Now Available to Own: Get Hard, While We’re Young, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of June 30, 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 Get Hard, While We’re Young, The Gunman, and more.

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Movies on Blu-ray

Get Hard (Etan Cohen) Rated R [100 min] – When millionaire James King is nailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars. Starring Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, and T.I.

I expected the worst, but walked away mildly enjoying the antics between Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. There are good intentions, but it’s hard not to look past its racist tendencies. The duo work well together, but for 100 min, Get Hard feels a lot longer than the substance the film provides. RENT IT!

Special features include:

  • Unrated Cut of the Film
  • Just Put Your Lips Together and Blow
  • Get Hard Line-O-Ramas
  • The Kevin Hart Workout
  • Face Off with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart
  • Ferrell Fighting
  • A Date with John Mayer
  • Twerking 101
  • Will Ferrell, Gangsta
  • Inmates: Out of Control
  • Bikers, Babes and Big Bangs
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner) Unrated [105 min] – A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo (1996) on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money. Starring Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard, and David Zellner

When I saw the film in theaters I had a hard time concentrating on the film because a bunch of old people wouldn’t shut their yaps throughout. From what I could keep my attention on, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is a very sweet and hilariously dark comedy filled with existentialism. Kikuchi’s performance is captivating and poignant, while the rest of the cast demonstrate a perfect balance. Team Bunzo! RENT IT!

  • Audio commentary with the Zellner Brothers and producer Chris Ohlson
  • Deleted and alternate scenes

While We’re Young (Noah Baumbach) Rated R [97 min] – A middle-aged couple’s career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives. Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, and Amanda Seyfried

If you’re like me and despise hipster culture, While We’re Young may be difficult to stomach. But all the while the movie allows for a handful of good laughs at their expense. Baumbach attempts for a real calculating story that delivers a punch in the face the viewer and the characters may not see coming. Look at all of his work, I may have enjoyed While We’re Young the most, but still not my kind of film. It may float your boat though. RENT IT!

Special features include:

  • Six Behind-the-Scenes Vignettes:
    • “The Cast”
    • “Working with Filmmaker Noah Baumbach”
    • “Generation Tech”
    • “Working with Charles Grodin”
    • “Ayahuasca Ceremony”
    • “Hip-Hop Class”

Last Knights (Kazuaki Kiriya) Rated R [115 min] – A fallen warrior rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master. Starring Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, and Aksel Hennie

For what it’s worth, Last Knight could have been a lot worse. Overly convoluted and plagued with uninteresting characters, Kazuaki Kiriya presents a very bland piece of cinema. Sadly not even the cast can keep the ship afloat. Morgan Freeman’s strange beard thing may be the most interesting thing about the whole movie. SKIP IT!

Special features include:

  •  “Behind the Scenes of Last Knights” featurette
  • “A Look at the Special Effects of Last Knights” featurette
  • Cast and Crew Interviews

The Gunman (Pierre Morel) Rated R [115 min] – A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier’s successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself. Starring Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca, and Javier Bardem

I did not get the chance to see this film in theaters or via a screener. I have not heard any good things about the film either.

No special features included

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  •  Spirited Away – $19.98
  • It Follows [Pre-order] – $14.84
  • Slow West [Pre-order] – $14.99
  • Penny Dreadful (Season 1) – $17.99
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past – $9.99
  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie – $6.99
  • My Neighbor Totoro – $17.28
  • Maggie [Pre-order] – $12.99
  • 12 Years a Slave – $9.99
  • Ex-Machina [Pre-order] – $16.99
  • The Fault in Our Stars – $9.99
  • Mad Men (Season 6) – $10.43
  • Ender’s Game – $7.88
  • Home Alone Collection – $12.96

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!


All plot synopses come courtesy of IMDb.com

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Conan Comic-Con 2015 Guests: Cast of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and More

TBS has officially announced the Conan Comic-Con 2015 guest list for his upcoming show recordings next week at the Spreckels Theatre. Conan O’Brien will be in San Diego from Wednesday, July 8 on Preview Night all the way up through Saturday, July 11. Team Coco fans attending these shows can look forward to seeing the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead, as well as Elijah Wood and Chris Hardwick. Special mystery guests have yet to be announced for the last day.

The following is a rundown of the week’s guests:

Elija Wood Chris Hardwick Conan Comic-Con 2015

Wednesday, July 8

  • Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings; FX’s Wilfred)
  • Chris Hardwick (The Talking Dead; Nerdist)

Jennifer Lawrence Hunger Games Conan Comic-Con 2015

Thursday, July 9The stars of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

  • Jennifer Lawrence – Katniss Everdeen
  • Josh Hutcherson – Peeta Mellark
  • Liam Hemsworth – Gale Hawthorne

Game of Thrones Walking Dead Conan Comic-Con 2015

Friday, July 10 – The stars of Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead

  • Alfie Allen – Theon Greyjoy aka Reek (Game of Thrones)
  • John Bradley – Samwell Tarly (Game of Thrones)
  • Liam Cunningham – Davos Seaworth (Game of Thrones)
  • Natalie Dormer – Margaery Tyrell (Game of Thrones)
  • Conleth Hill – Lord Varys (Game of Thrones)
  • Hannah Murray – Gilly (Game of Thrones)
  • Sophie Turner – Sansa Stark (Game of Thrones)
  • Carice Van Houten – Melisandre aka The Red Lady (Game of Thrones)
  • Maisie Williams – Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
  • Norman Reedus – Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)
  • Lauren Cohan – Maggie Greene Rhee (The Walking Dead)
  • Stephen Yuen – Glenn Rhee (The Walking Dead)
  • Danai Gurira – Michonne (The Walking Dead)

Mystery Guests Conan Comic-Con 2015

Saturday, July 11

  • Special surprise film cast to be revealed in San Diego during Comic-Con

These episodes of Conan will air on TBS at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) each night and will be available across TBS and Team Coco’s digital and mobile platforms the following day.


