In The Heat of the Night on Blu-ray

Blu-ray new releases – January 14 & 21: ‘Captain Phillips’, ‘In the Heat of the Night’, ‘Carrie’

Catching up with the latest new releases this month, Oscar-nominated and Oscar-winning titles are the biggest arrivals for new release Tuesdays on both January 14 and 21. Topping the list of new releases is the Oscar-nominated Captain Phillips, and Oscar-winners In the Heat of the Night and Sunrise. Other new releases include Machete Kills, Carrie, and You’re Next.

Bruce Lee: Legacy Collection

Review: ‘Bruce Lee: The Legacy Collection’

As a lifelong admirer of Bruce Lee and his lasting legacy–both on film and as a writer of some of the best books on martial arts techniques and philosophies–I am always eager to see whatever is released about him. Even though Lee died at the ridiculously young age of 32 in 1974, there is still validity in new versions of his stuff, repackaged or reprinted, as the benefit of each is that it exposes a new generation of potential fans to his still relevant body of work.

Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D.

Blu-ray Review: ‘R.I.P.D.’ starring Jeff Bridges & Ryan Reynolds

Peter M. Lenkov’s Rest In Peace Department oozes with really fantastic ideas, and that’s probably why Universal Pictures wanted to make it into a blockbuster franchise. The problem with the adaptation is that is misfires at almost every plot turn, and never seems to decide if it’s going to be dark, funny, or just plain weird. That’s also why it’s very unlikely we’ll see a sequel to R.I.P.D.