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10 Most Awaited Fall And Winter 2016 Dvds

Wondering about DVDs that have been most awaited of year 2016? Or those DVD releases that are really going to stock out soon after their release? Few of those DVDs that will be welcomed with harm hands? Or even those DVDs that aim to disturb the ratings? Well below are few of these DVD releases that you need to keep an eye on;

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

With the trailer being released recently, it has proven that it will be the best treat before New Year. Secondly, this is a new concept and direction conceived by Star Wars which means that it will turn out to be full of entertainment

Shin Godzilla/Godzilla Resurgence

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This Japanese Science-Fiction movie was released a month ago and is a part of Godzilla series. Huge and giants Godzilla never failed to entertain its viewers; a full dose of thrill.

Blair Witch

Blair Witch will turn out to be the most awaited horror movie after the revelation that it actually is a sequel of Blair Witch of 1999. Based on a footage, a true horror story will prove to be a great storyline and interesting development by the franchise.

Doctor Strange

So Sherlock guy is putting up another fictional superhero role for his fans. Doctor Strange is a famous character of Marvel Comics and most importantly this is a different kind of superhero whose movie will also be of a different journey.

Bad Santa 2

Black comedy movie with crime as its main root; Bad Santa 2 will definitely prove a good sequel to Bad Santa after 13 years long wait provided directors and producers entertain us with new jokes and plots.

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Oh and the only the presence of Christopher Guest is enough for driving people crazy about an upcoming movie. And well, only two months left before it release.

Arrival

Teaser has been out and has been appreciated and welcomed a lot. An alien science-fiction movie with a different plot has enough to say. Adding more to this movie’s potential is its cast and crew; amazing selection so definitely it is something to wait for.

Phantasm: Ravager

So, 2016 will witness the last and final installment of this weird, horror and thrilling franchise, ‘Phantasm’. This final part was awaited since long and we can just hope that this waiting time will be worth waiting for.

Passengers

Another Science-Fiction film whose trailer was one of the most awaited teasers of 2015. Pairing of Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence will be another plus point for its upcoming success. A story of interesting spaceship and its passengers will be a good treat certainly.

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La La Land

Last but not the least, a musical romance film starring a gorgeous cast; Emma Stone and Sebastian will be a close to real life story. This will be far away from science fiction world and give a close look on struggles faced by actors and musicians. A good story line to end 2016 though.

These are the only top lists that are believed to do good business with strong storylines, distinct teasers and descriptions.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Own 4th Man Out On Bluray

For this post, I wanted to talk about a recent gay movie I saw, one which I think you should definitely add to your collection of BluRays. This one got 4.5 stars out of 5 – an almost perfect rating for any movie, let alone one in the gay genre. And don’t worry, there are no graphic scenes, so kids won’t have to leave the room nor close their eyes!

It’s a typical movie about guys “being guys”

So the plot is about four best friends who hang out all the time and are very tight as a group. 3 good looking fit guys and 1 chubby one (and no he isn’t the only comedic release in the movie)… let’s not pigeonhole the poor guy now! The 2 of the first 3 guys are the very best of friends while the other 2 are each other’s’ sidekicks. So you get the idea – 4 guys hanging out all the time drinking, playing cards, playing video games, etc. In today’s world this dynamic surely exists since being gay is more widely accepted today than it was before.

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It’s a story about coming out of the closet

Adam and Chris are the two best friends that I mentioned earlier. After a heavy night of drinking they were slowly waking up when Adam drops a bombshell on Chris – that he was gay. Frantically

trying to cope with the news, the 3 guys attempt to avoid the situation, but then Chris had to drive Adam home, so the inevitable conversation came up in the awkward drive home. Being the supportive friend, Chris promises Adam that nothing about their friendship will change, and Chris convinces the other 2 boys the same. Further into the movie it also includes Adam coming out to the family with some comedy to lighten the serious subject matter at hand.

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It’s about real, unbreakable friendships

All 4 boys then decide to accompany Adam to a gay club where they surprisingly have a good time as a group. Again, more drinks ensue and it’s just rainbows and butterflies for everyone. When does the trouble start? Now. So after an evening of clubbing, Adam and Chris are sitting on the basement couch having a nightcap before they go to bed (the background music is sombre so you know something’s about to happen… and it does!) Chris, the straight one, pulls out his phone which somehow ends up on the other side of Adam. When Chris reaches for it, he has to reach over Adam, however, Adam mistook this as Chris trying to make a move on him. After realizing it wasn’t what he thought, Chris leaves and Adam spends the rest of the movie trying to apologize to Chris for the awkwardness.