Comic-Con 2015

Comic-Con 2015 Events and Parties Calendar

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 will be busier than ever with all the events, parties, and activities to choose from. And who wants to wait in long lines for panels while you’re missing out on the action elsewhere? Luckily for you, we have compiled an official list of the Comic-Con 2015 events and parties inside and out of the San Diego Convention Center. Enjoy! [If you have an event you wish to include, write to us at info@turntherightcorner.com]

Multiple Day Comic-Con 2015 Events

Conan O'Brien at San Diego Comic-Con

Conan O’Brien at Comic-Con [Wed. 8:00 pm; Thurs. 3:00 pm; Fri. 4:00 pm; Sat. 1:30 pm
Where: Spreckels Theater Cost: SOLD OUT
Conan’s taking the show on the road to Comic-Con, taping all-new episodes at the historic Spreckels Theater. [See the complete guest list here.]

The Art of Comic-Con San Diego 2015

The Art of Comic-Con [Jun. 20 – Aug. 30]
Where: San Diego Central Library Cost: Free
Comic-Con International has partnered with the San Diego Public Library to present an exhibition that celebrates art as an integral tool in promoting the organization’s mission of creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms. Providing unprecedented access to original art by over 60 comics artists, the exhibition traces the history of Comic-Con through art and provides a sneak peek into the evolving process of creating comic art. The Art of Comic-Con presents select pieces from the organization’s archives, including works by Sergio Aragonés, Howard Chaykin, Cliff Chiang, Michael Cho, Colleen Coover, Rick Geary, Gilbert Hernandez, Jim Lee, Dave McKean, Frank Miller, Marshall Rogers, John Romita Jr., Bill Sienkiewicz, William Stout, Babs Tarr, and others. The exhibition was developed and jointly organized by Kara West, the Library’s Arts and Culture Exhibition Manager and Gary Sassaman, Comic-Con International’ s Director of Print and Digital Media. 

Assassin's Creed Experience Comic-Con 2015

Assassin’s Creed Experience [Thur-Sat. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sun. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm]
Where: MLK Promenade, next to the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel Cost: Free
The Assassin’s Creed Experience returns to San Diego Comic-Con for its second year with bigger and more challenging obstacles that will have players parkouring and soaring through Victorian-era London. Course attendees will receive instantly shareable action shots of them tackling two of the course’s obstacles, the overhead glider, new to this year’s course, and the iconic 25-foot Leap of Faith. Additionally, fans who pre-order the game will receive The Rooks Initiation Kit, which includes everything they need to join Jacob and Evie Frye’s gang on their quest to liberate London. They’ll also be offering free shaves located next to the course.

Game of Thrones Experience San Diego Comic-Con

Game of Thrones: Experience the Realm [Thur. – Sat. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sun. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: 628 L St. across from the Omni Hotel Cost: Free
Paying homage to beloved character Arya Stark’s early days of sword training, the experience will feature an installation that is part sword-handling skill and part artistic process, to create a beautiful, graphic Game of Thrones-style self-portrait. There, they will use a replica of Arya’s wooden training sword to strike targets as they appear on screen. Upon completion fans will receive an artistic portrait made entirely of their sword strikes. Fans can also create sharable animated GIFs including being incinerated into ash by Danaerys’ iconic dragons and turned into a WhiteWalker.  Additionally there will be photo opportunities with the iconic Iron Throne and the giant sword used by The Mountain. Select costume displays from Game of Thrones will be featured along with a gallery of select work from the Game of Thrones Compendium Book, featuring original creations from the talented fan-base ranging from art, fashion, food and fans can pick up a limited-edition T-Shirt designed by Beautiful Death artist Robert Ball.HBO NOW subscribers will have a chance to win early VIP access.

NBC Heroes Reborn San Diego Comic-Con

NBC’s World of Heroes Reborn and Blindspot
Where: Gaslamp Square, Fifth Ave. and Harbor Drive Cost: Free
Heroes Reborn takes over Gaslamp Square with a first of its kind 4-D interactive experience where fans will have the opportunity to access their own extraordinary pyro-kinetic ability.  Fans will also be able to take an animated “heroic” photo and tour through a Heroes gallery featuring iconic props from the previous series. Attendees can also discover Blindspot at Tin Fish restaurant in Gaslamp Square. They will be able to receive both temporary tattoo sleeves and partake in a photo op where their head will be placed on a tattooed body, similar to the character of Jane Doe in the new NBC drama. Also, throughout the Gaslamp District, fans can go on a scavenger hunt to search for and find the Jane Doe look-alikes. Once found fans can text “Blindspot” to a number tattooed on her body and receive the next step to enter for a chance to win $1,000.

Dragon Ball Z Fight for Frieza Galactic Army Boot Camp Comic-Con 2015

Dragon Ball Z Fight for Frieza Galactic Army Boot Camp [Thur. – Sun. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm]
Where: PETCO Park Cost: Free
FUNimation Entertainment invites you to gauge your power levels and train to join Frieza’s army at 2015 San Diego Comic Con with an interactive Dragon Ball Z experience at Petco Park in Nerdist Industries HQ Conival.Convention-goers and fans are welcome to join a guided series of tests that will determine their power level and if they are fit to join Frieza’s epic army in the battle to destroy Earth. Potential recruits will be able to test their skills of energy, agility and strength to see if they have what it takes to join Frieza’s intergalactic army. All new recruits will be issued Galactic Frieza Army dog tags and other fun prizes. Top ranked recruits from each day will be featured on leaderboards and entered to win additional gear and prizes.The fun doesn’t stop there – join us for a daily happy hour at Whiskey Girl in Downtown San Diego, just a short walk from the San Diego Convention Center, where you can kick back, sip on a colorful libation (courtesy of Goku), cool down and charge up!

