Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Sinister 2, It’s Always Sunny Season 10, 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 October 31, 2015 we have the Sinister 2, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 10, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Season 2, 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 and DVD January 12; Digital HD December 22

Sinister 2 (Ciarán Foy) Rated R [97 min] – A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that’s marked for death. Starring James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel Sloan, and Dartanian Sloan

Special features include:

  • Extended Kill Films (Blu Ray Only)
    • Fishing Trip
    • Christmas Morning
    • Kitchen Remodel
    • A Trip to the Dentist
    • Sunday Service
    • Cornfield
  • Deleted Scenes
    • New Chain
    • A Late-Night Warning
    • Stupid Bird
    • Lipstick
    • Stomberg’s Last Drink
  • Time to Watch Another: The Making of Sinister 2
  • Feature Commentary with Director Ciarán Foy

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 10 DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD January 5, 2016

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 10 (Rob McElhenney) – Four young friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia. Starring Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, and Danny DeVito

Special features include:

  • Gag Reel

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Available on DVD February 6, 2016

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Season 2 (Sam Rolfe) [DVD Only] Unrated [50 min] – The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll

  • No special features listed

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD March 8

Open Season: Scared Silly (David Feiss) Unrated [80 min] – When a case of mistaken identity leads both humans and animals to believe there is a monstrous werewolf on the prowl in Timberline National Forest, former hunter Shaw seizes on the opportunity to re-open open season. With Shaw on the loose and all the animals at risk, it’s now up to Boog, Elliot, and Mr. Weenie to face their fears, track down the elusive werewolf, and get open season closed permanently. Starring Donny Lucas, Will Townsend, Trevor Devall, Kathleen Barr, Garry Chalk, and Melissa Sturm

Special features include:

  • Stepping into the Spotlight – Mr. Weenie’s Process (Blu-Ray Only)
  • Blooper and outtakes (Blu-Ray Only)
  • Scaredy Pants: The Fears of Open Season: Scared Silly (Blu-Ray Only)
  • Open Season Super Speedy Re-Cap
  • Feature Commentary with Director David Feiss
  • Director profile – David Feiss

Best of Enemies Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD November 3

Best of Enemies (Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville) Rated R [87 min] – A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Starring Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, and Dick Cavett

Special features include:

  • Interview With Directors Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon
  • Additional Interviews
  • Theatrical Trailer

Little Dead Rotting Hood DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD and Digital HD January 5, 2016

Little Dead Rotting Hood (Jared Cohn) Unrated [90 min] – The residents of a small town discover that something more sinister than killer wolves is lurking in the backwoods: first the wolves start turning up dead…then people. Starring Eric Balfour, Bianca A. Santos, and Patrick Muldoon

  • No special features listed

Skyark DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD and Digital HD January 5, 2016

Battle for Skyark (Simon Hung) Rated PG-13 [88 min] – On a dangerous future Earth filled with monsters, an orphan tries to escape back to SkyArk, a man-made city in the sky, but he soon learns that he has a much greater purpose. Starring Caon Mortenson, Garrett Coffey, and Taylor Coliee

  • No special features listed

Mercury Plains DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD and Digital HD January 5, 2016

Mercury Plains (Charles Burmeister) Rated R [102 min] – A troubled man runs away to Mexico and is recruited to join a paramilitary group of teens fighting the drug cartels. He proves himself to the group, but questions their motive. Starring Scott Eastwood, Angela Sarafyan, and Nick Chinlund

Special features include:

  • Director’s Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes

Tiger House Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD November 3

Tiger House (Thomas Daley) Rated R [80 min] – Kelly sneaks into her boyfriend’s house but tonight, she’s not the only unwelcome visitor. As the situation spirals out of control, the suburban house becomes a terrifying arena for violence. Starring Kaya Scodelario, Dougray Scott, and Ed Skrein

Special features include:

  • The Making of Tiger House
  • Trailer

A Horse Tale DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD November 17

A Horse Tale (Brad Keller) Rated G – Uptight city accountant Michael Thompson is hired to help a family save their stable before the bank shuts them down. Michael reluctantly agrees, but as he searches for ways to save a family’s legacy, he finds something he never expected. Starring Charisma Carpenter, Patrick Muldoon, and Dominique Swain

Special features include:

  • Award-Winning Minuscule Bonus Episodes

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: Burnt, Scouts vs. Zombies, and Our Brand is Crisis

Every week, movie studios select candidates to enter the glorious cinematic battlefield for your hard-earned dollars. The weekend warriors of October 30, 2015 includes Burnt, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, and Our Brand is Crisis. Box Office Battlefield is here to help you decide which movie(s) will take precedence over the others while also taking a look at which will come out on top.

Last weekend, The Martian capitalized on one of the busiest slated schedules of the year with five new wide releases vying for your attention, all of which largely under performed with The Last Witch Hunter, debuting fourth at the box office, making out the best with only $10.8 million. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension scavanged a meager $8.07 million landing sixth. Steve Jobs expanded to over 2,400 theaters after its successful limited run and only raked in $7.10 million. Rock the Kasbah and Jem and the Holograms both opened with some of the worst first weekend domestic hauls for movies in over 2,000 theaters. Rock the Kasbah placed 13th and grossed $1.47 million while Jem and the Holograms took in $1.37 million placing 15th.

With three new releases this weekend, two of which have Oscar potential while the other has the advantage of being a comedic horror just in time for Halloween, there’s a good chance the reigning champ could be dethroned. Can Bradley Cooper bat those blue eyes for top dollar? Will Sandra Bullock avoid a box office crisis? Or will a bunch scouts use their resources to to upset all expectations. Should you see ’em, skip ’em, or rent ’em?

