Netflix Streaming Report: Walt Disney Shorts, Chasing Life Season 2, Kung Fury, and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for October 29, 2015. After the long week 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 Watch Instant has been kind enough to supply us with Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection, Chasing Life Season 2, Kung Fury, August: Osage County, and more.

Frozen Fever

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Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection (Many Directors) – From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes an extraordinary new collection of award-winning and beloved short films for the first time with all-new extras including an inside look at the Disney Animation shorts, featuring introductions and interviews with the acclaimed filmmakers themselves.

Shorts include:

  • Frozen Fever (2015), Feast (2014), Get A Horse! (2013), Paperman (2012), Tangled Ever After (2012), The Ballad of Nessie (2011), Tick Tock Tale (2010), Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa (2010), How to Hook Up Your Home Theater (2007), The Little Matchgirl (2006), Lorenzo (2004), and John Henry (2000)

This is a wonderful bundle of all the Walt Disney Animation shorts for easy consumption. From recent Oscar winner’s Paperman and Feast to classics like John Henry and Prep & Landing, these bite sized Disney shorts are perfect to sit down for some quick entertainment.

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Kung Fury Movie

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Kung Fury (David Sandberg) Unrated [31 min] – In 1985, Kung Fury, the toughest martial artist cop in Miami, goes back in time to kill the worst criminal of all time – kung fuhrer Hitler. Starring David Sandberg, Jorma Taccone, and Steven Chew

Everything about David Sandberg’s crowdfunded project is simply magical. The delightful insanity of Kung Fury makes this project worth every penny donated. Tremendous love and support was put into the production of this fantastical ode to martial arts and police action films of the ’80s. Kung Fury finds the perfect combo of the two, delivering fun action, the cheesiest one-liners, and an awesome ’80s synth score.

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Chasing Life Season 2

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Chasing Life Season 2 (Susanna Fogel, Joni Lefkowitz, and Ricardo Álvarez Canales) [42 min] – Follows a young woman’s life after she is diagnosed with cancer. Starring Italia Ricci, Mary Page Keller, Richard Brancatisano, Haley Ramm, Aisha Dee, Scott Michael Foster, Rebecca Schull, Jessica Meraz, and Steven Weber

Although I haven’t indulged in the second season of Chasing Life, I rather enjoyed the first. All of the characters are pretty well written, strong, and well-acted by a group of young, talented actors. This is the final season since ABC Family pulled the plug earlier this year. From what I’ve been told, they do leave the series nicely wrapped up for those like myself who desire closure.

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August: Osage County Meryl Streep

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August: Osage County (John Wells) A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Starring Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, Sam Shepard,  Julianne Nicholson,  Margo Martindale, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Chris Cooper

For me, August: Osage County is a solid movie that only needs to be seen once. The performances from the spectacularly cast bunch are a treat as they each have their own moment to shine, especially Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep of course. But the rest of the family involved all have their own place and purpose. It’s a well-rounded film that doesn’t completely wow, but overall it’s not a bad sit if

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Also newly available on Netflix streaming this week:

  • Return to Sender
  • The Gunman
  • Let Us Prey
  • The Human Centipede: The Final Sequence
  • A Borrowed Identity
  • Hemlock Grove (Season 3)
  • Results
  • Unexpected

What will you be watching this weekend?

Look forward to more new titles from the Netflix Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.


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All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

Now Available to Own: Get Hard, While We’re Young, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of June 30, 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 Get Hard, While We’re Young, The Gunman, and more.

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Movies on Blu-ray

Get Hard (Etan Cohen) Rated R [100 min] – When millionaire James King is nailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars. Starring Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, and T.I.

I expected the worst, but walked away mildly enjoying the antics between Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. There are good intentions, but it’s hard not to look past its racist tendencies. The duo work well together, but for 100 min, Get Hard feels a lot longer than the substance the film provides. RENT IT!

Special features include:

  • Unrated Cut of the Film
  • Just Put Your Lips Together and Blow
  • Get Hard Line-O-Ramas
  • The Kevin Hart Workout
  • Face Off with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart
  • Ferrell Fighting
  • A Date with John Mayer
  • Twerking 101
  • Will Ferrell, Gangsta
  • Inmates: Out of Control
  • Bikers, Babes and Big Bangs
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner) Unrated [105 min] – A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo (1996) on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money. Starring Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard, and David Zellner

When I saw the film in theaters I had a hard time concentrating on the film because a bunch of old people wouldn’t shut their yaps throughout. From what I could keep my attention on, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is a very sweet and hilariously dark comedy filled with existentialism. Kikuchi’s performance is captivating and poignant, while the rest of the cast demonstrate a perfect balance. Team Bunzo! RENT IT!

  • Audio commentary with the Zellner Brothers and producer Chris Ohlson
  • Deleted and alternate scenes

While We’re Young (Noah Baumbach) Rated R [97 min] – A middle-aged couple’s career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives. Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, and Amanda Seyfried

If you’re like me and despise hipster culture, While We’re Young may be difficult to stomach. But all the while the movie allows for a handful of good laughs at their expense. Baumbach attempts for a real calculating story that delivers a punch in the face the viewer and the characters may not see coming. Look at all of his work, I may have enjoyed While We’re Young the most, but still not my kind of film. It may float your boat though. RENT IT!

