Now Available to Own: What We Do in the Shadows, Robot Chicken, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of July 21, 2015. Every Tuesday we run down new movie, television, and video game releases that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home, as well as some slick deals that can save you some coin. New on shelves this week are What We Do in the Shadows, Robot Chicken, and more.

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Movies on Blu-ray

What We Do in the Shadows (Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi) Unrated [86 min] – Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane – like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts. Starring Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, and Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

Flying low under the radar, What We Do in the Shadows is one of the best well-kept secrets of the year. It’s hilariously constructed and an absolutely great time. It’s a brisk 86 minutes, but it felt longer for some reason. I guess that’s because there isn’t much that goes on in the film other than the reality that you’re with these vampires. But all the set ups and gags are tremendously humorous.

Special features include:

  • Commentary by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
  • Behind the Shadows
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Video Extras
  • Interviews
  • Promo Videos
  • Poster Gallery

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa (Seiji Mizushima) Rated PG-13 [105 min] – Edward Elric, an alchemist from an alternate world, races to prevent the Thule Society from harnessing alchemy to wage war on his home. Starring Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, and Jason Liebrecht

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen The Conqueror of Shamballa. I watched it swiftly after I encountered the series. It’s not as memorable to me as The Sacred Star of Milos, which is on Netflix now. But if you want to save your money, the full Japanese version with English subs is on YouTube right now.

No special features listed

Robot Chicken Season 7

TV Show Releases

Robot Chicken: The Complete Seventh Season (Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, and Mike Fasolo) Rated TV-MA [11 min] – From creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, ‘Robot Chicken’ is stop-motion animation with a demented twist. Starring Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Matthew Senreich

I don’t get around to watching TV much. When I do, it’s typically thanks to screeners or on Netflix. But when I was a wee younger, if nothing else was on, I’d always keep Adult Swim on late at night and watch episodes of Robot Chicken. I had no idea that the show got cancelled, after the sixth season, but I’m glad that they revived the series to get this seventh one made. This season was dark. Maybe it’s changed that way over time? I don’t recall so much death and illicitly explicit sexual humor. Like, this season is really, really dark. I still like it, but the change from goofy, pop culture satire to goofy pop culture satire with more adult humor and penises was quite jarring. In a hilarious way though.

Special features include:

  • Commentary on all Twenty Episodes
  • Bonus Christmas Special with Commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Cut Sketches

Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  • Lucy (2014) – $8
  • Interstellar – $10
  • Under the Skin – $9.99
  • Archer: Vice – $14.96
  • Byzantium – $7.99
  • It Follows – $12.89
  • Rick and Morty (Season 1) – $14.99
  • The Book Thief – $7.99
  • The Cell – $7.48
  • Begin Again – $10
  • Matchstick Men – $9.99
  • Ex Machina – $16.84
  • The Muppets (2011) – $12.30
  • Another Earth – $7.99
  • The Sandlot – $5

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

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Complete Comic-Con 2015 Television Panels Schedule

Most would say we are in the Golden Age of television. Everywhere you look there’s a new superhero show emerging or a fun genre bending procedural popping up. There are a smorgasbord of TV series on every channel for everyone, and fortunately for Comic-Con 2015 attendees there will be a bounty of panels to attend.  The Comic-Con 2015 television panels include the likes of HBO’s Game of Thrones, AMC’s The Walking Dead, ABC’s Once Upon a Time, TNT’s The Last Ship, Fox’s Gotham, The CW’s Arrow, MTV’s Scream, and the highly anticipated Supergirl from CBS. And don’t forget the popular animated series such as Archer, Bob’s Burgers, Rick and Morty, Adventure Time, and more. Check out the full list of panels below:

Preview Night Comic-Con 2015 Television Panels

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6:00pm – 10:00pm Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings – Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of four of the most highly anticipated series of the 2015-16 television season. Ballroom 20

