Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Green Room, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Person of Interest, and More

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Now Available to Own: Joy, The Choice, Top Gun, and More

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Now available to own titles for the week of May 3, 2016 are Joy, The Choice, Top Gun: Special 30th Anniversary Limited Edition, and more Continue reading

Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Zootopia, Eye in the Sky, How to Get Away with Murder, 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 April 30, 2016 we have Zootopia, The Other Side of the Door, Eye in the Sky, Risen, and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect below.

Zootopia Blu-Ray Box Cover ArtAvailable June 7 on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD

Zootopia (Byron Howard, Rich Moore, and Jared Bush) Rated PG [108 min] – In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Nate Torrence, J.K. Simmons, Jenny Slate, and Shakira

Special features include:

  • Zoology: The Roundtables – Ginnifer Goodwin hosts an in-depth look at the movie’s characters, animation, environments and more. The artists at Disney Animation give a rare and in-depth look at the complexities of bringing an all-animal world to life from the ground-breaking technology behind the characters’ fur and clothing to the varied and vast environments of Tundratown, Sahara Square and the Rainforest District as well as the deep thought and research given to bringing 64 unique animal species to life through animation.
  • The Origin of an Animal Tale – Follow the story’s development from its origins to a big story shift that turned the film upside down. In this feature-length documentary, filmmakers give a candid look into the difficulties of creating the story of Zootopia and the bold decision to switch the main character late in the production process, putting one resolute rabbit center stage.
  • Research: A True-Life Adventure – The filmmakers traveled the globe to find inspiration for the diverse characters and amazing city of Zootopia. They reflect on the importance of research and how a deep dive into animal behavior at Disney Animal Kingdom theme park and a deep immersion into animal society on the African savanna shaped and inspired the characters of Zootopia and changed the filmmakers’ lives forever.
  • Z.P.D. Forensic Files – Find the movie’s hidden Easter Eggs. Every city has its hidden gems, especially when it has been created by the filmmakers of Disney Animation who love nothing more than sprinkling hidden references to some of Disney’s greatest animated features throughout the story.
  • Scoretopia – Academy Award®-winning composer, Michael Giacchino spotlights five of cinema’s greatest percussionists and how they brought an organic, animalistic sound to his powerful and emotional music score.
  • Deleted Characters – Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore introduce citizens of Zootopia who did not make the final cut.
  • Deleted Scenes:
    • Alternate Opening – Young Judy Hopps rescues a fellow classmate and realizes she can reach beyond a life in carrot farming to a future in law enforcement.
    • Wild Times! Pitch – Nick desperately pitches the bankers of Zootopia on funding Wild Times!, an amusement park made exclusively for the predators of Zootopia and a sure-fire, money-making scheme for Nick and his friends.
    • Alternate Homesick Hopps – After a frustrating first day on the force, Judy has a conversation with her parents. See how this scene changed from a heartfelt conversation with her parents to tough love when her parents discover their daughter is only a meter maid and not a “real cop.”
    • Detective Work – Judy borrows a fellow police officer’s computer to conduct research, which turns out to be no small task.
    • Alternate Jumbo Pop – In this early version of the story where Nick was the main character, the filmmakers and Jason Bateman were able to take hustling to a new level.
    • Hopps’ Apartment – When Judy’s entire family pays her a surprise visit they are shocked to discover the company she’s keeping.
    • The Taming Party – In this emotional clip from an early version of “Zootopia,” Judy attends her first “taming party” and gains a deeper understanding of the plight of the predator.
  • “Try Everything” Music Video by Shakira

The Other Side of the Door Blu-Ray Box Cover ArtAvailable June 7 on Blu-ray and DVD; Digital HD on May 13

The Other Side of the Door (Johannes Roberts) Rated R [1h36min] – After her young son is killed in a tragic accident, a woman learns of a ritual which will bring him back to say goodbye, but when she disobeys a sacred warning, she upsets the balance between life and death.Director: Writers: Johannes Roberts, Ernest RieraStars: Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky

Special features include:

  • Six Deleted Scenes
  • Behind the Door – Making of Featurette
  • Still Gallery

Eddie th Eagle 4K Blu-Ray Box Cover ArtAvailable June 14 on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD

Eddie the Eagle (Dexter Fletcher) Rated PG-13 [1h 46min} – The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, and Tom Costello

Special features include:

  • Let The Games Begin: Soaring with Eddie the Eagle Documentary
    • All or Nothing: The Hero’s Heart
    • An Unlikely Friendship: Eddie & Peary
    • Attitude is Altitude: Filming the Ski Jumps
  • Still Gallery

Eye in the Sky Blu-Ray Box Cover ArtAvailable June 28 on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD

Eye in the Sky (Gavin Hood) Rated R [1h 42min] – Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare. Starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, and Alan Rickman

Special features include:

  • Featurettes:
    • Morals
    • Perspectives

The Martian Extended Edition Blu-Ray Box Cover ArtAvailable June 7 on 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray

The Martian: Extended Edition (Ridley Scott) Rated PG-13 [141 min] – During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Jeff Daniels

Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott (Director), Drew Goddard (Writer, Exec Producer) and Andy Weir (Author of The Martian)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Long Way Home: Making the Martian
  • Dare Mighty Things: NASA’s Journey to Mars
  • Journey to Mars 101 Q&A

Risen 4K Blu-Ray Box Cover ArtAvailable May 24 on Blu-ray and DVD

Risen (Kevin Reynolds) Rated PG-13 [1h 47min] – In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked to find the missing body of an executed Jew rumored to have risen from the dead.Director: Writers: Kevin Reynolds (screenplay), Paul Aiello (screenplay) | 1 more credit »Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, and Peter Firth

Special features include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Battle of the Zealots Deconstructed
  • The Mystery of The Resurrection: Making Risen
  • A.D. Jerusalem
  • Script to Screen
  • Audio Commentary

The Brothers Grimsby Blu-Ray Box Cover ArtAvailable June 21 on Blu-ray and DVD

The Brothers Grimsby (Louis Leterrier) Rated R – A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother. Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, and Rebel Wilson

Season 2 special features include:

  • The Making of The Brothers Grimsby
  • The Elephant in the Room
  • Line-O-Rama: Hilarious Outtakes
  • Blooper Reel
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes

A War Blu-Ray Box Cover ArtAvailable June 7 on Blu-ray and DVD

A War (Tobias Lindholm) Rated R [1h 55min] – Company commander Claus M. Pedersen and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. Meanwhile back in Denmark Claus’ wife Maria is trying to hold everyday life together with a husband at war and three children missing their father. Starring Alex Høgh Andersen, Pilou Asbæk, and Dar Salim

Season 2 special features include:

  • Interview with Writer/Director Tobias Lindholm
  • Interview with Colonel Arnold Strong
  • Los Angeles Film Screening Reactions
  • Theatrical Trailer

How to Get Away With Murder Season 2 DVD Box Cover ArtAvailable June 21 on DVD

How to Get Away with Murder (Peter Nowalk) Rated TV-14 [43min] – A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives. Starring Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, Charlie Weber, and Liza Weil

Season 2 special features include:

  • Deleted Scenes – Unseen moments from Season 2.
  • Bloopers – Who says Murder isn’t funny?  Check out some of the lighter moments and goof-ups from How To Get Away With Murder.

And that’s it for this week. What are you looking forward to picking up when they release?

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Now Available to Own: The Forest, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of April 12, 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 The Hateful Eight, Archer Season 6, Point Break, and more.

