ve never understood why White Christmas has been such a holiday staple in cinema history. I think the story is uninteresting, it’s overly long, and I don’t feel the romantic chemistry that much. However, the singing and dancing are grand, the production is great, and the acting is stellar. I just don’t know. Someone help me figure out this conundrum.

(Watch it now)

Happy Christmas Movie

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Happy Christmas (Joe Swanberg) Rated R [82 min] – After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny’s influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness. Starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, and Joe Swanberg

Not your typical Christmas bread and butter, Happy Christmas flirts more with the idea of family and being there or one another. Christmas is used as a backdrop.

(Watch it now)

A Very Murray Christmas Netflix

A Very Murray Christmas (Sofia Coppola) Rated TV-MA [56 min] – Bill Murray worries no one will show up to his T.V. show due to a terrible snow-storm in New York City. Starring Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer, Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman, Maya Rudolph, Jenny Lewis, David Johansen, George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Michael Cera, and Chris Rock

It’s Bill Murray singing Christmas carols with celebrity guests. What more could you really ask for?

(Watch it now)

Bad Santa

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Bad Santa (Terry Zwigoff) Rated R [91 min] – A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot. Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, and Lauren Graham

Bad Santa is truly one of the best Christmas comedies I have seen thus far in my life. It’s sharp, raunchy, and everything your traditional Christmas movie isn’t while still maintaining the spirit of the holiday season. What other movie are you going to find a drunk mall Santa piss himself while also shacking up with a senile grandmother and her socially inept, cherub faced grandson?

(Watch it now)

Mean Girls

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Mean Girls (Mark Water) Rated PG-13 [97 min] – Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. Starring Lindsay Lohan, Tina Fey, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Franzese, Neil Flynn, Rajiv Surendra, Amy Poehler, Amy Gasteyer, and Tim Meadows

Sure, Mean Girls only celebrates Christmas for about eight minutes, but they are eight glorious minutes. Who doesn’t yell out “FOUR FOR YOU GLEN COCO! YOU GO GLEN COCO!”? Who hasn’t memorized Kevin G and the Power of 3’s rap lyrics? I would find it hard to believe you don’t dance along with the Plastics during the Winter Talent Show to “Jingle Bell Rock”. Plus, Mean Girls is such an awesome movie anyways.

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More Christmas movies on Netflix:

  • Serendipity
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • The Ref
  • Bojack Horseman Christmas Special
  • Christmas Bounty
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
  • Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
  •  Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mickey Mouse
  • Trading Places
  • The Legend of Frosty the Snowman
  • Ernest Saves Christmas
  • Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special
  • Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas
  • I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  • Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year
  • The Mistle-Tones
  • The Cat and the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas
  • The Ref
  • Saving Santa
  • Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
  •  DreamWorks’ Holiday Classics
  • Happy Holidays from Madagascar
  •  Kung Fu Panda Holiday
  • Get Santa
  • 12 Dates of Christmas
  • Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
  • Trailer Park Boys: X-Mas Special
  • Santa Buddies
  • The Search for Santa Paws
  • Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
  • A Holiday Engagement
  • The Radio City Christmas Spectacular
  • Christmas with the Kranks
  • Bob’s Broken Sleigh

Also newly added to Netflix this past week:

  • Fresh Dressed
  • Helix (Season 2)
  • Theresa is Mother
  • Awaken
  • Burnistoun (Season 1)
  • Myth Hunters (Season 3)
  • Slow Learners
  • Time Out of Mind
  • Unbranded
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • The Adventures of Puss in Boots (Season 2)
  • Kaanchi
  • Rob the Mob
  • Kano

What will you be watching this weekend?

Look forward to more new titles from the Netflix Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.


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All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

Hideo Kojima Reforms Kojima Productions and Announces a New Partnership with Sony

After an exhaustive year with video game developer/publisher Konami, Hideo Kojima, the Japanese designer, writer, director, producer, and genius mastermind behind the critically acclaimed tactical espionage action series Metal Gear, has finally found solace with the creation of a “new” independent game studio, Kojima Productions. The second chapter of the respected developer has begun and with it comes a fresh franchise and partnership with Sony that fans all over the world will be on high alert for.