I highly recommend you to watch with your best friends. Push the gay content matter at hand, the very core of this movie is about the strong bond that you have with those who are closest to you. It just happens to make things a bit more interesting that the main character is gay… other than that, it’s all the same… friends fight, friends patch things up.

The Hunger Games

3 Action Movies You Should Own in 2016

All right, let’s switch gears to some exhilarating action here. In case you’re wondering, this genre is probably in my top 3… who doesn’t like to see a good action flick every now and then?

Here we go – the 3 action movies I think you should buy in BluRay this year:

The Huntsman

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

This isn’t due to be released on DVD until August (and will likely still see showings in theatres today), so I’ll try not to ruin it too much for you! If you saw the first movie, you know that Charlize Theron makes an amazing Evil Queen. While her accent is on and off, she does an awesome job at the acting part – duh! Jessica Chastain from Zero Dark Thirty (haven’t seen it), Chris Hemsworth (Thor himself) and Emily Blunt from The Devil Wears Prada joins her for a good twist on the fairy tale. An Ice Queen manipulating people, an Evil Queen manipulating her sister and both of them manipulating the two protagonists, there’s a LOT of manipulation in this move. Throw in some wicked special effects and you’ve got an awesome fairy tale based flick! By the way, this movie got 4 out of 5 stars, so definitely one to add to your collection!

Deadpool

Deadpool

Ok, let’s start with fun tidbits – this movie was shot in Vancouver, BC – where I live! Ryan Reynolds also had to take a pay cut to film this movie… and now back to the review… This one was rated another 4 out of 5 stars and I think it was worthy of a 5, to be honest. It certainly had action, cheeky (sometimes quite literal) comedy and a love story. I think the combination of genres made it that much more entertaining and the storyline flowed well. It also made some references and featured cameos from other Marvel superheroes so that was very cool how they tied it in all together. I wouldn’t be surprised if a sequel was made for this one, so make sure you buy it before you’re the last person on earth who hasn’t seen this movie! Two thumbs way up!

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

3 out of 5 stars was the critics’ rating for this movie and I think it should be higher. Good old Katniss Everdeen comes back with a bold goal: to defeat the Capitol. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the series, the Hunger Games was set to a future time where North America as we know it today has been divided into different territories. It’s ruled by an iron fist which is the force that our main protagonist is trying to take down. It makes a lot of reference to the previous three movies (rightfully so since this is meant to be the end of the trilogy). And if you’re wondering, yes, Katniss finally decides between Peta or Gail. There’s a lot of fighting, a love story and you’re cheering for our heroes to be triumphant. Were they able to win the battle with the Capitol? You’ll have to buy the movie to find out!

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Own Orange is the New Black on Bluray

With 3 seasons under its belt and the fourth currently on Netflix, Orange is the New Black is another must-have for your BluRay collection. Why? Here are my personal reasons to be so addicted to this TV series.

It’s shocking

That’s probably a huge understatement for this show. It delivers a lot of shock value from the lesbian scenes to the events that happen in prison. While the first topic is probably ‘very much in your face’ (all puns intended), you’ll get used to it. Of course being set in an all women prison, you can’t avoid this important part of the whole thing. It tries to lace the sex scenes with love stories that happen between the characters which can make you laugh or cry, depending on the dynamics of their relationships. Since this is based on a real story, the writers and producers definitely explore aspects of prison life including drugs and the hardships of being confined. I also personally like how they take the time to reminisce about the characters’ past lives, which show how they actually ended up behind bars. Fair warning: the murder scenes can get quite graphic.

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It’s relevant

OITNB (this is what the cool kids call it these days) also does a great job at showcasing some of today’s issues in society. Let’s break things down and discuss the racial aspects. As you’d expect, the ladies tend to stick with their own kind, meaning their ethnicities mainly dictate the group to which they belong. Aligned with what typically happens in the outside world, these groups cross each others’ territories which results in a lot of fighting and sometimes death. Superiority complexes are largely at play as they defend their own turfs, proving they’re tougher than the next group. Then there’s the whole gender topic. If you didn’t know, one of the main characters is transgendered and it shows her hardships from her transition and its effects on her marriage (to a woman!). You won’t get too bored of one thing – they do a great job at weaving in and out of each of them.

