Spectre – The latest Bond film (and probably last with Daniel Craig) is apparently one of the most expensive films made ever. After Bond receives one final message from the previous M, Bond meets the widow of famous criminal and discovers the existence of SPECTRE (a return from previous Bond films), a power evil criminal organization that Bond discovers has a connection to his own past. Stars Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Monica Bellucci, and Ralph Fiennes. Rated PG-13.
Crimson Peak – Young aspiring author Edith has always had the ability to see ghosts and the amount she sees only gets worse after she marrying Sir Thomas Sharpe, who takes her to his family mansion on top of a red clay hill that has the nickname of Crimson Peak. Sir Thomas Sharpe lives there with his sister Lady Lucille, who together harbor a dark secret. Once in the mansion the spirits of the dead try to communicate with Edith (though she doesn’t understand that at first) and warn her of the terrors that have taken place at the mansion before it’s too late. If you’re a fan of Guillermo del Toro’s gothic style, this is one to check out. Originally it was slated to be PG-13 but some of the scenes pushed it to R. Stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver, Doug Jones, Burn Gorman, Leslie Hope, and Bruce Gray. Rated R.
Freaks of Nature – The town of Dillford is home to vampires, zombies, and humans that somehow peacefully co-exist. But all hell breaks loose when an alien invasion takes place and pits the separate groups against each other. Then it’s up to a teenage vampire, zombie, and human to team up and get rid of the invaders before it’s too late. Rated R.
Love the Coopers – Four generations of the Cooper family converge for their annual extended family Christmas Eve party where everything goes wrong, relatives argue, and everything that might happen on an extended holiday family reunion. Stars Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Diane Keaton, Jake Lacy, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried, June Squibb, Marisa Tomei, and Olivia Wilde. Rated PG-13.
The Leftovers: Season 2 – The second season of the HBO series about the rapture. Rumors are that this second season that kind of rebooted the series ended up being much better. Not Rated.
Akame Ga Kill: Collection 1 – A huge dubbed release from Sentai Filmworks as this series has been headlining Toonami the last few months. While the series is close to ending entirely on the air, this set is the first half of the series. The series follows Night Raid, as they rebel against the government and try to assassinate those oppressing the citizens. Don’t get too attached to any characters though since spoilers: everyone dies. Not Rated.
Shirobako: Collection 1 – A sub only release from Sentai Filmworks, this is the anime that gave many good insights into the business and production side of anime and just how much of a miracle it is that anything gets made at all. In this case a group of high school students all pledge to get jobs in the animation industry and then show their struggles two years later. Not Rated.
Lord Marksman & Vanadis: The Complete Series – After Count Tigre is taken captive by a female general from a neighboring country, he convinces his new mistress to save his homeland. He joins with her and tries to recruit the other War Maidens in an effort to save his country and stop a full-out war between countries. So far the dub of this has seemed pretty entertaining, especially if you enjoy fantasy settings. Not Rated.
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend – A Dynasty Warrior type game based on the Arslan anime and manga series. Sadly the game isn’t dubbed with the English voice actors but most of the reviews of this have been fairly positive. It says that it’s only available on next-gen systems but it looks like it is available for download on PS3 as well. Available for PS4 and Xbox One. Rated T for Teen.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – The first Naruto Ninja Storm game available on next-gen systems and because it covers the last arcs of the Naruto anime/manga so is the last of at least the Ultimate Ninja Storm series at the very least. This version of the game is interesting because it includes voiceover options for the original Japanese, plus American, Mexican, and Brazilian voice casts. Available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Rated T for Teen.