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October 21, 2014 - Five readers in the US and Canada will win Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion in our newest giveaway.
The animated Disney Channel movie that launched the brand new Disney XD series is now on DVD and you could add it to your collection with a little bit of time and some good luck. To increase your odds, enter daily now through October 29th.

October 20, 2014 - Today's new review covers CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, a VH1 original movie charting the ups and downs of the hit-making '90s girl group. A year after first airing, it reaches DVD with more than a half-hour of bonus features including a wealth of interviews from the real band, but saddles the movie with a censored soundtrack. Full review.

CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story DVD Review

October 17, 2014 - Our first Christmas review of the year covers Santa's Magic Toy Bag, a 1983 Showtime television special from "ALF" creator Paul Fusco. The half-hour program centers on Sherman, an apprentice elf whose non-stop blunders spark frequent reassignment. Santa Claus assigns him the special task of guarding his magic toy bag. Available next Tuesday, the special's long-overdue DVD debut includes a blooper reel, a sing-along, and a slideshow of Sherman's toy designs. Our review.

Santa's Magic Toy Bag DVD Review Fury Film Review St. Vincent Film Review

In theaters today, Fury tells the story of a 5-men Army unit operating a tank in the heart of Nazi Germany during the end of World War II. From End of Watch writer-director David Ayer, this R-rated drama stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf,
Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, and Jon Bernthal. Our film review.

Already in theaters but expanding to 68 locations today, the PG-13 indie dramedy St. Vincent stars Bill Murray as a grumpy Brooklyn man who reluctantly becomes a regular babysitter to the 12-year-old boy (Jaeden Lieberher) who has just moved in next door. Co-starring Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O'Dowd, and Terrence Howard, this Weinstein Company release marks the feature debut of writer-director Theodore Melfi. Our review.

Space Station 76 DVD Review

October 16, 2014 - Space Station 76 is set in the future as envisioned in the 1970s. This retro sci-fi comedy is set aboard a space station, where a closeted captain (Patrick Wilson), a strained married couple (Matt Bomer and Marisa Coughlan), and a new arrival (Liv Tyler) all cross paths. After a limited release, this R-rated film is now on DVD with deleted scenes, outtakes, and a making-of featurette. Review.

October 14, 2014 - Kingpin, the second film directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary) has finally come to Blu-ray. This 1996 comedy tells the story of a washed-up former bowling star (Woody Harrelson), who sees great potential in an Amish man (Randy Quaid) he wants to manage. Co-starring Vanessa Angel and Bill Murray, this flop turned cult classic is presented in both its PG-13 theatrical and R-rated extended cuts, joined by a brand new 20-minute retrospective, its trailer, and an Farrelly Brothers audio commentary. Roll on down to our complete review.

Kingpin Blu-ray Review Boyhood: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo pack cover art -- click to read press release.

The first notable Blu-ray and DVD release of 2015 has just been announced: Boyhood. Filmed over twelve years, this acclaimed drama from writer-director Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, Dazed and Confused) will reach stores at the height of the award season, just days before the Golden Globes, from Paramount. Blu-ray extras will include "The 12 Year Project" and a Q & A with Linklater and the cast. For cover art, preorders, and full details, see the press release.

October 13, 2014 - The Christian thriller Persecuted tells the story of a popular evangelist (James Remar) who is framed for rape and murder after he won't lend his support to a senator's Faith and Freedom Act. Co-starring Bruce Davison and Fred Dalton Thompson, this critically reviled summer box office bomb hits stores this week in a Blu-ray + DVD that includes a commentary and two featurettes but only on one of the formats (and not the one you'd think). Our full review.

Houdini: Blu-ray + Digital HD UltraViolet Review Million Dollar Arm: Blu-ray + Digital HD Digital Copy Review

October 11, 2014 - The History miniseries Houdini stars Academy Award winner Adrien Brody as Harry Houdini, the great illusionist. It jumps around to tell of the Hungarian immigrant's Midwestern upbringing, marriage to a vaudeville dancer, highs and lows of his unprecedented career in magic. Now available, Lionsgate's two-disc Blu-ray presents the miniseries in broadcast and extended cuts alongside Digital HD UltraViolet and four short making-of featurettes. Now you see our review.

October 10, 2014 - The Judge opens in theaters today at a time when you expect intelligent films for adults and potential award contenders. This drama falls short of those marks with the story of a big city lawyer (Robert Downey Jr.) returning to his small Indiana hometown and then defending his estranged father (Robert Duvall), a long-respected judge, on shocking murder charges. David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) directs an accomplished cast that includes Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton, and Dax Shepard. Our film review.

