New DVD/Blu-rays This Week: LUCY, THE DROP…

by on January 20, 2015

in Entertainment

New DVD and Blu-ray releases this week

For new DVD/BD coming out on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015, we have some sci-fi action, animations and what not. (Images are Amazon links to the product and Amazon itself.)
First up is

The Drop stars James Gandolfini, Tom Hardy, John Ortiz in a quickie movie about “Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living.

The film netted a 7.2 on IMDb and was directed by Michael R. Roskam (Bullhead). 7.2 is a great score from IMDb users and heck, who can go wrong with Tom Hardy in a film?
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The animated feature, The Boxtrolls, stars the vocal power of Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost and more.
It nabbed a 6.9 on IMDb and had generally fair reviews.

The story is about “A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.”
The film is based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow.
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Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson in a non-Marvel movie role, alongside Morgan Freeman in a movie about a woman who finds herself in the middle of a bad situation but a freak accident helps her “figure” her way out of it.

It was directed by action guru Luc Besson, who also had a hand in writing the story. Besson’s bread and butter has come from the characters he created for the Transporter franchise in the first movie. Other films under his belt include Taken 3, 3 Days to Kill, Lockout, Colombiana and the like.

This is one of those movies I was curious about going to see in theaters but never did, so I’ll have to settle for a rental experience. On IMDb it pulled in a 6.4/10 from the users and had generally favorable reviews from critics.

The Zero Theorem stars Christoph Waltz, and Tilda Swinton who were directed by Terry Gillam (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Brothers Grimm).

This movie netted a 6.2 on IMDb and is a story about a computer hacker trying to learn the reason behind human existence.

Annabelle starring Annabelle Wallis, and Ward Horton.

Before The Conjouring, there was Annabelle!” is one of the marketing taglines to pitch the movie. (But when a movie has to tag another movie to pump itself up, I tend to find that more as a warning about the film itself than a credit.)

A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.”

Remember what I said about a movie needing to quote other movies in its marketing? Apparently in this case I wasn’t off the mark being that IMDb users gave the movie a 5.5/10 score.
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Other titles coming out this week include,

  • Certain Scientific Railgun: Complete Season
  • Cheek to Cheek – Live
  • Dracula Untold (Well this film came and went in theaters with a whimper. 6.3 IMDb score though)
  • Little House on the Prairie Season 4
  • Naruto Shippuden Uncut Set
  • On Golden Pond Blu-ray Collector’s Edition
  • Rudderless
  • Swamp People Season 5
  • The Pirates
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Tough Love (Ever notice he has to put his name in front of every flo… film he cranks out?)
  • War and Peace
  • LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Rebooted: Season 3 Part 2,
  • The Best of Me (on Instant Video).
  • Wolfblood: Season 3

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Amazon New Releases

Next week we can look forward to Downton Abbey, Fury, and The Judge. Unless you’ve pre-ordered!

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