This is the Box Office Battlefield:

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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]

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – 29% • Audience – 57%

My review:

While Burnt offers a tremendous cast who all perform exceptionally well, the film makes little effort to develop an understanding in its characters’ motivations to work with or support Bradley Cooper’s Adam Jones. Though he is admittedly one of the greatest chefs to live in this world, and a certain level of respect is expected, I’m not convinced there is proof to believe why anyone would want to put themselves through the Hell’s Kitchen-like atmosphere for a man who has been absent from the industry for the past three years. I think that Burnt has a ton of potential, filled with unique characters who aren’t given enough to do, and a plot that that has all the ripe ingredients to be cinematically delicious. However, everything in Burnt is very surface level and there’s no rhyme or reason for us to care about Jone’s mission to redeem himself and earn his third Michelin star. There is more heart and better food porn in Chef. RENT IT!

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Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (Christopher Landon) Rated R [93 min] – Three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak. Starring Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, and Sarah Dumont [Watch the Trailer]

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – 32% • Audience – 61%

My review:

I really believed that Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse had the potential to be greater than what the end product delivered. An infusion of both Superbad and Zombieland, two movies I highly enjoy, Scouts Guide is pretty average on all levels. The characters are your typical tripod: the outlandish and outspoken hothead, the socially awkward outcast, and the aloof kid next door who doesn’t know his potential. All the actors do well and fit their roles comfortably, but it’s all familiar. The set pieces are fresh, but the results are predictable. And although the premise is wildly different than most zombie movies, more often than not the film treads down paths we’ve seen a thousand times over. WATCH IT ON NETFLIX!

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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]

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – 33% • Audience – 47%

Their reviews:

“The film becomes a Sandra Bullock vehicle, and while it’s buoyed by her typical comic aplomb, it loses sight of the bigger picture.” – Scott Tobias (NPR)

“[A] chaotic, scrappy, deeply cynical look at political puppet masters.” – Jordan Hoffman (Mashable)

My take:

Sandra Bullock joints have never captured my attention. I think she’s a fine actress who can fulfill most roles that are asked of her with grace and finesse. According to critics, the film doesn’t seem to takeoff despite it’s solid cast and general appeal surrounding its original documentary source material. The marketing spews out every beat, leaving little to the imagination. The biggest red flag that keeps me from getting on board with Our Brand is that I can’t seem to find an angle as to why Bullock’s character cares enough to back this government official’s campaign.RENT IT!

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Freaks of Nature (Robbie Pickering) [Limited] Rated R [Time N/A] – In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace – until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers-one human, one vampire, and one zombie-have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.Starring Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Josh Fadem, and Denis Leary [Watch the Red Band Trailer]

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – XX% • Audience – 78%

Their reviews:

“Doesn’t offer connective tissue, bellylaughs, and scares. It’s just a shapeless creation that didn’t survive the production process, rendering a promising premise forgettable.” – Brian Orndorf (Blu-ray.com)

“There’s a whole lot of arid downtime in between the ostensibly colorful set pieces, and on the whole the movie seems like it was edited with a blender.” – Scott Weinberg (Nerdist)

My take:

Originally titled Kitchen Sink, I had hopes that this concept would prove to be a lot of fun and smarter than your average bear. Sadly, after watching the trailer I can’t say that Freaks of Nature looks anything beyond a terrible B-horror movie. The initial title says it all. It’s got everything jam packed into a little feature that has weak legs to stand on. There’s very little draw and looks like a jumbled mess. WAIT FOR IT ON NETLIX!

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Love (Gaspar Noé) [Limited] [Rating N/A] [135 min] – Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed. Starring Aomi Muyock, Karl Glusman, Klara Kristin, and Juan Saavedra

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – 52% • Audience – 49%

Their reviews:

“Noé clearly wants to chart his own path, but as his movie chronicles that desire rather than realizing it, Noé mainly succeeds at broadcasting his intentions. That’s an achievement in its own right, if not enough to make for a satisfying movie.” – Eric Kohn (IndieWIRE)

“It may be hardcore XXX but “Love” is Noe at his most softhearted following the brutality of “Irreversible” and his most straightforward, following the mindfuckery of “Enter the Void” so it may even leave his fans feeling underwhelmed.” – Jessica Kiang (The Playlist)

My take:

Gaspar Noé’s films have always been controversially polarizing, i.e. Irréversible and Enter the Void. I don’t expect anything less with Love. The marketing is very tight lipped on the story, but the word buzzing about the film regarding the sex is the talk of the town. That’s not really a selling point for me, but from what other critics are saying, you’re going to either be on board or not. It’s a gamble that I’m willing to take because I have an interest in Noé’s filmography. The plot seems simple enough, and if he can tell a compelling story then all the power to this film. RENT IT!

Despite the slew of many new films lately, everything has been very lackluster. There are so many options that it’s hard to believe that The Martian continues to dominate over its competition. And it might happen again this weekend.

Burnt offers Bradley Cooper, but after the horrendous showing for Aloha the mega star and Oscar nominee may not be the biggest draw box office wise without some kind of mainstream hook like Guardians of the Galaxy or Jennifer Lawrence by his side. The cast is superb, but a grab bag of talent that many average Joe/Jane movie goers may not be too familiar with. And the negative reviews are not building a case for Burnt either.

Our Brand is Crisis has a more known, reputable cast; it has an Avenger. But I think the subject matter and the boring marketing campaign will turn folks away.

Although it may be Halloween weekend, and Scouts Guide seems like the best choice for the weekend, the movie is pretty silly and also Rated R, limiting the audience count to a select few who will more than likely be at costume parties rather than holed up in a movie theater.

