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This holiday season, you (or someone you know) are in a great position to kick off, or expand your Blu-Ray collection. The market is heating up, there are some amazing releases out there, and there are bound to be tons of great deals. To help get the ball rolling, I have a great giveaway for you.
First off, check out the Blu-Ray #MovieMagic App below and get a taste of the Blu-Ray possibilities. Then enter to win a randomly selected Blu-Ray title from among those listed below. They’re all new releases, and you’re going to get something that will be a great addition to your collection, or will make a great a gift.
You Haven’t Seen Your Favorite Movie Until You’ve Seen the Special Features!
This Holiday rediscover the #MovieMagic behind your favorite films. Blu-ray offers exclusive special features that put you in the filmmaker’s chair, »
- Marc Eastman
Alfonso Cuaron's science fiction blockbuster Gravity holds firm at the top of the charts for a second straight week, although Benny Chan's The White Storm opens strong. Rank Title Origin 25/11 - 01/12 (Us$M) Total (Us$M) Screening days 1 Gravity USA $22.74 $58.77 13 2 The White Storm Hk/China $12.94 $12.94 3 3 The Hunger Games：Catching Fire USA $11.10 $24.18 11 4 Epic USA $3.65 $3.65 3 5 Control China $3.26 $6.80 10 6 Thor: The Dark World USA $2.13 $55.01 24 7 Escape Plan USA $1.78 $40.76 28 8 Red 2 USA $0.46 $8.98 17 9 Voyage Extraordinaire China $0.16 $0.16 3 10 My Boyfriends China $0.09 $1.22 17 Gravity has been a colossal success around the world, and proves China is no exception....
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Sorry, What to Watch took a turkey day break as last week was really light on new product worth mentioning. This week? Pretty much the same but we don’t want you to miss us too badly. Here’s five recent Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming releases that may have caught your attention on new release shelves lately, ranked in the order we’d add them to our holiday wish list.
The Simpsons: Season Sixteen
Photo credit: Fox
“The Simpsons: Season Sixteen”
While the quality of the show itself has gone down, some would say notably, Fox continues to truly impress with the Blu-ray and DVD releases for the legendary hit. Not only do they include notable bonus material and great transfers but they have commentaries on every single episode. These are still the standard-bearers for television on Blu-ray and DVD. Go ahead, make fun of the quality of »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The most iconic show in recent television history has just been released on home video. Vince Gilligan’s hit AMC show Breaking Bad has hit the shelves as both a Final Season and a Complete Series set. Bryan Cranston gives the performance of his career as Walter White, a [...]
- Romney J. Baldwin
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream on Netflix, Lovefilm, blinkbox, BBC iPlayer, Curzon on Demand.
cool moustaches to wrap up Movember
The Godfather: epic saga about Marlon Brando and his moustache ruling the criminal underworld [my review] [at Netflix] O Brother, Where Art Thou?: George Clooney and his moustache on a bona fide quest for Dapper Dan hair pomade [my review] [at Netflix] Nacho Libre: Jack Black and his moustache do Mexican wrestling and save an orphanage [my review] [at Netflix] Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: Johnny Depp and his moustache sail the high seas in search of adventure [my review] [at Netflix] There Will Be Blood: Daniel Day-Lewis and his moustache corner the early oil markets [my review] [at Netflix]
new to stream
- MaryAnn Johanson
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
"Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me"
What's It About? The Memphis band Big Star has legions of diehard fans and critical acclaim aplenty, and its influence can be felt across the history of rock 'n' roll. But why did mainstream success elude them? Why did Big Star flame out after only three albums? This doc tries to put the pieces together.
