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FIRESTORM Ignites On Blu-ray Sept 23rd!

FirestormHong Kong action icon Andy Lau (Infernal AffairsHouse of Flying Daggers) stars in Director Alan Yuen’s (Princess D) action-packed crime thriller FIRESTORM, igniting on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Sept. 23 from Well Go USA Entertainment. A hardboiled police inspector (Lau) must confront, and cross, moral lines in order to hunt down a crew of seasoned criminals.  Rounding out the cast are Michael Wong (Triple Tap), Ray Lui (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Ka Tung Lam (Drug WarIP Man), Jun Hu (Bodyguards & Assassins), Chen Yao (Caught in the Web), Vincent Sze (Vengeance), Chi-yin Wong (Life Without Principle) and Shing-Ban Lam (Young and Dangerous: Reloaded).

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Jesse Eisenberg & Dakota Fanning Are Working On The NIGHT MOVES Sept 2!

Night-MovesEngage in a controversial act in the name of green justice when Night Moves arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and VOD September 2 from Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM). Directed by the “genre-busting” (Los Angeles Times) acclaimed filmmaker Kelly Reichardt (Meek’s Cutoff), the exhilarating drama that “offers a uniquely riveting experience” (Indiewire) stars Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Dakota Fanning (Twilight Saga) and Peter Sarsgaard (“The Killing”).

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: Marvel’s New Hope (Movie Review)

Guardians of the Galaxy PosterWhile the word is out on what the future holds for the films from Marvel Studios, they are currently in a place of comfort, as the films produced are consistently entertaining, despite fitting into familiar structures.  Given that the films all have reasonable budgets and lots of talent both behind and in front of the camera, it is not too much of a surprise that audiences generally really enjoy these movies.  Guardians of the Galaxy is both the wildest step yet for Marvel and the biggest risk since 2008’s Iron Man, as it is based on an obscure comic property and lacks huge name stars in the lead roles for audiences to be easily sold on the film.  With that in mind, Guardians of the Galaxy will be a real test of the Marvel brand.  It helps that the film is very good.  It may only break some new ground, given the setting and style of the film, but even while fitting into a familiar mold, it is a total blast of space opera-style joy.

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‘Interstellar’ Gets Another Trailer With More Nolan-Style Wonder

interstellarteaser1-sht-001Not much to add on this one.  For those who want more and more footage of Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated follow-up to The Dark Knight trilogy and Inception, here is a brand new trailer that premiered at Comic Con.  It continues to add a bit of understanding to what the story is, along with emphasizing the father-daughter aspect, as well as the presence of other worlds.  See more if you’d like by continuing on with this post.

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MUPPETS MOST WANTED – The Statler & Waldorf Cut!

Muppets-Most-WantedMuppets Most Wanted will be releasing on Blu-ray in two weeks (August 12).  In light of that, they’ve provided us with a very special cut of the film.  Its everyone’s favorite grouchy duo, Statler and Waldorf’s version of the film.  Scroll down to view it and also if you haven’t secured yourself a copy of the film, you can pre-order from the link below as well!

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Jack And The Cuckoo-Clock Heart On Blu-ray October 7!

Jack and CuckooThis fall, step inside the imaginative story book world of the highly popular French novel La Mécanique du Cœur (The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart) and beguiled by  the wildly inventive adventures of Jack and Miss Acacia as they leap from page to the screen. On October 7, 2014, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with EuropaCorp, is proud to present JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART on DVDtwo-disc Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital) and Digital HD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack allows viewers to enjoy JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART on the platform of their choice and includes spectacular movie presentation on Blu-ray, DVD and a digital copy of the movie. This internationally acclaimed film can also be seen in select U.S theaters and on VOD September 24. Continue reading ‘Jack And The Cuckoo-Clock Heart On Blu-ray October 7!’

Today Only: Amazon Gold Box Deal for Pacific Rim Collector’s Edition And The Predator Bundle

pacific rimHere we go with the whole, “We’re a Blu-ray site thing.”  Amazon has a solid Gold Box Deal of the Day – Pick up either the Predator Blu-ray  bundle pack or the Pacific Rim Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for a low price.  Both are over 50% off, making for some great deals.  Anyone that is a Predator fan can find their way to owning every movie featuring the classic movie monster hunter and as many know, Pacific Rim topped the list of many of us at Why So Blu? for having the best Blu-ray of 2013.  The deal lasts for today only, so continue on to check out these offers.