The Martian is still going strong, and it’s positive word of mouth continues to drive in crowds. So as it stands, I believe the victor for this weekend will be:

Winner: The Martian

What will you be watching this weekend? What did you think of the current releases? Tell us in the comment section below.


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

The DIRTY GRANDPA Teaser is the Most Uncomfortable Thing You Can Watch Today

Comfort zones have been breached beyond their limitations with the first Dirty Grandpa teaser trailer starring Zac Efron and Robert De Niro. One continues to push his career away from what made him a star while the other engages in full on sexcapades with Aubrey Plaza. You figure out which one we’re talking about here.

I’ll admit, I chuckled a few times watching the trailer – wanna fight about it? I didn’t have an uproarious time, but there were a handful of giggles brought on to ease the uncomfortable feeling when Robert De Niro squirts sun tan lotion on Aubrey Plaza (Life After Beth; The To Do List) or him motor-boating her or the direction of De Niro’s career in general.

The one thing in the Dirty Grandpa teaser that surprised me the most is Aubrey Plaza’s transition from her hilarious, cynical deadpan shtick to hilarious, deadpan sex object. It will be a jarring post-Parks and Recreation world, and as delightful as it is to see the actress gaining work, is this the best use of her talents? (I mean her acting and comedic sensibility, not boobs ya pervs.)

Zac Efron might be the only one who walks away unscathed. Dirty Grandpa continues to lead the actor away from his Disney roots after That Awkward Moment, Neighbors, and this year’s huge flop We Are Your Friends. He’s definitely proven he can work out of his element and is shaping his own path fairly well. And poor Julianne Hough (Rock of Ages; Footloose; Safe Haven) portrays the nagging shrew of a fiancée, a caricature that feels way too old hat, much like the entire movie.

If this whole “Dirty” thing pays off it could spark a whole slew of copycats. Like how Bad Grandpa, Bad Words, and Bad Teacher followed in the footsteps of Bad Santa. I can only imagine it now, Dirty Grandma starring Helen Mirren and Anna Kendrick, Dirty Stepdad starring Danny McBride and Michael Cera, or Dirty Postman starring Jason Sudeikis. I’d actually see Dirty Grandma if it starred those two – pay me Hollywood.

Here’s the official plot synopsis for Dirty Grandpa, courtesy of Lionsgate:

Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” Grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had.

Directed by Dan Mazer, Dirty Grandpa stars Zac Efron, Robert De Niro, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza, Dermot Mulroney, and Julianne Hough. The film hits theaters on January 22, 2016.


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Netflix Streaming Report: Walt Disney Shorts, Chasing Life Season 2, Kung Fury, and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for October 29, 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 Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection, Chasing Life Season 2, Kung Fury, August: Osage County, and more.

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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.

Shorts include:

  • 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)

This is a wonderful bundle of all the Walt Disney Animation shorts for easy consumption. From recent Oscar winner’s Paperman and Feast to classics like John Henry and Prep & Landing, these bite sized Disney shorts are perfect to sit down for some quick entertainment.

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Kung Fury Movie

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Kung Fury (David Sandberg) Unrated [31 min] – In 1985, Kung Fury, the toughest martial artist cop in Miami, goes back in time to kill the worst criminal of all time – kung fuhrer Hitler. Starring David Sandberg, Jorma Taccone, and Steven Chew

Everything about David Sandberg’s crowdfunded project is simply magical. The delightful insanity of Kung Fury makes this project worth every penny donated. Tremendous love and support was put into the production of this fantastical ode to martial arts and police action films of the ’80s. Kung Fury finds the perfect combo of the two, delivering fun action, the cheesiest one-liners, and an awesome ’80s synth score.

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Chasing Life Season 2

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Chasing Life Season 2 (Susanna Fogel, Joni Lefkowitz, and Ricardo Álvarez Canales) [42 min] – Follows a young woman’s life after she is diagnosed with cancer. Starring Italia Ricci, Mary Page Keller, Richard Brancatisano, Haley Ramm, Aisha Dee, Scott Michael Foster, Rebecca Schull, Jessica Meraz, and Steven Weber

Although I haven’t indulged in the second season of Chasing Life, I rather enjoyed the first. All of the characters are pretty well written, strong, and well-acted by a group of young, talented actors. This is the final season since ABC Family pulled the plug earlier this year. From what I’ve been told, they do leave the series nicely wrapped up for those like myself who desire closure.

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August: Osage County Meryl Streep

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August: Osage County (John Wells) A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Starring Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, Sam Shepard,  Julianne Nicholson,  Margo Martindale, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Chris Cooper

For me, August: Osage County is a solid movie that only needs to be seen once. The performances from the spectacularly cast bunch are a treat as they each have their own moment to shine, especially Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep of course. But the rest of the family involved all have their own place and purpose. It’s a well-rounded film that doesn’t completely wow, but overall it’s not a bad sit if

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Also newly available on Netflix streaming this week:

  • Return to Sender
  • The Gunman
  • Let Us Prey
  • The Human Centipede: The Final Sequence
  • A Borrowed Identity
  • Hemlock Grove (Season 3)
  • Results
  • Unexpected

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: Halo 5: Guardians, Southpaw, The Gift, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of October 27, 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 help save you some coin. New on shelves this week are Halo 5: Guardians, Southpaw, The Gift, and more.

Southpaw Jake Gyllenhaal

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Movies on Blu-ray

Pixels (Chris Columbus) Rated PG-13 [105 min] – When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games. Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, and Brian Cox

This movie is a load of garbage that houses great potential and squanders it to present little entertainment value. Pixels is far better than a lot of the flops Adam Sandler has dished out recently, but that’s like saying one episode of The Walking Dead is more upbeat and chipper than the others. The characters are horrendous to root for and the women are given nothing to do and written terribly. This movie was DOA as soon as they announced Adam Sandler’s name.