  • Supergirl – In the vast DC Comics Universe of superheroes, the rich mythology of Superman, the planet Krypton and the House of El is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable. Enter Supergirl! Born Kara Zor-El on the doomed planet Krypton, the preteen Kara escaped at the same time as the infant Kal-El but didn’t arrive on Earth until many years later after being lost in the Phantom Zone. Protected and raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin. Years later, at age 24, living in National City and working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant, Kara has spent so many years trying to fit in that she forgot to ever stand out. All that changes when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be. With the help of Daily Planet photographer James Olsen, her bioengineer sister Alex, and the research of the super-secret, off-the-grid Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO) and its head, Hank Henshaw, who are tasked with keeping the Earth safe from aliens, Kara takes to the skies to protect her world. Her foes include both a sinister extraterrestrial menace and the high-tech terrestrial threat of clever villains with powerful weaponry. The series stars Melissa Benoist (Whiplash, Glee), Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy), and Mehcad Brooks (True Blood), with David Harewood (Homeland) and Calista Flockhart (Brothers & Sisters), and is executive produced by Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow), Ali Adler (Chuck), Andrew Kreisberg (The Flash, Arrow) and Sarah Schechter (Pan, The Flash). From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl premieres Mondays at 8/7c on CBS this November.
  • Blindspot – Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise of an Empire) and Jaimie Alexander (Thor films) star in Blindspot, a one-hour action thriller from Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Arrow, Pan) and writer/executive producer Martin Gero (Stargate: Atlantis). Stapleton plays hardened FBI agent Kurt Weller, who is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a naked amnesiac, Jane Doe (Alexander), is found in Times Square covered in a series of cryptic tattoos…including his name on her back. As Weller and his teammates at the FBI begin to investigate the veritable treasure map found in Jane Doe’s tattoos, they are drawn into a high-stakes underworld that twists and turns through a labyrinth of secrets and revelations-the information they uncover might ultimately change the world. In addition to Stapleton and Alexander, the series stars Rob Brown (Treme), Audrey Esparza (Public Morals), Ukweli Roach (Eternal Law), Ashley Johnson (The Killing), and Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Without a Trace). From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television Blindspot premieres this fall Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.
  • Containment – When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a. Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting against not only fatal infection but also isolation, fear, and the disintegration of society around them. But as they begin to gain each other’s trust, hope remains, and on either side of the cordon unlikely heroes will rise. Containment stars David Gyasi (Interstellar), Christina Moses (How We Met), Chris Wood (The Vampire Diaries), Kristen Gutoskie, Claudia Black (The Originals), George Young, Hanna Mangan Lawrence ( Spartacus: Vengeance), and Trevor St. John (One Life to Live). Based on the original Belgian series created by Carl Joos for Eyeworks, Containment is produced by My So-Called Company in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals) and David Nutter (The Flash, Arrow).
  • Lucifer – Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar has resigned his throne and retired to the City of Angels, where he owns an upscale piano bar called Lux. When a beautiful pop star is murdered, for the first time in roughly 10 billion years, he feels something awaken deep within him. Is he actually capable of feelings for a human being? The very thought disturbs him. The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective Chloe Dancer, who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer. At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel Amenadiel, has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to Hell. But with the City of Angels at his feet and a newfound purpose, Lucifer’s having too much fun to go back now. Sexy, dark and irreverent, Lucifer stars Tom Ellis (Rush), Lauren German (Chicago Fire), DB Woodside (24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Spartacus series), Nicholas Gonzalez (Sleepy Hollow), Scarlett Estevez, and Rachael Harris (The Hangover) and is executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean films), Jonathan Littman (CSI series), Tom Kapinos (Californication), Ildy Modrovich (Necessary Roughness), Len Wiseman (Underworld films), and Joe Henderson (Almost Human). From Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Aggressive Mediocrity in association with Warner Bros. Television, and based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, Lucifer premieres Midseason on FOX.
  • Teen Titans Go! – The Teen Titans are back at it again, in Teen Titans Go!, with all new comedic adventures both in and out of Titans Tower and Warner Bros has you covered by screening a brand-new episode. Based on DC Comics characters and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.

Continue reading for Friday’s Comic-Con 2015 Television Panels Schedule–>

Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Empire, Reign, Robot Chicken, 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 July 4, 2015 we have Empire (Season 1), Reign (Season 2), Robot Chicken (Season 7), and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect below.

