Entries for the ‘Genre’ Category

Going in Style Blu-ray Disc August 1st, 2017

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Crime, New Line, Warner on August 7th, 2017 by Dave

Going in Style Blu-ray

Warner Home Video kicked off August with the Blu-ray release for Going in Style on August 1st, 2017.

Theodore Melfi wrote the screenplay for this crime heist comedy film.

The movie is loosely based on the 1979 film of the same name.

The story follows retirees who plan to rob a bank after their pensions are cancelled.

The film received mixed reviews and grossed $84 million worldwide.

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Unforgettable Blu-ray Disc July 25th, 2017

Posted in Blu-ray, Commentary, Drama, Thriller, Warner on August 6th, 2017 by Dave

Unforgettable Blu-ray

Unforgettable is a new dark thriller unleashed by Warner Home Video with a July 25th, 2017 Blu-ray release.

Christina Hodson wrote the screen play for this psychological thriller.

The story follows a divorcée who begins to torment the new fiancé of her ex-husband.

Things get out of hand when an abusive ex-boyfriend is thrown into the mix.

Notably the movie has a female director and two female lead characters.

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Ghost in the Shell Blu-ray Disc July 25th, 2017

Posted in Action, Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Paramount, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Thriller on July 31st, 2017 by Dave

Ghost in the Shell Blu-ray

Ghost in the Shell is a key Blu-ray title released by Paramount Home Entertainment on July 25th, 2017.

This science fiction action film was written by Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, and Ehren Kruger.

The film is based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow.

The story is set in a near future, when the line between humans and robots is blurred, and a cyborg supersoldier seeks out her past.

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CHIPS Blu-ray Disc June 27th, 2017

Posted in Action, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Crime, Warner on July 3rd, 2017 by Dave

CHIPS Blu-ray

June 27th, 2017 marked the arrival of the Warner Home Video Blu-ray release for the buddy cop film CHIPS.

Dax Shepard wrote the screenplay for this action comedy, based on the 1977–1983 television series of the same name.

The movie imagines an origin story for the main characters and takes CHIPS into the R Rated comedy realm.

It received largely negative reviews from the critics and went on to earn $25 million worldwide.

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The Lego Batman Movie Blu-ray Disc June 13th, 2017

Posted in Action, Adventure, Animation, Atmos, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Family, Fantasy, Warner on June 18th, 2017 by Dave

The Lego Batman Movie Blu-ray

June 13th, 2017 marked the arrival of the Warner Home Video Blu-ray release for The Lego Batman Movie.

Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern and John Whittington again teamed up for this computer-animated superhero comedy.

The film is of course a spin-off installment of The Lego Movie.

It is the third feature film to be produced by Warner Animation Group, and the second to be based on Lego properties.

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Fist Fight Blu-ray Disc May 30th, 2017

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, New Line, Warner on June 6th, 2017 by Dave

Fist Fight Blu-ray

Warner Home Video closed out May with the R rated comedy Fist Fight on Blu-ray Disc May 30th, 2017.

Van Robichaux and Evan Susser wrote the screenplay for the film that features Ice Cube and Charlie Day.

The premise of the movie is that one teacher challenges another to an after-school fight.

The film premiered in Los Angeles on February 13, 2017 and grossed $41 million worldwide.

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xXx Return of Xander Cage Blu-ray Disc May 16th, 2017

Posted in Action, Adventure, Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Paramount, Thriller on May 21st, 2017 by Dave

xXx Return of Xander Cage Blu-ray

xXx: Return of Xander Cage is a new key Blu-ray title released by Paramount Home Entertainment on May 16th, 2017.

F. Scott Frazier wrote the screenplay for this action thriller.

It is the third installment in the xXx franchise, following xXx and xXx: State of the Union, with the Xander Cage character returning from ‘the dead’.

The film was very successful at the box office, becoming the eighth highest-grossing film of 2017.

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La La Land Blu-ray Disc April 25th, 2017

Posted in Atmos, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Drama, Lionsgate, Music, Musical on April 29th, 2017 by Dave

La La Land Blu-ray

La La Land is a new key Blu-ray title released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment on April 25th, 2017.

Damien Chazelle both wrote the screenplay and directed this romantic musical comedy-drama.

The story follows a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles.

The movie has grossed $440 million worldwide on a production budget of $30 million.

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Monster Trucks Blu-ray Disc April 11th, 2017

Posted in Action, Adventure, Atmos, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Family, Fantasy, Paramount, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction on April 14th, 2017 by Dave

Monster Trucks Blu-ray

This week I am taking a closer look at the Paramount Home Entertainment family movie Monster Trucks, released on Blu-ray Disc April 11th, 2017.

This action-comedy film was written by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, Derek Connolly and Matthew Robinson.

The story follows a high-schooler who finds an escaped monster living in his truck.

The film received mixed reviews, and grossed just $84 million worldwide against its $125 million budget.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4K Ultra HD March 28th

Posted in 4K, Adventure, Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Family, Fantasy, HDR, Ultra HD, Warner on March 31st, 2017 by Dave

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Blu-ray

This week I took a closer look at the Warner Home Video 4K Ultra HD release for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on March 28th, 2017.

This family fantasy is a spin-off of the Harry Potter film series, written by J. K. Rowling in her screenwriting debut.

The story follows Newt Scamander as he visits 1920s New York with his case full of magical creatures.

The film received positive reviews and was the eighth highest-grossing film of 2016.

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