October 9, 2014 - Million Dollar Arm, the latest in Disney's long line of inspirational true sports drama, stars Jon Hamm as J.B. Bernstein, an L.A. sports agent who travels to India looking for a cricketer to turn into the nation's first professional athlete to make it in America. Written by Tom McCarthy (Up, Win Win), directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl), and co-starring Aasif Mandiv, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Life of Pi's Suraj Sharma and Slumdog Millionaire's Madhur Mattai, this PG-rated drama is now on Blu-ray with deleted scenes, an alternate ending, outtakes, three making-of shorts, and an HD digital copy. Don't miss our review.

Rick and Morty: Season 1 Blu-ray Review

In our newest review, we look at "Rick and Morty": Season 1. Adult Swim's half-hour animated comedy series centers on a shy teenage boy and his alcoholic scientist grandfather, as they travel to different dimensions and try not to wipe out the planet. Now available, Warner's 1-disc, 11-episode Blu-ray adds 14 audio commentaries, deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes featurette, and every episode in animatics form. Full review.

October 8, 2014 - The Canadian TV movie Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery adapts the first novel in Louise Penny's popular series. Nathaniel Parker (Britain's Inspector Lynley) plays Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, a Quebec detective called in to investigate the pre-Thanksgiving small town murder of an old woman. Now available, Acorn's DVD includes nearly twenty minutes of behind-the-scenes featurettes. Our review.

October 7, 2014 - Fox's long out of print Garfield's Holiday Celebrations DVD will finally have a successor in Anderson Digital's November 4th release of Garfield Holiday Collection. The $14.99 SRP disc will include five 1980s TV specials: the Emmy-winning Garfield Halloween Adventure (1985) and Garfield on the Town (1983) and the Emmy-nominated A Garfield Christmas (1987), A Garfield Thanksgiving (1989), and Garfield in Paradise (1986). The DVD will also include "The House That Garfield Built - A Visit with Jim Davis" which tours the Paws, Inc. campus. Look for our review in the coming weeks!

October 6, 2014 - Warner has announced a November 18th Blu-ray combo pack and DVD release for Into the Storm. The disaster thriller will be joined by "Fake Storms: Real Conditions" on DVD. To that, the Blu-ray adds "Into the Storm: Tornado Files" and "Titus: The Ultimate Chasing Vehicle." Click here for cover art and preorders.

Into the Storm: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD cover art -- click to preorder

October 5, 2014 - Edge of Tomorrow hits home video this week, rebranded to emphasis its theatrical tagline Live Die Repeat. Adapted from a Japanese graphic novel, this pricey sci-fi action vehicle stars Tom Cruise as an army PR guy who finds himself on the front lines of a war against aliens, able to relive the same day again and again.
Directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) and co-starring Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, and Bill Paxton, this film received glowing reviews and held up well in theaters on strong word of mouth, but barely inched past the $100 million mark domestically, qualifying it as a disappointment in light of its behemothic budget. Warner's Blu-ray combo pack includes over an hour of making-of documentaries and featurettes. Full review.

October 4, 2014 - The documentary To Be Takei celebrates the life of actor and pioneer George Takei. Featuring interviews with his "Star Trek" castmates and other Asian-American actors, the film hits DVD exclusively at Amazon on Tuesday with over a half-hour of deleted scenes. Our review.

October 3, 2014 - The top grossing film of 2014 domestically will be in stores before the year's end. Disney has announced a December 9th DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D release for Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel's acclaimed and popular latest release. Available as single-disc Blu-ray and DVDs as well as a two-disc Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital HD set, the space blockbuster will be joined by deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, a gag reel, an audio commentary, and an exclusive look at next year's The Avengers: Age of Ultron. DVD customers will have to settle for just a single deleted scene and that Avengers preview. Artwork, preorders, and complete details here.

Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray 3D cover art -- click to read press release Gone Girl Film Review

Oscar season heats up with today's theatrical release of Gone Girl. Adapted from the best-selling 2012 novel by author Gillian Flynn, David Fincher's tenth film as director tells the story of a Missouri woman's disappearance (Rosamund Pike) that casts attention and suspicion on her husband (Ben Affleck). Co-starring Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry, this suspenseful thriller opens to much anticipation and rave reviews. Here's ours.

