There are plenty of new Blu-rays and DVDs to choose from this week. Batman: The Killing Joke (animated) and Bite (Elma Begovic) are at the top of my list. If you’re looking for something light, there’s Mother’s Day (Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson). If you are in the mood for a comedy, there’s Keanu (Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key) and The Bronze (Cecily Strong, Melissa Rauch). Other new releases include The Lobster (Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz), High-Rise (Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons), The Trust (Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood), and Gibby (Shelby Lyon). Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-rays and DVDs for this week.
I saw the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice last night. I thought it was awesome, but some people might not like it because it’s not a fun film. The movie is essentially a long drama (153 minutes) with superheroes as the main characters. Most of the action is at the end of the story and there isn’t any humor like you see in the Marvel movies. Batman vs Superman (DC Comics) is just a good drama. In other words, it’s like the last three Batman movies. One word of advice, you should see this PG-13 rated film as soon as possible before someone ruins the surprise ending for you. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Warner Bros) opens in theaters Thursday evening. Continue reading to learn six things about the movie.
It’s a busy week for DVDs and Blu-rays. New movies include Bridge of Spies (Tom Hanks | review), Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (animated), Batman: Bad Blood (animated), Last Witch Hunter (Vin Diesel), Our Brand Is Crisis (Sandra Bullock), Man Up (Simon Pegg, Lake Bell), Truth (Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford), Suffragette (Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan), Rock the Kasbah (Bill Murray, Kate Hudson), Big Stone Gap (Ashley Judd), The World of Kanako (Kôji Yakusho), Freeheld (Julianne Moore, Ellen Page), and Zombie Fight Club (Jessica Cambensy). Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-rays and DVDs for this week.
Netflix has a new series out. It’s called the Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show. We’ve only seen one episode so far. In the show, Mr. Peabody and Sherman interview people from our past. It’s essentially an educational show mixed in with a lot of gags. Speaking of interviews, DreamWorks Animation sent us a kit (mugs, fake microphone, interview cards) to conduct our own interview. Check out the funny video below. It’s Harley Quinn interviewing Zombie Batman. I’m biased, but I think it’s cute.
If you’re a regular reader of my dad blog, then you know the kids and I love Halloween. In my opinion, Halloween should be a national holiday. We love decorating and dressing up for Halloween. Last year, my kids dressed up as Flash, Deathstroke, Apple White, and a serial killer. That’s right, my youngest daughter wanted to be a serial killer. I hope that’s not a sign of things to come. For the next Halloween, she’s going to dress up as Harley Quinn. If you don’t know, Harley Quinn is the Joker’s sidekick. Like the Joker, Harley Quinn is a prankster and has a wicked sense of humor. Kinda of like my youngest daughter.
Check out my little Batgirl in the photos above and below. Isn’t she cute? Wholesale Halloween Costumes sent the Bat Girl costume to me for review on my dad blog. My little girl and I love it. I think my daughter makes an awesome super hero. The Batgirl costume includes a dress, cape, boot tops, handcuffs, belt and mask. It is available in small, medium, and large. It’s currently priced at $25.90.
Merry Christmas, everyone! Christmas is only two days away. I hope you got all your shopping done by now. I have four winner announcements today. But first, here are the current open giveaways on my dad blog:
- Cirque du Soleil Giveaway (ends 12/24 – Oregon and Washington only)
- Fuzzwippers Giveaway (ends 12/26)
- Thomas Christmas Giveaway (ends 12/27)
- Shredz Giveaway (ends 12/28)
Thanks to Warner Bros., I’m giving away either The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray Combo Pack or Magic Mike Blu-ray Combo Pack on my dad blog. Both are excellent gift ideas — Batman (staring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway) for the guys and Magic Mike (featuring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey) for the ladies. I reviewed the The Dark Knight Rises last summer and thought the movie was awesome. This is a quick giveaway. The deadline to enter is Tuesday, December 18th. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment about your results from either the Holiday Movie Challenge or Decode-A-Scene Game in the app below.
Have you figured out what costume you or your kids will be wearing for Halloween? If you’re thinking about a Batman costume, then you should check out Wholesale Costume Club’s new for 2012 Dark Knight costumes. The Halloween costume company sent me a Batman costume for review on my dad blog. I love it and think it’s awesome. I plan on wearing the new Dark Knight costume when I take the kids trick-or-treating on Halloween night. I think I’m going to be a big hit around the neighborhood.
First of all, condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the Batman cinema shooting in Aurora, Colorado. The shooting is a terrible tragedy, and I can’t even begin to imagine the terror those people had to go through. After I heard about the shooting, I thought about canceling my plans to take my son to see Batman last Saturday. But then I concluded the Aurora cinema shooting is an isolated incident and that it is still fairly safe to go the movies — especially if I follow some basis theater safety rules (see my safety tips list below).