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“I Got The Feelin’-James Brown In The ’60s” Special Presentation August 1 – 10

I Got The Feelin THUMBShout! Factory’s critically acclaimed 3-disc DVD set I Got The Feelin’ – James Brown In The ‘60s will be available for viewing in its entirety, for free, on the James Brown YouTube channel, and on Pluto.TV’s James Brown channel (Ch. 117), from August 1-10. With the new James Brown biopic Get On Up in theaters August 1, Shout! Factory will be making available in entirety: the documentary The Night James Brown Saved Boston, and the concerts James Brown, Live at the Boston Garden, andJames Brown, Live at the Apollo ’68. In addition, DVD extras from the documentary will also be exhibited, including Brown’s legendary T.A.M.I. Show performance, as well as historical commentary on his life and his role in the civil rights movement.

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New TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Mobile Game – Available Today!

teenage-muntant-ninja-turtles-final-august-832I have no idea what the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is going to be like (though I’m optimistic).  That said, there is a brand new mobile game for it and it’s available now.  I spent some time playing it and it is quite enjoyable.  Come to think of it, TMNT games have generally been fun to play throughout history, I mean Turtles In Time is great!  Regardless, for mobile games, this is a fun one to check out.  Continue reading this post to see a trailer for the new game and learn how you can download it for your mobile device.

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Guy Pearce And Robert Pattinson Star In The Rover Arriving On Blu-ray This September

the-rover-movie-posterBest described as existential Mad MaxThe Rover is coming to Blu-ray soon and certainly left an impression after I had initially seen it.  Maybe I’ll have more to say when I check it out again.  Here’s this: Fueled by engaging performances from Golden Globe® nominee Guy Pearce (Memento, L.A. Confidential) and what Variety calls “a career-redefining performance from Robert Pattinson” (The Twilight Saga franchise, Cosmopolis)The Rover arrives on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) September 23 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The tension-filled film, which was released theatrically by A24, was an Official Selection of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The Rover, directed by visionary writer/director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom), also stars Scoot McNairy (TV’s “Halt and Catch Fire,” upcoming Gone Girl).  Continue on to learn more about this upcoming Blu-ray release.

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Noah (Blu-ray Review)

noah whysoblu thumbIt is fitting that many of the struggles surrounding Noah, a big-budget studio epic that retells the story of Biblical hero Noah and his giant ark, is based around men with power.  This story of course deals with how power has basically corrupted man and Noah is tasked with assisting in helping the world start anew and while I would not suggest that needs to happen again (I am not too fond of endless floods), the fact that one of the men with the power over this film is acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler) makes things very interesting.  The curiosity of those on the outside will either be how “religious” this film ends up seeming or whether or not it has more up its sleeve than being a slick update of a production fit for Cecil B. DeMille.  One thing is certain:  Noah is both unlike anything Aronofsky has attempted before and exactly the kind of film he would make, based on this story.  Now the film has a technically fantastic Blu-ray to dig into.

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Food Doc FED UP Comes To Blu-ray Sept 9th!

Fed-UpNarrated by Katie CouricFED UP blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry – aided by the U.S. government – to mislead and confuse the American public. Exposing the hidden truths contributing to one of the largest health epidemics in history, the film follows a group of families battling to lead healthier lives – and reveals why the conventional wisdom of “exercise and eat right” is not ringing true for millions of people struggling with diabetes, childhood obesity and other serious conditions. Including captivating interviews with the country’s leading experts, this vital information could change the way we eat forever.  Continue reading ‘Food Doc FED UP Comes To Blu-ray Sept 9th!’

‘Aftermath’ on Blu-ray & DVD August 26th!

AftermathThe devastating horror of a nuclear apocalypse is now reality and nine desperate strangers find themselves clinging to life in a farmhouse cellar, while radioactive fallout descends on the darkened world above. These would-be survivors face the nightmare of dwindling supplies, poisonous air and the greatest threat of all – the hordes of zombie-like refugees who want in. With each dying day, their choice becomes clearer – stay and let the makeshift shelter become their tomb or face the unknown terrors of the world outside. Starring Edward Furlong, Monica Keena, Andre Royo and C.J. Thomason, AFTERMATH takes a hard look at how far humans will go to survive. And it isn’t pretty.