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It’s raw

If your mind is in the gutter – get it out, that’s not what I mean… however, some scenes will absolutely support this mainframe (see it’s shocking topic above on graphic sex scenes). What I mean by raw is the characters. They’re all very believable, and isn’t that just the type of entertainment we want? One which makes us believe that these people actually exist? Each actor truly owns their character and is superb at sharing their realness with its viewers. Casting couldn’t have been more perfect for each of them and couple that with the amazing writers who make each storyline come to life, it was a certified success from the get-go.  Not much filtering happens from their emotions and the scenes themselves and my personal take is that it’s one of the very few bold, unapologetic and genuine shows currently out there right now.

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3 Thriller Movies You Should Own in 2016

Ok, so here are 3 thrillers which will surely have you at the edge of your seat when you watch them!

London has fallen

This movie got 4 out of 5 stars and I couldn’t agree more. It was definitely very action packed (and reminds me a lot of Vantage Point.) It’s about a gathering of all the world’s leaders in London to pay respects to the Prime Minister who had just passed away. It features some big names (I won’t tell you if they survive or not, you’ll have to see it for yourself) so you know it was bound to be a decent movie to begin with. Your heart might sink a little when your country’s leader is killed, but that’s just part of the action! of course it centers around the United States President and his loyal bodyguard who risks his own life to save his. On a side note, what a job, hey? Gerard Butler is known for these types of movies (remember 300?) and he doesn’t disappoint as the hero.

The Revenant

The Revenant

I’m surprised that this movie only got 4 out of 5 stars. I definitely think it deserves a solid 5. Let’s start with Mr. Leonardo DiCaprio being absolutely amazing – a role which (finally) landed him his first Oscar for Best Actor. He is a brilliant actor and with the rest of the world, surprised at how the Academy has chosen to ignore this for so many years. But anyways, back to the movie. It follows the story of Leo who was attacked by a bear in the woods and was left for dead. If you haven’t seen the movie, the bear scene is the most famous out of the entire film, and if you had to watch scene only, this would be it. Of course it wasn’t a real bear (otherwise Leo would actually die) but he made us believe it was! This was shot in my home province of British Columbia, Canada and some in Alberta – the neighboring province. While I typically don’t care much for period movies, throw in some good acting and convincing make believe and I’m there. If you have seen this movie, you know that you should have this in your BluRay collection.

The Visit

The Visit

Ok, so apparently this isn’t a horror flick as I originally thought it would be, but I guess it had more thrills than horror so it makes sense that it falls in the ‘Thriller’ category. It’s rated 3 out of 5 stars and I think that’s pretty fair. So the story is a mother sends her two kids to visit their grandparents – both of whom have never met each other. All seems to be good and dandy until Grandma shows some weird and erratic behavior. Although it’s hard to give extra input on this movie without giving away the twist and ending, I’ll try to dance around it. It does vaguely resemble a horror flick in its jumpy and ‘what were they thinking’ moments and that moment you realize they’re in trouble is priceless.

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3 kids movies you should own on BluRay in 2016

Though I’m a full grown adult, I appreciate a good kids movie every now and then. It makes you appreciate the simple things and life and temporarily woes of being a grown up.

Even if you don’t have any kids of your own, these should still be part of your BluRay collection – they’re feel-good flicks that make you appreciate the innocent and cute messages they carry for its viewers:

Inside out

This movie got 4 out of 5 stars and I think that’s quite fitting. Though released on BluRay in November, I still think you should add this to your collection if you haven’t already. The plot follows characters in your head which represent emotions from happy to angry. Each emotion is personified and really emphasize on their traits and qualities. The main characters live in a little girl’s head as she navigates through her new home in San Francisco. She goes from happy to sad to angry and each of these emotions in her head make it entertaining in terms of how they react when the little girl displays these emotions. Fair warning: there is a sad moment in the movie where one of the little girl’s beloved memories dies to try and save her… but let’s not dwell on that. I think this is a great movie to teach kids about emotions without being too much ‘in your face’ about it. Go out and buy this one on BluRay – it’s been out for more than 7 months now!

