Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of November 24, 2015. 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 American Ultra, Inside Amy Schumer Season 3, Ricki and the Flash, and more.
Movies on Blu-ray
American Ultra (Nima Nourizadeh) Rated R [95 min] – A stoner – who is in fact a government agent – is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he’s too well-trained and too high for them to handle. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace and John Leguizamo
There’s a lot to like about the concept behind American Ultra, but the execution of the film is pretty lackluster. It’s ugly with very little behind it, and surprisingly Kristen Stewart isn’t to blame. Her and Jesse Eisenberg are actually very good and they have great chemistry together, it’s just a weak, lukewarm narrative that could have used a little more heat before serving up to audiences. The special features are fine, nothing extraordinarily insightful.
Special features include:
- “Activating American Ultra” Documentary
- “Assassinating on a Budget” Featurette
- Gag Reel
- Audio Commentary with Director Nima Nourizadeh
Turkey Hollow (Kirk R .Thatcher) Rated TV-PG [90 min] [DVD Only] – 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
This I can’t say I’ve ever taken the time to watch a Lifetime movie in its entirety, but Turkey Hollow is exceptionally bonkers. The acting is egregious to no end with Mary Steenbergen chewing up scenery like she hasn’t had a Thanksgiving meal in ages and Ludicrous making a random appearance as the narrator for the paycheck. The only redeeming factor that Turkey Hollow has is its practical effects and puppetry thanks to Jim Henson, who helped conceived the story too. It’s the kind of movie that’s so bad it’s fun to laugh at.
- No special features included
TV Show Releases
Inside Amy Schumer Season 3 (Amy Schumer) [DVD Only] Rated TV-14 [22 min] – Amy Schumer switches from sketches, doing stand up, to interviewing people on the street and people of interest usually following a certain theme. Starring Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, and Mike Houston
Amy Schumer has had an incredible 2015 with an Emmy to prove it for this series. The laughs are non-stop and hit hard enough you might break a rib. Every sketch from her last Fuckable Day to her 12 Angry Men spoof, Inside Amy Schumer proves to be one of the most progressive variety shows on television.
Special features include:
- Outtakes & Deleted Scenes
- Exclusive Unaired Sketch
- Unaired “Amy Goes Deep” Interviews
Additional Releases this Week
- Shaun the Sheep Movie
- No Escape
- Ricki and the Flash
- Doctor Who: The Christmas Specials Giftset
- George Lopez (Season 6) [DVD Only]
- Hell’s Kitchen (Season 13) [DVD Only]
- Shaun the Sheep (Season 1) [DVD Only]
Blu-Ray Deals and Steals
- I’ll have a Black Friday post up this week. Stay tuned for all the details.
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!
All plot synopses come courtesy of IMDb.com
Image source: flickeringmyth