It’s our weekly adventure as we look at all the awesome BluRay/DVDs that will be released this week! We have lots of great movies this week for the kids, but the whole family can enjoy as well. This week is very TV heavy with seasons and box sets, so if you collect seasons of TV shows, this might be a good week for you!
New Releases Tuesday August 20th:
A teenager (Amanda Seyfried) is transported to a magical world and recruited by a nature spirit, Queen Tara (Beyoncé Knowles), to help the “Leafmen” save their forest from evil warriors. The whole family will love this fast-paced thrill-ride, with its astonishing animation and an all-star voice cast that includes Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz, and Steven Tyler.
Deep in the Appalachian Mountains, a reclusive American military veteran (Robert De Niro) and a European tourist (John Travolta) strike up an unlikely friendship. But when the tourist’s true intentions come to light, a tense battle across some of America’s most forbidding landscape proves the old adage: the purest form of war is one-on-one.
Disney’s classic adventures of Peter Pan continue in Return to Never Land. For the first time on Blu-ray, experience all the action with digitally restored picture and high-definition sound. Wendy’s very practical and no-nonsense daughter, Jane, begins the adventure of a lifetime when the infamous Captain Hook whisks her away to the enchanted island of Never Land. It’s up to Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and the Lost Boys to help Jane believe in faith, trust, and little pixie dust.
Not being a huge fan of Disney’s forced sequels, this one does stand above the rest though. It actually got a theatrical release. It had some money and care behind it. So if you have to sit though a Disney animated sequel, do yourself a favor make sure it’s this one.
When the Apocalypse actually happens and a billion people are raptured up to heaven, Lindsey (Anna Kendrick) and her boyfriend Ben (John Francis Daley) are left behind in suburban Seattle. The young couple try their best to lead a normal life surrounded by talking locusts, blood rain showers, and pot-smoking wraiths. But when the Anti-Christ (Craig Robinson) makes his home base in their neighborhood, Lindsey finds herself the object of his affection. With the help of her family, friends, and a lawn-mowing zombie neighbor, the young couple set off to stop the Anti-Christ from taking her as his bride, and just maybe saving the world in the process.
It’s yet another bad parody of movies from the last 3 years. It’s the 5th installment of the tired franchise that needs to stop. This new one features Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Snoop Dogg, Katt Williams, Katrina Bowden, Kate Walsh, Heather Locklear, and Mike Tyson, all the box office juggernauts! But for real, don’t watch this. Don’t buy this. Don’t support anything about this.
TV Season on BluRay/DVD
Where no one has gone before! Come back for the second season and the adventures of the Enterprise NX-01 with Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) and his crew exploring the far reaches of space long before the United Federation of Planets was formed. The crew is tested as Chief Engineer Charles “Trip” Tucker III (Connor Trinneer) is abducted while Science Officer T’Pol (Jolene Blalock) struggles with a life-threatening disease. Witness the real first contact of Humans and Vulcans, the return of a familiar Star Trek alien, and the origins of Archer’s early career.
Here we follow the macabre adventures of Hal, Tom, and Alex, three housemates with some serious issues on their hands. Hal (Damien Molony) is a 500 year-old vampire, Tom (Michael Socha) is a hardened werewolf, and Alex (Kate Bracken) has recently had the misfortune of becoming a ghost. With bills to be paid, our heroes take jobs in Barry’s kitschiest hotel, but alongside the flock wallpaper and cocktail umbrellas dwells an evil greater than anything faced before. On the face of it, Captain Hatch (Phil Davis) is just another foul-mouthed decrepit old man, but he hides a dark secret that threatens not only our heroes’ friendships, but also the entire world.
One of HBO’s signature shows, this one-hour drama chronicles the life and times of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (Golden Globe winner Steve Buscemi), Atlantic City’s undisputed czar at a time when Prohibition proved to be a major catalyst in the rise of organized crime in America. Picking up 16 months after Season 2 ended, Season 3 begins on New Year’s Eve 1922-23. The Roaring ‘20s are about to start. Though the economy is booming, alcohol has become scarce, competition is fierce, and gangster violence is heating up. There’s also a few hours of great special features. HBO knows how to make a great box set for the shows.
Emily Thorne returns to the Hamptons with a vengeance. Her enemies may be the same, but her mission now takes on a new, suspenseful twist. Emily will stop at nothing to uncover the secrets of her father’s murder, but the web of deceit is larger than she ever imagined. Now, with her mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) in the picture, even more will be revealed. It’s nighttime sexy soaps at it’s best.
The third season starts in Paris, where Mike and Molly are getting ready to leave their honeymoon and embark on their journey as a married couple. Adjusting to their new lives at home won’t be easy, since they will be living with Molly’s overindulgent sister, Victoria, and her smart-talking mother, Joyce. Sharing the already crowded house will prove challenging for the newlyweds, especially when they decide to start trying for a baby. Join Mike and Molly in their hilarious journey as they discover the ups and downs of this next chapter in their lives as newlyweds.
Family dynamics are shifting for all three generations of The Braverman clan in the critically acclaimed fourth season of Parenthood. Everything changes for Adam and Kristina as they receive shocking news, while Sarah contemplates how her priorities affect her future. As Julia and Joel adjust to life with their adopted son, Crosby and Jasmine settle into their roles as husband and wife.