Mashable House at Comic-cOn 2015

Mashable House [Fri. and Sat. 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm]
Where: Luce Loft Cost: Free
Mashable is bringing the Mashable House to Comic-Con International: San Diego for the first time in 2015, with one goal in mind: Save. The. Internet. From Friday, July 10 to Saturday, July 11, Mashable will take over Luce Loft in San Diego, CA for the ultimate showdown of Internet good vs. evil. Who will prevail? Only you (and social media) can decide the answer

The Last Ship Oculus Rift Experience [Wed. 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Thur-Sun. 9:30 am – 7:00 pm]
Where: Booth #3629 Cost: Free
As part of this immersive activation, each participant will use an Oculus Rift headset to be transported into The Last Ship‘s fictional universe, where they must board a cargo ship taken over by the Immunes (immune survivors of the deadly plague that has nearly destroyed the entire population of the planet) and retrieve the last remnants of the primordial strain.

Gam3rCon San Diego Comic-Con

Gam3rCon [Wed-Sun. 12:00 pm –12:00 am]
Where: Ten’s Avenue Arts Center Cost: $20-60 [$10 for Kids]
Gam3rCon is the premier gaming convention in San Diego, bringing gamers and pop culture fans together to celebrate all things gaming. Taking place during San Diego Comic-Con International, Gam3rCon features four floors of gaming entertainment, including a Video Game Arena, Tabletop Gaming Lounge, gaming industry panels, live theatre, gaming-themed artwork, and rooftop parties.

Geek and Sundry San DIego Comic-Con 2015

Geek & Sundry [Thur. – Sat.]
Where: PETCO Park Cost: Free (No badge required)
Geek & Sundry has a veritable smorgasbord of good-time festivities and swiggity-swagtastic goodies you’re going to want and need in your life. They’re hosting The Joust, a gladiator-style bouncy ring wherein you and your friends can fight to the not-death. Also a TableTop gaming nook, where there’s a chance you could win a Geek Out promo pack. There’s a sweet opportunity to take a photo with a fire-breathing dragon! And there will be appearances by Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Matthew Mercer, and more.

FX Fearless Arena Comic-Con

FX Fearless Arena [Thur. 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Fri-Sat. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sun. 11:00 am-6:00 pm]
Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Lawn Cost: Free (18+ event)
Building on the popularity of last year’s The Simpsons-based “Homer Dome,” FX Networks will build a theme park featuring massive activations for The Strain, American Horror Story: Hotel, Fargo, and The Bastard Executioner. Fans will be able to register for the activations early by going to fxsdcc.com beginning July 7. Prove your fearlessness by entering a live-action virtual reality experience inspired by The Strain. FX is building a two-story model hotel to give viewers a taste of the era from American Horror Story and the chance to earn prizes. Escape the Forest” is the ideal duel inspired by Kurt Sutter’s upcoming medieval drama The Bastard Executioner. Visitors don the mantle of “warriors” and square off against each other to prove their prowess with a high striker, a cross-bow, and a final puzzle challenge that will help them escape the “forest” and win a TBX-themed hooded t-shirt. The Bastard Executioner will debut on FX this fall. And finally, step inside a giant 20-foot inflatable snow globe featuring snow flurries and a façade of a Waffle Hut – a key location in the second installment of the award-winning limited series Fargo. The first 2,500 pre-registered fans who visit the Arena will receive a free, exclusive FX Fearless giant tote bag in the Welcome Area.

Xbox Lounge San Diego Comic-Con

X-Box Lounge [Thu-Sat. 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sun. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm]
Where: Seaport Ballroom, Second Level, Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel Cost: Free
Visit the Xbox Lounge in the Seaport Ballroom on the second level of the Harbor Tower at the Manchester Located at Grand Manchester Hyatt in the Seaport Ballroom, the Xbox Lounge is full of entertainment. Play games. Jump into amazing experiences. Over 90+ gaming stations, including some of the hottest unreleased titles and more!

Entertainment Weekly’s Photo + Digital Studio [Thur. – Sun.]
Where: Hard Rock Hotel Cost: Free
Tumblr will be the exclusive social partner at The Photo + Digital Studio.  The Tumblr GIF booth will be on site during Comic-Con where talent will be invited to stop by and commemorate their time at The Studio. Entertainment Weekly will be sharing these GIFs on their Tumblr so fans can experience some of the best moments from The Studio.

How it Should Have Ended Villains Pub [Thu-Fri. 4pm; Sat. 2pm]
Where: Henry’s Pub & Restaurant Cost: Free
HISHE is creating a real life version of The Villain Pub, a popular destination in their shorts where villains can swap war stories. The plan is to have The Villains Pub brought to life so fans can interact with the space in various ways and also participate in programs to include the creators. Thursday, HISHE Q&A w/creators and an exclusive San Diego Comic-Con debut of “How Jurassic World Should Have Ended.” Friday, HISHE Happy Hour and Hangout with a villains costume contest. Saturday, Creator Workshop – Learn character design, voice work and more

Nintendo Lounge San Diego Comic-Con

Nintendo Video Game Lounge [Thur. – Sat. 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Sun. 10:00 am – 5 pm]
Where: San Diego Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis & Marina Cost: Free
Fans of all ages are invited to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge during San Diego Comic-Con, from July 9-12. This event will be packed with multiple tournaments, activities, and a chance to play upcoming games for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems.

Nerd HQ San Diego Comic-Con 2015

Nerd HQ [Thu-Sun.]
Where: The New Children’s Museum Cost: Free to visit and play; $22 for Conversations for a Cause
Nerd HQ, presented by Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine, will take up residence at the home of its new partner ‘The New Children’s Museum’ in downtown San Diego for their annual four-day event. Nerd HQ provides fans a free nerdy retreat during the annual pop culture convention while celebrating the city’s newest Cultural Family Hot Spot. This year is expected to be the biggest year yet with The New Children’s Museum’s creative venue offering NERD fans an amazing, inspiring space, with over 35,000 Sq. Ft spanning three floors. This year’s guests can expect an expanded “Conversations for a Cause” panel series on the lower level, a range of fan-focused interactions on the main floor, and in partnership with headline sponsor AMD, the entire top floor will showcase exclusive hands-on game play with a number of this year’s biggest titles.

