New DVDs and Blu-rays this week include War Dogs (Miles Teller, Jonah Hill), Kubo and the Two Strings (review | giveway), Mechanic Resurrection (Jason Statham, Jessica Alba), Silicon Cowboys (documentary), Hands Of Stone (Robert De Niro), Hell Or High Water (Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges), and I.T. (Pierce Brosnan). We’ve seen Kubo and loved it. We can’t wait to see the animated film again. Because I’m a geek dad, I’m also interested in Silicon Cowboys. It’s a documentary about Compaq Computer. Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-rays and DVDs for this week.
The kids and I are excited about the upcoming release of Kubo and the Two Strings (review). We loved it when we saw the animated film earlier in the year. We can’t wait to see it again. It’s a really good movie. As I mentioned previously, I went on a set tour at Laika Studios and was very impressed. BTW, one of the people who worked on the special effects for the movie was at our Halloween party last month. Small world. And thanks to Laika Studios and Focus Features, I’m giving away four copies of the movie on my dad blog. Kubo and the Two Strings will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 22th. Continue reading to find out how to win this awesome movie.
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.