Special features include:

  • Six Behind-the-Scenes Vignettes:
    • “The Cast”
    • “Working with Filmmaker Noah Baumbach”
    • “Generation Tech”
    • “Working with Charles Grodin”
    • “Ayahuasca Ceremony”
    • “Hip-Hop Class”

Last Knights (Kazuaki Kiriya) Rated R [115 min] – A fallen warrior rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master. Starring Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, and Aksel Hennie

For what it’s worth, Last Knight could have been a lot worse. Overly convoluted and plagued with uninteresting characters, Kazuaki Kiriya presents a very bland piece of cinema. Sadly not even the cast can keep the ship afloat. Morgan Freeman’s strange beard thing may be the most interesting thing about the whole movie. SKIP IT!

Special features include:

  •  “Behind the Scenes of Last Knights” featurette
  • “A Look at the Special Effects of Last Knights” featurette
  • Cast and Crew Interviews

The Gunman (Pierre Morel) Rated R [115 min] – A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier’s successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself. Starring Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca, and Javier Bardem

I did not get the chance to see this film in theaters or via a screener. I have not heard any good things about the film either.

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Blu-Ray Deals and Steals

  •  Spirited Away – $19.98
  • It Follows [Pre-order] – $14.84
  • Slow West [Pre-order] – $14.99
  • Penny Dreadful (Season 1) – $17.99
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past – $9.99
  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie – $6.99
  • My Neighbor Totoro – $17.28
  • Maggie [Pre-order] – $12.99
  • 12 Years a Slave – $9.99
  • Ex-Machina [Pre-order] – $16.99
  • The Fault in Our Stars – $9.99
  • Mad Men (Season 6) – $10.43
  • Ender’s Game – $7.88
  • Home Alone Collection – $12.96

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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Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: The Gunman, Run All Night, The Forger, and More

Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD The Gunman, Run All Night, The Forger, 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 May 2, 2015 we have The Gunman, Run All Night, The Forger, and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect from them after the break. Continue reading

Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Run All Night, The Gunman, The Forger, 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 May 2, 2015 we have The Gunman, Run All Night, The Forger, and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features you can expect.

Run All Night Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray and DVD June 16; Digital HD on June 2

Run All Night (Jaume Collet-Serra) Rated R [114 min] – Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son. Starring Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, and Vincent D’Onofrio

Special features include:

  • Shoot All Night – Go behind the scenes with Collet-Serra as his team creates a white-knuckle ride through New York’s underbelly. (Blu-ray only)
  • Action All Night – The film’s cast and crew discuss that special something that has made Neeson a staple of grit and vulnerability on the screen. (Blu-ray only)
  • Deleted Scenes

The Gunman Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD June 30th. 

The Gunman (Pierre Morel) Rated R [115 min] – A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier’s successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself. Starring Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca, and Javier Bardem

No special features listed

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray and DVD July 14

The release will be available for purchase on July 14. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (John Madden) Rated PG [122 min] – As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals – Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel. Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, and David Strathairn

Special features include:

  • Story
  • Cast
  • Returning to the Marigold Hotel
  • Blossoming Relationships
  • The Marigold Wedding
  • Filming in India
  • Gallery

The Forger Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD June 23

The Forger (Philip Martin) Rated R [92 min] – A thief works with his father and son to forge a painting by Monet and steal the original. Together, they plan the heist of their lives. Starring John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, and Tye Sheridan

Special features include:

  • Identifying The Forger: Creating Character and Conflict” featurette

Killing Jesus Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-Ray and DVD June 2

Killing Jesus (Christopher Menaul) [Miniseries] Unrated [132 min] – A miniseries chronicling the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Starring Kelsey Grammer, Vernon Dobtcheff, and  Eoin Macken

Special features include:

  • What It’s Like to Play Jesus
  • Getting Into Character with Haaz Sleiman
  • Stephen Moyer on Playing Pontius Pilate
  • Kelsey Grammer on Playing King Herod
  • Stephanie Leonidas on Playing Salome
  • Abhin Galeya on Playing John the Baptist
  • Eoin Macken on Playing Antipas
  • Joe Doyle on Playing Judas
  • John Rhys Davies on Playing Annas
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui on Playing Herodia
  • Killing Jesus: The Costumes
  • The Women’s Costumes
  • Killing Jesus: The Make-Up
  • Killing Jesus: Behind the Production
  • Filming in Morocco
  • The Director, Chris Menaul
  • The Power Struggle of the Time

Teen Titans Go! Season 2 Part 2 DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD August 18

Teen Titans Go! (Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath) (Season 2 Part 2) Rated TV-PG [22 min]– The Teen Titans return with a whole new bevy of baddies, beverages and adventures! Partner up with Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy to defend Jump City against slimy monsters, tyrannical villains and of course, crime fighting induced hunger pains. Starring Scott Menville, Hynden Walch, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, and Greg Cipes

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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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Box Office Battlefield: ‘Insurgent’ vs. ‘The Gunman’

Box Office Battlefield 'Insurgent' vs. 'The Gunman'

The weekend warriors of March 20, 2015 includes Insurgent and The Gunman, as well as the limited release of It Follows. Every week, movie studios select candidates to enter the glorious battlefield for your hard-earned dollars, Box Office Battlefield is here to help you decide which movie(s) will take priority over the others and determine who will be victorious. Continue reading