The Hateful Eight – The Hateful Eight itself is set several years after the Civil War in Wyoming during the winter where the bounty hunter John Ruth, also known as “The Hangman” for always getting the fugitives he’s after alive and bringing them in for hanging, captures Daisy Domergue, a fugitive wanted for murder. On the way through the mountains to the town of Red Rock, they pick up another bounty hunter on their stage-coach and then stop at “Minnie’s Haberdashery” as a stopover in the mountain pass until it is safe to clear and proceed to Red Rock. While at the stopover, they meet several others that are forced to stop there. John Ruth has to watch over Daisy as well as the others at the “Haberdashery” to make sure that no one will try to ambush them and try to take the bounty for themselves, while some of the guests may not be exactly who they say they are. There are reports that the release doesn’t have the longer “Roadshow” version with the intermission but I haven’t been able to confirm. If that’s the case I’ll be very disappointed. Stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, and Channing Tatum. Rated R.
Concussion – Supposedly “the film the NFL doesn’t want you to see,” Concussion is based on true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist who discovered brain damage in football players following years of traumatic brain injury in the course of playing football after a series of autopsies. As he struggles to have the NFL take his findings seriously, Dr. Omalu is persecuted by those who thought that he was ruining NFL and football. Stars Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Morse, and Albert Brooks. Rated PG-13.
Point Break – Point Break is a remake of the 1991 movie though the plot is radically different. Instead of an ex-football player, Johnny Utah is an ex-motocross star and surfer that goes undercover to track bank robbers that are committing a series of robberies that are also meant to beat the forces of nature and use extreme sports as a means to the path of enlightenment and as a means of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Stars Édgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Delroy Lindo, Ray Winstone, and James LeGros. Rated PG-13.
Archer: Season 6 – The sixth season of Archer has the series drop the ISIS name for the spy agency due to the ISIS organization in the Middle East and drops just days before the seventh season premieres on its new home on FXX instead of FX. Not Rated.
Humans: Season 1 – The AMC series based off of the Swedish series Real Humans about artificial intelligence and robotics when they are commonplace in the future. Not Rated.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXXV – Set 35 of MST3K with all Comedy Central episodes with the movies Teenage Cave Man, Being From Another Planet (aka Time Walker), 12 To The Moon, and Deathstalker And The Warriors From Hell. Not Rated.
Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun – We’re delighted and surprised that Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun has come to video with an English dub from Sentai Filmworks! We loved the series and definitely think it’s one to check out and we’re excited to see how it’s been adapted into English. There’s been several trailers and videos released when the English cast was announced for the series and we’ve really liked the choices made so far. The series follows a popular high school manga artist who writes a shojo romance series despite being a stoic, somewhat clueless student himself and uses much of his school life around him as inspiration. When Chiyo Sakura confesses his love to him, he mistakes it as her wanting to be his assistant and together they have misadventures in high school, love, and manga. Not Rated.
Your Lie in April: Set 1 – Another odd release from Aniplex and Righstuf. Your Lie in April is a young gifted pianist Kousei Arima, that after the death of his mother leaves him unable to hear a piano even though his hearing his fine. Content to go on and live a normal life, his changes his mind when he meets Kaori Miyazono, a young violinist with a completely different approach to music that changes his outlook on life and music. This is another odd release by Aniplex since the entire series released (less quietly than Magi was) on Netflix dubbed before the actual set was released on video. This set includes episode 1 – 11 and the first soundtrack along with the English audio. This is definitely our preferred way of being able to see Aniplex stuff because the cost of their releases being so much more than normal. Not Rated.
Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend: Set 1 – This one is another Aniplex/Rightstuf exclusive but this time is sub only. An Otaku student decides that he wants to make a dating sim game based on a girl that ends up being in his same class, along with the help of other weird characters from around school. For some reason has episode 0 – 5 for a total of 6 episodes. Not Rated.
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