The Following Season 3 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD October 13

The Following: The Complete Third and Final Season (Kevin Williamson) Rated TV-14 [43 min] – A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command. Starring Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, and Shawn Ashmore

Special Features:

  • When Heroes Lie
  • Evil Has Many Faces
  • Ryan and Romance
  • The Art of the Crime Scene
  • The Following: Funny AND Die
  • Severed Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • 2014 New York Comic-Con Panel

Empire Season 1 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray and DVD September 15

Empire: The Complete First Season (Lee Daniels and Danny Strong) Rated TV-14 [42 min] – A father, who runs a successful music business, is diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease and has to choose one of his three sons to take over when he dies. Starring Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Grace Gaeley, Kaitlin Doubleday, and Bryshere Y. Gray

Special features include:

  • No Apologies – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • I Wanna Love You –Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • Come Away With Me – Video Medley – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
  • Whatever Makes You Happy (feat. Jennifer Hudson & Juicy J) Uncut Music Performance
  • Keep it Movin – Byshere Y. Gray (Hakeem Lyon) and Serayah McNeill (Tiana) Uncut Music Performance
  • Tell the Truth – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • Nothing to Lose – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • Power of The Empire Video Medley – Byshere Y. Gray (Hakeem Lyon)
  • For My God – Jennifer Hudson (Michelle) Uncut Music Performance
  • Good Enough – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • You’re So Beautiful – Estelle, Terrence Howard (Lucious Lyon), Taraji P. Henson (Cookie Lyon), Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon), Byshere Y. Gray (Hakeem Lyon) feat. Serayah McNeill (Tiana) Uncut Music Performance
  • You’re So Beautiful – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • Drip Drop (DIRTY i-Tunes) – Byshere Y. Gray (Hakeem Lyon) feat. Serayah McNeill (Tiana) Uncut Music Performance
  • What is Love Video Medley – feat. Veronika Bozeman
  • Featurette: Empire: It’s in the Music
  • Featurette: The Empire of Style
  • Special Feature: Commentary on the “Pilot”

A Little Chaos Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray and Digital HD August 4

A Little Chaos (Alan Rickman) [Limited] Rated R [117 min] – Two talented landscape artists become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles. Starring Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, and Matthias Schoenaerts

  • No special features listed at this time

Reign Season 2 DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD October 6

Reign: The Complete Second Season (Laurie McCarthy and Stephanie Sengupta) Rated TV-14 [42 min] – Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court. Starring Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs, Toby Regbo, Celina Sinden, Caitlin Stasey, and Anna Popplewell

Special features include:

  • Playing By Her Rules: A Day on Set with a Queen and Her Court behind-the-scenes featurette will take fans on set for one day in the life of their favorite reigning Queen, Adalaide Kane, and her co-stars.
  • Deleted Scenes

Robot Chicken Season 7 DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD July 21

Robot Chicken: The Complete Seventh Season (Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, and Mike Fasolo) Rated TV-MA [11 min] – From creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, ‘Robot Chicken’ is stop-motion animation with a demented twist. Starring Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Matthew Senreich

Special features include:

  • Commentary on all Twenty Episodes
  • Bonus Christmas Special with Commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Cut Sketches

iZombie DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD September 29

iZombie: The Complete First Season (Diane Ruggiero and Rob Thomas) Rated TV-14 [42 min] – A medical resident finds that being a zombie has its perks, which she uses to assist the police. Starring Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, and Blaine DeBeers

  • Deleted Scenes
  • iZombie: 2014 Comic-Con Panel

The Last Survivors DVD Box Cover Art

Available on VOD and Digital Download August 4

The Last Survivors (Thomas S. Hammock) Unrated [95 min] – A teenage girl fights to protect the last working well in a drought-stricken valley from a greedy water baron. Starring Haley Lu Richardson, Booboo Stewart, Max Charles, and Nicole Arianna Fox

  • No special features listed until Blu-ray/DVD release later this year

Little House on the Prairie Season 6 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD July 14

Little House on the Prairie (Blanche Hanalis) Rated TV-PG [60 min] – The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West. Starring Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greebush, Karen Grassle, and Melissa Sue Anderson

  • “The Little House Phenomenon – Part Six: “A Lasting Legacy”

Lawless Kingdom DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand September 1

Lawless Kingdom [Original Title: “Si da ming bu 2”] (Gordon Chan) Unrated [114 min] – Four detectives, each with supernatural powers, dedicate their unique and special skills to solving crimes and apprehending powerful criminals. Starring Chao Deng, Yifei Liu, and Anthony Chau-Sang Won

  • No special features listed at this time

Lords of London DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand September 1

Lords of London (Antonio Simoncini) Rated R [90 min] – A London gangster must confront his ruthless father’s past in order to alter the gritty, abusive path that his life is spiraling down after a shakedown goes awry. Starring Glen Murphy, Ray Winstone, and Serena Iansiti

  • No special features listed at this time.