 

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ZZ Top: Live At Montreux 2013 (Blu-ray Review)

ZZ Top -With an unchanged line-up stretching back to 1969 and global album sales in excess of 50 million, ZZ Top continue to delight fans around the world with brilliant live concerts and great music. The band has made a number of visits to Montreux over the years, and this concert from the 2013 Festival is undoubtedly one of their finest live performances. The set list blends tracks from early seventies albums such as ‘Tres Hombre’ and ‘Fandango’ through their eighties blockbuster period with Eliminator and Afterburner and up to their most recent release and return to their blues roots with ‘La Futura’. The middle section of the concert features a jazz-blues tribute to the late Montreux Festival founder Claude Nobs with guest appearances by Mike Flanigin on Hammond Organ and Van Wilks on guitar. ZZ Top, the ‘lil’ ol’ band from Texas , are rocking the blues as strongly as ever!

 

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Need For Speed (Blu-ray Review)

Need-For-SpeedVideo game movies have yet to really “take off” like the comic book ones.  There’s many attempts, but aside from the Resident Evil franchise, none have really taken off.  They don’t usually dominate the box office and are usually met with mixed critical reviews at best.  However, fans will tell you, these games have such great stories at the video game stage but they just don’t quite translate for some reason to the big screen.  I don’t know what it is, but maybe they’re just more cinematic at the console level with interaction instead of being a feature film.  Who knows.  Back in the spring, we got an adaptation of Need For Speed.  Its something that seemed like you could translate and then infuse your own touch as a filmmaker with.  It was open for a story to be added to the car racing.  However, this one didn’t quite stick with America, but it did do quite well with overseas audiences.  It now comes to Blu-ray where maybe it will pick up some people that didn’t get to the theater to see it. Continue reading ‘Need For Speed (Blu-ray Review)’

‘Rage’ on Blu-ray & DVD August 12!

RagePaul Maguire (Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas) is a respectable businessman and loving father living peaceful life…until his violent past comes back to haunt him. When his teenage daughter is taken from their home, Paul rounds up his old crew to help him find her…by any means necessary. His search for justice leads Paul down a dark and bloody path of revenge, betrayal and long buried secrets. Danny Glover (the Lethal Weapon films), Rachel Nichols (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and Peter Stormare (Fargo) co-star in this heart-stopping thrill ride that shows no mercy.

 

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The ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ Comic-Con 2014 Trailer

Sin City A Dame To Kill ForCan you believe it was 9 years ago since we last saw Sin City on the big screen?  To be honest with you, I can’t believe that much time has gone by.  And now there’s an announcement that possibly a third film has been green lit.  All I can do is hope and pray that it doesn’t take another nine years to put it out.  So if you weren’t at Comic-Con this past week, don’t fret.  You’re probably richer for it and best of all…you get to read and see all the news unfold in the privacy of your own home without the mad crowds and overnight slumber parties on the convention center’s lawn.  So without further ado, check out the red band trailer of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For shown exclusively this past weekend at Comic-Con.  Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too?  Enjoy! Continue reading ‘The ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ Comic-Con 2014 Trailer’

SDCC 2014: Out Now Presents A Comic Con 2014 Recap

2014 WSB Comic Con CoverageSo there are plenty of ways I could go over the various panels I saw throughout my time at Comic Con.  I have done so in a number of articles already, but all of this work certainly takes a lot of work.  So, with that said, rather than recap the same panels in written form, which have been covered on the day and read by thousands already, I figured I would publish a couple podcast episodes featuring myself and friend/fellow movie lover/Comic Con veteran Alan Aguilera.  The two of us took the time, during Comic Con, to go over our experiences from Wednesday through Saturday.  These were recorded on Friday and Sunday mornings, with part 2 being a good example of how exhausted we were, after seeing so much.  Continue on to listen to a couple bonus episodes from Out Now with Aaron and Abe (the podcast I co-host), which features discussions of Marvel, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, Legendary Pictures, Sony Pictures, Sin City, Batman the TV Show, 24, Sleepy Hollow, Comedy Central, Adult Swim, and many other panel presentations, along with various stories, showroom floor experiences, and the craziness that was the Hall H line this year.

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