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Another 4 out of 5 stars type of movie – and I’m very surprised that didn’t score a solid 5. I think this is complements Disney’s animated version quite well. I wasn’t excited at all to see this movie in theatres because if you’ve seen the types of movies I have when it features talking animals, they’ve been super lame. Usually the animation is poorly done and you may think you’ve wasted money in seeing talking animals. BUT – this is the one true exception to the rule. This was very well done. The actors who voiced them were perfect and you truly believed that these animals exist for real. Not to mention the main character, a little boy who will definitely have a long acting career in Hollywood – was the perfect actor to this role. In a nutshell, the main antagonist is a tiger who’s had a bad past with humans so he’ll do anything in his power to kill the boy. The entire jungle is scared of the mighty powerful tiger but all want to protect the boy. That’s it – you’ll need to see this if you haven’t already. This is another Disney gem that’ll be a favourite for decades to come.

Zootopia

Zootopia

And yet another 4 out of 5 stars flick that I think should’ve gotten a 5 instead. (Maybe I’m just too generous as a critic?) The main takeaway here is to never stop believing in your dreams, even if others tell you that you won’t succeed. This movie centers around a bunny who wants to make a difference in the world by becoming a cop. She’s the smallest of the bunch but also one of the best. She runs into a sly fox who ends up being her sidekick. I really enjoyed how well they stereotyped animals… you must watch the trailer where they talk to a sloth… HILARIOUS! It offered its surprising moments and of course tons of laughs – no doubt kids will have a chuckle for its face value but like many movies today, we have other insights as adults. It also included topics like bullying – which may be a bit much for young kids but how they delivered it was very well done. All in all another must-watch, with or without kids!

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3 horror movies you should own in 2016

Let’s start this blog off by me sharing a fun little fact about myself: I LOVE HORROR MOVIES. (I hope the caps emphasize that even further.)

Ok, so without further adieu, let me share with you the three horror movies I’ve seen in theatres and are currently out on BluRay:

The Boy

This movie got 3 out of 5 stars and maybe that’s a bit kind. I feel like the scary moments weren’t jumpy enough and the story moved along too slowly for my liking. Although I’m sure it piqued the interest of many other horror movie fans who find dolls scary… (Can you say Annabelle from the Conjuring?) They are definitely freaky with those blank stares and you thinking whether or not it’ll come alive… especially older dolls – you just never know if someone placed a curse on this doll and that there’s actually a ghost living in it! SCARY!

The Forest

The Forest

It’s 2 out of 5 stars for this movie and I feel like it should’ve gotten a little higher than that. It goes into the Aokigahara Forest and if you don’t know that means, it’s where people hang themselves. It’s certainly not a myth – they have actually found countless people who’ve committed suicide here… a place that’s definitely NOT on my bucket list of places to see ever. So, back to the movie. It’s about a girl who looks for her twin sister because she’s gone missing. Long story short, she goes into the forest and strange things start happening. PS – if you’re a camper, the tent scene might freak you out a bit – you’ve been warned!

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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Another 3 out of 5 movie – quite worthy of the Paranormal Activity legacy. If you like possessions and evil spirits, you’ll like this (along with the other movies in this series.) This one is all about a little girl who lives with her parents and they happen to find old videos of the sisters (centrepiece of the whole saga) when they were much younger. What happens next? You guessed it – scary things start to happen! From spirits being caught on camera, to the little girl talking to imaginary friends to people on videotape speaking to people in the present… this movie did a good job at continuing the Paranormal Activity series. If you’re a fan, definitely make sure this is in your library!

In my books, all these movies are a solid 3.5. If you’re a horror fan like me, you know that good horror movies are hard to come by these days. Either it’s bad acting, or the storyline stinks, or whatever the case may be, they’re not amazing. That’s why I’d suggest that when a horror movie is more than 2 stars, give it a try – you may be surprised. I personally don’t trust reviews all the time because sometimes I rate movies higher than critics. So next time you’re on Netflix, maybe give that low-rated movie a try, but only after watching these three!

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3 highly anticipated movies of 2016

When these movies come out on BluRay, you should definitely add them to your collection. From the exciting trailers to prequels, I’m personally very excited for these to come out so I can see how aligned they are with my expectations. Let’s get started!