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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Comic-Con 2014 Cosplay Photo Gallery [Over 300 Awesome Cosplayers Featured!]

Comic-Con 2014 Photo Gallery

San Diego Comic-Con, the mecca for cosplayers from around the globe has sadly come and gone. But we’ve got just the treat for you to relive that special time of year whenever you would like. We met with hundreds of wonderful cosplayers this past SDCC weekend who were kind enough to stop and pose for a picture, and we’d like to share them all with you of course. Check out our full Comic-Con 2014 cosplay photo gallery after the break. Continue reading

Comic-Con 2014: Adult Swim Take-Over with Meatwad Dome and Fun House

Comic-Con 2014 Adult Swim Takes Over SDCC with Meatwad Dome

Take a ride on the wild side with Adult Swim this year at San Diego Comic-Con. Once again, Adult Swim is bringing their unique fan experiences to the PETCO Park parking lot across from the convention center with free fun for everyone. From a giant Meatwad dome to the Fun House from last year to celebrity signings, Adult Swim is pulling out all the stops this year. More after the jump. Continue reading

Comic-Con 2014: Complete Friday Panel Schedule

Comic-Con 2014 Complete Friday Panel Schedule

And you thought Comic-Con 2014 was heating up with Community, Paramount Pictures, and Sony Pictures on Thursday? Friday’s schedule of panels for SDCC come in hot and heavy with the likes of Game of Thrones, The Legend of Korra, The Walking Dead, Kevin Smith, Bones, Agents of SHIELD, Arrow, and much much more! Check out the full line-up after the break. Continue reading

The Netflix Streaming Report: Short Term 12, The Family, The Bible, Peeples, and More

Short Term 12 Movie 2013

Welcome to The Streaming Report for April 17, 2014, a weekly feature that suggests newly uploaded movies to Netflix Watch Instant. After the long week on the grind you deserve a relaxing staycation with a bowl of popcorn, a bucket of ice cream, and only your Netflix queue to judge you. This past week, Netflix has been kind enough to supply us with Short Term 12, The Family, The Bible, Peeples, and more, which you’ll find after the break.  Continue reading

Now Available To Own: The Hangover Part 3, American Horror Story: Asylum, Just Dance 2014, and More

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Empty your wallets and check your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available To Own for the week of October 1, 2013. Each week we run down new releases in movies, television series, and video games that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. On shelves this week, you can find titles such as The Hangover Part 3, The Purge, American Horror Story: Asylum, Pokémon X and Y, Just Dance 2014, and more. Check out the complete list of new releases after the jump. Continue reading

Comic-Con 2013: Friday Panel Schedule

Comic-Con 2013 Friday Panel Schedule

Things are heating up on the second day of Comic-Con 2013. With Sony Pictures and Screen Gems taking the lead with movie presentations, along with a big appearance by Metallica, SDCC has only getting started. You can also expect panels panels from The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Assassin’s Creed 4, Adventure Time, Falling Skies, and more. Check out the full schedule of panels for Friday, July 19 after the break. Continue reading

Adult Swim Invades Comic-Con 2013: Funhouse Grand Opening and Full Panel Schedule

Adult Swim Invades Comic-Con 2013 with Funhouse Grand Opening

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 is fast approaching. With about three weeks to go, the panel and event announcements will slowly roll in. Adult Swim has just unveiled what they are bringing to the table this year and it’s jam packed full of sneak peeks of several of the upcoming series such as Rick and Morty and Hot Package. Also debuting at SDCC this year will be Adult Swim’s Funhouse. Find out what else Adult Swim has in store for Comic-Con after the jump. Continue reading