Special features include:

  • Two Featurettes
    • Q*Bert – The adorable digital bit hopper comes to life in PIXELS!
    • Dojo Quest – A look at the new classic arcade game that gave life to the unstoppable Lady Lisa.
  • Game On Music Video by Waka Flocka Flame ft. Good Charlotte
  • Six Featurettes (Blu-ray Exclusive):
    • The Creator of the Machine
    • The Space Invader
    • PAC-MAN
    • Donkey Kong
    • Centipede
    • Galaga

Southpaw (Antoine Fuqua) Rated R [123 min] – Boxer Billy Hope turns to trainer Tick Willis to help him get his life back on track after losing his wife in a tragic accident and his daughter to child protection services. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence, Forest Whitaker, Naomi Harris, and 50 Cent

If you’ve seen one boxing movie you’ve seen Southpaw. Jake Gyllenhaal is a physical powerhouse and a big presence on screen, but there’s hardly any depth to him or his characters to really care or set him apart from any other boxing story we’ve seen before. There’s also very little energy, which is surprisingly with how electrifying and tense boxing can be.

Special features include:

  • Deleted scenes
  • Southpaw: Inside the Ring
  • Q&A with Cast
  • Extended Training Montage

The Gift (Joel Edgerton) Rated R [108 min] – A young married couple’s lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years. Starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, and Allison Tolman

One of the more surprising films of the year, The Gift delivers many twists and turns that lead up to a very rewarding climax. There haven’t been too many revelatory films quite like The Gift that really shake things up right to the very end and make you think about the actions and the consequences of the characters. Joel Edgerton did a fantastic job as a first time director, while also performing quite well.

Special features include:

  • Alternate Ending [with Optional Introduction by Writer/Director Joel Edgerton]
  • Deleted Scenes [with Optional Introduction by Writer/Director Joel Edgerton]
  • Karma for Bullies
  • The Darker Side of Jason Bateman
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Joel Edgerton

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

There seems to be two different movies here: a family-friendly romp about coping with loss and a dark, underground story about cartels and weapons. Max has weird tonal shifts that can’t find an acceptable middle to find enjoyable. It leans far on one side or the other. The film has all the best intentions but because of its mishandled direction it isn’t quite the compelling film it seeks out to be.

Special features include:

  • Working with Max: Meet the dogs that play “Max” and see inside tricks of the trade!
  • Hero Dogs: A Journey – Get a behind-the-scenes look at amazing military trained K9s.

Other Titles Now Available

  • Sailor Moon R: Season 2 Part 2
  • My Fair Lady (50th Anniversary Edition)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (40th Anniversary Edition)
  • The Human Centipede [The Final Sequence]
  • Downton Abbey: Seasons 1-5
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Video Games

Halo 5: Guardians (343 Industries) [Available only for Xbox One] – A mysterious and unstoppable force threatens the galaxy, the Master Chief is missing and his loyalty questioned. Experience the most dramatic Halo story to date in a 4-player cooperative epic that spans three worlds.

Is it weird that I haven’t played a Halo game in earnest since Halo 3? I played Halo 4 once, but the controls felt foreign to me with the introduction of the new armor abilities. I’ve always loved playing multiplayer for Halo and the single-player campaign have intrigued me for the most part, which Halo 5: Guardians definitely tickles my fancy. But the fact that I don’t own an Xbox One kind of prohibits my ability to try this game out.

Key game features include:

  • Challenge friends and rivals in new multiplayer modes: Warzone, massive 24-player battles, and Arena, pure 4-vs-4 competitive combat.
  • Choose how to achieve objectives while playing solo with AI teammates or with friends in a 4-player cooperative experience using your Xbox Live 14-day Gold trial.
  • New, massive-scale multiplayer mode that supports 24-player battles with both friendly and enemy AI dropping in. It’s nonstop action when you confront Spartans, Covenant, and Forerunners while trying to complete a variety of objectives.

WWE 2K16 (Yuke’s and Visual Concepts) [Available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3] – Get in the ring and Raise Some Hell with WWE 2K16! The undisputed champion of wrestling games returns with the biggest roster in WWE games history and the ‘Texas Rattlesnake’ Stone Cold Steve Austin as its Cover Superstar! Play as your favorite Superstars from the past, present and future and experience the most authentic, comprehensive, in-your-face WWE video game of all-time!

It’s amazing what game developers can squeeze out of these sports properties to make them feel different each year. WWE 2K16 looks as entertaining as any other WWE game, and I’m glad to see they continue to provide variety. If you smell what I’m cooking.

Key game features include:

  • Biggest Roster in WWE Video Game History: Play as over 120 unique characters
  • Improved and Refined Gameplay:
  • 2K Showcase
  • New Creation Suite Features:
  • MyCAREER Mode
  • 3-Man Commentary Team
  • WWE Universe

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • The Incredibles – $18.99
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – $14.99
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas – $9.99
  • Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Black Maria – $39.99
  • Sweeney Todd – $4.99
  • My Neighbor Totoro – $12.99
  • Ponyo – $12.99
  • Edge of Tomorrow – $9.99
  • Howl’s Moving Castle – $12.99
  • Castle in the Sky – $12.99
  • Beyond the Lights – $9.99
  • Stoker – $4.99
  • A Christmas Story – $7.99
  • The Hills have Eyes Unrated – $7.99
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – $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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All plot synopses come courtesy of IMDb.com

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Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two Collection 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 October 24, 2015 we have the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two Collection, Hitman: Agent 47, Mr. Robot, The Final Girls, and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect below.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD December 8

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two Collection – The limited edition, 13-Disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection invites you to hold the greatest power in the cosmos in your grasp – an orb containing one of the legendary Infinity Stones! Plus Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray™ and Digital Copies of all Phase 2 films, in collectible packaging designed by artist Matt Ferguson. This set overflows with stunning Marvel memorabilia, including a gold-foiled page from the book of Dark Elves, an ancient drawing from the Morag vault, Avengers and S.T.R.I.K.E. uniform patches, a replica of the Tony Stark Tattoo from Marvel’s Iron Man 3, and much more!

