Now Available to Own: Big Hero 6, Whiplash, Sons of Anarchy, and More

Big Hero 6 Movie Review

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of February 24, 2015. 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 Big Hero 6, Whiplash, Sons of Anarchy, and more. Check out the complete list after the jump.

Movies on Blu-Ray

Big Hero 6 (Don Hall and Chris Williams) Rated PG [108 min] – The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Starring Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., Alan Tudyk, and T.J. Miller

For enjoyable as Big Hero 6 is, it doesn’t stray too far from the formula audiences have been accustomed to with the live-action Marvel Studios films. Regardless, Big Hero 6 is a lot of fun, especially when it embraces the unique world it inhabits. It also advocates science in a really heartfelt and genuine way. This film is very beautifully well animated and colorful as well and definitely a fun film for the kids. (Read my full review.) Special features included are:

  • FEAST Theatrical Short
  • The Origin Story of “Big Hero 6”: Hiro’s Journey (Blu-Ray Exclusive)
  • Big Animator 6: The Characters Behind the Characters
  • Deleted Scenes (Blu-Ray Exclusive)
  • Big Hero Secrets (Easter Egg) (Blu-Ray Exclusive)
  • Gag Animations (Disney Movies Anywhere ONLY)
  • Beatmax (Disney Movies Anywhere ONLY)

Whiplash (Damien Chazelle) Rated R [106 min] A young musician struggles to make it as a top jazz drummer. Starring Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, and Paul Reiser

One of the most thrilling films of 2014, hands down. The intensity level is cranked up to 11 and powers through with almost non-stop rhythm. Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons provide two powerful performances that electrify the screen in every frame. (Read my full review.) Special features included are:

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Damien Chazelle and J.K. Simmons
  • An Evening at the Toronto International Film Festival with Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Damien Chazelle
  • Timekeepers – Famous drummers discuss their craft and passion for drumming (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Whiplash Original Short Film with Optional Commentary (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Deleted Scene with Optional Commentary (Blu-ray exclusive)

Horrible Bosses 2 (Sean Anders) Rated R [108 min] – Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don’t go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, and Kevin Spacey

The chemistry amongst the three stooges is highly present, but the story is even more farfetched to even comprehend any level of believability. Horrible Bosses 2 is the ideal shut-your-brain-off type of movie that has some hilarious moments that amount to very little substance. There isn’t as much cleverness in this sequel because a lot of the jokes are recycled, but at least they went for something different story-wise to evolve the characters a little bit. Special features included are:

  • Extended Cut (Blu-Ray Exclusive)
  • Let The Sexual Healing Begin (Blu-Ray Exclusive)
  • Who Invented The Shower Buddy (Blu-Ray Exclusive)
  • Nick Kurt Dale INC: Employee Testimonials (Blu-Ray Exclusive)
  • It’s The Shower Buddy – Infomercial (Blu-Ray Exclusive)
  • High Speed Crash Course (Blu-Ray Exclusive)
  • Off The Cuff: One Liners You Didn’t See (Blu-Ray Exclusive)
  • Endless Laughter Guaranteed!

Beyond the Lights (Gina Prince-Bythewood) Rated PG-13 [116 min] –A talented young musician on the brink of super stardom struggles with the pressure of her new-found success. Starring Minnie Driver, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Danny Glover, and Aisha Hinds

This is one of the most underseen movies of 2014. Beyond the Lights builds its story around a drama only few are privy to but that which we see in the tabloids too often. It has a lot of heart and touches on some very present issues that can ring home for the life of a celebrity. The leads have great chemistry and you do tend to feel for their situation. Special features included are:

  • Director’s Cut (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Audio Commentary by Gina Prince-Bythewood, Tami Reiker & Terilyn Shropshire (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Masterpiece Music Video (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Changing the Conversation (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Escape to Mexico 2.0
  • Gary Theard: Boom Man
  • Theatrical Trailer

TV on Blu-Ray

Sons of Anarchy (Season 7) (Kurt Sutter) – A man in his early 30s struggles to find a balance in his life between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle club. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, and Mark Boone Junior

I have not seen an episode of this show, but if you want to complete the set, the final season is now available. Special features included are:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Carpe Diem: The Final Season of Sons of Anarchy
  • Anarchy Legacy
  • Bikes of Sons of Anarchy: Motorcycles of Mayhem
  • SOA Tattoo Stories
  • Guests of Anarchy

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $14.99
  • Whiplash – $16.99
  • Birdman – $17.99
  • The 100 (Season 1) – $14.96
  • Gone Girl – $17.99
  • 22 Jump Street – $14.99
  • Million Dollar Baby – $9.96
  • Braveheart – $7.50
  • Casablanca – $9.96
  • Spring Breakers – $7.99
  • Saw: The Complete Collection – $14.99
  • The Bling Ring – $7.99
  • Wadjda – $14.99
  • The Legend of Korra – Book Four: Balance – $22.99
  • Rango – $7.99

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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All plot synopses come courtesy of IMDb.com

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