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Adult Swim On The Green [Thur-Sat. 9:30 am – 10:00 pm; Sun. 9:30 am – 5:pm]
Where: Behind convention center at Convention Way and 5th Ave Pier Cost: Free with RSVP
A brand new experience for fans, Adult Swim activities will include Carnival Midway, and The Meatwad Full Dome Experience is back for another year of intergalactic-mind-travel. They’ll be bringing you nightly screenings (with famous people) and daily live streaming events (with somewhat famous people). It’s free, it’s fun with an RSVP for those 18+.

BAMF [Fri. & Sat. 10:00 am – 10:30 pm; Sun. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm]
Where: Ruocco Park Cost: $5 – 1000
Feeling a little stuffy inside the convention halls?BAMF is where geek meets music at Ruocco Park in San Diego.Dance your booty off to your favorite artists spinning their tunes.Laugh to the inappropriate jokes from your BAMF comedians.Tune in to the best geek podcasts.(Okay, maybe only a few. This is a music festival, after all.)Need a drink? We’ve got a collection of local brews to quench your thirst.Curious about who you’re going to run into at BAMF? Check out our line-up.

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Museum of Impractical History [Thur. 10am-12pm; Fri. 12-7pm; Sat. 10am-7pm; Sun. 10am-2pm]
Where: Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery Cost: Free
The stars of truTV’s hit hidden-camera series Impractical Jokers are headed to San Diego for the opening of The Impractical Jokers Museum of Impractical History, a specially curated exhibition that will be open to the public. Q, Murr, Joe and Sal will be present at various times throughout the exhibition, which will feature fan-generated artwork and show artifacts from some of the most legendary moments in Impractical Jokers history. It’ll be like Planet Hollywood, but funnier. Throughout the exhibition, fans will have an opportunity to experience themed activations each day that they will recognize from popular Impractical Jokers moments, including portraits from caricature artists, spray paint tattoos chosen randomly by a spin from the Wheel of Doom, and an interactive photo booth that will put fans alongside The Jokers. There’s a special signing on Friday from 3–5 pm.

Comic-Con’s Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive 2015 [Thu-Sat. 9:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sun. 10:30 am – 3:30 pm]
Where: Manchester Grand Hyatt, in the Grand C Ballroom Cost: Free
Comic-Con’s Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive returns for its 39th year, the San Diego Blood Bank’s longest-running event: last year 1,403 pints of blood were collected over the four-day convention. That first year, 148 pints of blood were collected, and as the convention has grown so has our blood drive. Over the past 38 years, 15,387 pints of blood have been donated by Comic-Con attendees. Blood Drive participants also get goodie bags, a Red Queen chapter sampler from our friends at HarperCollins Publishers, and are entered into daily drawings for some fantastic prizes. Winners are posted at the Blood Drive sign-up booth at 6:30 PM each day (4:00 PM on Sunday) in the Sails Pavilion.

Walker Stalker Fan Fest San Diego Comic-Con 2015

Walker Stalker Fan Fest [Fri. and Sat. 11:00 am –-5:00 pm]
Where: PETCO Park Cost: $30-55 w/ VIP options from $160-800
Walker Stalker Fan Fest is the fruit of The Walker Stalkers Podcast Presented By Skybound’s The Walking Dead. Walker Stalker Fan Fest is not just a celebration of Robert Kirkman’s world of The Walking Dead and zombies, it’s a fan meet-up and an opportunity for each guest to come away feeling like they’ve had an amazing experience and became part of a greater community of zombie lovers! Walker Stalker Fan Fest is two days of events, interviews, and experiences that zombie fans won’t find anywhere else!

The Walking Dead Escape Comic-Con 2015

The Walking Dead Escape [Fri. and Sat. 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm]
Where: PETCO Park Cost: $40 [Survivor; $64 VIP]; $75 [Walker; 100 VIP]; $100 Combo VIP
This isn’t just an obstacle course, this is an immersive experience into the world of The Walking Dead.  Sure, you’ll need to run for your lives, but you’ll also need to make decisions alone or as a group that will determine whether your captured or escape the menacing Negan and his group of Survivors.

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Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Furious 7, Star Wars Rebels, 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 June 27, 2015 we have Furious 7, Star Wars Rebels, Once Upon a Time, and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect below

Furious 7 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD September 15

Furious 7 (James Wan) Rated PG-13 [137 min] – Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for the death of his brother. Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, and Kurt Russell (Watch the trailer)

Special features include:

  • Extended Cut of the Film
  • Back to the Starting Line: Producer Neal Moritz, Chris Morgan and the cast join franchise newcomer director James Wan as they look back at how far the franchise has come bring the latest installment to life.
  • Race Wars: Furious 7 brings the crew back to Race Wars, the iconic, fictional racing event from the very first film. Vin Diesel and a couple hundred friends are back for a full-throttle celebration of all things Fast with special guest-star Iggy Azalea, behind-the-scenes footage of the cars, the sweat and the girls.
  • Snatch and Grab: A behind the scenes look at shooting one of the premier action sequences in the franchise’s history.
  • Making of Fast & Furious Supercharged Ride
  • The Cars of Furious: The car coordinator and his team join the cast and filmmakers for a closer look at the film’s spectacular cars.
  • Flying Cars: People jump out of planes all the time, but not while sitting behind the wheel of a car. This entertaining featurette shows how the Furious 7 team pulled off this jaw-dropping sequence.
  • Tower Jumps: A look at how one of the most exciting stunt sequences of the film, the Abu Dhabi tower jumps, became a reality.
  • Inside the Fight: A combination of fight training footage and interviews takes viewers inside the fierce hand-to-hand fights.
  • Talking Fast: Director James Wan and the cast of Furious 7 break down the movie’s most memorable moments and chat about how the Fast franchise has evolved over the years.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • “See You Again” Official Music Video Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth

