Opens: May 27, 2016
Kevin says X-Men Apocalypse kinda rocks!
This Week: Kevin takes a small break from the outrageous news stories to offer some words of caution about John Carpenter returning to the Halloween series, and he also wags his finger at the entertainment news sites puking out stories about actor speculation. He then takes a point to review the Memorial Day movies, including X-Men Apocalypse, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Ones Below, The Lobster and The Meddler. Later, he offers some box office predictions and suggest some home cinema recommendations.
MYSTERY-SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME II
MOVIE: ***** (out of 5)
DVD EXPERIENCE: ** (out of 5)
Joel Hodgson as JOEL ROBINSON
Michael J. Nelson as MIKE NELSON
Trace Beaulieu as CROW T. ROBOT
Kevin Murphy as TOM SERVO
Trace Beaulieu as DR. CLAYTON FORRESTER
Frank Conniff as TV’s FRANK
Studio: Shout Factory
Created by: Joel Hodgson
HOW TO BE SINGLE
MOVIE: ** (out of 5)
BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE: **1/2 (out of 5)
Dakota Johnson as ALICE
Rebel Wilson as ROBIN
Alison Brie as LUCY
Leslie Mann as MEG
Anders Holm as TOM
Nicholas Braun as JOSH
Damon Wayans Jr. as DAVID
Jake Lacy as KEN
Jason Mantzoukas as GEORGE
Studio: Warner Bros.
Directed by: Christian Ditter
Back on Valentine’s Day weekend, the female sex comedy “How to Be Single” hit theaters. It was crushed by “Deadpool” at the box office, but that doesn’t mean that it didn’t grab the interest of at least a few ladies for a girl’s night out a the movies.
Now, “How to Be Single” is out on all home cinema formats, allowing girlfriends to gather together in the sanctity of their own homes. Forget high heels and tight skirts at the singles’ bars. Wear sweat pants and drink their wine as you watch this latest relationship comedy.
The film features some talented ladies in the cast, including Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie and Rebel Wilson. It may not have been the biggest hit at the box office, but it should certainly find an audience on Blu-ray and DVD,
And now, to cover our butts… This game is only for people over the age of 21. Please drink responsibly, and remember to practice safe sex (whether you’re drunk or not).
This week’s suggestions of new content on Blu-ray, DVD and streaming for maximum home viewing enjoyment.
Be sure to listen live each Tuesday morning on 700 WLW, when Kevin gives his top recommendations to Mike McConnell.
Also, tune in each week to the Fat Guys at the Movies radio program to hear Kevin talk about the top recommendations for home cinema for the week.
The Finest Hours
Formats available: BD, DVD, VOD
THis inspirational Disney movie tells the story of a daring Coast Guard rescue mission. Chris Pine headlines a strong cast and an uplifting message. Bonus content includes a look at the real town behind the story, two spotlights on the cast, some stories of real Coast Guard rescues and a look at the real heroes of the Coast Guard. The Blu-ray also includes the DVD and deleted scenes.
This Week: Kevin dives into hot water and takes on the neo-feminist film critics with a scathing rebuttal of why it’s not sexist to be skeptical of the new Ghostbusters and later why Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising isn’t anything to be proud of. He also looks at other new movies like The Angry Birds Movie, A Bigger Splash and The Nice Guys. Finally, he dissects who is really at fault for the shake-up at DC and Warner Bros., and eventually offers his take on this week’s box office and some home cinema recommendations.
Featured music: The Nice Guys Original Motion Picture Score by John Ottman and David Buckley
MOVIE: ****1/2 (out of 5)
BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE: **** (out of 5)
Anya Taylor-Joy as THOMASIN
Ralph Ineson as WILLIAM
Kate Dickie as KATHERINE
Harvey Scrimshaw as CALEB
Ellie Grainger as MERCY
Lucas Dawson as JONAS
Bathsheba Garnett as THE WITCH
Directed by: Robert Eggers
Earlier this winter, Robert Eggers’ tale of New England horror “The Witch” hit theaters. With a story culled from primary source accounts of witches in the 1600s, “The Witch” became an instant classic of slow-burn atmosphere, paranoia and overbearing religious practice.
Unfortunately, it also became famous for revealing the jerks in the theater who couldn’t shut up during the deliberately-paced, unconventional film. Now, “The Witch” is available on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand, which allows you to watch it with total control of your environment. It also means that you can watch it and not have to pay exorbitant prices for alcohol at your local theater-turned-bar.
And now, to cover our butts… This game is only for people over the age of 21. Please drink responsibly, and remember that Black Phillip says you are wicked.
This Week: Kevin takes on the silliness of PG-13 horror with one of the worst examples of the bunch since last year’s Poltergeist remake. But before the movie reviews, he responds to some legal news and takes a few jabs at Kevin Smith and his godawful Yoga Hosers trailer. Later, he reviews The Darkness, Money Monster, High-Rise, The Man Who Knew Infinity and The Family Fang. Finally, he rounds out the show with a look at the box office and home cinema selections.