October 2, 2014 - The thriller The Calling stars Susan Sarandon as a police detective in sleepy, small-town Canada who finds herself investigating a series of grisly murders she thinks are the work of a single killer. Co-starring Topher Grace, Ellen Burstyn, Donald Sutherland, and Gil Bellows, this film adapted from the Inger Ash Wolfe novel is now on DVD from Sony with a making-of featurette. Our review.

The Calling DVD Review Third Person Blu-ray Review

Paul Haggis, the Academy Award-winning writer-director of Crash gives us another layered ensemble drama in Third Person. Liam Neeson stars as a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer working on his latest novel in France, where he is visited by his girlfriend (Olivia Wilde). Co-starring Adrien Brody, Mila Kunis, James Franco, and Moran Atias, this limited summer release is now on Blu-ray, joined by an audio commentary, a Haggis Q & A, a making-of featurette, and the trailer. Our review.

October 1, 2014 - Paramount has scheduled a December 16th Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and DVD release for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The hit new take on the sewer-dwelling cartoon and comic book heroes will be joined by a number of bonus features on Blu-ray, including an extended ending and the music video for their theme song "Shell Shocked." A Digital HD version of the film will be available three weeks earlier, on November 25th. See the press release for full details.

The year's biggest film by global gross, Transformers: Age of Extinction is our latest review subject. The fourth installment in this Michael Bay-directed series of blockbusters offers a new human cast and few returning Transformers. Mark Wahlberg stars as a rural Texas inventor who winds up in possession of Optimus Prime, putting his family in a dangerous position with CIA agents and the manufactured Galvatron on their trail. Now available, Paramount's four-disc Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo pack holds over three hours of bonus features on Blu-rays including a look at the making of Transformers toys and a funny featurette starring T.J. Miller. Our complete review.

September 28, 2014 - We review another of this week's new Blu-rays in Ivory Tower. This 2014 documentary from Page One: Inside the New York Times director Andrew Rossi looks at America's college system, its escalating costs and some alternatives. From Cooper Union (where students protest a departure from the school's long tuition-free status) to Harvard University to "party school" Arizona State University, the film interviews students, educators, and authors. Paramount's Blu-ray includes two deleted scenes and a Q & A session from an opening weekend screening in New York. Our review.

"Mad Men" creator and showrunner Matthew Weiner graduates to feature films with Are You Here, a comedy he wrote, directed, and produced. It stars Owen Wilson as an Annapolis weatherman whose unstable bipolar best friend (Zach Galifianakis) inherits the majority of his late father's estate. Co-starring Amy Poehler and Laura Ramsey, this film reached theaters last month almost a year after premiering at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. It hits Blu-ray and DVD this week, joined by an audio commentary by Weiner and collaborators plus the trailer. Full review.

Salvador Blu-ray Review The 100: The Complete First Season Blu-ray + Digital HD UltraViolet Review

September 27, 2014 - Today's review covers Salvador, the drama Oliver Stone directed and co-wrote right before his Oscar-winning Platoon. James Woods stars as Richard Boyle (the film's co-writer), a reckless photojournalist in El Salvador during the peasant revolution of 1980-81. Co-starring James Belushi and John Savage, this 1986 film earned Academy Award nominations for Woods and screenplay. Now available, Twilight Time's Blu-ray includes an hour-long retrospective documentary, nearly a half-hour of deleted and extended scenes, an audio commentary by Stone, the trailer, and an essay booklet. Our full review.

September 26, 2014 - Our newest review details Think Like a Man Too. Sony's sequel to the 2012 surprise hit romantic comedy brings the guys and girls to Las Vegas for a wedding and, just as importantly, wild bachelor and bachelorette parties the night before. Now available, the Blu-ray includes deleted scenes, Kevin Hart's retelling of the film, making-of featurettes, and Digital HD UltraViolet. Our review.

September 25, 2014 - Today's review covers "The 100": The Complete First Season. The CW's sci-fi series is set in the future, 97 years after Earth's population was wiped out by nuclear holocaust. With the survivors on a space station of dwindling resources, a hundred juvenile delinquents are sent down to Earth to assess the planet's inhabitability. Now available, Warner's 3-disc Blu-ray + Digital HD UltraViolet set includes deleted scenes, an audio commentary, the show's 2013 Comic-Con panel, and four making-of featurettes. Our review.

