Entries for the ‘Crime’ Category

The House Blu-ray Disc October 10th, 2017

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Crime, New Line, Warner on October 19th, 2017 by Dave

The House Blu-ray

The House is a new Will Ferrell movie released on Blu-ray by Warner Home Video on October 10th, 2017.

Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien wrote the screenplay for this crime comedy, with Cohen also directing.

The story follows a couple that, in order to pay for their daughter’s college tuition, opens an underground casino.

The film received predominantly negative reviews from critics, and grossed $34 million worldwide.

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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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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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Live by Night Blu-ray Disc March 21st, 2017

Posted in Atmos, Blu-ray, Commentary, Crime, Drama, Warner on March 24th, 2017 by Dave

Live by Night Blu-ray

Live by Night is the latest Blu-ray title unleashed by Warner Home Video on March 21st, 2017.

This crime drama was written, directed, and co-produced by Ben Affleck, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.

The story follows the life on an Ybor City bootlegger who becomes a notorious gangster.

The film saw wide release on January 13, 2017 to mixed reviews and didn’t do so well at the box office.

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The Accountant Blu-ray Disc January 10th, 2017

Posted in 4K, Action, Blu-ray, Commentary, Crime, Drama, HDR, Thriller, Ultra HD, Warner on January 13th, 2017 by Dave

The Accountant Blu-ray

Warner Home Video has started the year with the Blu-ray release for The Accountant on January 10th, 2017.

Bill Dubuque penned the screenplay for this crime thriller featuring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and J. K. Simmons.

The film follows a high-functioning autistic public accountant who specializes in finding accounting discrepancies for the rich and dangerous.

The movie had mixed reviews but was a box-office success.

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War Dogs Blu-ray Disc November 22nd, 2016

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Crime, Drama, War, Warner on November 23rd, 2016 by Dave

War Dogs Blu-ray

November 22nd, 2016 marked the arrival of the Warner Home Video Blu-ray release for War Dogs.

Todd Phillips, Jason Smilovic and Stephen Chin wrote the screenplay for this dark comedy based an article by Guy Lawson.

The story follows arms dealers Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz, who win a $300 million US Army contract to supply munitions for the Afghan National Army.

The film uses artistic license and events have been quite heavily fictionalized

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Absolutely Fabulous Movie Blu-ray Coming November 29th

Posted in Blu-ray, Comedy, Crime, Fox, Pre-orders on November 4th, 2016 by Dave

Absolutely Fabulous Movie Blu-ray

Fox Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie on November 29th, 2016.

Jennifer Saunders wrote the screenplay for the film which is based on the popular British television series Absolutely Fabulous, following the lives of PR agent Edina Monsoon and her friend Patsy Stone.

Patsy and Edina are back with Saffron and Bubble, with the television cast returning to reprise their roles for the movie.

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Mechanic Resurrection Blu-ray and Ultra HD Coming November 22nd

Posted in 4K, Action, Adventure, Atmos, Blu-ray, Crime, Lionsgate, Pre-orders, Thriller, Ultra HD on October 31st, 2016 by Dave

Mechanic Resurrection Blu-ray

Mechanic: Resurrection has been announced by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, scheduled for a November 22nd, 2016 release on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD.

Philip Shelby and Tony Mosher penned the screenplay for this action thriller.

It follows on from the 2011 film The Mechanic, which in turn was a remake of the 1972 film.

The film again features Jason Statham in the role of Arthur Bishop.

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Central Intelligence Blu-ray Disc September 27th, 2016

Posted in Action, Blu-ray, Comedy, Commentary, Crime, New Line, Warner on September 30th, 2016 by Dave

Central Intelligence Blu-ray

September 27th, 2016 saw the release of the Warner Home Video Blu-ray title Central Intelligence.

Rawson Marshall Thurber, Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen penned the screenplay for this action comedy.

The story follows two old high school acquaintances who team up to save the world from a terrorist who plans to sell top secret satellite encryption codes.

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart feature in the lead roles.

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