DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 27 – January – 2015 DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 27 – January – 2015
Hey, hey everyone, Nothing too great this week. The best one is for a film that came out twenty years ago but the Blu-Ray... DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 27 – January – 2015

Hey, hey everyone,

Nothing too great this week. The best one is for a film that came out twenty years ago but the Blu-Ray has no extras on it, so even that’s a bummer. Maybe you’ll see something you want. If so, click on the image and be transported to a magical land called Amazon where you can purchase the movie and teleport a few pennies into The Supernaughts Fund for Awesomeness and Even More Awesome Stuff.

-Dan


BeforeIGoToSleep

A mystery/thriller starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. I’ve always thought Kidman was a pretty solid actor and she might keep the film interesting on performance alone, but amnesia hasn’t been cool since Christopher Nolan made it so.

Big-Driver-2014

Stephen King’s Lifetime movie of the week. No, seriously. Maria Bello plays a mystery writer who gets brutally attacked and decides to get some revenge.

BookofLife

A Guillermo del Toro animated production that I have heard pretty good things about. He brought in a Mexican director and a Mexican lead which has led white people in Hollywood to complain that Mexicans are taking their jobs.

Days-and-Nights-2014

This film stars Katie Holmes, Allison Janney, Jean Reno and William Hurt. I know nothing else about it since I have not read Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” the book this film is based off. But if you have read it, then you can tell me if it is any good. If you haven’t read it, then you are in the same boat as me. I mean, unless you’ve seen the film. Then you’re ahead of me.

DowntonAbbey

I’ve never seen an episode of this but apparently George Clooney did a guest spot on it – which makes this a modern day Facts of Life, right?

Falcon-Rising-2014

I am always confusing Michael Jai White for Jaleel White. Just have to remember that Michael Jai = badass and Jaleel = Urkel.  Anyway, Michel Jai is in this film and plays an ex-marine stuck in Brazil battling the Yakuza. I bet one or two people will die in this film.

Fury

Here is what Zod had to say about it:

I left “Fury” I recalled another war film with the same mission; “The Big Red One” which never strived to be a big Hollywood adventure epic, but it too a sincere discourse on the horrors, but sometimes necessities of war and how we deal with the absurdity and chaos. “Fury” doesn’t touch that film’s greatness, but it is very good and does touch on how fragile life is, how we constantly stand on the precipice of death and how to never forget the sacrifices given. 

HenryV

Directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh, this adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play about the bloody conquest of France by the King of England is bad ass.

JusticeLeague

Jerry O’Connell voices Superman in this. He’s come a long way from eating pies as a fat kid.

Miss-Meadows-2014

Another Katie Holmes movie. This one sounds like a good premise for a grindhouse movie but this probably takes itself way to seriously. Basically, Katie plays an innocent school teacher by day and a vigilante by night. It’s her own version of Batman. So the sequel of this movie will replace her with Maggie Gyllenhaal, right?

My-Old-Lady-2014

I guess I need to stop acting surprised when I see names like Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith in movies that look like crap. Because there are a lot of crappy movies made each year. I’m not saying this movie is crap. But if you inferred that, well, that’s on you then.

OpenWindows

A fan of a celebrity wins an Internet contest to go on a date with her. She refuses to do it. He stalks her. This film has Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey in it. I have a little crush on one of them but I won’t say who.

PorkChopHill

I remember my grandfather having the VHS tape of this 1959 Korean War film starring Gregory Peck, Rip Torn and George Peppard. So I’m sure I’ve seen it before but I was probably 6 or 7 at the time so I don’t remember shit from it. Feel free to insert some kind of Sony / North Korea hacking joke here because I can’t think of one but know there has to be one.

The-Color-of-Time-2012

Interesting concept here and overall (not talking about you Zach Braff) a good cast. James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain and Bruce Campbell act out 11 of CK Williams’ poems in an anthology-like collection that spans four decades of time.

TheJudge

Such a great cast in this one but still no interest in seeing it. There was a time when Robert Downey Jr. took on bold film choices and did some risky/great acting. I miss those times. But he was probably one snort away from the grave during those times so guess its for the better.

TheRemaining

Here is the IMDB description: Friends gather at a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by terrifying apocalyptic events forcing them to examine life, love and faith as they must choose between redemption and survival.

Here is mine: Nope.

TheReplacements

I’d rather not admit that I have seen this film more than once. But I have. I’d rather not admit that I have seen this film more than twice. But I have.

TheUsualSuspects

Twenty years ago, this movie gave me such great quotes like “Give the fucking keys, you fucking cocksucker” and “He’ll flip ya.” Benicio Del Torro was a goddamn trip in that movie. I love this film. I watched it not too long ago and I think its aged perfectly fine. Even the twist ending still does it for me. The execution of those final scenes from a directing and acting standpoint is flawless. The 20th Anniversary Blu-Ray, however, has no special features on it.

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The Shut Up Kids

  • Bought The Usual Suspects during Boxing Week sales and it doesn’t have any of the cool stuff on the special edition DVD. Bummer. It wasn’t this version of the Blu-ray though, but I suppose now I’m mildly pleased I won’t have to double dip again anytime soon.

    I’m gonna watch Fury and Open Windows for sure whenever I find the time. Maybe Before I Go To Sleep because mystery/thrillers are always worth a shot.

  • Abe

    “Nope” best description ever.

  • I_am_better

    “Book of Life” and “Fury” are sure on my list. A 20th Anniversary edition of “The Usual Suspects” has no extras? Well that’s just like printing “fuck you” as cover art. I’ll stick with my MGM special edition DVD then…

  • That’s the one.

  • I_am_better

    Great stuff on those docs. Like the story that they just couldn’t keep a straight face during that lineup-scene(allegedly because of someone farting), so they just used that stuff in the movie

  • “Another Katie Holmes movie. This one sounds like a good premise for a grindhouse movie…”

    It actually made me think of the Angel/Avenging Angel movies. Though it’s been so long since I’ve seen Avenging Angel I really can’t comment on it. It sure would make for a good sleazy plot.

  • I_am_better

    That Michael Jai White-flick might be fun

  • Mr Nick Nightly

    Book of Life and Throne of Atlantis are solid.

  • coolhandjuke

    i need to write my graphic novel where Darkseid goes all 50 Shades of Gay on Aquaman just for the hope that there’s enough coke in Hollywood that they will adapt it for one of these straight to DVD animation flicks…

  • Rare English Rose

    I’ve got to speak up for ‘My Old Lady.’ I went into it thinking it was a comedy, it totally isn’t, it’s more a drama about alcoholism and adultery but I found it deeply touching. Great acting by all concerned. A little gem. The wonderful scenery of Paris is an added bonus.

  • RJD

    Feel good movie of the year

  • RJD

    Im sure if you google …

  • Stalkeye

    “I am always confusing Michael Jai White for Jaleel White. Just have to remember that Michael Jai = badass and Jaleel = Urkel. “

  • Stalkeye

    I concur with the Throne of Atlantis.
    They gave Aquaman his due!

  • Dee

    Spawn Urkel.