New DVD and Blu-ray Releases this week

This week we have Maze Runner and Godzilla leading the pack of new movies, no matter what your destination..

First up we have movies in theaters lead by Dylan O’Brien, Jason Bateman, Liam Neeson and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens.

Opening This Week – September 19

The Maze Runner

Rated PG-13, 113 min

Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.

Stars: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Brusimm’s Thoughts: If anything, I’d love to see how Will Poulter does in anything by comedy. My only exposure to his work has been via the comedic venue.

This Is Where I Leave You

Rated R 103 min

When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.

Director: Shawn Levy
Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver

BT: The director’s experience has been in movies like Real Steel, Night at the Museum and The Internship. The only difference between those and this flick, this new movie takes hime into the R rated territory.

Early reviews aren’t drooling over themselves about it yet.

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Rated R 113 min

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Stars: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Astro

Brusimm: What a prefect venue… Liam Neeson on the hunt for a stupid ass bad guy who is going to be going up against the man who embodies ass kicking, seasoned veterans.

The Guest

Rated R 99 min

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

Stars: Dan Stevens, Sheila Kelley, Maika Monroe, Joel David Moore

It has good numbers from some early review sites.

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Tusk

Rated R 102 min

When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy and girlfriend Allison team with an ex-cop to look for him.

Stars: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez

It’s a horror flick from Kevin Smith… that means a solid dose of everything gory, dank and naked.

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New on DVD and Blu-rays This Tuesday, September 16th, 2014:

As far as DVDs go, we have giant lizards, popular laugh-track-filled comedies, action and drama titles.  It is a good week for collectors and great shows.  And well timed with the many new season and series premieres in the coming weeks!

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Z NATION Review

by on September 12, 2014

in Entertainment, tv reviews

If you’ve seen it before, you’ll see it in Z Nation and there’s nothing new to look for in this latest chapter of the zombie craze.

Syfy’s new series, Z Nation, is the latest network tossing their hat into the zombie crazed programming on TV. It’s produced by The Asylum, and with Asylum’s reputation, I was a bit worried. With Sharknado being one of their best received productions, well…

The story is the typical apocalyptic tale where the world is overrun with a zombie virus. But in this case, the story is about one man’s mission to get the only known survivor of a zombie bite across the country to a lab in California.

The cast includes Harold Perrineau as Hammond (in the pilot episode), and Keith Allan as Murphy, plus Russel Hodgkinson, Nat Zang, Mark Carr, Abie Ekenezar, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls and others.

This is one of Asylum’s better production efforts, but it still suffers some of their usual editorial short comings and writing that feels very familiar… or maybe canned situations repeated over and over.

The group that is escorting our salvation of a cure comes together via a number of events in this episode, rather than building it up over several episodes.

The best scene of the premiere was the last one, where someone points out that one of the girls has a severed finger in her hair.

There’s nothing truly creative or compelling about Z Nation. I’ve seen what looks like mimic scenes from several different zombie shows or movies, and their closing scene of the series premiere was almost an exact copy of a scene from a promo poster for The Walking Dead.

In most situations, I’d say that was a deplorable cheap mimic, but coming from Asylum, it’s not a surprise actually.

That in and of itself is what sealed the deal with me in deciding this was a very nondescript television viewing experience. If you see it on your TV schedule and you are not doing anything, check it out. If you have something going on… like needing to use the bathroom or shave or watch grass grow, then go do that instead. You won’t be missing much.

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Fall 2014-2015 TV Season Premiere Dates

September 12, 2014

The 2014 fall TV season is fast approaching and I bet you want to know when the new seasons of shows like American Horror Story, Arrow, Castle, Elementary, Gotham, Grimm, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, NCIS, Parenthood, Supernatural, The Vampire Dairies start up? Right. Below, I have put together a list of season and series premiere […]

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The Pricey Nature of Wireless Internet Providers

September 11, 2014

When I was on Comcast/Xfinity, I never gave a second thought to using the internet as they had me covered with my 20+ GB monthly bandwidth usage.  But being forced to move to a wireless or satellite provider for internet is proving to be anything but friendly to my wallet. When we moved out to […]

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New in Theaters and on DVD/Blu-ray This Week (CAP 2)

September 9, 2014

This week we have a few great movies and shows coming out making it hard to pick if you’re on a budget. Captain America 2 is coming out, and it’s a much improved, modern day setting for the war hero.  Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is out, along with Supernatural, Homeland, Vampire Dairies, and Blue Bloods.  […]

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Huge SPOILERS for BATMAN v SUPERMAN, LEFTOVERS Renewed, HELIX S2 Description

September 5, 2014

Check out this collective of huge spoilers for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, a renewal bit for The Leftovers and a little description for season two of Syfy’s Helix. – Batman V Superman HUGE SPOILERS Two websites are spouting out some pretty solid spoilers about the story of the film, Batman Vs. Superman Dawn […]

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New Roles for Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel?