In the official video announcement above, Sony Computer Entertainment President Andrew House confirms Kojima’s involvement with a PlayStation 4 exclusive title through the reborn Kojima Productions. Kojima-san looks more than ecstatic than ever to begin his next journey of his career now that his relationship with Konami is at an end:

“I’m happy to let you know that I have established my own independent studio today. And I’m excited to tell you that the first title from this new studio is a collaboration with PlayStation. I’m thrilled to embark on creating a new franchise with PlayStation that will give you all a new and innovative gaming experience, so please stay tuned”

The good thing is that Kojima will be able to work with his independent company and while flexing his creative muscles on something he has told IGN would be “slightly more edgy” than what we’ve been accustom to. Kojima will be joined by former Metal Gear Solid artist Yoji Shinkawa and producer Kenichiro Imaizumi, who will both take on senior positions supervising art design and production, respectively.

Here’s the official press release from Kojima Productions:

GAME DESIGNER HIDEO KOJIMA OPENS NEW STUDIO: KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS

KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS announced today that it has officially opened its doors. Lead by award-winning game designer, HIDEO KOJIMA, the studio will begin focusing its efforts in developing products that will push the boundaries in innovation and ignite consumer interest worldwide.

As Kojima has stated, only the first untitled game of this original franchise will be a console exclusive to the PlayStation 4. Kojima himself has since said in a follow up interview that it will also come to the PC after its release on the PS4. It will be interesting to see what kind of games will be developed considering Kojima has exclusively been working on Metal Gear for almost three decades. Kojima also explains to IGN how he is approaching the creative process:

“I want to create something that’s what people expect, but at the same time will have something new that people haven’t seen before. I’m thinking smaller-scale, not too many people, and focusing on game creation at first.”

The thought of Kojima applying his engaging narrative and visionary talents into a new intellectual property is very exciting. As far as the new studio is concerned, Kojima believes there will be more “agility”:

“We’ll be able to do things that are more edgy, preserving the quality we’ve had so far, while at the same time finding new challenges and exploring new areas.”

Prior to this year’s release of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Kojima’s name and the Kojima Productions logo were pulled from all marketing materials, including the game’s box cover art as well as the Konami website. The original Kojima Productions under Konami has since been dissolved and transitioned into Konami Digital Entertainment. And with the announcement of his reformed company a new logo has been born:

Hideo Kojima Productions Partnship Sony Logo

Everything is in the details when it comes to Kojima, and he goes on to tell IGN how the logo was conceived:

“I’ve always loved astronauts, and [the new Kojima Productions logo] is designed so it can be seen as a medieval knight or an astronaut’s helmet. The concept is, with new technology and a pioneer spirit, we want to bring you to a new realm – within the digital world, I mean – we want to travel together with you to a new realm to which no one has gone before. As for the skeleton, we’re homo sapiens – people of wisdom – but we’re also homo ludens – people who play – and the concept behind this logo is that: With new technology and a pioneer spirit, we’ll deliver play to a new world.”

The esteemed game designer is no stranger when it comes to dropping players into vast new worlds. And he is most thankful to the fans who have supported him through this transition:

“I’ve been in this industry for 30 years. I turned 52 this year. I’m getting to a new start, and I am very confident. I’ll keep creating games until the day I die. Rest assured I’m making more games, something more fun, something you haven’t seen, and it would be great if I could count on the fans to support me in this.”

The full force of fan love and respect was felt after the recent controversy at The Game Awards last month where Konami’s lawyers prevented Hideo Kojima from attending the event to accept the awards Metal Gear Solid 5 earnedBest Action/Adventure Game and Best Score/Soundtrack at this year’s Game Awards. A more than baffling decision.

Sadly, Konami still retains the rights to the Metal Gear series, but we are happy and look forward to whatever the revered developer will come up with next.

What would you like to see Kojima-san tackle next?


Source: PlayStation Japan; Kojima Productions; IGN; Polygon

Now Available to Own: Rogue Nation, The Scorch Trials, Ted 2, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of December 15, 2015. Every Tuesday we run down new movie and television releases that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home, as well as some slick deals that can help save you some coin. New on shelves this week are Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Fantastic Four, Ted 2, and more.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Plane Stunt

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (Christopher McQuarrie) Rated PG-13 [131 min] – Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. Starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, and Simon Pegg

Having not seen M:I 2-4, Rogue Nation is surprisingly well contained. I can’t say I was lost at all while watching the film and the screenplay does a fine job at filling in details drawn out over the course of the franchise. The only thing I am missing out on is the built camaraderie between characters. The action is wonderful, the energy is high, and the cast is engaging. The Mission: Impossible franchise has always done a good job at raising the bar from what I have seen, and the special features on this disc are quite thorough. And with how real the stunts are and how much effort is put into making this Rogue Nation feel authentic, the special features are definitely worth your time.

Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary by Tom Cruise and director/screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie
  • Lighting the Fuse
  • Cruise Control
  • Heroes
  • Cruising Altitude
  • Mission: Immersible
  • Sand Theft Auto
  • The Missions Continue

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (Wes Ball) Rated PG-13 [131 min] – After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Ki Hong Lee, Dexter Darden, Jacob Lofland, Rosa Salazar, Aidan Gillen, and Patricia Clarkson

As much as I am intrigued by this franchise, The Scorch Trials gets a little too bogged down in the drama and the mystery of W.C.K.D. The cast is still pretty strong and there’s a lot of decent action sequences. But overall, this second chapter didn’t create a spark to make this young adult dystopia stand out from the rest.

Special features include:

  • Janson’s Report
  • Secrets of the Scorch
  • Visual Effects
  • Visual Effects Reel
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes with Audio Commentary from Wes Ball, T.S. Nowlin, Joe Hartwick Jr. and Dan Zimmerman
  • Gag Reel
  • Galleries
  • Theatrical Trailers

Ted 2 (Seth MacFarlane) Rated R [115 min] – Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he’s a person in a court of law. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Giovanni Ribisi, Patrick Warburton, Sam J. Jones, and Morgan Freeman [Watch the Trailer]

I had hoped that Ted 2 would expand upon the heartfelt relationship between Ted and Johnny, and although there are some glimpses of it, Seth MacFarlane favored frat boy humor over character development in this sequel. The movie is funny, but in the end it’s hardly memorable compared to the first film.

Special features include:

  • A Giant Opening Dance Number (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Gag Reel (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Cameo Buddies (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Thunder Buddies 4 Lyfe
  • Roadtripping
  • Creating Comic-Con
  • Feature Commentary with Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild and Jessica Barth

Fantastic Four (Josh Trank) Rated PG-13 [100 min] – Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell

What a waste of effort and money on everyone’s part. There wasn’t even a press release or an announcement sending notification that this title has become available. Shows how much importance was placed on trying to salvage this bomb.

Special features include:

  • Powering Up: Superpowers of the Fantastic Four
  • The Quantum Gates
  • Planet Zero
  • Concept Art
  • And More!
Extant Season 2

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TV Show Releases

Extant Season 2 (Mickey Fisher) Rated TV-14 [42 min] – An astronaut struggles to learn how she became pregnant while on a 13-month-long solo space mission. StarringHalle Berry, Pierce Gagnon, and Grace Gummer

For as much heart as Halley Berry puts into Extant the sadder it is to see this series flounder. Despite ditching many of the first season faults, Season 2 picks up many of its own, dissolving would could be captivating sci-fi. The special features are bountiful on this Blu-ray set, and they do cover a lot of ground. So if you are a fan, it’s worth noting you won’t be disappointed with the extras.

Special features include:

  • Extant: A Look at Season 2
  • Chemistry: Molly & JD
  • The Carnival of the Mind
  • A Tour of the Sets
  • Gag Reel
  • Two Humanichs: Ethan & Lucy
  • The Season Finale
  • Deleted Scenes

CSI: The Finale (Anthony E. Zuiker) Rated TV-14 [60 min] – An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas. Starring Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, and George Eads

It’s shows exactly like CSI that make me hate procedurals, which is unfortunate because there are some good ones out there like Sherlock. And the fact that the series finale is wrapped up in a nice DVD all by itself worries me. CSI is such trashy escapism masked by a facade of pretentious dialogue, robotic characters, and nonsense narratives that it boggles the mind as to why it was allotted so much time on air.

Special features include:

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Case Closed
  • CSI: SIGN OFFS – The Finale Cast Says Goodbye
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Audio Commentary by Serie Creator Anthony E. Zuiker

Additional Releases this Week

  • He Named Me Malala (DVD Only)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Dick Tracy
  • Marco Polo: Season One
  • Teen Wolf: Season 5 Part 1

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • The Flash (Season 1) – $19.99
  • The Hayao Miyazaki Collection – $184.99
  • The Man from UNCLE – $14.99
  • Edward Scissorhands – $7.99
  • Gotham (Season 1) – $19.99
  • Whiplash – $9.99
  • Only Lovers Left Alive – $9.99
  • Mad Men: The Complete Series – $109.99
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service – $9.99
  • Spy – $9.99
  • Young Adult – $5
  • Wild Tales – $11.99
  • Peak Blinders (Season 1) – $14.99
  • American Sniper – $13.98
  • The Interview – $6.99
  • What If – $9.99

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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