Oscars 2017: Winner Predictions

Oscars 2017 Winner Predictions

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Now Available to Own: Zootopia, Anomalisa, Rick and Morty, and More

Zootopia Blu-Ray Review

Now available to own titles for the week of June 7, 2016 are Zootopia, Anomalisa, Ricky and Morty Season 2, Hail, Caesar!, and more Continue reading

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?

Stay tuned for more Blu-Ray and DVD announcements every Saturday.


All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

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The Stars Align in the HAIL, CAESAR! Teaser Trailer [100 Screenshots]

With the first Hail, Caesar! teaser trailer officially released, the award-winning Coen brothers are officially back. Joel and Ethan Coen have kept audiences entertained as credited screenwriters for both Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, and now the writer-directors are tackling 1950’s Hollywood. All the glitz and the glam is there, with each shot featuring dazzling costumes, bright sets, and the promise of some incredible song and dance numbers.

After Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) has a brief conversation in a confessional, the Hail, Caesar! teaser takes flight. The music is loud, the cinematography is bright, and every scene oozes with one big name star after another. From Frances McDormand (Fargo; Burn After Reading), who is no stranger to working with the Coens, to Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer; Only Lovers Left Alive) and Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), I’m completely geeking over how much talent is in this film. Even the 21 Jump Street duo Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill pop up. The trailer is cheeky, fun, and nostalgic for the uproarious movies of the ’50s.

The short teaser ends with the question, “Wondering what’s going on?” posed by one of the smoking men presumably holding Baird Whitlock (George Clooney). Is this man part of “The Future”? Who or what is “The Future”? Based on what I’ve seen in this tease, Hail, Caesar! is either going to be a true delight or a flop for biting off more than it can chew. How will it carry the plot without getting too swept up in its own fabulousness and wit? Plus, with a cast this lavishly star-studded, will we get true character development or become lost trying to keep up? The Coen Brothers are expert storytellers and have an impressive number of successful films under their belt – see A Serious Man, The Big Lebowski, and No Country for Old Men. Let’s hope this one is no different.

Another note of interest is the release date. If it’s critically successful, and I really think it could be, it would have Oscars written all over it. However, the brothers Coen have elected to surpass the awards season hoopla with a February release, meaning Hail, Caesar! would only be eligible for the Academy Awards in 2017. If the film truly delivers, it could have a year like The Grand Budapest Hotel, whose critical momentum carried it from March all the way to the Oscars – a rare feat. But as far as awards go, the Coen brothers, like the honey badger, don’t care.

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Here’s the official plot synopsis for Hail, Caesar! courtesy of Sony Pictures:

Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, Hail, Caesar! stars Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Channing Tatum. The movie is set to hit theaters on February 5, 2016.


Source: Sony Pictures