Movies on Blu-ray

The Forest Blu-ray Box Cover ArtThe Forest (Jason Zada) Rated PG-13 [1h 33min] – A woman goes into Japan’s Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror. Starring Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, and Stephanie Vogt

At this moment, the horror genre is in a place of transition, and it’s not in a good position for fans. The ’80s were great for slashers, the ’90s for shlocky camp, and ’00s for reboots and torture porn, but the ’10s are lacking in awkward limbo state. Don’t get me wrong, there have been some refreshing hits like V/H/S, The Cabin in the Woods, It Follows, and The Witch, but they are few and far between. The Forest is stuck in the aughts, with predictable scares and little tension. Natalie Dormer gives it her all, she’s wonderful, but the plot is paper thin and the terror of what should be a horrifying environment isn’t there. Utilizing such a historic location like the Aokigahara Forest (the Suicide Forest) as the backdrop for the film, The Forest doesn’t weave the infamous locale to work in favor of any of the themes or story. It only serves as a place of destination that invites the opportunity of ghosts. Listening to the filmmakers and cast discuss their intrigue in the special features is far more gratifying than most of the movie itself.

Special features include:

  • Exploring The Forest: Cast and filmmakers discuss their initial attraction to the project and the history behind the Aokigahara Forest; and dive into the characterizations, the visual effects, and the lore of the infamous Yurei in this behind-the-scenes featurette.
  • Galleries
  • Storyboards
  • Feature Commentary with Director Jason Zada

Justice League vs Teen tITANS Blu-ray Box Cover ArtJustice League vs. Teen Titans (Sam Liu) Rated PG-13 [Run Time N/A] – Robin is sent to work with the Teen Titans after his volatile behavior botches up a Justice League mission. The Titans must then step up to face Trigon after he possesses the League and threatens to conquer the world. Starring Jon Bernthal, Rosario Dawson, Jake T. Austin

I’m all in favor of the tone and animation style DC Entertainment has laid out for their animated features, but I haven’t been the biggest fan of their Batman stories. And having unleashed the entire toy box of characters from both Justice League and Teen Titans, you’d think it would be a dizzying time. Being familiar with most of the characters sans Blue Beetle I didn’t have too much of a handicap going in. And surprisingly the story is pretty decent. All of the characters had a place they fit into and JLvsTT didn’t feel overstuffed. It would be hard to go in blind, not knowing the context or relationships of the heroes. JLvsTT does an OK job at setting up the Titans, but the movie still hinges on the fact that you are mostly aware of who these heroes are. These animated films are for fans, plain and simple. JLvsTT is a pretty solid action/adventure film for fans aside for one looney tunes DDR montage that overstays its bizarre welcome. For those who want more context and want to dive deeper into the history of these characters, the extras are quite rich in the lore of the DC heroes; plus you get some bonus story content in the form of two cartoon episodes.

Special features include:

  • An exclusive sneak peek at the next DC Universe Original Movie.
  • Featurette – “Growing Up Titan” – The Teen Titans have fascinated readers for over 50 years due in part to their stories of valor, as well as earning empathy with comic book readers during their own trials growing up into adulthood. This documentary spotlights the importance of young voices in the DC Comics mythology, giving generations of readers a team of heroes that mirror their own life experiences.
  • Featurette – “Heroes and Villains – Raven” – She is the daughter of one of DC Comics’ greatest villains, the demon Trigon. Raven is a powerful telepath who uses her soul-self as a means for astral projection. She is integral to the Teen Titans. This documentary is her story.
  • Featurette – “Heroes and Villains – Trigon – The most fearsome and evil opponent the Teen Titans have encountered is this inter-dimensional demon. Trigon uses his immortality to shape worlds and exact his control. This documentary introduces the character and how he raises the stakes for the Teen Titans.
  • From the DC Comics Vault – Two Classic Episodes of DC Comics cartoons

DVD Only

Flight 7500 DVD Box Cover ArtFlight 7500 (Takashi Shimizu) Rated PG-13 [1h 37min] – Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean during its ten-hour course, the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force in the cabin. Starring Leslie Bibb, Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart, Jamie Chung, Scout Taylor-Compton, and Nicky Whelan

I’ve been waiting for 7500 for quite some time. It’s been on horror fans radars since back in 2012 and has now just received the VOD direct-to-DVD treatment. And after watching this film I don’t blame them. The plot is wildly tempting, but the execution is poor. None of the characters are particularly likeable and the whole movie feels as stale as the air you find in an airplane cabin. For such a short run time, Flight 7500 is a slog. There are not enough unpredictable scares to make up for the snail of a pace and low tension. And the end twist is hardly rewarding enough to make up for the time spent to justify its existence.