September 23, 2014 - Paramount has scheduled a November 4th DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D debut for Hercules. The Dwayne Johnson action epic will be presented in a 101-minute extended cut in addition to its 98-minute PG-13 theatrical cut on Blu-ray. Over an hour of extras will accompany that Blu-ray including 15 deleted/extended scenes, an introduction from Brett Ratner and Dwayne Johnson, and the featurettes "Weapons!", "Hercules and His Mercenaries", "The Bessi Battle", and "The Effects of Hercules." See Upcoming Cover Art for a look at its artwork.

For more on today's new releases, see our schedule.

The Innocents: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

September 22, 2014 - Today's new review looks at The Innocents. Adapting Henry James' The Turn of the Screw, this 1961 British horror film sees a newly-hired governess (six-time Academy Award nominee Deborah Kerr) fearing that the two children she's watching are not what they seem. Directed by Jack Clayton (The Great Gatsby) and adapted by Truman Capote, this highly regarded CinemaScope film hits Blu-ray tomorrow from The Criterion Collection, who fit it with an audio commentary, an essay booklet, and an hour of video extras. Our detailed review.

September 21, 2014 - A year before his romantic comedy It Happened One Night swept the five top Academy Awards, Frank Capra directed Lady for a Day. Adapted from a Damon Runyon story, this comedy finds a poor old New Yorker (May Robson) being transformed into a wealthy socialite, strictly for appearances, when her daughter, the daughter's fiancé, and a count come visiting from Spain. On Blu-ray from B2MP, this 1933 film has four missing minutes restored. It is joined by an introduction and audio commentary by Frank Capra Jr., a still gallery, a restoration before and after comparison. Our review.

The independent drama Very Good Girls stars Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen as Brooklyn best friends looking to lose their virginity during their last summer break before college. The directorial debut of longtime screenwriter Naomi Foner (Running on Empty), the film co-stars Boyd Holbrook, Richard Dreyfuss, Demi Moore, Clark Gregg, and Ellen Barkin. It hits Blu-ray this week with its trailer and nearly an hour of cast and director interviews. Review.

Very Good Girls Blu-ray Review Godzilla (2014) Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Review

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season DVD Review White Christmas: Diamond Aniversary Edition Blu-ray + DVD + CD cover art -- click to read the press release

Any Given Sunday: 15th Anniversary Director's Cut Blu-ray + Theatrical Cut DVD Review Captain America: The Winter Soldier Blu-ray Review Fed Up Blu-ray Review

Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Review

Recent Film Reviews:
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them - The Weinstein Company's preferred version of a pair of companion films (subtitled Him and Her) that premiered at 2013's Toronto International Film Festival to some buzz, this feature debut of writer-director Ned Benson tells of the relationship woes of a young New York married couple (James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain). Co-starring Viola Davis, Ciarán Hinds, Bill Hader, Isabelle Huppert, and William Hurt.
The Drop - Shutter Island, Gone Baby Gone, and Mystic River author Dennis Lehane makes his screenwriting debut on adapting his short story Animal Rescue. This crime drama set at a Brooklyn bar that launders money on the side places a simple bartender (Tom Hardy) in the middle of a robbery and a puppy's rescue. Co-starring Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) and, in his final film role, James Gandolfini, The Drop marks the English language debut of director Michaël R. Roskam (Academy Award nominee Bullhead).
The Trip to Italy - In this follow-up to 2011's The Trip similarly adapted from a BBC television series, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon play mildly fictionalized versions of themselves on vacation in Italy, where they take in historical sites and local cuisine, while entertaining us with impressions of famous actors.
Guardians of the Galaxy - Marvel introduces us to a new team of superheroes in this action comedy from director James Gunn (Slither, Super) tells the story of an American abducted in childhood (Chris Pratt) and the eccentric allies with whom he attempts to escape a high security space prison.
Mid-Year Report - Counting down the ten best and ten worst films released this year and looking ahead with teasers and trailers to twenty upcoming releases worth anticipating.
Boyhood - Twelve years in the making, this drama from writer-director Richard Linklater (Before Midnight, Dazed and Confused) looks at the coming-of-age of one Texas boy (Ellar Coltrane). Met with near-universal acclaim and the best reviews of 2014 so far, this nearly three-hour film casts Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke as the boy's separated parents.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a surprisingly excellent follow-up to the 2011 reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Changing directors and human cast, while moving the focus to the apes, this sequel from Cloverfield director Matt Reeves grips with its tale of human-ape tension. No wonder it's become one of 2014's best-reviewed films.