Why We're In: Even fans don't know the whole story about this cult band and its members, so this doc will help them fill in some of the blanks. Chris Bell died in 1978 as an unknown, and the late Alex Chilton was also not a huge fan of talking to the media. "Nothing Can Hurt Me" puts the band into context of the Memphis scene, and it has tons of interviews with everyone left who was involved with the band, rock critics, and »
- Jenni Miller
Check out what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Getaway (action, Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez; rated PG-13) Jobs (biopic about Apple founder Steve Jobs; Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney; rated PG-13) Red 2 (action sequel; Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins; PG-13) Turbo (animated; voices: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti; rated PG) The Truth About Emanuel (thriller; Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario; pretheatrical release; not rated) The Punk Singer...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Red 2 - Summit Entertainment - Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Director: Dean Parisot Cast: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker,Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren. Full cast + crew Red 2's biggest crime is being totally acceptable. And as we all know, that's not really a crime, anyway. It's tough be a movie that's likeable enough in a world where everything has to be the greatest thing ever or the worst film ever made. It seems there's rarely any consideration given to the middle territory, and if something does fall there, people tend to assume it's more bad than it is good. In the case of Red 2, it's just... average. The cast is great, but the characters themselves are pretty thin. The action is fine, but never...
- Peter Hall
Mark Gatiss treats the legends of Doctor Who’s creation as only a longtime fan can, in a lovely tribute full of the exasperated acceptance that rose-tinted hindsight brings. I’m “biast” (pro): love love love everything about Doctor Who
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
I suspect even many deeply devoted fans of Doctor Who — people who have no problem acknowledging how profoundly weird a show it is, and who know how insanely popular and profitable it is for the BBC today — have any idea how much of a crapshoot it was at its creation. And I cannot imagine a better valentine to the show and its oddball hero than this lovely docudrama looking at its creation, which has as an underlying premise the notion that only a little band of unlikely outsiders could have possibly gotten it made as something that would endure, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me You've never heard of power pop band Big Star? Well, you're hardly alone. You may, though, have heard of its singer, Alex Chilton, who at 16 was behind 1967's biggest hit "The Letter" (the Box Tops: "Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane/Ain't got time to take a fast train") and in 1971 cofounded the Memphis alt-rock band that should have achieved greatness but instead sank into obscurity. Plagued by personal demons and infighting, Big Star failed dismally with record buyers but lived on in the CD players of music critics, rockers like R.E.M. and the Replacements (which cite the band as an influence) and indie fans that revere it, from its Beatles-esque pop beginnings to its avante garde end after only three albums. Red 2 No,...
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Red 2 Blu-ray The gang is back in Red 2, and while the second adventure with Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) and company is a little more predictable than the first, it.s ultimately still watchable and filled with enough sass for returning fans. Those who never got into the first movie certainly do not need to pick up this one, however. The film starts in a Costco, which is not exactly a place one might guess a spy film would begin. Apparently, Moses has settled into a humdrum routine with his girlfriend, Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker). However, when a random chain of events targets Moses and Marvin (John Malkovich), a mystery needs to be solved before some hitmen gun them down. Filled with off-beat humor, lots of shifting pieces a who.s who of older actors, the film is more fun than it is ground-breaking, but let.s be honest, not »
Remember, it's Black Friday deals week at Amazon right now and I have a full rundown of deals galore right here and while you're looking for deals, Barnes & Noble is still having their 50% off Criterion titles through the end of the month. Take a look at that sale right here, but before you head out check out this week's new titles directly below. There may be a few that catch your eye. Breaking Bad: Final Season and Complete Series With the final season of "Breaking Bad" finally on DVD and Blu-ray perhaps now Netflix will have those final eight episodes available for streaming and I can finish the series. I must say, however, if I was as die hard a fan of this series as some people seem to be, the complete collection is an impressive little curio, at least as far as DVD and Blu-ray sets are concerned. »
- Brad Brevet
★★☆☆☆ Robert Schwentke's Red (2010) came as a minor surprise. This first story of ageing spies being hunted out of retirement was an enjoyable romp; an action film that didn't merely coast on the names of its high profile stars. Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary Louise Parker all return for the sequel, but Dean Parisot's Red 2 (2013) is not its predecessor. Still based (loosely) on Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer's comic book, Red 2 sees the early shine fading from Frank (Willis) and Sarah's (Parker) relationship, as the former attempts to leave his past behind and commit to a life of humdrum domesticity.
