Now Available to Own: UnREAL Season 1, Goosebumps, Burnt, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of January 26, 2016. Every Tuesday we run down new movie and television 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 UnREAL Season 1, Goosebumps, Burnt, The Assassin, Downton Abbey, Chi-Raq, and more.

Goosebumps Movie 2015

Source: TheLatterDayNerd

Movies on Blu-ray

Goosebumps (Rob Letterman) Rated PG [103 min] – A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland. Starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, and Ryan Lee

I was rather taken by surprise when I first saw this at the San Diego Film Festival. I expected terrible heavy-handed slapstick bungle of a movie, but instead I got a semi-smart witted, fun adventure flick. And on the plus side, Jack Black was actually delightful. The third act is a bit rough, but overall it’s not the worst thing you could be doing with your time.

Special features include:

  • Beginners Guide to Surviving a Goosebumps Creature
  • Strange Things are Happening…On-Set
  • Alternate Opening
  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Cast Blooper Reel
  • All About Slappy
  • Creaturefied!
  • Casting Gallery

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

Sadly this movie isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Despite the cast being very solid, the believability in the characters’ motivations, especially Bradley Cooper’s Adam Jones is stretched thin. It’s a very cold movie and hardly worth the happy ending it tries to dish out at the end.

Special features include:

  • Burnt: In the Kitchen with Bradley Cooper
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Q&A highlights with the Director and cast
  • Feature Commentary with Director John Wells and Executive Chef Consultant Marcus Wareing

The Assassin (2015) (Hsiao-Hsien Hou) Unrated [105 min] – An assassin accepts a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in seventh-century China. Starring: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, and Satoshi Tsumabuki

I haven’t had the chance to see this movie yet, but it made a lot of Top 10 of 2015 lists. I’ve heard it’s a stunning work of art and a beautifully crafted film. I look forward to see it.

Special features include:

  • Nie Yinniang
  • The Actors: No Rehearsals
  • The Fights Between Masters
  • A Time Machine to the Tang Dynasty
UnReal Season 1 TV Series Rachel Goldberg

Source: BuzzFeed

DVD Only

UnREAL Season 1 (Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro) Rating TV-MA [42 min] – A behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program. Starring Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer, and Craig Bierko

Right now I’m about halfway through the series. From what I’ve digested thus far, UnReal is cracked up to all the hype it has received. It’s kind of hard to believe that a dramatization about the behind the scenes production of a “Bachelor” like show could be this great. The writing is sharp, the actors are believable, and the drama is addictive and juicy. The best way I could describe it is an adult ABC Family Freeform drama with more sex, darker themes, and a strong female anti-hero who reminds me of Walter White in some ways. It’s a wonderful breath of fresh air that got shuffled in with the rest of the amazing shows out there; but this is one you actually need to check out.

Special features include:

  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes:
    •  “Are the Actresses Like Their Characters?”
    • “Constance Zimmer Talks Quinn and Chet’s Relationship”
    • “Faith’s Journey”
    • “How the Contestants Are Manipulated”
    • “Producing the Girls”
    •  “Quinn and Rachel Make a Dynamic Duo”
    • “Quinn-tessentials”
    • “Quinn-tessentials, Vol. 2”
    • Rachel Goldberg, Superproducer”
    • “Shiri Appleby and Ashley Scott Tell Mary’s Story”
    • “Who is Rachel’s Prince Charming?”
    • “Who’s Who on Set”

Additional Blu-ray Releases this Week

  • Downton Abbey: Season 6
  • Doctor Who: Series 9 Part 2
  • Chi-Raq

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Minions – $9.99
  • Jurassic World – $9.99
  • No Escape – $10
  • Trainwreck – $10
  • Furious 7 – $10
  • Dope – $10
  • Insidious: Chapter 3 – $10
  • Far From the madding Crowd – $5.99
  • The LEGO Movie – $10
  • Magic Mike XXL – $9.99
  • The Imitation Game – $10
  • Paddington – $10
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service – $9.99
  • Focus – $10
  • The Walk – $14.99
  • The Longest Ride – $7.99
  • Spy – $9.96
  • Woman in Gold – $10
  • Fury – $10
  • Dallas Buyers Club – $6
  • Gone Girl – $7.99
  • Moonrise Kingdom – $8.99
  • Fast Five – $7.99
  • Unfriended – $10
  • Big – $5.99
  • Lucy – $8.99
  • A Serious Man – $6.69

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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