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!

 

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Jason Bourne

Director:  Paul Greengrass

Starring:  Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander

What’s It About:  Ten years after exposing Operation Blackbriar, Jason Bourne (Damon) finds himself on the run from CIA while he tries to recover hidden truths about his father.

Have I Seen It:  No.  But gfunk has.  Read his review right here!

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Rotten at 56%

MetaCritic Score:  58

 

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The Secret Life of Pets

Director:  Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheyney

Starring:  Louis C.K., Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper

What’s It About:  An examination of what pets do when their owners aren’t around.  Two dogs, Max (Louis C.K.) and Duke (Eric Stonestreet) suddenly find themselves in the outside world without collars and waiting to be picked up by Animal Control. 

Have I Seen It:  No.  But gfunk has.  Read his review right here!

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Certified Fresh at 75%

MetaCritic Score:  61

 

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Phantasm Ravager

Director:  David Hartman

Starring:  Reggie Bannister, Gloria Lynn Henry, Angus Scrimm

What’s It About:  The fifth film in the Phantasm series, once again finds a group of people fighting the supernatural being known as The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm).

Have I Seen It:  No.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Certified Fresh at 45%

MetaCritic Score:  48

 

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For the Love of Spock

Director:  Adam Nimoy

Starring:  Various

What’s It About:  An in depth documentary about the acting career of Leonard Nimoy and his iconic character of Mr. Spock from Star Trek.

Have I Seen It:  No.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Fresh at 100%

MetaCritic Score:  74

 

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Howard’s End

Director:  James Ivory

Starring:  Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Helen Bonham Carter

What’s It About:  Based on the novel by E.M. Forester, Howard’s End tells the story of three families of different social classes in Edwardian England.

Have I Seen It:  No.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Certified 92%

MetaCritic Score:  NA

 

Also on this date:

Phantasm (Remastered) – Something for Everyone (1971) – The Quiet Earth – The Hollars – Luna (1979) – The Shannara Chronicles (S1) – Heart of a Dog – Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (Amazon Limited Edition Box Set) – Pulse (SE) – Fists of Fury (CE) – The Chinese Connection (CE) – Greenleaf (S1) – Doomwatch – The Neptune Factor (1973) – The Devil’s Dolls – The Frontier – In Order of Disappearance – Ordinary World – The Perfect Weapon – Late Night Double Feature – 2016 World Series Champions: The Chicago Cubs – Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome Edition – The Bourne ultimate Collection – Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – The Exterminating Angel (The Criterion Collection) – Don’t Think Twice – Porky’s II and Porky’s Revenge Combo Pack – Henry: Portrait of A Serial Killer

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