New Releases for August 07, 2012

This week is a little interesting. Only a couple new releases but LOTS of cool reissues of movies on Blu-Ray.

DVD/Blu-Ray

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax – A fun film that I’ve already reviewed here – For some reason, girls of the internet have taken to the Once-ler and used him as an object of obsession. The release also comes with three new shorts for some added value. Stars Zac Efron, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Betty White, and Jenny Slate. Rated PG.

Bel Ami

Bel Ami – A movie based off a book of the same name, Robert Pattinson for some reason was chosen to star as an ex soldier who uses the rich and powerful women of Paris during the turn of the century to get his way. And is a complete jerk as he does it. Stars Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, and Colm Meaney. Rated R.

Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt

Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt – Apparently the eighth installment in the Jesse Stone series of movies. He is brought out of retirement when the Sheriff that replaced him is killed in a car explosion. Stars Tom Selleck. Not Rated.

Adventures in Babysitting (25th Anniversary Edition)

Adventures in Babysitting (25th Anniversary Edition) – This is the 25th Anniversary edition of the classic 80s comedy. Elisabeth Shue from Back to the Future fame and many others, stars as a babysitter on a night where everything goes wrong. Stars Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, and Anthony Rapp. Rated PG-13.

Clue: The Movie

Clue: The Movie – A very funny movie that surprisingly didn’t do well in the box office when it was first released but now enjoys cult status. A very funny movie that’s now on Blu-Ray. I highly recommend it if you’re in the mood for a silly comedy. However, be warned that most likely terrible remake is on the horizon. Stars Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Lesley Ann Warren, Michael McKean, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn, and Martin Mull. Rated PG.

Spaceballs: 25th Anniversary Edition

Spaceballs: 25th Anniversary Edition – Another great movie from the 80s, this time by Mel Brooks in the Star Wars parody. This movie is awesome and this edition actually comes with five hours of special features. Stars Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, and Bill Pullman. Rated PG.

Let It Shine

Let It Shine – Another music based Disney Channel original movie, about rapping. I miss the days when Disney Channel did different and fun types of movies, but apparently movies like High School Musical has ruined it. Not Rated.

The Incredible Mr. Limpit

The Incredible Mr. Limpit – An oldie but good, has Don Knotts in love with the sea so much that he turns into an animated fish. It’s a good family movie and I was surprised when a reference to the movie made it into Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. Rated G.

Grimm: Season 1

Grimm: Season 1 – The NBC series based off of Grimm Fairy Tales that premiered at the same time as Once Upon a Time and and has really has made a name for itself. A policeman discovers that he’s the last of the Grimm’s and that many crimes only he can solve, but that also makes him a target. Not Rated.

Parenthood: Season 3

Parenthood: Season 3 – The third season of the successful NBC series. It’s based off of a movie from 1989 and has recently been renewed for a fourth season. Not Rated.

The Rookies: Season 2

The Rookies: Season 2 – A classic crime drama from the 70s now on DVD. Not Rated.

Dance Moms: Season 1

Dance Moms: Season 1 – A Lifetime Documentary series. A reality show that had lots of press (not all good) earlier this year. Not Rated.

Gunsmoke: Season 6 Vol. 1

Gunsmoke: Season 6 Vol. 1 – Season six in the TWENTY year long series. Apparently remastered but this will take a long time to come out and collect. Not Rated.

Squidbillies: Volume Five

Squidbillies: Volume Five – An Adult Swim production. I’m not sure what else can be said. Not Rated, but Adult Swim so watch with some caution.

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding – I believe this is the second season finale. (Yes I’ve actually seen these episodes for some reason) The songs in these are actually pretty good, but I’m surprised with all the Bronies out there that there aren’t proper season sets. I’m guessing Hasbro is milking them for all they can. Not Rated.

Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom Movie

Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom Movie – This movie is only an hour long but also comes with another disc with seven episodes. Somewhere along the way, this became 3D instead of the original 2D animation it started out as. I have no idea how long ago the transition took place or if it was for this movie. (Honestly I didn’t know the series was still going.) Not Rated.

The Looney Tunes Show: There Goes The Neighborhood - Season 1 Part 2

The Looney Tunes Show: There Goes The Neighborhood – Season 1 Part 2 – This is another WB wising up and releasing things normal release. This is the second half of the first season. I have to admit, I’ve actually liked the modern version of the characters and they have even had some really funny music videos that are awesome. This comes with 14 episodes. Not Rated.

One Piece: Season 4, Voyage One

One Piece: Season 4, Voyage One – This is the next set of One Piece from Funimation. They have continued to do a great job of releasing this series since they took it over. It appears that some of this is also the transition from 4:3 aspect ratio to the 16:9 version. The dub has been really good and I highly recommend the series. Krista is also currently reading the manga. Not Rated.

The World God Only Knows: Season 2

The World God Only Knows: Season 2 – Luckily a dubbed release from Section 23 (which can be hit or miss with their releases). This is the second season of a fan favorite. Not Rated.

Video Games

There is only one video game even worth mentioning today.

Persona 4 Arena

Persona 4 Arena – This game is available on PS3 and on Xbox 360. This is fighting game using the Personas from the other games and takes place two months after Persona 3 and 4. Apparently this was also an arcade game, though I’m not sure if it ever hit over here in the States. Rated T for Teen.

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