Once Upon a Time Season 4 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray August 18

Once Upon a Time: The Complete Fourth Season (Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz) Rated TV-PG [44 min] – Soon after Emma and Hook unwittingly bring Elsa of Arendelle to Storybrooke, they encounter the mysterious Snow Queen, whose relentless obsession with both Emma and Elsa has chilling consequences. Meanwhile, it appears Regina has at last found true love with Robin Hood. But how will she react when her happy ending is thwarted yet again by a maddening twist of fate? Starring  Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Lana Parrilla, Jared Gilmore, Michael Raymond-James, Robert Carlyle, and Georgina Haig

Special features include:

  • Defrosting Frozen – An arctic blast hit Storybrooke this year as the characters from Frozen and The Snow Queen took over the first half of the season. Defrost this 12 episode event as we talk to the actors who played Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Snow Queen and, for the first time in forever, explore how Disney Animation’s blockbuster film was adapted for the small screen.
  • Behind the Magic Tour – Join hosts Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin as they take you on an exclusive back stage tour on the stages of Once Upon A Time. See the sets, meet the crew and eat the food as we go behind the scenes and find out what makes Once Upon A Time the most magical show on television.
  • Three Who Stayed – Meet three residents of Storybrooke who decided to stay after the ice wall came down.
  • The Fairest Bloopers of Them All
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentaries

Star Wars Rebels Season 1 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray and DVD September 1

Star Wars Rebels: The Complete First Season (Simon Kinberg, Carrie Beck, and Dave Filoni) Rated TV-Y7 [30 min] – A brave and clever ragtag starship crew stands up against the evil Empire as it tightens its grip on the galaxy and hunts down the last of the Jedi Knights. Starring Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Steve Blum

Special features include:

  • Rebels Infiltrates Star Wars Celebration (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Season One shorts (Blu-ray exclusive):
    • “The Machine in the Ghost”
    • “Art Attack”
    • “Entanglement”
    • “Property of Ezra Bridger”
  • Rebels Recon: 14 behind-the-scenes featurettes
  • Star Wars Rebels – The Ultimate Guide
  • Star Wars Rebels Season 2 – A Look Ahead

Elf Buddy's Christmas Musical Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD October 20

Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas (Mark Caballero and Seamus Walsh) Rated TV-G [43 min] – An elf leaves the North Pole to find his dad, who is on the naughty list. Starring Mark Hamill, Jim Parsons, Kate Micucci, and Ed Asner

Special features include:

  • “Elf-in’ All The Way: Inside Buddy’s Recording Sessions.”

Knights of Sidonia Season 1 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray August 17

Knights of Sidonia: The Complete First Series (Yuichi Matsushita and Tatsuya Shishikura) Rated TV-MA [24 min] – A thousand years after the destruction of Earth by gigantic aliens called Gauna, mankind is living on massive spaceships. One of these space ships is Sidonia, which is protected by large piolet controled exosuits called Gaurds. Starring Pete Sepenuk, Reba Buhr, and Ryôta Ôsaka

Special features include:

  • Behind the Scenes Part 1 (8.5 min)
  • Behind the Scenes Part 2 (6.5 min)
  • Press Conference (17.5 min)
  • Advanced Screening (25.5 min)
  • Sounds of Sidonia (10.5 min)
  • Clean Opening Animation
  • Clean Closing Animation

 

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Available on DVD and Digital HD August 18

The Royals: The Complete First Season (Mark Schwahn) Unrated [42 min] – Drama about a fictional British Royal family set in modern day London, who inhabit a world of opulence and regal tradition that caters to any and every desire, but one that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny and intense public scrutiny. Stars: Joan Collins, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Merritt Patterson, Jake Maskall, and Elizabeth Hurley

Special features include:

  • “Madness In Great Ones: Creating The Royals” featurette
  • “Behind the Royal Wardrobe” featurette
  • “Private vs. Public: A Modern-Day Monarchy” featurette

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD September 1

Texas Rising: The TV Mini-Series (Roland Joffé) Rated TV-PG [450 mins] – Texas Rising tells the story of legendary hero Sam Houston and the Republic of Texas’s intense struggle for independence against the forces of fierce Mexican General Santa Anna. Starring Bill Paxton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Addai-Robinson, and Olivier Martinez

Special features include:

  • “Capturing the Revolution: Filming Texas Rising” featurette
  • “Sam Houston: A Man of the Revolution” featurette
  • “General Santa Anna: Leading Mexico” featurette

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Available on DVD August 4

The Affair (Hagai Levi and Sarah Treem) Rated TV-MA [60 min] – The psychological effects of an affair between a married waitress at a Hamptons diner and a teacher who spends his summer at his in-laws’ estate on the island. Starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, and Joshua Jackson

Special features include:

  • Character Profiles: Montauk, Noah, Helen, Alison, and Cole
  • Tale of Two Costumes
  • Happyish: Episode 1 and 2
  • Ray Donovan – Season One: Episode 1
  • Madam Secretary – Season One: Episode 1

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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Box Office Battlefield: Ted 2 vs. Max

Every week, movie studios select candidates to enter the glorious battlefield for your hard-earned dollars. The weekend warriors of June 26, 2015 includes Ted 2 and Max, as well as the limited release of A Little Chaos. Box Office Battlefield is here to help you decide which movie(s) will take priority over the others and determine who will be victorious. Should you see ’em, skip ’em, or rent ’em? Find out below!