Films include:

  • Marvel’s Iron Man 3 (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
  • Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
  • Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
  • Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
  • Marvel’s Ant-Man (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)

Special features include:

  • From Here To Infinity: Phases 2 & 3 Of The M.C.U. – Journey back through Marvel’s Phase 2 films, from its launch in Iron Man 3 through its fulfillment in Ant-Man, to see how individual characters grow and change, how their relationships with each other evolve over time, and how the universe itself expands with each story. Listen to filmmakers discuss the first set of Phase 3 films (Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2) and discover there are no limits to the adventure.
  • Phase 2 Tag Scenes: A Making-Of – Learn the story behind the post-credit sequence in Marvel’s Phase 1 and 2 movies, and explore how the scenes connect and unify the far-flung characters and worlds of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant with Audio Commentary by Clark Gregg
  • Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor’s Hammer with Audio Commentary by Clark Gregg
  • Marvel One-Shot: Item 47 with Audio Commentary by Louis D’Esposito, Max Hernandez, Titus Welliver And Jesse Bradford
  • Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter with Audio Commentary by Louis D’Esposito And Hayley Atwell
  • Marvel One-Shot: All Hail The King with Audio Commentary by Drew Pearce And Ben Kingsley
  • Iron Man 3: Deleted Scenes
  • Iron Man 3: Preproduction Creative
  • Thor: The Dark World: Deleted Scenes
  • Thor: The Dark World: Preproduction Creative
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Deleted Scene with Audio Commentary by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Preproduction Creative
  • Guardians of The Galaxy: Deleted Scenes
  • Guardians of The Galaxy: Preproduction Creative
  • Avengers: Age Of Ultron: Deleted Scenes
  • Avengers: Age Of Ultron: Preproduction Creative: Hulk vs. Hulkbuster
  • Ant-Man: Deleted Scenes
  • Ant-Man: Preproduction Creative

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD December 29

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

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

Pawn Sacrifice Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD December 22

Pawn Sacrifice (Edward Zwick) [Limited] Rated PG-13 [114 min] – Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire. Starring Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, and Michael Stuhlbarg

  • Special features no yet listed

Mr Robot Season 1 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

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

Mr. Robot (Season 1) (Sam Esmail) Rated TV-14 [44 min] – Follows a young computer programmer who suffers from social anxiety disorder and forms connections through hacking. He’s recruited by a mysterious anarchist, who calls himself Mr. Robot. Starring Rami Malek, Christian Slater, and Portia Doubleday

Special features include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
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The Final Girls Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD November 3

The Final Girls (Todd Strauss-Schulson) [Limited] Rated PG-13 [88 min] – A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom’s most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film’s maniacal killer. Starring Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Adam DeVine, and Thomas Middleditch [Watch the Trailer]

Special features include:

  • Alternate Endings with Optional Director’s Commentary
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes with Optional Director’s Commentary
  • Cast & Crew Commentary
  • Writers’ Commentary
  • Previsualization: Bringing Scenes to Life
  • Progression of Visual Effects
  • Director’s Production Notes

Infinitely Polar Bear Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD January 5, 2016

Infinitely Polar Bear (Maya Forbes) [Limited] Rated R [90 min] – A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don’t make the overwhelming task any easier. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, and Ashley Aufderheide

Special features include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with Mark Ruffalo, Maya Forbes and Wally Wolodarsky
  • Los Angeles Film Festival Q&A with cast and filmmakers

Dragon Blade Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD December 22

 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

Special features include:

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

War Pigs Blu-ray Box Cover Art

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

War Pigs (Ryan Little) Rated R [91 min] – A rag tag unit of misfits known as the War Pigs must go behind enemy lines to exterminate Nazis by any means necessary. Starring Luke Goss, Dolph Lundgren, and Chuck Liddell

  • Special features no yet listed

Turkey Hollow DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD November 24

Turkey Hollow (Kirk R .Thatcher) Rated TV-PG [90 min] – A recently divorced dad and his two kids as they travel to celebrate Thanksgiving with their eccentric Aunt Cly in the rustic town of Turkey Hollow. Exploring the mysterious surrounding woods leads the kids to discover the secret of the legendary Howling Hoodoo. When a scheming neighbor threatens to take Aunt Cly’s farm, the family enlists surprising new friends to help save the farm – and Thanksgiving! Starring Mary Steenburgen, Jay Harrington, and Chris Bridges

  • Special features no yet listed

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.


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Netflix Releases Official Jessica Jones Trailer [66 Screenshots]

After the successful release of Marvel’s Daredevil six months ago, Netflix subscribers are about to gain one more serving of superhero action before the new year. Today, the first official Jessica Jones trailer hit, offering fans a glimpse of Krysten Ritter in the titular role as she stakes claim to Marvel’s first superpowered, female driven story.

Lesser known to the world than Iron Man and Captain America, the Jessica Jones trailer wonderfully lays the groundwork to understand our heroine’s traumatic past. What makes this series special is that it is not by definition an origin story, rather, we learn that she has already hung up her cape. Mike Colter, who plays Luke Cage, is also seen in the trailer; he’ll be getting his own series on Netflix leading up to The Defenders. Cage is smitten by Jessica Jones’ abilities and will play a big part in her love life.

