Famously billed as “The Motion Picture With Something to Offend Everyone,” Tony Richardson’s The Loved One has developed a devoted cult following over the decades. Yet, like all good cult films, even modern critics decry the film’s ghastly lack of taste. Based on Evelyn Waugh’s 1948 satire of American culture…
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New to Blu-ray/DVD: Rock Dog, Vixen: The Movie, Cops Vs. Thugs, Outsiders: Season Two, DC Super Hero Girls Intergalactic Games, The Jacques Rivette Collection Limited Edition, On the Road, Somewhere, Those Redheads From Seattle, I Am Heath Ledger, & Wolf Guy
Rock Dog (Lionsgate) is an animated feature about Bodi (voice of Luke Wilson), a Tibetan mastiff who lives on Snow Mountain where he is training to be a shepherd, keeping the wolves away from the sheep under the watchful eye of his father, Khampa (J.K. Simmons), but his heart isn’t into it. When a passing plane accidentally drops a radio, Bodi hears the sound of an electric guitar for the first time. Soon, Bodi is off to find out who’s responsible for the amazing sound — the incredible Angus Scattergood
Logan (20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment), set in the year 2029, is about an older, grizzled Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) who has tried to leave behind his mutant abilities and live life a low-key life as a limousine driver. The X-Men are gone; a mutant hasn’t been born in 25 years. Logan’s primary duty, with albino mutant Caliban (Stephen Merchant), is to look after Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart).
Get Out (Universal home Entertainment) is the warning shouted by millions of horror movie viewers when characters insist on sticking around when a homicidal maniac or monster is roaming about, looking for the next victim. It is also the title of a horror movie that not only provides traditional scare flick thrills, but does so with an underlying theme of racism.
Relying heavily on interviews with the late Jack Tramiel, 8-Bit Generation: The Commodore Wars means to trace the history of the Commodore 64, arguably the most popular and influential early home computer. Long since outclassed by computers vastly more powerful, the Commodore 64 dominated the 1980s, primarily due…
New to Blu-ray/DVD: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Duck Dynasty: The Complete Series, A Mermaid’s Tale, The Space Between Us, Good Morning, The Climber, Between Us, A Mermaid’s Tale, & Ice: Season One
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Sony Home Entertainment) picks up after the events in “Resident Evil: Retribution.” Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began — The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
New to Blu-ray/DVD: Things to Come, Love and Anarchism, Orange is the New Black: Season Four, Fifty Shades Darker & Brain Damage
Things to Come (IFC Films) stars Isabelle Huppert (Elle) as middle-aged Nathalie, an academic with a seemingly settled, routine existence, juggling the day-to-day demands of career and family, including frequent visits to her demanding mother (Edith Scob). Her children are grown up and have moved away and, though once a radical herself, she is no longer in sync with the concerns of many of her students.
New to Blu-ray/DVD: Bob Hope Salutes the Troops, Tunnel, Saving Banksy, Gold, A Dog’s Purpose, The Salesman, & 3:10 to Yuma
Bob Hope Salutes the Troops (Time Life) is a collection of Bob Hope’s TV specials across five decades. Hope spent nearly half of his 100 Christmases heading up USO shows with loads of jokes and lots of stars to entertain the troops. He performed on battleships and battlefields, and the missions were often dangerous and their schedules strenuous. The comedian’s NBC-TV comedy and Christmas specials spanned ten Presidential administrations, from Truman to Clinton.
New to Blu-ray/DVD: La La Land, Django: Prepare a Coffin, Blanche,Caltiki The Immortal Monster, Marine 5: Battleground, Micro Cosmos, Catfight, The Gallant Men, The FBI, Harry-O, & The Pied Piper
La La Land (Lionsgate) is a musical that throws together two people who become attracted to each other while pursuing careers in the arts, hoping to achieve their dreams. She is Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress who works as a barista on a studio backlot. He is Seb (Ryan Gosling), a jazz pianist who makes ends meet by playing in a rock cover band. Her goal: to make it in the movies. His goal: to open his own jazz club.
Arturo knows exactly when he was conceived: December 10, 1969, the day of the Viale Lazio massacre, which took place just down the street from his parents’ home in Palermo. The mafia affects everyone’s life, declares Arturo, and he maintains that the only reason he was born at all is because most of his father’s sperm was scared…