Aaron Paul and Scott Mescudi in Need For Speed

Blu-ray new releases – August 5 & 12: ‘Need For Speed’, ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

The “Need For Speed” is something I get. There’s nothing quite like long straightaways on a highway where you can push the pedal down just a bit and feel the pavement fly underneath the tires. For filmmakers–and here I’m especially talking about producers and a few directors–I wish some times they would think a bit more about the “Need For A Good Script” first though, even before they think about the speed, special effects, and everything else.

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.

Jordan Gavaris as Felix in Orphan Black

Jordan Gavaris chats about the feline Felix on the set of ‘Orphan Black’

The first thing that is going to surprise you about actor Jordan Gavaris, who plays Felix in Space and BBC America’s dark science fiction series, Orphan Black, is the fact that he doesn’t actually have a British accent. He’s eloquent, charming, but he definitely has a regular, Canadian accent. On screen though, when Gavaris puts on the role of Felix opposite actress Tatiana Maslany, he is someone else entirely.

A scene from Apollo 18

Film Friday: ‘Apollo 18’ and ‘Shark Night’

Although I hate to say it, fall must be around the corner since both of the major releases this week are horror films intent on drawing in audiences who are done with summer blockbusters and want to be scared as the temperature dips and kids go back to school. The latest in theatres includes the mockumentary horror film, Apollo 18, about two astronauts who may not survive their trip to the moon, and the creature feature, Shark Night, following a group of young friends who may not survive their cabin adventure thanks to a salt-water lake filled with sharks.