- CineVue UK
This week: One last cook with Breaking Bad, Kutcher gets his Mac on, and did someone order a Red 2? ► Eight episodes to end a masterpiece. For a lot of us, the biggest entertainment event of 2013 wasn't a movie or video game ... it was the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad, which we both dreaded and insanely anticipated for a year. The fear, as always, was that a great show would stumble down the stretch - the bitching over »
- John Law
Actress Mary-Louise Parker explains why the audience can relate to her character Sarah in our exclusive featurette for Red 2, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD November 26. Unlike the rest of the main characters, played by Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren, Sarah is just a normal person who happens to be along for the ride with a team of highly trained killers. Take a look, then read on for the special features details below.
Bruce Willis (The Expendables) stars as retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses, who must reunite his unlikely team of elite operatives to take on a new set of enemies on a mission that is "smart, sexy and packs a wallop!"(Am New York). Featuring an outstanding all-star cast including John Malkovich (Burn After Reading), Mary-Louise Parker (Showtime's Weeds), with Anthony Hopkins (Thor) and Helen Mirren (The Queen), Red 2 proves the best never rest.
An action movie like Red 2, which is based on characters from Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s comic book, isn’t exactly burdened with the restrictions of reality. Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) and his collection of Retired Extremely Dangerous operatives can blow up city blocks, surreptitiously hop-scotch across the globe, and ingeniously escape from the most dire of circumstances; and if some of their Houdini breakouts are borderline unbelievable, well… that’s part of the fun.
- Jeff Labrecque
2010’s Red was something of a rarity. It was an over-the-top, overly-long action film, but it was a lot of fun. Films like that tend to wear down the viewer as you’re subjected to one action scene after the other, but what made it a little different was the fact that it took actors that you normally wouldn’t see in such a film (Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman) and throw them into the line of fire, quite literally. I was just as surprised as anyone to find that, despite the normal action clichés, it was rather enjoyable. With this in mind, I welcomed the possibility of a sequel that would reunite these characters for more insane mayhem, hoping that lightning would indeed strike twice. However, like with many sequels, it’s a prospect easier said than done.
Red 2 picks up not long after the original. We find Frank »
- Jeff Beck
Here’s something that, on it’s own, isn’t particularly newsworthy: Melissa Leo might star in a hypothetical movie that hasn’t been greenlit yet. Yawn. I know. But in a larger context, this wishful thinking suddenly becomes not entirely dull. The film-to-be in question is The Toll, from playwright/director Neil Labute. Leo would play a New Jersey tollbooth operator who stumbles upon a potential terrorist attack against the entire East coast, and, as tollbooth operators are known to do, takes down the entire terrorist cell single-handedly. Labute describes the film as “a character piece, to take a middle-aged woman and put her in a crisis you would normally find Bruce Willis. It’s finding someone who has none of the supposed attributes of an action hero and yet asked to do all of the things that those people are asked to do.” And that’s something essentially non-existent in the current film market. Middle-aged »
- Adam Bellotto
Red 2 is finally heading into homes next Tuesday, but before Summit Entertainment.s big release makes it on to Blu-ray and DVD, we have an exclusive clip from the Red 2 press day featuring Mary-Louise Parker. In the clip, she.s discussing why audiences who might normally never gravitate to action flicks might actually take a liking to the second film in the Red franchise. It has to do with the silliness of a group of older individuals taking on spy tasks that are normally reserved for rather fit young people. Red 2.s basic premise gets some of the gang back together from Red to tackle a new mystery surrounding a secret operation from the past nicknamed Nightshade. On the way, Frank (Bruce Willis), Frank.s new gal pal Sarah (Parker), and Moses (John Malkovich) interact with a few people from the past flick, including contract killer Victoria (Helen Mirren). Additionally, »
Red 2 - "The sequel to the action-comedy hit Red, which reunites our team of retired CIA operatives as they use their old-school style to take on a new set of enemies all across Europe." The film is being directed by Dean Parisot ("Galaxy Quest") and will star: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, David Thewlis, and Mary-Louise Parker. The film is available on Blu-ray and DVD. »
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