Special features include:

  • “Inside Flight 7500” Featurette

Also Available to Own

  • Grace and Frankie (Season 1) [DVD Only]
  • Heroes Reborn: Event Series
  • Ride Along 2 [Digital HD Only]
  • Joy [Digital HD Only]

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Top Gun: 30th Anniversary Edition – $12.99
  • Leon: The Professional – $9.99
  • Beetlejuice – $4.99
  • Se7en – $4.99
  • Howard the Duck – $9.49
  • It Follows – $9.99
  • Full Metal Jacket – $4.99
  • Braveheart – $4.99
  • Revenge of the Nerds – $6
  • Magic Mike – $4.99
  • Where the Wild Things Are – $4.99
  • Gotham: Season 1 – $14.99

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Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Hail, Caesar!, The Walking Dead, 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 April 9, 2016 we have Hail, Caesar!, The Walking Dead (Season 6), How to Be Single, and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect below.

Hail Caesar Blu-ray Box Cover ArtAvailable June 7 on Blu-ray and DVD; Digital HD on May 24

Hail, Caesar! (Ethan Coen and Joel Coen) Rated PG-13 [1h 46min] – A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio’s stars in line. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johannson, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, and Jonah Hill

Special features include:

  • Directing Hollywood – The Coen Brothers have been making their mark on Hollywood for decades, creating acclaimed movies with their unmistakable brand of humor and unique storytelling style. As Joel and Ethan Coen discuss why they wanted to set their film in 1950s Hollywood, the all-star cast talks about working with this talented duo.
  • The Stars Align – Who better to appear in a film about Golden Age Hollywood and its stars than today’s biggest and brightest A-list talent? George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Alden Ehrenreich, and Frances McDormand all join the Coen brothers in their Hollywood playground. The cast shares what drew them to the project, the secrets of the unique and zany characters they play and how the Hollywood of Hail, Caesar! differs from the Hollywood they know.
  • An Era of Glamour – From the costumes to the sets, no details were spared in Hail, Caesar! and the production designer, costume designer and other key design professionals sit down to talk about how this exciting era was returned to the big screen.
  • Magic of a Bygone Era – Hail, Caesar! features two classic-in-the-making musical numbers: an aquatic spectacle featuring Scarlett Johansson and a rousing tap dance from Channing Tatum. The cast and crew explain the process of bringing these scenes to life, from costumes to choreography and everything in between.

The Walking Dead Season 6 Blu-ray Box Cover ArtAvailable August 23 on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD

The Walking Dead: Season 6 (Scott M. Gimple) Police officer Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies. Starring Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yuen, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Emily Kinney, and Danai Gurira

Special features include:

  • Special features have yet to be announced

How to Be Single Blu-ray Box Cover ArtAvailable May 24 on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD

How to Be Single (Christian Ditter) Rated R [1h 50min] – There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then…there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Anders Holm, Alison Brie, Jake Lacy, and Damon Wayans Jr.

