New Releases for October 11, 2016 – Strange Franchises Continue!

DVD/Blu-Ray

Movies

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters – The Ghostbusters reboot we’ve been waiting for is finally here! In this female led reboot of the original, estranged friends Abby Yates and Erin Gilbert reunite after a series of ghost sightings prove their existence and threaten New York City after going their separate ways to research the paranormal and physics. Joined by Abby’s kooky colleague, engineer Jillian Holtzmann, they seek to capture and contain a ghost and discover that someone is actually helping the ghosts to materialize. After the group is attacked on the subway along with MTA worker Patty Tolan, she joins the group in their hunt for ghosts and the person responsible for them coming to the mortal plane before they destroy the world. Make sure you read Krista’s review of the Ghostbusters reboot! Stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Neil Casey, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, Matt Walsh, Cecily Strong, and Karan Soni. Rated PG-13.

Ice Age: Collision Course

Ice Age: Collision Course – The fifth Ice Age movie and sequel to Ice Age: Continental Drift from 2012. This time, the squirrel Scrat finds an alien spaceship on his search for an acorn and rearranges the solar system (or perhaps the universe) and causes several asteroids on a collision course with Earth. The asteroids for some reason exhibit strange electro-magnetic properties, making the group look for Geotopia to somehow stop the asteroid from destroying Earth. I’m hoping this all makes sense in the movie because for now that makes my head hurt. Stars Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Jennifer Lopez, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jessie J, Keke Palmer, Adam DeVine, Wanda Sykes, Melissa Rauch, Michael Strahan, Nick Offerman, Stephanie Beatriz, Max Greenfield, Lilly Singh, and Chris Wedge. Rated PG.

The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan – Though you wouldn’t know it from the trailers, this ISN’T another Tarzan origin story. Nearly 10 years after Tarzan left the jungle as John Clayton III to inherit the title of Lord Graystoke. However, when King Leopold II of Belgium sends Leon Rom to extract diamonds from the Congo and it ends in disaster, Rom is left with no choice but to lure Tarzan back to the jungle for a local tribe to kill him in exchange for diamonds to bring back to King Leopold II. Using Jane as a hostage to lure Tarzan back to the jungle, Tarzan joins with some new friends in an attempt to save Jane before it’s too late. Stars Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, Jim Broadbent, and Christoph Waltz. Rated PG-13.

The Infiltrator

The Infiltrator – The Infiltrator is “based on a true story” of Robert Mazur and his autobiography, a U.S. Customs special agent. In the 1980s, Robert was tasked to go undercover to try to take down the drug cartel headed by infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar, by posing as money-laundering businessman named Bob Musella. Along the way he gathers enough evidence to get indictments of 85 drug lords, corrupt bankers, and causes the collapse of Bank of Credit and Commerce International. Stars Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt, John Leguizamo, Amy Ryan, and Said Taghmaoui. Rated R.

Saturday's Warrior

Saturday’s Warrior – I’m including this mostly for our Utah roots. A movie version of the Mormon musical that was then made into a TV movie in the 80s. Rated PG.

TV

Lots of TV this week so won’t be doing summaries.

Good Witch: Season 2

Good Witch: Season 2

Mike & Molly: Season 6

Mike & Molly: Season 6 – This is the final season of the CBS Melissa McCarthy sitcom. Not Rated.

Portlandia: Season 6

Portlandia: Season 6

Feed The Beast: The Complete Series

Feed The Beast: The Complete Series – AMC series based on a Danish series that was canceled after one season.

The Musketeers: Season 3

The Musketeers: Season 3

Cartoon/Anime

Adventure Time: Season 6

Adventure Time: Season 6 – The entire 43 episodes of season 6 of Adventure Time, though remember that while that sounds like a lot, most episodes are around 12-15 minutes max. Not Rated.

Wish Upon the Pleiades: The Complete Series

Wish Upon the Pleiades: The Complete Series – A sub only release from Sentai Filmworks. While at an observatory for a meteor shower, Subaru ends up getting involved with group of magical girls that are now in her school, an alien, and more as they try to gather the fragments of the alien ship that’s being scattered across the universe. I’m not sure how it is being scattered and they are able to travel the universe at the same time but I hope that would be explained in the series itself. Not Rated.

One Piece: Collection 17

One Piece: Collection 17 – The next set of One Piece that combines several sets into one. This set comes with episodes 397-421 which has Luffy get involved with the Marines when he interferes with a mermaid auction. Then he comes in contact with Trafalgar Law and Eustass “Captain” Kid, fellow pirates that help the Straw Hats escape until Luffy comes in contact with the Warlord of the sea Boa Hancock, who instantly falls in love with Luffy. Not Rated.

Video Games

"Gears

Gears of War 4 – The new addition to the Gears of War franchise, set 25 years into the future of the original games, playing the son of the original main character. Available for Xbox One and Windows. Rated M for Mature.

WWE 2K17

WWE 2K17 – The latest installment of the WWE video game franchise. Available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Rated T for Teen.

Dragon Quest Builders

Dragon Quest Builders – An interesting way to build your own Dragon Quest game but also follow a main storyline set in the Dragon Quest world. Available for PS4 and PS Vita. Rated E for Everyone 10 and up.

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