Draft Day: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Review The Originals: The Complete First Season Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Review The Buddy Holly Story Blu-ray Review

Recent Blu-ray and DVD Reviews:
Ilo Ilo - Drama spends the late '90s with a Singaporean family of three and their Filipino live-in maid, who overcomes hostilities win the love of the family's troubled 10-year-old son. Now available, Film Movement's DVD presents this acclaimed predominantly Mandarin language film with a 22-minute making-of featurette, trailer, biographies, and the Dutch animated short film Blik.
Godzilla (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet) -Hollywood takes another shot at making the legendary Japanese movie monster relatable for American moviegoers. A seasoned cast (led by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, and Ken Watanabe)and inexperienced filmmakers (including Monsters director Gareth Edwards) give us a technically superb and reasonably entertaining big summer movie. Now available, Warner's Blu-ray combo pack includes nearly an hour of bonus materials, including making-of featurettes and declassified MONARCH shorts.
"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.": The Complete First Season - ABC's hour-long sci-fi-action-drama is set in the acronymed law enforcement and spy agency of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his varied team intervene in cases involving people gifted with superpowers and the evil forces looking to exploit them. Now available, the 5-disc DVD includes three audio commentaries, bloopers, deleted scenes, an hour-long ABC TV special on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a behind-the-scenes look at the cast's journey to San Diego Comic-Con.
Love Streams (Criterion Collection Blu-ray + DVD Dual Format Edition) - Written and directed by indie film icon John Cassavetes (Faces, A Woman Under the Influence), this 1984 dramedy stars Gena Rowlands as a long-troubled, newly-divorced middle-aged woman and Cassavetes as her alcoholic playboy brother. The three-disc set includes an hour-long making-of documentary, new interviews with Seymour Cassel, Diahnne Abbott, and cinematographer Al Ruban, a video essay celebrating Rowlands, the trailer, and an essay booklet.
Any Given Sunday (15th Anniversary Blu-ray + DVD) - In Oliver Stone's 1999 drama set in the world of professional football, a third string quarterback (Jamie Foxx) gets promoted to the starting lineup and helps turn around the fortunes of the Miami Sharks and their longtime coach (Al Pacino). Warner's new edition adds a new HD half-hour documentary and a theatrical cut DVD to the film's abundant Blu-ray bonus features which include a half-hour of deleted and extended scenes, two audio commentaries, three music videos, and stills galleries.
Dead Within - Low-budget horror movie presents a zombie apocalypse through the eyes of a young married couple trying their hardest to survive it. The DVD includes deleted scenes with optional commentary and the film's trailer.
Borgman (Blu-ray) - In this Dutch thriller from writer-director Alex van Warmerdam (Voyeur), a wild vagrant refused hospitality slowly takes revenge on a wealthy family with a team of assassins posing as gardeners. The film is flanked by deleted scenes, the trailer, and a 28-page booklet in Cinedigm's Blu-ray.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Blu-ray) - In the present day, World War II hero Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and fellow Avenger Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) are at the center of a deadly S.H.I.E.L.D. conspiracy involving a formidable and familiar foe. Marvel's Blu-ray includes deleted scenes, filmmakers' audio commentary, a gag reel, and three making-of featurettes.
Fed Up (Blu-ray) - A documentary about the planet's obesity epidemic that assigns blame to giant processed food corporations and the government agencies that do not regulate them. Narrated and executive-produced by Katie Couric, this PG-rated Radius-TWC release hits stores on Tuesday joined by deleted scenes, a Spanish language version narrated by Kuno Becker, and a free one-year subscription to Eating Well magazine.
Man Hunt (Blu-ray) - Directed by Fritz Lang (Metropolis, M), this 1941 thriller tells the story of a British captain (Walter Pidgeon) who finds himself targeted by Nazis (led by Rebecca's George Sanders) after he fixes his precision rifle on Adolf Hitler. Co-starring Joan Bennett, Roddy McDowall, and John Carradine, this classic noir is now available from Twilight Time, joined by a making-of retrospective, an audio commentary, an isolated score, its trailer, and an essay booklet.
Draft Day (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - Kevin Costner stars as an unpopular general manager of the Cleveland Browns instructed to make a splash in the NFL's Draft. He does so by trading the team's 7th overall pick (and two future ones) for the #1 selection, although he hasn't yet decided who to use it on. Co-starring Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Chadwick Boseman, Sean Combs, and Ellen Burstyn, this film from Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman is joined by an audio commentary, an hour-long making-of documentary, a featurette about the draft, deleted scenes, and the trailer in Summit'scombo pack.
Moms' Night Out (Blu-ray) Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton, and Trace Adkins star in this Christian comedy about three wives who have a chaotic Saturday night out on the town. A non-starter in theaters, this film from the directors of October Baby is now on Blu-ray with audio commentary, deleted scenes, several making-of featurettes, and UltraViolet.
"The Originals": The Complete First Season (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet) - The CW's spin-off of "The Vampire Diaries" centers on a family of powerful vampires looking to take back New Orleans, the city they helped build three hundred years ago. Warner's combo pack holds the first 22 episodes plus an audio commentary, Q & A panels from Comic-Con and Paleyfest, nearly an hour of deleted scenes, plus three making-of featurettes.
The Buddy Holly Story (Blu-ray) - Thirty-five years ago, Gary Busey earned an Academy Award nomination for Lead Actor for his turn in This 1978 biopic looks at the short life and career of the influential rock and roll singer from Texas with a sound unlike any before him. Now available in limited quantities, Twilight Time's Blu-ray retains an audio commentary by Busey and director Steve Rash (Can't Buy Me Love) and the film's original trailer. It also adds a music-only track and an essay booklet.
Y Tu Mamá También (Criterion Collection Blu-ray + DVD) - Before making such acclaimed films as Gravity, Children of Men, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Academy Award-winning director Alfonso Cuarón got the world's attention with this racy 2001 Mexican coming-of-age drama, which follows two immature teenagers (Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal) and an older woman (Maribel Verdú) on an aimless road trip to the beach. Criterion's Dual-Format Edition includes over an hour of making-of featurettes and retrospectives, deleted scenes, US marketing, an epic booklet preserving the director's detailed character biographies, and a short film directed by the film's co-writer Carlos Cuarón.
Blended (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore reunite for a third romantic comedy in this film from The Wedding Singer director Frank Coraci, which sends a widower (Sandler), a divorcée (Barrymore), and their total of five kids to Africa for one lavish vacation intended for a blended family. Warner's combo pack includes deleted scenes, a gag reel, and a host of making-of featurettes.
Trust Me - Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson from Marvel films and television shows) wrote, directed, produced and stars in this comedy about a struggling Hollywood agent to child actors whose spirits are lifted by a promising new client (Saxon Sharbino). Featuring Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell, Felicity Huffman, and Allison Janney, this independent film is now on DVD.

