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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Suicide Squad

Director:  David Ayer

Starring:  Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Jared Leto

What’s It About:  The third film in the DCEU, government official Amanda Waller (Davis) assembles a team of the world’s worst villains, including Harley Quinn and Deadshot, to track down and destroy a vicious and ancient evil.

Have I Seen It:  Yes!  Read my review here!  (Note:  Upon further reflection I’ve downgraded this to a 6/10)

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Rotten at 26%

MetaCritic Score:  40

 

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Director:  Tim Burton

Starring:  Eva Green, Asa Butterfield

What’s It About:  Based on the novel by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s is a school for children with special abilities.  For most of his life, Jake (Butterfield) has been regaled with stories of his childhood battling monsters at Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in Cairnholm, Wales.  When Jake’s grandfather dies, he travels to Wales only to discover the school is real and he is in fact one of Miss Peregrine’s “Peculiars.”

Have I Seen It:  No

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Fresh at 63%

MetaCritic Score:  57

 

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Bridget Jones’s Baby

Director:  Sharon Macguire

Starring:  Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey

What’s It About:  Twelve years after the last film, Bridget Jones (Zellweger) returns.  After sleeping with a random stranger (Dempsey) and her ex (Firth) Bridget finds herself pregnant and unsure who the father is.  Can Bridget manage the craziness of a pregnancy and figure out what she wants out of love?

Have I Seen It:  No.  But Gfunk has!

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Certified Fresh at 77%

MetaCritic Score:  59

 

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Morgan

Director:  Luke Scott

Starring:  Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy

What’s It About:  Risk assessment analyst Lee Weathers (Mara) is called upon to investigate her company’s special projects division on creating artificial life.  Looking into an incident involving one of their most promising projects Morgan (Taylor-Joy), Lee is drawn into a horrific nightmare from which there may be no escape.

Have I Seen It:  No.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Rotten at 40%

MetaCritic Score: 48

 

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Florence Foster Jenkins

Director:  Stephen Frears

Starring:  Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg

What’s It About:  The real life story of Florence Foster Jenkins (Streep), a New York socialite who rose to fame as a singer despite having no talent.

Have I Seen It:  No

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Certified Fresh at 87%

MetaCritic Score:  71

 

Also on this date:  – – The Driller Killer – Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Collector’s Edition – The Stewardesses – Harley and the Davidsons – Black Christmas (CE) – The Asphalt Jungle (Criterion) – 99 Women (3-Disc Combo Limited Edition) – Dreamscape (CE) – Roma (Criterion) – The Man Called Noon – Let’s Be Evil – Dracula Vs. Frankenstein – The Park is Mine – Southside With You – Moving Violations – End of a Gun – Angelic Layer – I Am Not a Serial Killer – Center Stage – Little Women – Eight Crazy Nights  – The Twilight Zone (Complete Series) – Hellraiser The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy – Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 – Ben-Hur 2016 crappy version – Creepshow 2 – Star Trek The Original Series: Roddenberry Vault – The Legend of Korra: The Complete Series

 

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