The main conflict depicted in the Jessica Jones trailer comes from a man named Kilgrave, who is played by none other than the Tenth Doctor himself, David Tennant. Also known in the comics as The Purple Man, we see Kilgrave using his mind control powers on others, something Jessica Jones is unfortunately all too familiar with. Although she may ooze confidence in her super strength, her past encounter with The Purple Man has left our heroine mentally broken.

I love Marvel’s Daredevil because it’s dark, emotionally raw, and full of moral conundrums. So when I watch the Jessica Jones trailer I am taking a liking to the many similarities in action and gritty tone – both are operating in the Marvel Cinematic Universe within Hell’s Kitchen too. I’m anxious to see if the two heroes will work together or if we’ll only see Matt Murdoch, attorney at law, cross paths with Jones.

I have complete faith that Netflix will handle Jessica Jones with the same expert storytelling and clean creative direction that the streaming platform is becoming known for. What I want more than anything is to see Jessica Jones developed in a way that has typically been reserved for male comic book characters. Please Netflix, give us an anti-hero with layered emotions who can be both badass and emotionally complex. Let us have nice things.

Without question, Jessica Jones has been on my radar ever since it was announced back in 2013. A lot has changed since then. Thanks mostly to Marvel and DC, not only has comic book culture invaded mainstream media at a level in which smaller heroes like Jessica Jones can pop up, but also 2015 has been a strong year for female superhero stories. This year we’ve seen ABC’s Agent Carter starring Hayley Atwell, CBS’s Supergirl starring Melissa Benoist, and on the CW both the ladies on The Flash and Arrow have been kicking butt and taking names.

While the trailer gives us some good insight into what we can expect to see in the series, it leaves some questions that we will hope to see answered. What made Jessica Jones quit the superhero biz rather than fight back against her demons? And will she be able to overcome this mental block and take down Kilgrave, or will he further crush her spirit?

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Here’s the official short and sweet synopsis for Jessica Jones, provided by Netflix:

After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a private detective in Hell’s Kitchen. It’s time the world knew her name….

Created by Melissa Rosenberg, the complete first season of Jessica Jones will be released on Netflix on November 20. The series also stars Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Erin Mariarty, Eka Darville, and Wil Traval.


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Box Office Battlefield: Steve Jobs, Paranormal Activity 5, Jem and the Holograms, The Last Witch Hunter, and Rock the Kasbah

Every week, movie studios select candidates to enter the glorious cinematic battlefield for your hard-earned dollars. The weekend warriors of October 23, 2015 includes Steve Jobs, Paranormal Activity 5, Jem and the Holograms, The Last Witch Hunter, Rock the Kasbah, and I Smile Back. Box Office Battlefield is here to help you decide which movie(s) will take precedence over the others while also taking a look at which will come out on top.

Last weekend, Goosebumps delivered nostalgic thrills for late ’80s and early ’90s babies while Crimson Peak and Bridge of Spies faltered to find audiences. With five new wide release contenders vying for the number one spot this weekend, it’s going to be a brutal showdown. The odds are practically stacked against each other. It’s going to be truly outrageous.

Should you see ’em, skip ’em, or rent ’em?

This is the Box Office Battlefield:

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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

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – 85% • Audience – 79%

My review:

Steve Jobs is an absolute tour de force. I was swept away by the top notch dialogue and acting. Danny Boyle directs the hell out of this film, presenting it in a well-crafted three act structure like you would see in a play. It’s sharp and fast for a movie where all you have are people talking to each other. I was on the edge of my seat at all times hanging on to every word of Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay perfectly delivered by Hollywood’s finest.

And although this is all incredible to behold, it doesn’t feel entirely organic. It would be hard to find people in real life who could talk like these characters, at the pace they bounce off each othter and with such wit. Regardless, the flurry of talent involved putting this cinematic achievement together is well worth the time spent watching it unfold before you. SEE IT!

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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

 Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – 15% • Audience – 39%

My review:

There must have been something in the water I was drinking before seeing The Ghost Dimension because the 3D gimmick for the final Paranormal Activity movie had me giddy with excitement. I was actually captivated by its use, practically the last ditch effort to revitalize this tired franchise.

The story itself is lackluster and uninventive. It’s nice that they wanted to tie everything together in one ambitious story, but its many parts did not benefit the whole. Since the original and very subtle flick, the PA series has evolved into your typical loud mainstream horror with an over abundance of fake scares and an over opportunistic sound mixer. There’s more tension in silence than that white noise they’ve produced that slowly builds to a boom. It’s annoying and all that sound leading up to the big action beat feels empty compared to when the scares and frights really mean something.

The Ghost Dimension is unsatisfactory, and the fact that they consider this a ghost story when in fact they’ve said all along it’s about demons and witches boggles my mind. WAIT FOR IT ON NETFLIX!

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Jem and the Holograms (Jon M. Chu) Rated PG [118 min] – As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden.Starring Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko, Molly Ringwald, and Juliette Lewis [Watch the Trailer]

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – 20% • Audience – 51%

My review:

Despite not following the beloved original ’80s cartoon, Jem and the Holograms is fairly competent in its ability to tell a complete story. However, it feels constrained, plays it too safe, and has very weak character development. It’s an average movie that doesn’t know exactly what it wants to be. On one hand it wants to be fun, wacky, and childish like a cartoon, but at the same time it has a very adult feel to it that caters to CW/ABC Family audiences.

I strangely enjoy the music, but in the context of the story when the original songs sung by the band are played too on the nose and don’t work authentically. The girls have a good rapport with one another, but I feel they were all under utilized with little depth to feel any attachment or resonance. RENT IT!

