Plenty of new films this weekend, but nothing big. New movies include Mechanic: Resurrection (Jason Statham, Jessica Alba), Don’t Breathe (Jane Levy), Hands of Stone (Robert De Niro), Black Songbird (Jenique Bennett), A Complete Unknown (Rachel Weisz), Daylight’s End (Johnny Strong), The Hollars (Anna Kendrick), In Order of Disappearance (Stellan Skarsgård), Remember the Goal (Allee-Sutton Hethcoat), and Southside with You (Parker Sawyers). Continue reading for summaries and trailers of the new films for this weekend.
Ratchet & Clank is rolling out on Blu-ray and DVD today. The PG-rated film is based on a PlayStation video game. It’s about two unlikely heroes trying to save the universe. My kids liked the animated film and I thought the movie was OK. Keep in mind the kids and I have never played the Ratchet and Clank video game. We really have no idea how the movie relates to the game. But we still enjoyed watching the film. Ratchet & Clank (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital HD.
Looks like it’s a double feature for Greta Gerwig. She’s in two new Blu-ray and DVD releases this week. New titles include The Huntsman: Winter’s War (giveaway | review | Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain), The Walking Dead (Season 6), The Nice Guys (Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling), Ratchet & Clank (animated), Maggie’s Plan (Greta Gerwig, Julianne Moore), Wiener-Dog (Greta Gerwig), The Duel (Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson), Clown (Andy Powers), Roots (Malachi Kirby), and DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year (animated).
Snow White and the Huntsman (giveaway) isn’t just a prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. It’s also a sequel. Odd, but true. Winter’s War starts off with a story about Ravenna and her sister, Freya. Then the story jumps forward seven years to a time after the Snow White movie. Some of the characters in Snow White are in Winter’s War. But this time around, there seems to be less sorcery. There is plenty of action in the story, but the movie is more of an adventure story about The Huntsman and the love of his life. The Huntsman: Winter’s War is available now on Digital HD and will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on August 23rd.
The kids and I saw an early screening of Kubo and the Two Strings on Monday. We loved it and think it’s Laika’s best film to date. The new stop-motion movie features more CGI than previous Laika movies. I also thought the film was more emotional than previous releases from Laika. Parts of the story were sad and reminded me a little of the opening story in Disney Pixar’s Up movie. The soundtrack was also excellent — during the sad scenes. Kubo and the Two Strings (Laika Studios and Focus Features) is out in theaters today. The 101-minute animated film is rated PG for thematic elements, scary images, action and peril.
It looks like it might be a busy weekend at the box office. New films include Kubo and the Two Strings; War Dogs (Jonah Hill, Miles Teller); Ben-Hur (Jack Huston); Down By Love (Adéle Exarchopoulos); Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (Sean Bean); Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (documentary), Mia Madre (John Turturro); Morris from America (Markees Christmas); The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Burghart Klaussner); Spa Night (Joe Seo); and When Two Worlds Collide (documentary). In my opinion, Kubo and the Two Strings looks the most interesting. Continue reading for summaries and trailers of the new films for this weekend.
Hello, readers. I have a great giveaway for fans of Snow White and the Huntsman. Thanks to Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, I’m giving away the upcoming The Huntsman: Winter’s War Blu-ray. The Huntsman is a prequel to the Snow White story. The Huntsman: Winter’s War Blu-ray and DVD include an all-new extended edition of the epic action-adventure, plus exclusive bonus features that reveal the movie’s behind-the-scenes secrets. The Huntsman: Winter’s War is available now on Digital HD and will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on August 23rd. Continue reading to find out how to win The Huntsman Blu-ray on my dad blog.
Suicide Squad finished first again at the box office with a gross $43.5 million. Sausage Party opened in second place with a gross of $34.3 million. Pete’s Dragon open in a disappointing third place with $21.5 million. Continue reading to see the box office take for last weekend.
Last week was slow for new DVD and Blu-ray releases. This week is even slower. New titles worth mentioning include The Angry Birds Movie (review) and God’s Not Dead 2 (Melissa Joan Hart). The kids and I saw The Angry Birds Movie at the theater. I thought it was OK, but my two youngest kids loved it. I’m guessing they will want to watch it again.
Good morning, dads and moms. I have a million things to do this weekend. Before I get started, I have one winner announcement on my dad blog. But first, below are the current giveaways running on my dad blog.
- Ratchet and Clank Blu-ray Giveaway (ends August 18th)
- The Huntsman: Winter’s War Blu-ray Giveaway (coming soon)