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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