New Blu-rays and DVDs this week include Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), The Boy (Lauren Cohan), Against The Wild 2 (review | giveaway), Regression (Ethan Hawke, Emma Watson), and Where To Invade Next (Michael Moore). I saw Deadpool at the theater and loved it. The film is really funny, but it’s also on the nasty side so I do not recommend watching it with your kids. Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-rays and DVDs for this week.
Blu-rays and DVDs coming out the week of May 10, 2016
Hold onto your chimichangas, folks. From the studio that brought you all 3 Taken films comes Deadpool, the block-busting, fourth-wall-breaking masterpiece about Marvel Comics sexiest anti-hero: me! Go deep inside (I love that) my origin story…typical stuff…rogue experiment, accelerated healing powers, horrible disfigurement, red spandex, imminent revenge. Directed by overpaid tool Tim Miller, and starring God’s perfect idiot Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, T. J. Miller and Gina Carano, Deadpool is a giddy slice of awesomeness packed with more twists than my enemies intestines and more action than prom night. Amazeballs!
The Boy is a frightening thrill ride directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) starring Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead). Greta (Cohan) is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring Greta’s worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive.
Against The Wild 2 (review | giveaway)
For bickering siblings Ryan (John Paul Ruttan of Shelby: The Dog Who Saved Christmas) and Emma (Ella Ballentine), it was going to be a fun weekend visit with their dad at his job in Africa. But when their small plane crash-lands in the Serengeti, they have only each other along with their fellow passenger, a Malamute named Chinook to rely on. The rescue teams are searching. Their mom (Jeri Ryan of Star Trek: Voyager and Boston Public) is panicked. Can brother, sister and one courageous dog now learn how to conquer their fears and trust each other in the most beautiful yet untamed wilderness of all?
Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery.
Where To Invade Next
Where to Invade Next is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Michael Moore, playing the role of invader, visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Turns out the solutions to America’s most entrenched problems already exist in the world they’re just waiting to be co-opted.