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Edge of Tomorrow Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Review
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CrazySexyCool: TLC Story
Santa's Magic Toy Bag
Space Station 76
Persecuted (Blu-ray + DVD)
Houdini (Blu-ray)
Million Dollar Arm (Blu-ray)
Rick and Morty: S1 (Blu-ray)
Still Life: Three Pines Mystery
Edge of Tomorrow (Combo)
To Be Takei
The Calling
Third Person (Blu-ray)
Transformers: Exinction (3D)
Ivory Tower (Blu-ray)
Are You Here (Blu-ray)
Salvador (Blu-ray)
Think Like a Man Too (BD)
The 100: Season 1 (BD)
The Innocents (Criterion BD)
Lady for a Day (Blu-ray)
Very Good Girls (Blu-ray)
Ilo Ilo
Godzilla (Blu-ray + DVD)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S1
Love Streams (CC Combo)
Any Given Sunday (Combo)
Dead Within
Transformers: Age of Extinction Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Review
Borgman (Blu-ray)
Captain America: Winter BD
Fed Up (Blu-ray)
Man Hunt (Blu-ray)
Draft Day (Combo)
Moms' Night Out (Blu-ray)
The Originals: S1 (Combo)
Buddy Holly Story (Blu-ray)
Y Tu Mamá También (Combo)
Blended (Combo)
Low Winter Sun: Series
Portlandia: Season 4
Fading Gigolo (Blu-ray)
Only Lovers Left Alive
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Adv. of Ichabod & Mr. Toad
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Toy Story of Terror! (BD)
Peppa Pig: Balloon Ride
Three Musketeers (Combo)
The Railway Man (Blu-ray)
Tarzan (Blu-ray Combo)
Muppets Most Wanted (BD)
Hercules (Blu-ray Combo)
Bears (Blu-ray Combo)
Turtle Power: Ninja Turtles
Need for Speed (Blu-ray)
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