 

Special features include:

  • The Pros and Cons of How To Be Single
  • Rebel Rabble: A Look at Rebel Wilson
  • The Best Idea Wins! The Humor of How To Be Single
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Rebel Wilson Outtakes

Gods of Egypt Blu-ray Box Cover ArtAvailable May 31 on 4K Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD; Digital HD on May 17

Gods of Egypt (Alex Proyas) Rated PG-13 [2h 7min] – Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Starring Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Elodie Yung, Gerard Butle, Chadwick Boseman, and Courtney Eaton

Special features include:

  • Deleted Storyboards
  • A Divine Vision: Creating a Cinematic Action Fantasy
  • Of Gods and Mortals: The Cast
  • Transformation: Costume, Make-up & Hair
  • On Location: Shooting in Australia
  • The Battle for Eternity: Stunts
  • A Window into Another World: Visual Effects

Star Trek The Original Series Blu-ray Box Cover ArtAvailable June 7 on Blu-ray

Star Trek: The Original Series – The Complete Series Megapack (Gene Roddenberry) Unrated [50min] – The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk. The First Officer is Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. The Chief Medical Officer is Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy. Their mission is to explore strange new worlds, to seek new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols, James Doohan, George Takei, and Walter Koenig

Special features include:

  • Blu-ray features all three seasons of the iconic sci-fi series in sparkling high-definition. Available for the first time in new, shelf-friendly packaging and at an affordable price, the 20-disc collection features all 79 episodes of the iconic series in high-definition, alongside a trove of bonus material fans will love.

Star Trek The Next Generation Blu-ray Box Cover ArtAvailable June 7 on Blu-ray and DVD

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Complete Series (Gene Roddenberry) Unrated [44min] |Set in the 24th century and decades after the adventures of the original crew of the starship Enterprise, this beloved series is the successor to the original Star Trek. Under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the all-new Enterprise NCC 1701-D travels out to distant planets to seek out new life and to boldly go where no one has gone before. Starring Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden, and Wil Wheaton

Special features include:

  • Dive into all seven seasons of the iconic sci-fi series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Featuring new shelf-friendly packaging at an affordable price, the collections feature all 178 episodes on 41 discs (Blu-ray) and 48 discs (DVD), and both are packed with hours of bonus features.

Synchronicity DVD Box Cover ArtAvailable May 10 on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD

Synchronicity (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

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

Shark Week Jawsome Encounters DVD Box Cover ArtAvailable June 14 on DVD and Digital

Shark Week: Jawsome Encounters Rated TV-14 [47 min] – For the past 28 years, Discovery Channel has captured the world’s attention with Shark Week, an annual televised event that explores the ocean’s most magnificent creatures. Featuring 13 fintastic episodes from the 2014 season, dive deep into the mystery of “zombie sharks” in New Zealand, get up close and personal with Tiger Sharks lurking below the surface in idyllic Hawaii, and explore Great Whites off the coast of Australia.

Special features include:

  • No special features included

And that’s it for this week. What are you looking forward to picking up when they release?

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Now Available to Own: The Force Awakens, Casual, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of April 5, 2016. Every Tuesday we run down new movie and television releases that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. New on shelves this week are Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Casual Season 1, Mojave, and more.

Movies on Blu-ray

Star Wars The Force Awakens Blu-ray Box Cover ArtStar Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (J.J. Abrams) Rated PG-13 [135 min] – Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance. Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, and Peter Mayhew

The Force Awakens is everything. Everything we hoped it could be in terms of exceeding expectations, but also copying almost everything about the original trilogy we know and love. Visually, the The Force Awakens is stunning and the casting is perfect. The narrative is familiar, but refreshing. It’s the bee’s knees. But the quality of the movie isn’t just what makes this film great, it’s also the pre-production behind the scenes leading up to The Force Awakens that embodies the magic and the wonder of what it took to turn this dream into a reality. And the special features absolutely capture the charm and excitement surrounding this momentous occasion. Because The Force Awakens is a true event movie that only comes around once every blue moon. Even without seeing the special features you can tell how much heart was put into carefully crafting this movie, but they help build the experience as a fan.

