Weekly Release Roundup!
Hello fellow geeks! Welcome to your weekly article on all Blu-Ray/4K Ultra HD/Digital film and television releases. While I won’t be noting everything released for a particular week, I’ll be highlighting some of the more notable ones. I’ll also include a brief description of the film, the main actors/actresses and director, whether or not I’ve seen it, and a Rotten Tomatoes/MetaCritic score for those who like that kind of thing. Enjoy!
Star Trek Beyond
Director: Justin Lin
Starring: Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto
What It’s About: Captain Kirk and crew face a new enemy on an uncharted planet looking to take down the Federation.
Have I Seen It: Yes. Read my review here!
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Certified Fresh at 84%
MetaCritic Score: 68
Director: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Starring: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn
What It’s About: After Amy (Kunis) finds out her husband is cheating on her with an online girlfriend, she unites with fellow Moms Kiki and Carla to have more fun and take down a stuck up PTA President.
Have I Seen It: Yes.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Fresh at 60%
MetaCritic Score: 60
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken
What It’s About: Workaholic father Tom Brand (Spacey) crosses paths with a mysterious pet store owner named Felix Perkins (Walken) and purchases a cat named Mr. Fuzzypants. When an accident causes him to be trapped inside Mr. Fuzzypants, he must learn the value of–you know what this plot is so ridiculous I’m gonna stop here.
Have I Seen It: Good God no.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Rotten at 11%
MetaCritic Score: 11
Director: Sean Ellis
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Toby Jones
What It’s About: The true story of the assassination plot against Reinhard Heydrich, a high-ranking Nazi SS leader during WWII.
Have I Seen It: No.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Fresh at 66%
MetaCritic Score: 59
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
Director: Rick Morales
Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar
What It’s About: This animated feature is an extension of the campy 1960s television show. Joker, Riddler, Penguin, and Catwoman, collaborate into hatching a nefarious plot that would endanger Gotham City. It’s up to Batman and Robin to thwart this plot and defeat the villains–even if it means going to space and back.
Have I Seen It: No.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N/A
MetaCritic Score: N/A
Also releasing this week:
Power Rangers: Chouriki Sentai Ohranger (CS) – Paw Patrol: Pups Save Christmas – Schitt’s Creek (Seasons 1 & 2) – Wish for Christmas – My Love, Don’t Cross That River – Big Windup! (S2) – Dreaming Kittens – Ergo Proxy (Complete Series) – Mobile Suit V Gundam (Collection 2) – Snow White with the Red Hair (S1) – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street In Concert – The Sea of Trees – Imperium – Gypsy – Carnage Park – The Durrells in Corfu (S1) – Forces of Nature – The Battle of the Sexes (1960) – I Wake Up Screaming (1941) – The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend (1949) – Outlander Season 2 – The Walking Dead Season 6 Limited Edition – Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze – Hell on Wheels Season 5 Volume 2 – My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree – To Love Ru Darkness 2
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