Last weekend, Jurassic World continued to dominate cinemas, snubbing Inside Out and destroying Pixar’s track record for always coming in first on their opening weekends. And over the past week Jurassic World became the fastest film to gross $1 billion worldwide, breaking Furious 7’s record of 17 days and crossing the line in an astonishing 13. Will the joke be on previous contenders with Seth MacFarlane coming back with Ted for Round 2? Where’dya pahk the fahking cah Boo Boo? This is the Box Office Battlefield:

Ted 2 Movie Title LogoTed 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

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – 45% • Audience – 75%

My review:

I liked Ted. Seth MacFarlane held nothing back with his foul-mouthed teddy bear comedy that had a clever mix of heartfelt bromance and disgusting fraternity humor. After that mess of a follow-up film, A Million Ways to Die in the Westmy review, I wasn’t sure if the writer/director/star/producer could pull Ted of a second time. But when we look at comedies, it all comes down to the viewer’s sense of humor. To me, I very much enjoyed Ted 2. I believe the jokes are sharp, full of hilarious pop culture references, and built up with enough set up to where most are rewarding. Some of the humor can go over your head if you’re not a huge film or TV buff, but there’s plenty here to get you by. Sadly the message of the film gets stretched very thin and inherently lost at times. Ted 2 is cohesive and makes sense, but the emotions it wants you to feel aren’t as strong as the first. Ted is not essential viewing to understand this sequel, but there are a handful of jokes that relies on your knowledge of it. MATINEE IT!

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Max (Boaz Yakin) Rated PG [111 min] – A dog that helped US Marines in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler’s family after suffering a traumatic experience. Starring Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Luke Kleintank, and Lauren Graham

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – 38% • Audience – 76%

Their reviews:

“Though the lead performance would do Lassie and Rin Tin Tin proud, the increasingly ludicrous, cliché-packed plot generates not an ounce of suspense.” – Sheri Linden (The Hollywood Reporter)

“Mr. Yakin opts for bullets, explosions and blood vengeance when handcuffs and perp walks would do the job. Not that “Max” has any clear or coherent sense of mission.” – A.O. Scott (New York Times)

My take:

Max looks like manipulative Hallmark dribble that could have been a decent inspirational film back in the ’90s. The twist that it looks to inject into the movie looks forced and overly cheesy. Based on the reception by critics, Max does not seem like a very fun nor entertaining piece of cinema worth your dollars. WAIT FOR IT ON NETFLIX!

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A Little Chaos (Alan Rickman) [Limited] Rated R [117 min] – Two talented landscape artists become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles. Starring Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, and Matthias Schoenaerts

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – 41% • Audience – 47%

Their reviews:

”While he shines in his supporting role as the satisfyingly complex king, it’s hard not to imagine what the film would have looked like with Rickman as the romantic lead.” – Kate Erbland (The Dissolve)

“It’s a shame such a talented artist couldn’t create a more memorable film, but the overlong “A Little Chaos” bogs down in a lackluster love story.” – Stephanie Merry (Washington Post)

My take:

As Alan Rickman’s second time in the director’s seat, this period piece looks very polished. However, there doesn’t seem to be a solid plot worth building a story around to capture any kind of attention. I’m not big on period pieces to begin with, although some do catch my fancy, but I find no intrigue here other than the star-studded cast. And based on what other critics are saying, I think there isn’t enough here to set it apart from other similar titles. WAIT FOR IT ON NETFLIX!

This past week Jurassic World continued to defeat Inside Out, but that could be due to the fact that kids are in daycare and parents are working. Families cannot attend movies together except at night. And even then, both films were neck and neck. Ted debuted in 2012 with $54 million with a similar RT score to Ted 2. The film is very similar in tone, maybe even a little sillier. I found myself laughing more often this time around. I think audiences may latch onto this one more because it’s less about Mark Wahlberg’s character and more about Ted. But on the other hand, Ted 2 is rated R, which restricts many moviegoers from seeing it. I think it will open a little higher than its predecessor, but not by much. So as it stands, I believe the victor for this weekend will be:

Winner: Inside Out


Movie synopses courtesy of IMDb.com and Tomatometer Scores from Rotten Tomatoes

Selfie-Sticks Banned at Disney Theme Parks and San Diego Comic-Con

Corporations have now reached their breaking point as the ever-growing popularity of selfies have rubbed the House of Mouse the wrong way. With a mighty decree that parted the heavens, overlooking the swamp lands of Florida, Disney World has officially placed a ban on selfie-sticks.

The happiest place on Earth may become a little happier as park patrons will no longer have to avoid getting hit by long metal poles. More so, the cause of concern at Disney World is the potential of risk as Kim Prunty, a spokeswoman from the park explains,

“We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately selfie-sticks have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and cast.”

The Los Angeles Times reports this issue has been a hot issue at Disney. As a precaution to the growing risk, signs prohibiting selfie-sticks have been up at parks for particular rides. But only recently there was an incident that caused a roller coaster to stop for an hour due to a brilliant passenger pulling out a selfie-stick while riding on the attraction.

The ban at Disneyland Resort and Disney World theme parks will take into effect this Tuesday, June 30, which also covers Disney World water parks and DisneyQuest, an attraction at Downtown Disney. Tourists to Disney parks in Paris and Hong Kong will have an extra day to indulge in extended narcissism with the ban going into effect on July 1.

Similarly, over the past weekend, Comic-Con International issued a proclamation stating the ban of selfie-sticks on the show floor or anywhere on official San Diego Comic-Con events outside the convention center. As one of the largest, yearly gatherings of pop culture fans in the world, their cause of concern is valid as the congestion continues to worsen every year. Along with the selfie-stick ban, drones, flying devices, E-cigarettes, vaping products, and other smoking devices will not be allowed.

Here’s the official statement:

“We know you want that perfect photo of yourself and the gang at Comic-Con and your arms just aren’t long enough, but please be aware that selfie sticks, GoPro poles, or any device that extends your camera or phone away from your hand, are not allowed at Comic-Con. With so many people in attendance, protruding cameras or phones sticking up in the air are a definite hazard. If you’re caught with a selfie stick, you will be asked by security to put it away and not use it at Comic-Con. This includes all of the Convention Center: Exhibit Hall, Programming and Event rooms, etc., and on Convention Center grounds outside, and any official Comic-Con events outside the Center, including the Marriott Marquis, Manchester Grand Hyatt, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, and Omni San Diego hotels, the Horton Grand Theatre, and the San Diego Central Library.”