Special features include:

  • Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey – For the first time, discover the complete story behind the making of The Force Awakens, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers in this feature documentary.
  • The Story Awakens: The Table Read – Cast members familiar and new reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the movie’s script.
  • Building BB-8 – See how the filmmakers brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favorite in the Star Wars universe.
  • Crafting Creatures – Watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life.
  • Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight – Go deeper into the epic, climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren.
  • John Williams: The Seventh Symphony – The legendary composer shares personal insights of his work on Star Wars and The Force Awakens.
  • ILM: The Visual Magic of The Force – An insider’s look into the remarkable digital artistry of the movie’s visual effects.
  • Force For Change – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. See how the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative has united Star Wars fans all over the globe to help others.
  • Deleted Scenes

Casual Season 1 DVD Box Cover ArtCasual: Season 1 (Zander Lehmann) Rated TV-MA [25min] – A new comedy series about a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister living under one roof again. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating while raising her teenage daughter. Starring Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, and Tara Lynne Barr

I am not a subscriber to Hulu because I’d rather not pay money to still see ads, but I’m glad I had the chance to review Casual. It’s really nice to see Jason Reitman get behind a property that actually turned out better than his recent ventures. Casual offers a lot of promise, but it needs to treat its female characters better. The only person who is really fleshed out well and has dimension is Tommy Dewey’s character, who similarly feels like Joel McHale in Community, almost the same mannerisms too. I’d like to see what happens next, but it’s not a show that I would care to watch week to week.

Special features include:

  • “Creating Casual” Featurette

Episodes Season 4 DVD Box Cover ArtEpisodes: Season 4 (David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik) Rated TV-MA [30min] – When husband and wife writing team Sean and Beverly set out to reproduce their British TV hit for an American network, all of their worst fears come true as Hollywood lives up to its reputation for absurdity. Starring Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig, and Stephen Mangan

In a world where shows get cancelled in a blink of an eye, Episodes does a pretty swell job at luring back it’s main characters to continue writing for Hollywood execs on a show they have little passion for at this point. The honesty in the writing is sharp, but the tone I’m still not very fond. It’s suppose to be a comedy and yet everyone is so miserable and unhappy. It’s hard to root for characters when they’re always down on their luck and at the same time we’re suppose to be laughing at the situations they get themselves into. It’s a decent show and a solid fourth season for the series in generally, it’s just not something I’m truly over the moon for.

Special features include:

  • No special features included

House of Lies Season 4 DVD Box Cover ArtHouse of Lies: Season 4 (Matthew Carnahan) Rated TV-MA [28 min] – A subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm. Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want. Starring Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, and Ben Schwartz

Season 4 of House of Lies is littered with the aftermath of an explosive third season. Backstabbing and plotting continue while Don Cheadle remains to be a true force of nature. While the show is slick and quick-witted, I’m not that fond of many of its supporting characters. If it weren’t for Don Cheadle’s charisma, I’m not sure I’d be able to enjoy House of Lies as much. I think this fourth season does a good job at answering the many questions the third season leaves us with while also establishing many things to look forward to for fans coming into the fifth season.

Special features include:

  • No special features included

Mojave Blu-Ray Box Cover ArtMojave (William Monahan) Rated R [1h 33min] – A suicidal artist goes into the desert, where he finds his doppelgänger, a homicidal drifter. Starring Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, and Mark Wahlberg

If you’re looking to find another stellar Oscar Issac performance in Mojave best of luck to you. Although the esteemed up-and-coming actor puts on quite the show, the rest of the film will leave you frustrated. For the man who wrote The Departed, William Monahan, does not bring the best judgement when it comes to sitting in the director’s seat. Aside from Isaac chewing up every scene he’s in, it’s as if he’s acting against a wooden plank when. Garrett Hedlund is the yin to Isaac’s yang and it serves Mojave poorly, providing an odd sense of tone and off-balance chemistry. It doesn’t work. Monahan desparately wants Mojave to be all of the things, but within the short run time the film feels overstuffed and frantic. Mojave doesn’t know what it exactly wants to be and at the same time it wants to be all of the things. Not even the special features can really help you on this one. Lacking in extras, the few it offers only mystifies and brings more

Special features include:

  • “A Doppelgänger and the Desert: Making Mojave” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes

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