Now Available to Own: Deadpool, The Boy, Where to Invade Next, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of May 10, 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 Deadpool, The Boy, Where to Invade Next, and more.

Movies on Blu-ray

Deadpool Blu-ray Box Cover Art 1Deadpool (Tim Miller) Rated R [1h 48min] – A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, and Brianna Hildebrand

While everything about Deadpool is absolutely fantastic to behold, from the dialogue to the acting as well as the action and effects, the story is very formulaic. Which is odd because of how anti-superhero movie this film tried to be. On one hand I want to praise Deadpool for being so out of the box refreshing for not holding itself back and taking a chance on a character that is far from mainstream, but on the other I want to poo poo on this film for how unoriginal Wade’s journey of revenge and heroism turned out to be. I’m wildly in favor of this movie, however, it’s surprisingly not that memorable compared thanks to its lack of imagination in storytelling. There aren’t enough backhanded compliments in the world that Deadpool doesn’t deserve, but you would be hard pressed not to find some enjoyment out of watching it.

Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary with Ryan Reynolds and Writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese
  • Audio Commentary with Director Tim Miller and Deadpool Co-Creator Rob Liefeld
  • Deadpool’s Fun Sack
  • From Comics to Screen…To Screen
  • Gag Reel
  • Galleries
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes

The Boy 2016 Blu-Ray Box Cover ArtThe Boy (William Brent Bell) Rated PG-13 [1h 37min] – An American nanny is shocked that her new English family’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive. Starring Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell

After the uninspired tale of Annabelle and overly campy Dead Silence, I was quite skeptical of The Boy. Nothing about it seemed inherently frightening nor original, but after giving it my time of day I found the twist to be somewhat clever in a way that I didn’t quite see coming. Perhaps I didn’t believe what occurred at its climax to be inherently possible, but once the truth was revealed the energy of the film was cranked up to 11. I only wish it would have dialed up the tension and terror sooner.

Special features include:

  • No special features have been included with this release

Where to Invade Next Blu-ray Box Cover ArtWhere to Invade Next (Michael Moore) Rated R [2h] – To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully “invades” them to see what they have to offer. Starring Michael Moore, Krista Kiuru, and Tim Walker

Love him or hate him, Where to Invade Next may be Michael Moore’s finest documentary yet. And I’m not just repeating that because the box art say so, I truly believe the filmmaker has delivered a rather entertaining piece of satirical commentary on today’s society in the U.S. It’s baffling and frustrating how many parts of the world are thriving based on principals founded by Americans and how little we have evolved as a culture since their inception. Seeing is believing, Where to Invade Next is an eye-opening experience that is wildly upsetting and almost too surreal to stomach. Moore doesn’t hold back when it comes to conveying how short-sighted as a society we have become. You’ll feel the urge to move no less than 10 times throughout the course of this film. The only downside is that Where to Invade Next doesn’t share the problems of the countries he visits, which they too have their share of cultural issues as well. No country is perfect, but Where to Invade Next does put into light a lot of concerning areas that we as a country could look more into changing.

Special features include:

  • No special features have been included with this release

Synchronicity DVD Box Cover ArtSynchronicity (Jacob Gentry) Rated R [1h 41min] – A physicist who invents a time machine must travel back to the past to uncover the truth about his creation and the woman who is trying to steal it. Starring Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis, and AJ Bowen

Unlike most genres, science fiction is boundless. There’s no end to the possibilities of what can be delivered to audiences on the silver screen because sci-fi is only limited by our imaginations. There may be many examples of time travel in cinema, but at least Synchronicity keeps a clear head on its shoulders with a solid direction and interesting premise. What it lacks is personality. Synchronicity comes off a little dry. Primer is able to get away with this because of its intricacies and dedication to detail, whereas Synchronicity is more focused on character and relationships. And when you focus on such things you need to provide a little more life and personality than what the actors and characters brought to this feature. The movie is slow at first, but once certain aspects of the plot are made clear, unraveling the threads within the fabric of these time travelers is quite enjoyable. The special features are decent, wherein the cast and crew share their enthusiasm for the project. If only it were to shine through in their performances and character personalities.

Special features include:

  • Commentary With Writer/Director Jacob Gentry
  • Interview With Actor Chad McKnight
  • Interview With Actress Brianne Davis
  • Interview With Writer/Director Jacob Gentry
  • SYNCHRONICITY Music Video – “Time Travel”
  • Theatrical Trailer

Also Available to Own

  • War and Peace
  • In a Lonely Place
  • The Bourne Trilogy
  • Regression
  • Father of the Bride
  • WWE: Wrestlemania XXXII
  • Mustang
  • The Manhattan Project
  • Top Gun: 30th Anniversary (iTunes)

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Star Wars: The Complete Saga – $72.92
  • Steve Jobs – $14.99
  • Fargo (Season 2) – $26.99
  • Labyrinth – $14.99 pre-order
  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) – $4.99
  • The 100 (Season 1) – $11.99
  • X2: X-Men United – $9.99

All prices from 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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