Jason Bourne

I cannot begin to tell you how elated I am with the fact that Matt Damon is reprising his role. There’s only ever been – and will be – one Jason Bourne, and that’s Damon. If you’ve seen any of the Bourne movies, you know that we’re in for a movie filled with explosions and non-stop action. The premise with this upcoming movie is for the CIA to draw him out since he’s been in hiding since he last appeared in the series. It’ll be exciting to see who else makes a return, but really, it doesn’t matter… Matt Damon is back and that’s more than enough to make sure this one’s going to be another blockbuster… can’t wait!

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The secret life of pets

Watching a good animated flick is like chicken soup for the soul – soothing and it feels great. I have two dogs so it’ll be great to see how they interpret what dogs do while their owners are away. I’ve seen the trailers for this movie countless times and it shows pets of all types either escaping their cages to watch TV, using kitchen appliances or rocking out to some heavy metal music. I know mine likes to jump on the dining room table then to the kitchen counter to see if there’s any food left over for him. I’m excited to see how funny this movie will be – maybe it’ll finally help me crack the mystery of what happens when I’m not home! HA! I guess I could put up video cameras, but doesn’t a movie sound much more fun than a surveillance camera?

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Don’t breathe

I get very excited every time I see a trailer for this movie. The very concept of it is thrilling – a blind man first getting robbed by three teens who are able to see, but then the blind man turns the table on them and he barricades them into his house so he can hunt each of them down and kill them… dun dun dun. Your heart just pauses for the scenes where the blind man is within inches of one of the teens… you’re hoping the teen stays completely quiet because otherwise they’re dead. The blind man also seems to have impeccable aim when it comes to shooting a gun so the teens need to tread very carefully. This is kind of similar to a recent movie I saw where the protagonist is deaf and a killer hunts her inside her own house… who wins that cat and mouse game? The deaf girl. Who’ll win in this upcoming movie? The three teen robbers who can all fully see or the blind man who’s out to kill them? We’ll see!

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3 Comedy Movies You Should Own in 2016

We all like a good laugh, so I’m sharing my take on the 3 movies I’ve seen this year, and thus, you should add to your own collection of BluRays!

How to be single

Ok, so who doesn’t love Fat Amy? (If you haven’t seen Pitch Perfect, then this reference is lost on you.) This movie got 3 out of 5 stars and I think that’s fair. It was a great feel good type of chick flick – one to watch with your girlfriends. The movie follows the lives of four women – two of them sisters. One girl – Fat Amy – is the life of the party. She likes to drink and sleep with random men which offer multiple ‘morning after’ moments. Then there’s the girl who broke up with her boyfriend to ‘find herself’ – she also has her share of male friends as she goes through this journey. Then we have her sister, who is a doctor and actually wants to be a mother but her primarily problem is that she doesn’t have a man. The last girl hopelessly looks for love and unfortunately meets the wrong guys throughout the entire movie. I hope that’s not too much info for you… I tried to keep it as high level as possible!

The Intern

The Intern

A 4 out of 5 stars type of flick with Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. The plot is Robert becomes the Intern for a highly successful businesswoman, Anne. The relationship is weird to start off, but then they eventually form a bond (who knew that was going to happen?). It starts out with Mr. De Niro being bored with his job and offers to do pretty much anything to keep busy at work. He becomes the office hero because he’s super friendly and helpful and even more so when Anne starts trusting him. Her problem is that she’s being underestimated at work by her superiors while he’s a widower and needs to fill that gap in his life. Throw in some sidekicks for added comedic relief and you have a decent, light-hearted, will remind you about determination and helping others out, flick! I’d say this is a great family movie that you could pop in during Family Night!

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Sisters

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey scored 3 out of 5 for this one. The story is about two sisters who go back home because their parents are selling the house they grew up in. In an attempt to relive their younger years, they throw a party which includes their former high school classmates, and of course only laughter ensues. I am personally a huge fan of theirs, so I definitely enjoyed this one, maybe even more so than others… it also features other Saturday Night Live Alumnus including Mya Rudolph who is another comedic genius. It follows the women through their woes back then and now, which of course includes cattiness and some slapstick humour. And just like any movie, it sees the two women resolve their issues by the time the credits start rolling. Another great addition to your BluRay collection!