Now Available to Own: Inherent Vice, Paddington, Scooby Doo, and More

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Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of April 28, 2015. Every Tuesday 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. New on shelves this week are Inherent Vice, Paddington, Scooby Doo, and more, which you can find after the jump.

Movies on Blu-ray

Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson) Rated R [148 min]In Los Angeles in 1970, drug-fueled detective Larry “Doc” Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. Starring Josh Brolin, Jena Malone, Sasha Pieterse, and Reese Witherspoon

PT Anderson continues his long legacy of creating polarizing films the exhuberates brilliance and madness all at the same time. Definitely far more bizarre than There Will Be Blood, Magnolia, or The Master, Inherent Vice is a movie that does not hold your hand. If you were drowning in an ocean this film would not provide a life preserver for you and would expect you to learn how to swim fast. Whether or not you understand the themes, how the film unravels itself is a twisting journey with some spectacular performances. RENT IT! for the experience BUY IT! for the true cinema love you know you are. Special features include:

  • Los Paranoias
  • Shasta Fay
  • The Golden Fang
  • Everything In This Dream

Paddington (Paul King) Rated PG [95 min] – A family befriends a talking bear at a London train station. Starring Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, and Nicole Kidman

By the end of 2015, we’ll look back and say Paddington was the most under watched film of the year. It’s funny, cute, and inherently sweet. It’s the best feel good movie in quite some time that has great moral, family values. Ben Whishaw is the perfect voice for Paddington Bear and his loving family make for a wonderful team I wouldn’t mind seeing again. BUY IT! Special features include:

  • Meet the Characters
  • When a Bear Comes to Stay
  • From Page to Screen
  • Lyric Music Video – “Shine”
  • The Making of “Shine” with Gwen Stefani & Pharrell Williams

The Boy Next Door (Rob Cohen) Rated R [91 min] – A newly divorced woman falls for a younger man who has recently moved in across the street from her, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn. Starring Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth, and John Corbett

I did not have the privilege to partake in this over dramatic thriller(?), but I have a feeling that this would become one of those movies that you pop in to get a laugh to feel better about yourself. SKIP IT! Special features include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Making of The Boy Next Door

The Gambler (Rupert Wyatt) Rated R [111 min] – Lit professor and gambler Jim Bennett’s debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance? Starring Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, and Brie Larson

I was not able to see this movie either because it just looked like any other movie where the main character suffers through gambling issues and its consequences. The cast is pretty solid though. RENT IT! Special features include:

  • Mr. Self Destruct: Inside The Gambler
  • Dark Before Dawn: The Descent of The Gambler
  • Changing The Game: Adaptation
  • In The City: Locations
  • Dressing The Players: Costume Design
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes

The Wedding Ringer (Jeremy Garelick) Rated R [101 min] – A shy young groom needs to impress his in-laws, so he turns to a best-man-for-hire to help him out. Starring Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Alan Ritchson, Josh Gad, and Kevin Hart

Sorry, I didn’t see this one either, but it looked OK. RENT IT! Special features include:

  • Going to the Chapel of Love – featurette
  • Select Scenes Commentary with Director Jeremy Garelick and Josh Gad
  • 15 Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Five Outtake Reels (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Line-o-Rama (short collections of alternate shots of jokes on set) (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Aloe Blaccs Can You Do This Music Video (Blu-ray exclusive)

Mommy (Xavier Dolan) [DVD ONLY] Rated R [139 min] – A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household. Starring Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément, and Patrick Huard

This movie was very challenging, and it can be for some if you aren’t able to swallow the insufferable teen star. This movie plays to the worst parent nightmares of all time. It’s a very slow burn that has little reward in my mind, but there is one sequence in particular that makes the whole movie worthwhile checking out. RENT IT!

No special features included.

Television Releases

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (Season 1) (Joe Ruby and Ken Spears) [DVD Only] Rated TV-G [30 min] – Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo travel from town to town in their van, The Mystery Machine, solving cases of hauntings, monsters and unexplained occurrences. Joining the gang is Scooby’s pint-sized nephew, Scrappy-Doo. Unlike his uncle, the little pup is constantly looking for a fight, and it is all Scooby and Shaggy can do to keep him from hurtling head-on into every ghost and monster they encounter. Of course, after doing a little investigating, the hauntings always have a more down-to-earth explanation. Starring Casey Kasem, Don Messick, and Heather North

Introducing Scrappy-Doo changed the whole dynamic of Scooby-Doo. Love him or hate him, this little fellow definitely put a new spin on the formula of the original series. It’s somewhat refreshing, but sometimes Scrappy can be a little sh*t. If your like me and love a classic Scooby-Doo mystery, you can tolerate Scrappy. BUY IT for the kids. No special features included, but here is the episode list:

  1. The Scarab Lives!
  2. The Night Ghoul of Wonderworld
  3. Strange Encounters of a Scooby Kind
  4. The Neon Phantom of the Roller Disco
  5. Shiver and Shake, That Demon’s a Snake
  6. The Scary Sky Skeleton
  7. The Demon of the Dugout
  8. The Hairy Scare of the Devil Bear
  9. Twenty Thousand Screams Under the Sea
  10. I Left My Neck in San Francisco
  11. When You Wish Upon a Star Creature
  12. The Ghoul, the Bat and the Ugly
  13. Rocky Mountain Yiiiiii
  14. The Sorcerer’s a Menace
  15. Lock the Door, It’s a Minotaur!
  16. The Ransom of Scooby Chief

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Mad Max – $12.99 Point
  • Break – $5
  • The Cabin in the Woods – $4.99
  • Everly – $12.97
  • The Last Five Years – $12.98
  • Foxcatcher – $14.99
  • Cinderella Man – $6
  • Philomena – $8
  • The Twilight Series Trilogy: Extended Edition – $14.99
  • Jack Reacher – $8
  • Step Up Revolution – $4.99
  • Thor: The Dark World – $19.99
  • The Karate Kid I & II – $10.99
  • The Tree of Life – $7.50

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!


New Movie TV Video Game Releases on DVD and Blu-ray

You can find me on Twitter @TyRawrrnosaurus

All plot synopses come courtesy of IMDb.com

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