Source: Comic-Con International / LA Times
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Netflix Streaming Report: Louie, Cake, Beyond the Lights, and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for June 25, 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 Louie (Season 2), Cake, Beyond the Lights, and more.

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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

If you missed Beyond the Lights in theaters last year, I’m not surprised. It’s a pretty decent film that flew way under the radar. There’s a lot of unsubtle and realistic ties to the entertainment industry that really resonate. I’d say it’s a functionally honest film.

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A Most Wanted Man (Anton Corbijn) Rated R [122 min] – A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Daniel Brühl

Did not catch this film, but it is one of Hoffman’s final performances before his passing. Heard mixed, but mostly positive things about it.

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Cake (Daniel Barnz) Rated R [102 min] – Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, and Sam Worthington

Another film I missed last year. Aniston gained early praise for her performance, but it wasn’t enough for the Academy or other groups during awards season. It’s got Anna Kendrick, so that’s a plus.

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Louie (Season 2) (Louis C.K.) Rated TV-MA [22 min] – The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York. Starring Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, and Ursula Parker

For some reason Season 2 of Louie was not on Netflix, which is kind of odd because the other three of four were. This show is incredible. If you haven’t seen it, watch it.

(Watch it now)

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GasLand (Josh Fox) Unrated [107 min] – It is happening all across America-rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the “Saudi Arabia of natural gas.” Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground-a hydraulic drilling process called “fracking”-and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower. Starring Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, and Pete Seeger

I have not seen this documentary, but apparently it’s hard-hitting and important. I heard a recent interview with the writer/director/star of the film Josh Fox and he seems to be very legit. I’d check it out if you loourve documentaries.

(Watch it now)

Additional titles added to Netflix this week:

  • Twin Warriors
  • Supremacy
  • Some Assembly Required (Season 1)
  • Green Street 3: Never Back Down
  • Confessions of a Prodigal Son
  • Walking with the Dead
  • Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle
  • After the Ball

What will you be watching this weekend?

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


All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

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NBC Reveals First ‘Heroes Reborn’ Trailer and Premiere Date

NBC has unleashed the first Heroes Reborn trailer while also unveiling its premiere date. Starting Thursday, September 24, 2015, Heroes will return to NBC after five years for a 13-episode event series. While some old faces return, such as Hiro, Matt Parkman, and HRG, there will be many new characters with abilities I hope will be more exciting than someone’s tattoo displaying future events.

The first Heroes Reborn trailer is a nice set up for what’s to come, teasing just enough to bring back some interest in a show that was cancelled without a proper send off. (Those last two seasons were pretty horrendous. They were like Dexter final season quality  bad.) The footage bears some resemblance to the series’ first season, setting up an inspirational message of hope and advocating positive change through hidden potential.

Although the trailer itself doesn’t offer any kind of context about what we can expect plot-wise, NBC was kind enough to give us the official synopsis for Heroes Reborn:

A year ago, a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas, left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives.

Two such vigilantes include Luke (Zachary Levi, “Chuck”) and Joanne (Judith Shekoni, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”), who are seeking to avenge a tragic loss.

Noah Bennet, aka H.R.G. (Jack Coleman, “Heroes”), has gone off the grid but conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski, “A to Z”) finds him and opens his eyes to the truth behind the Odessa tragedy.

While in hiding, some are discovering their newfound skills. Awkward teen Tommy (Robbie Kay, “Once Upon a Time”) just wants to be normal and win the girl of his dreams, Emily (Gatlin Green, “Criminal Minds”), but normalcy is virtually impossible after learning of a new ability that terrifies him. Coming from a very sheltered upbringing, a bold and ethereal teenager, Malina (Danika Yarosh, “Shameless”), has been told she is destined for greatness. In Tokyo, a quiet and unique young woman, Miko (Kiki Sukezane, “Death Yankee 3”), is trying to track down her missing father while hiding an extraordinary secret that will make her a force to be reckoned with. Elsewhere, a different type of hero is emerging through former soldier Carlos (Ryan Guzman, “The Boy Next Door”).

Meanwhile, Erica (Rya Kihlstedt, “Masters of Sex”), the head of the highly successful tech conglomerate Renautas, has an agenda of her own.

For better or for worse, some are fated to cross paths with assorted heroes of the past, including Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and the Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis), among others. Yet, together, their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world and mankind.

Vague in terms of what abilities we can expect from this new crop of powered people, but at least we now have some sense of what’s at stake. My guess is that the vigilantes have been framed by the tech conglomerate and it’s up to Hiro and HRG to figure out how to sort out this mess.

Executive produced by Tim Kring, Peter Elkoff and James Middleton, Heroes Reborn will bring back original cast members Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Jimmy Jean-Louis, and Masi Oka. They’ll be joined by a few new faces, including Zachary Levi (of NBC’s “Chuck” and the Marvel franchise “Thor”), Ryan Guzman (“The Boy Next Door”), Robbie Kay (“Once Upon a Time”), Danika Yarosh (“Shameless”), Judith Shekoni (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″), Kiki Sukezane (“Death Yankee 3″), Henry Zebrowski (NBC’s “A to Z”) and Gatlin Green (“Criminal Minds”). The new 13-episode “event” series is set to premiere this fall on NBC at 8 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2015.


Source: Heroes Reborn YouTube

Marvel Studios and Sony Cast Tom Holland as Spider-Man

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have finally agreed on a Peter Parker with the casting of Tom Holland as Spider-Man for their collaborative reboot. Audiences will soon find out whether it’s “third times a charm” or “three strikes you’re out” because Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield haven’t gotten the job done. Not only have they cast Tom Holland as Spider-Man, but the studios have also selected Jon Watts to direct the film with a July 28, 2017 release date.