September 4, 2014

Dwayne Johnson lands the bad guy role in the upcoming Shazam movie, as Black Adam. And that’s cool for fans of Johnson, as long as we don’t mind that he’s now part of the WB (no jokes) DC Cinematic Universe. Who is Black Adam? Black Adam is the polar opposite of Shazam (Also known as […]

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News on AGENTS of SHIELD, ALIENS, Thoughts On FACE OFF

September 4, 2014

Today I chat about the second season synopsis for ABC’s Agents of SHIELD, tell you a little bit about a new Aliens comic title that’s coming out later this month and I spout a quick little reflection on an recent episode of Syfy’s Face Off. – Agents of SHIELD In case you haven’t seen or […]

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New Movies, DVDs This week – GREY’S ANATOMY, Etc

September 2, 2014

This week is a quiet week at the movie theaters. Heck, they’re even re-releasing a classic film to IMAX for fans you might want to see it again on the big screen. What’s more important is that most of the new titles coming out on DVD and Blu-ray are mostly TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, […]

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Notes: CAPTAIN AMERICA THREE, LONGMIRE Cancelled, Amazon Prime and Netflix

September 1, 2014

Today’s notes include director comments about Captain America Three, the cancellation of Longmire from A&E, and new offerings this September 2014, from Amazon Prime and Netflix. – Captain America 3 In an interview with directors Joe and Anthony Russo, despite the premise that Marvel is trying to make their franchise movies a bit different with […]

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AFTER EARTH, A Review

August 31, 2014

Some time back when I first saw After Earth when it premiered on one of my pay channels, I had a very hard time getting past the first 20 minutes. And I bailed on it. But I had a chance to watch the movie again (there was NOTHING else on TV) and I watched it […]

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Notes: DOCTOR WHO, PROMETHEUS, WHEATON Cancelled, MARVEL MOVIE SPOILERS

August 30, 2014

Today’s chat notes talk a tiny bit about Doctor Who, the Prometheus sequel, Wil Wheaton getting cancelled and apparently I had a ton of notes about upcoming Marvel projects, mostly, about The Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron. – Doctor Who If you’re wondering, yes, Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi will both be in the upcoming […]

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Notes: LEFTOVERS, STAR WARS, THE STRAIN, TREMORS, VENOM…

August 29, 2014

Bits of news and opinion on The Leftovers The Librarians Star Wars The Strain Tremors Under The Dome Venom Movie -============================================= The Leftovers Has anyone been watching The Leftovers on HBO? When I first saw that it was from Damon Lindelof (Lost, Star Trek, Prometheus)? I approached the series with caution because like Lost, I’m […]

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DIVERGENT Review

August 29, 2014

Divergent takes the best points from the opening of the book trilogy and sets the stage for a great story, doing so in an entertaining fashion. – When I heard that Divergent was going to be made in to a movie, I wasn’t sure what to think. I had read the books (and enjoyed them) […]

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Bits on The AVENGERS, EXTANT, GOTHAM, MAD MAX And…

August 28, 2014

Today’s collective of news, insights and thoughts include bits from Avengers Age of Ultron filming status, Extant’s schedule and ratings, a tiny bit on the new Fantastic Four movie, something about the Guardians of the Galaxy (GotG) movie, Fox’s TV show, Gotham, a curious website bit about The Hunger Games, and a little something about […]

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Is DC Really Banning Humor From Their Comic Movies?

August 27, 2014

There’s news (or rumor) running around that Warner Bros is frowning on any lighthearted humor in their superhero movies. But to be perfectly honest, this rumor seems to be a mandate getting handed down by DC Comics. And to be honest, if true, it feels like a mistake. Or is it that they realize their […]

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TRUE BLOOD Goes Out Like A Used Candle Wick

August 27, 2014

I don’t know about you, but after the series finale of True Blood on HBO, I’m not sure what to think. It’s a series finale, so these are always met with mixed emotions. But True Blood, in complete contrast to its very existence as a series, ended on a lull of a quiet note. Like […]

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AVENGERS, BATMAN v SUPERMAN, DR WHO

August 26, 2014

Today’s tidbits include snippets of insights from Avengers 2, Batman vs Superman, Captain America, and Doctor Who. – Avengers: Age of Ultron If you want to mix words with hopes, in a semi-recent interview Joss Whedon said he wanted to make this movie harder to make than the last one and Chris Hemsworth has been […]

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