Everybody Wants Some Blu-ray Disc July 12th, 2016

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, DTS:X, Paramount on July 14th, 2016 by Dave

Everybody Wants Some Blu-ray

Richard Linklater’s latest movie Everybody Wants Some!! is a new key Blu-ray title released by Paramount Home Entertainment on July 12th, 2016.

This sports comedy was both written and directed by Richard Linklater.

The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 11, 2016.

The story follows a university baseball team in the early eighties, who are preparing for the new season just before class starts.

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Blu-ray Disc June 28th, 2016

Posted in Action, Adventure, Animation, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, DreamWorks Animation, Family, Fox on June 27th, 2016 by Dave

Kung Fu Panda 3 Blu-ray

June 28th, 2016 marks the arrival of the Fox Home Entertainment release for Kung Fu Panda 3.

This computer-animated comedy martial arts movie was produced by DreamWorks Animation.

The film was written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, and is the third installment in the Kung Fu Panda franchise.

The story follows Dragon Warrior Po and the Furious Five battling a foe from the Spirit Realm.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Blu-ray Disc June 21st, 2016

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Family, Romance, Universal on June 25th, 2016 by Dave

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Blu-ray

The new Blu-ray release for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 was a key new release from Universal Studios Home Entertainment on June 21st, 2016.

This romantic comedy was written by Nia Vardalos, who also wrote and starred in the original My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

The movie is set some 20 years after the original My Big Fat Greek Wedding, with Toula now a mother of a teenage daughter.

Some things never change though, with the ever present family full of advice.

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Midnight Special Blu-ray Disc June 21st, 2016

Posted in Adventure, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Thriller, Warner on June 22nd, 2016 by Dave

Midnight Special Blu-ray

June 21st, 2016 marked the arrival of the Warner Home Video Blu-ray Disc release for Midnight Special.

This science fiction drama was written and directed by Jeff Nichols in his first studio production.

The film competed for the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.

The story revolves around Roy and his biological son Alton Meyer, who are on the run from federal and local law enforcement due to Alton’s special powers.

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La Chienne Blu-ray Disc June 14th, 2016

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Criterion, Drama on June 17th, 2016 by Dave

La Chienne Blu-ray

La Chienne is one of the latest French movies released by the Criterion Collection – on Blu-ray Disc June 14th, 2016.

This drama film was the second sound film by director Jean Renior, and the twelfth film of his career.

The literal English translation of the film’s title is The Bitch, though the movie was typically retitled Isn’t Life a Bitch?

The story was remade in English by Fritz Lang under the title Scarlet Street.

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The Martian Extended Edition Blu-ray Disc June 7th, 2016

Posted in Adventure, Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Fox, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction on June 13th, 2016 by Dave

The Martian Extended Edition Blu-ray

Ridley Scott’s latest film is available in a new The Martian: Extended Edition from Fox Home Entertainment, on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD June 7th, 2016.

This science fiction movie is based on Andy Weir’s 2011 novel The Martian.

Matt Damon stars as an astronaut who is mistakenly presumed dead and left behind on Mars.

The story follows his struggle to survive on the arid planet and the subsequent effort to rescue him.

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Hail Caesar Blu-ray Disc June 7th, 2016

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Mystery, Universal on June 10th, 2016 by Dave

Hail Caesar Blu-ray

Hail, Caesar! is the latest Coen brothers movie, released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Disc June 7th, 2016.

This mystery comedy was written and produced by Joel and Ethan Coen.

The film was originally set to take place in the 1920s, but the idea was shelved.

The story now follows Hollywood “fixer” Eddie Mannix in the 1950s, trying to discover what happened to the leading actor who vanishes during filming.

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Anomalisa Blu-ray Disc June 7th, 2016

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Drama, Paramount, Romance on June 8th, 2016 by Dave

Anomalisa Blu-ray

This week Paramount Home Entertainment released the unique stop motion animated movie Anomalisa – on Blu-ray Disc June 7th, 2016.

This comedy-drama was written by Charlie Kaufman, based on his play from 2005.

The story follows a lonely customer service expert who perceives everyone as looking and sounding the same.

Anomalisa was nominated for the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film.

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How to be Single Blu-ray Disc May 24th, 2016

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, New Line, Romance, Warner on May 26th, 2016 by Dave

How to be Single Blu-ray

May 24th, 2016 marked the arrival of the Warner Home Video Blu-ray release for How to be Single.

This romantic comedy was written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, based on the novel by Liz Tuccillo.

The story takes a different approach, following the main character Alice through the times between relationships as she enjoys or struggles with being single.

Alice’s sister and a co-worker, both single and proud, help her on her journey.

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In a Lonely Place Blu-ray Disc May 10th, 2016

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Crime, Criterion, Drama, Film Noir, Mystery, Romance, Thriller on May 13th, 2016 by Dave

In a Lonely Place Blu-ray

A key classic film release this week was the Criterion Collection’s In a Lonely Place – on Blu-ray Disc May 10th, 2016.

This 1950 film noir features Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame, and is based on the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes.

Bogart stars as Dixon Steele, a troubled screenwriter suspected of murder, and Grahame is Laurel Gray, a neighbor who falls for Steele’s charm.

Bogart’s performance is considered by many critics to be among his finest.

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