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!


Mechanic Resurrection

Director:  Dennis Gansel

Starring:  Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones

What It’s About:  A sequel to the 2011 film, assassin Arthur Bishop (Statham) comes out of retirement when a mysterious woman recruits Bishop to kill three targets and make them look like accidents.

Have I Seen It:  No.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Rotten at 26%

MetaCritic Score:  38



Kubo and the Two Strings

Director:  Travis Knight

Starring:  Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey

What It’s About:  Set in ancient Japan, the film revolves around Kubo, who has magical powers and whose left eye was stolen. Accompanied by Monkey and Beetle, they must subdue the Sisters, Raiden the Moon King, and his army of evil spirits.

Have I Seen It:  No.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Certified Fresh at 97%

MetaCritic Score:  84



War Dogs

Director:  Todd Phillips

Starring:  Miles Teller, Jonah Hill

What It’s About:  Based on true events, War Dogs follows Efraim Diveroli (Hill) and David Packouz, best friends who go into the arms business and swindle the government for a $300 million arms deal.

Have I Seen It:  Yes.  Just watched it.  Fantastic.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Fresh at 60%

MetaCritic Score:  57




Hell or High Water

Director:  David Mackenzie

Starring:  Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster

What It’s About:  Set in modern day Texas, this neo-Western has brothers  Toby (Pine) and Tanner (Foster) robbing banks to save their cattle ranch from the bank that swindled their mother.  Meanwhile Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton (Jeff Bridges) tries to bring them to justice before his impending retirement.

Have I Seen It:  Yes!  Second best film I’ve seen this year behind Arrival.  I haven’t reviewed it by our own Slam Adams has.  Read his review right here!

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Certified Fresh at 98%

MetaCritic Score:  88



Yoga Hosers

Director:  Kevin Smith

Starring:  Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith,

What It’s About:  This horror-comedy film involves mini-Nazis that look like Bratwursts.  The two Colleens (Depp and Smith) use their yoga skills to fight these Bratzis.  I think there’s some kind of plot in there somewhere?

Have I Seen It:  No.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Rotten at 20%

MetaCritic Score:  23



Hands of Stone

Director:  Jonathan Jakubowicz

Starring:  Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez

What It’s About:  The real life story of boxer Roberto Duran (Ramirez) pound for pound one of the best boxers of all time.

Have I Seen It:  No.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Rotten at 45%

MetaCritic Score:  54


Also on this date:

Mystery Science Theater 3000 (XXXVII) – Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World – Lou Grant (S3) – Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun (Complete Series – Sub Only) – Time for School – The Great Alone – Faces of Snuff – Magnetic – Palio – Santa Claus: A Horror Story – Rabid (Collector’s Edition) – To Live and Die in L.A. – The Lodger – The Undying Monster – The Squid and the Whale (Criterion) – 100 Rifles – Gatchaman Crowds Insight – Aquarion Logos (S3-P1) – New Orleans Music in Exile – 300/300: Rise of an Empire – Intruder – Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon – The DePatie/Freleng Collection – Nature: Super Hummingbirds – Poldark Season 2 – Return of the Living Dead 3 – It’s Always Fair Weather – One Eyed Jacks – C.H.U.D.  II: Bud the Chud – Harry & Snowman – I.T.


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