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The Last Witch Hunter (Breck Eisner) Rated PG-13 [106 min] – The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history. Starring Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – 15% • Audience – 54%

Their reviews:

“The Last Witch Hunter aims for pulpy, comic-book fun, but it’s never as fleet, funny, or detailed as it needs to be. If you’re looking for something above middling in terms of plot, characters, [or] world-building, you’ll need to seek it elsewhere.” – Inkoo Kang (The Wrap)

“The screenplay by a trio of writers is muddled and goofy and riddled with clichés.” – Richard Roeper (Chicago Sun-Times)

My take:

Sounds like The Last Witch Hunter is a big bowl of nope. I had a sliver of hope hiding somewhere inside me that wanted this to be so wacky that it would make for an entertaining time. But from what I’ve gathered from the reviews, Witch Hunter is so bad it’s not worth even a first glance. SKIP IT!

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Rock the Kasbah (Barry Levinson) Rated R [100 min] – A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star. Starring Bill Murray, Leem Lubany, Zooey Deschanel, and Bruce Willis

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – 8% • Audience – 44%

Their reviews:

“Clichéd, enervating, insulting – it’s tough to settle on a single pejorative for “Rock the Kasbah,” though abysmal might do.” – Manohla Dargis (New York Times)

“A comedy that’s openly afraid to seem too sincere or too mawkish, and doesn’t fully commit either to its comedy or its uplift. Like Murray, it’s wry and presented largely in air quotes, with an accompanying eye-roll.” – Tasha Robinson (AV Club)

My take:

There was nothing within the trailer for Rock the Kasbah that caught my interest and it would appear that within the film itself critics couldn’t find anything to latch onto either. Which is sad, because I like Bill Murray, but the story gave him nothing particular enough to capture the actor’s many talents. WAIT FOR IT ON NETFLIX!

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I Smile Back (Adam Salky) [Limited] Rated R [85 min] – Laney Brooks does bad things. Married with kids, she takes the drugs she wants, sleeps with the men she wants, disappears when she wants. Now, with the destruction of her family looming, and temptation everywhere, Laney makes one last desperate attempt at redemption. Starring Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles, Skylar Gaertner, and Shayne Coleman

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics – 44% • Audience – 52%

My review:

I am all in favor for Sarah Silverman continuing to push herself in new directions and to expand her career forward. Silverman gives a very heartfelt and earnest performance that would be surprising to most who are familiar with her raunchy, comedic side. However, I Smile Back isn’t the most capable movie to let her talents shine bright. The third act is a complete nightmare, back-peddling on themes and story arcs that make little sense for her character to revisit or take upon herself. There’s a lot of potential, especially with its poignant ending, but sadly I Smile Back’s sloppy character faults make me frown. WAIT FOR IT ON NETFLIX!

In summation:

I feel that with so many movies releasing wide this weekend they’re all going to cancel each other out.

The Last Witch Hunter is expected to do big business with Vin Diesel at the forefront with all his Fast and Furious fame. But the movie looks too terrible and evoking too much genre that it will turn folks away. Case in point: Jupiter Ascending.

The only thing Rock the Kasbah has going for it is Bill Murray. Unfortunately, that isn’t the most deciding factor to see a movie these days.

Steve Jobs, no matter how wonderful it is, doesn’t have the appeal to grab the attention of demographics outside those who favor the actors, Steve Jobs himself, or awards season movies. Plus the recent Steve Jobs biopic with Ashton Kutcher is on Netflix.

I would like to think that Paranormal Activity will make the big bucks this weekend based on the franchise’s track record, but it’s only opening in 1,500 before it his VOD – a strange roll out Paramount is testing. The 3D might give it a decent push, but there’s been a lot of burnout for that medium.

Which leaves us with Jem and the Holograms. The first trailer set the bar really low with its varying tones. It may be hard for moviegoers to determine who Jem and the Holograms is intended for. It’s is all over the place and I doubt parents are going to take their kids to something that feels more adult thanks to its bizarre marketing.

Last weekend, Goosebumps and The Martian hit figures in the low twenties. With the buffet selection of movies to choose from this weekend, a previous winner could come out on top.

So as it stands, I believe the victor for this weekend will be:

Winner: The Martian

What will you be watching this weekend? What did you think of the current releases? Tell us in the comment section below.


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

Netflix Streaming Report: Beasts of No Nation, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for October 22, 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 Beasts of No Nation, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Ain’t Them Body Saints, and more. Also, see all the titles that are leaving as of November 1.

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Beasts of No Nation (Cary Joji Fukunaga) Not Rated [137 min] – A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Starring Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, and Ricky Adelayitor [Watch the Trailer]

There’s been a ton of buzz surrounding Beasts of No Nation, and sadly I have not had time to check it out; mostly because I want to be prepared for its dower subject matter. Once I see it I’ll be sure to update with my thoughts. It looks very impressive and I hear Idris Elba has Oscar potential.

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Marvel's Avengers Assemble

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Marvel’s Avengers Assemble (Jack Kirby, Kari Rosenberg, Joe Simon, and Wendy Willming) Rated TV-Y7-FV [23 min] – The further adventures of the Marvel Universe’s mightiest general membership superhero team. Starring Fred Tatasciore, Roger Craig Smith, and Troy Baker

I’m a bigger fan of Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, but since that series has been replaced with Avengers Assemble we’ll have to deal with it. This series is a mediocre substitute that treads over a lot of the same story threads and villains over and over again. It’s still enjoyable to see these characters work together, but I wish it wasn’t as childish and more character driven.

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Ain't them body saints

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (David Lowery) Rated R [96 min] – The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met. Starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, and Ben Foster [Watch the Trailer]

I’m not a huge fan of Ain’t Them Body Saints. I think all the actors involve do a stand up job, but the story didn’t fascinate me or capture my attention. Perhaps it may be something you would enjoy?