So who are Tom Holland and Jon Watts you ask? Well Tommy, 19, doesn’t have too many credits to his name, but he played the on-screen son of Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in the Thai disaster film The Impossible. I’ve never seen How I Live Now, but have heard mixed things – you can watch it on Netflix now. Holland is also starring in the upcoming Ron Howard Flick, In the Heart of the Sea, which also features Marvel Studios’ the almighty Thor himself Chris Hemsworth. And as for Mr. Watts, he has directed a handful of videos for The Onion News Network, an indie horror entitled Clown, and Cop Car starring Kevin Bacon, which debuted at Sundance earlier this year.

Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group Chairman, says,

“It’s a big day here at Sony. Kevin, Amy and their teams have done an incredible job. The Marvel process is very thorough, and that’s why their results are so outstanding. I’m confident Spider-Man will be no exception. I’ve worked with a number of up-and-coming directors who have gone on to be superstars and believe that Jon is just such an outstanding talent. For Spidey himself, we saw many terrific young actors, but Tom’s screen tests were special. All in all, we are off to a roaring start.”

Feige also commented saying,

“As with James Gunn, Joss Whedon, and the Russo brothers, we love finding new and exciting voices to bring these characters to life. We spent a lot of time with Jon and find his take and work inspiring.”

And producer Amy Pascal added,

“Sony, Marvel, Kevin and I all knew that for Peter Parker, we had to find a vibrant, talented young actor capable of embodying one of the most well-known characters in the world.  With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

As we set forth into the next chapter of the cinematic Spiderverse, keep in mind that Sony has cumulatively over the past 13 years earned more than $4 billion in world wide box office grosses for this property. And with the web-slinger entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I can only imagine that number intensifying immensely.

Again, the untitled Spider-Man reboot is set to hit theaters in 2D, 3D, and IMAX on July 28, 2017. Captain America: Civil War is currently in production and will be released on May 6, 2016, which Spidey will be a part of.


Source: Marvel

Now Available to Own: Batman: Arkham Knight, Workaholics, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of June 23, 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 Batman: Arkham Knight, Workaholics (Season 5), Song One, and more.

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Movies on Blu-ray

The Forger (Philip Martin) Rated R [92 min] – A thief works with his father and son to forge a painting by Monet and steal the original. Together, they plan the heist of their lives. Starring John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, and Tye Sheridan

If ever there was a movie where a once famous actor showed signs of wear it would have to be The Forger. Not only does Travolta look tired, but so does his hairpiece. The Forger is wrought with too many subplots that don’t earn their keep and there is very little substance to grab hold of to keep you invested in the characters. SKIP IT!

Special features include:

  • Identifying The Forger: Creating Character and Conflict” featurette

Song One (Kate Barker-Froyland) Rated PG-13 [86 min] – A young woman strikes up a relationship with her ailing brother’s favorite musician. Starring Anne Hathaway, Johnny Flynn, and Mary Steenburgen

Releasing Blu-rays on a limited release must be a new practice because Song One is now available via wide release. The movie lacks depth that the actors, who all do a fairly stand up job, can’t compensate for. There’s little imagination in the film’s storytelling that keeps you one step ahead at all times. WAIT FOR IT ON NETFLIX!

Special features include:

  • Behind-the-scenes recording of the soundtrack
  • Deleted scenes

’71 (Yann Demange) [DVD Only] Rated R [99 min] – A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.Starring Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, and Sean Harris

Unfortunately I did not have the chance to catch this film, but I’ve heard it was OK and Jack O’Connell puts in a good performance.

Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Yann Demange, Producer Angus Lamont & Writer Gregory Burke

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Television Releases

Workaholics: The Complete Fifth Season (Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, Kyle Newacheck, Connor Pritchard, and Dominic Russo) Adam DeMamp, Blake Chesterfield Henderson, and Ders Torpin Holmvik return for another season of misguided schemes and non-stop partying. From schooling the competition in 80s trivia to crashing a DeMamp family funeral, these guys are fending off adulthood in style. Starring Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, Maribeth Monroe

I’m partially through the fifth season of Workaholics and still enjoy the wacky hijinks these three delinquents get themselves into. However, I wish that the creators would break away from the formula or at least change things up to give Adam, Blake, and Anders a little more drive or purpose to bring a little more depth. Other than that, this show continues to be hilarious and pretty witty. BUY IT IF YOU LIKE THIS SERIES! OTHERWISE WAIT FOR IT ON NETFLIX!

Special features included are:

  • Bloopers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Uncensored Trailer
  • Behind the Scenes of the Trailer
  • #FreeTheButtCheeks
  • And More!

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Video Game Releases

Batman: Arkham Knight [Rocksteady Studios] (Warner Bros. Games Interactive) [Available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC] In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. Be The Batman.

I am picking up my copy tomorrow. I’m very excited about it. Ever since I saw some gameplay that debuted at Comic-Con last year with the Batmobile I knew this would revolutionize the franchise. Sadly, this is the final installment in Rocksteady’s Arkham series, but I’m sure Warner Bros. Interactive won’t let something this big go. From review headlines, it seems as though this is another strong title for the Batman, but the game is a bit too dependent on utilizing its new toys and the Batmobile. I look forward to whatever this next adventure brings me.

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Toy Story 2 – $14.99
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past – $15.99
  • Unbroken – $13.99
  • John Wick – $12.99
  • Nightcrawler – $13.99
  • The Cat Returns – $21.91
  • Castle in the Sky – $17.99
  • Workaholics (Season 5) – $12.97
  • Top Five – $12.99
  • Breaking Bad: The Final Season – $14.99
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $17.99
  • The DUFF – $18.85
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – $9.66
  • Cars – $15.79

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!


All plot synopses come courtesy of IMDb.com

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