Slaughterhouse Rulez, an entertaining, albeit slightly disappointing British teen horror-comedy, comes with a pedigree that makes one surprised that it skipped Canadian cinemas altogether and was quietly shipped off to DVD and VOD.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout finds the high octane and high risk Tom Cruise action franchise on assured, familiar footing, further establishing this now six film long series as one of the most dependable and lovingly crafted bits of Hollywood entertainment in the process.
Ethan Hunt, AKA Tom Cruise in super-stunt mode, is back once again in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, the fifth film in the franchise that now spans 19 years, but this time Hunt has a fresh face helping him kick ass, and she’s ultimately one of the main reasons the film works so incredibly well.
If your jaw doesn’t drop while you’re watching Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, then you’re not really paying attention. Between star Tom Cruise’s unbelievable stunts, including hanging from the tallest building in the world–a dangerous, challenging stunt that most actors would never dream of attempting–and his charm, I would go so far as to say that Cruise rarely gets the praise he deserves for going beyond what should be expected of him.
This week’s new releases on Blu-ray and DVD include: Paul, the tongue-in-cheek alien comedy starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost; the animated Disney film, Mars Needs Moms; and the stoner comedy, Your Highness.
This is a busy week for Blu-ray and DVD releases as five major releases arrive on store shelves, including: Martin Scorsese’s intense Taxi Driver celebrates its 35th anniversary; Disney debuts the original Tron and Tron: Legacy on Blu-ray; Narnia comes to life once more in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; plus a look at the IMAX movie, Hubble.
Opening this weekend in theatres: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star in the sci-fi comedy, Paul; Bradley Cooper unleashes the power of his mind in Limitless; and Matthew McConaughey plays cat and mouse against his own client in The Lincoln Lawyer.
Opening this weekend in theatres: Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie star in the action-comedy, The Tourist; and we take a fresh trip through C.S. Lewis’ fantastic world in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Coming out this week on DVD and Blu-ray, Matthew McConaughey plays a monumental jerk forced to change his ways in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and Seth Rogen stars as a security guard looking for a future in Observe and Report. Plus, a look at the dramedy Lymelife, and Shaun of the Dead arrives on Blu-ray.
This might be one of the most interesting weeks for DVD releases that I have seen in months, and while not all of the movies are the best ever, there is one gem, and a few fun films. The best of the week is none other than Francis Ford Coppola‘s legendary Godfather collection, which has been fully restored. Less legendary, but very notable for a lot of fans is the release of Sex and the City: The Movie, and the comedies Run, Fatboy, Run, and Leatherheads.