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Anthony Jeselnik Thoughts and Prayers

Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers Rated TV-MA [59 min] – There’s no subject too dark as the comedian skewers taboos and riffs on national tragedies before pulling back the curtain on his provocative style.

There’s something about Anthony Jeselnik’s deadpan, cynical humor that cracks me up. His comedy is so dark and uncomfortable that you can’t help but laugh. His subject matter is disturbing and not for the faint of heart. He’s been on a handful of Comedy Central’s roasts, which give you a pretty good idea where his mind is at. Check out his roast of Donald Trump.

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Also newly available on Netflix streaming this week:

  • Back in Time
  • LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered
  • All Hail King Julien (Season 2)

Leaving Netflix in November 2015:

Nov. 1

  • 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
  • America in Primetime (2011)
  • Bali: Season 1 (2006)
  • Balto 3: Wings of Change (2004)
  • Batman & Robin (1997)
  • Best Kept Secret (2013)
  • Best Laid Plans (1999)
  • Changing Lanes (2002)
  • Cleopatra (1963)
  • Conspiracy Theory (1997)
  • Death Warrant (1990)
  • Fargo (1996)
  • Fela Kuti: Music Is the Weapon (1982)
  • Funny Games (1997)
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (2012)
  • Hero and Terror (1988)
  • House of Flying Daggers (2004)
  • Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002)
  • Lunopolis (2009)
  • Move Over, Darling (1963)
  • Norman (2010)
  • Pajanimals: Season 1 (2010)
  • Rudy (1993)
  • Saw (2004)
  • Saw II (2005)
  • Saw III (2006)
  • Saw IV (2007)
  • Saw V (2008)
  • Scream (1996)
  • Secrets of Mary Magdalene (2006)
  • Soul Plane (2004)
  • Stand by Me (1986)
  • Taking Lives (2004)
  • The Blues Brothers (1980)
  • The Core (2003)
  • The Last Waltz (1978)
  • The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
  • Three Kings (1999)
  • Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (2008)
  • Year of the Dog (2007)
  • Your Inner Fish (2014)

Nov. 3

  • Bratz: Good Vibes (2011)

Nov. 5

  • The Perfect Stranger (2011)

Nov. 7

  • Shanghai Noon (2000)

Nov. 8

  • My Hope America with Billy Graham (2013)

Nov. 9

  • The Road (2011)

Nov. 10

  • Bratz: Pampered Petz (2010)

Nov. 12

  • A Girl Walks into a Bar (2011)

Nov. 13

  • Stranger by the Lake (2014)

Nov. 15

  • Fleabag Monkeyface: Season 1 (2012)

Nov. 16

  • Teen Beach Movie (2013)

Nov. 17

  • Bratz: Diamondz (2006)

Nov. 19

  • Breaking the Girls (2013)
  • Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013)

Nov. 22

  • Alpha and Omega: The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave (2014)
  • Bel Ami (2012)
  • Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview (2012)

Nov. 24

  • Art of Flight: The Series (2012)

Nov. 27

  • Burning Man (2011)
  • Leviathan (2012)

Nov. 28

  • Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)

Nov. 29

  • Romanzo Criminale: Season 1-2
  • Salamander: Season 1 (2012)

Nov. 30

  • Jesus Henry Christ (2011)
  • Virginia (2010)

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

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A Cruel Intentions TV Show is in the Works for NBC

If you were a fan of the 1999 cult classic, Cruel Intentions, you’ll be thrilled to know that the film’s sequel is coming to the small screen. The original was a box office success for its time, grossing $75 million worldwide on a $10.5 million budget. It lived on in spirit as a direct-to-DVD franchise with two sequels, rightfully entitled Cruel Intentions 2 and Cruel Intentions 3. Sony TV hopes to revive and capitalize on the film’s previous popularity. Which brings up two important questions. Do we need a Cruel Intentions TV show? No. Do we want one? Hell yes.

Here’s the unofficial Cruel Intentions TV show plot synopsis, courtesy of Deadline:

Set in present day, Cruel Intentions follows the rags-to-riches story of 16-year-old Bash Casey, the son of the late Sebastian Valmont (played by Phillippe) and Annette Hargrove (Witherspoon). Upon finding his late father’s journal, Bash learns of the family legacy he didn’t know existed. In search of answers, he trades his small-town Kansas upbringing for a scholarship to the prestigious Brighton Preparatory Academy in San Francisco and soon finds himself in a world of sex, money, power, and corruption he never could have imagined.

NBC has hired the film’s original writer-director Roger Kumble (Just Friends; The Sweetest Thing) to spearhead the project. Producer Neal H. Moritz. Kumble, who has been working as a TV episodic director for the past five years, is set to helm the potential pilot and develop the script; he will also executive produce with Moritz and Pavun Shetty of Original Film. Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, the duo behind the The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of Cruel Intentions, will also join the Cruel Intentions TV show team to help develop the script in addition to being co-executive producers.

The series joins a lineup of TV show remakes from Sony TV including My Best Friend’s Wedding (ABC), Think Like A Man (Fox), and In The Line Of Fire (NBC). Just this year alone, 2015 television has been privy to many series adapted from the silver screen, including Teen Wolf, Scream, Ash vs. The Evil Dead, Limitless, and 12 Monkeys. Sony also has its hands on three more film to television adaptations in the works, which includes My Best Friend’s Wedding for ABC, Think Like a Man for FOX, and In the Line of fire for NBC. Furthermore, Taken is being adapted for NBC, Lethal Weapon and Behind Enemy Lines for FOX, Training Day for CBS, and The Notebook for none other than the CW.

An official series premiere date has yet to be announced for the Cruel Intentions TV show, but we’ll keep you updated as the production gains momentum.


Source: Deadline