New Releases for May 20, 2014

DVD/Blu-Ray

Movies

The Monuments Men [Blu-ray]

The Monuments Men – The Monuments Men is based on the true story of seven different art experts during World War II that were tasked with saving priceless works of art before they were destroyed or captured by the Nazis. The movie is starring, written, and directed by George Clooney. It was originally supposed to come out in mid December 2013, but it was delayed because it wasn’t done in time. Stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett. Rated PG-13.

 

About Last Night (+Ultraviolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]

About Last Night – About Last Night is a remake of a 1986 romantic comedy of the same name with just the race of cast and location changed, which itself was based on a novel called Sexual Perversity in Chicago. It follows a couple as they first meet through the first year of their relationship, breakup, and their reconciliation. Along with another couple trying to help them along the way, though at least in this version, seem to be where most of the comedy is from. Stars Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant, Christopher McDonald, and Paula Patton. Rated R.

 

Pompeii [Blu-ray]

Pompeii – Pompeii as you might expect is a disaster movie and is directed by Paul W. S. Anderson of Resident Evil fame. That means it will be full of 3D effects and maybe questionable plot. Supposedly he spent six years researching Pompeii to make it as accurate as possible (which not sure how much I believe). Milo (Kit Harrington of Game of Thrones fame) is a gladiator that tries to save his true love, who is already betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator, and get them out of the city before it’s too late. Spoiler for real life event that happened nearly 2000 years ago, pretty much everyone dies by volcano or ash. Stars Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, and Kiefer Sutherland. Rated PG-13.

 

3 Days to Kill [Blu-ray]

3 Days to Kill – 3 Days to Kill is a little weird as I’m not exactly sure of the production of it. I believe it’s actually a French made film, filmed in Paris, that’s being released here in the United States, which is why it might be released now (though there was a commercial for it during the Super Bowl). Ethan Renner (Kevin Costner) is a dying Secret Service agent. In exchange for one last assignment in his last three days to live, he is given a chance to have an experimental treatment that will help him live and retire, all while trying to enjoy some of his remaining time with his daughter. Stars Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Richard Sammel, and Eriq Ebouaney. Rated PG-13.

 

Vampire Academy [Blu-ray]

Vampire Academy – Vampire Academy is based on a novel series and this first movie (and only maybe?) is about a half vampire/half human girl who is tasked with being the bodyguard of her best friend who is part of the royal line of peaceful vampires. However, when they go to the academy, not only do they have to deal with normal high school issues, they soon learn they have to deal with evil vampires trying to kill the royal line. Stars Zoey Deutch, Danila Kozlovsky, Lucy Fry, Dominic Sherwood, Olga Kurylenko, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Ashley Charles, Claire Foy, Sarah Hyland, Gabriel Byrne, and Joely Richardson. Rated PG-13.

TV

Warehouse 13: Season 5

Warehouse 13: Season 5 – The fifth and sadly final season of Warehouse 13, thanks to Comcast buying NBC which owns SyFy. But interestingly, this is was released just days after the series finale. Not Rated.

 

Nikita: Season 4 (Blu-ray)

Nikita: Season 4 – This is another final season, this time of the TV show based on the movies of Le Femme Nikita that aired on the CW. I’m told that this series actually ended pretty well. Not Rated.

 

Cartoon/Anime

Jla Adventures: Trapped in Time Mfv

JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time – The “stealth” release that occurred way back in January apparently worked enough that this movie is now coming out, several months later. The sad part is that I can attest to this movie being better than the last two most recent DC animated films. The movie was originally released at Target without any promotion. There was some small cover in their circular but you couldn’t even buy it online; it was in store only.

It has a seriously awesome voice cast. Several members of Avatar: The Last Airbender, (Dante Basco, Grey DeLisle, and Jack De Sena), Diedrich Bader (Brave and the Bold Batman), Jason Spisak (Kid Flash in Young Justice), plus Laura Bailey, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Liam O’Brian.

Not to mention that its supposed to be sort of a spiritual successor to Green Lantern the Animated Series with nods to Young Justice, Kid Flash, and the Speed Force. Seriously, just from the voice cast alone I would think this would be amazing, but add in the ties to Green Lantern and Young Justice and I’m sold, as I know lots of the internet would be. It’s possible that this is being swept under the rug because it doesn’t fit into the New 52 that the new DC animated movies are supposed to be under. But please, go buy “JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time” and show Warner Bros. exactly the type of things that we want to see.

Stars Dante Basco, Grey DeLisle, Jack De Sena, Diedrich Bader, Jason Spisak, Laura Bailey, Kevin Michael Richarson, and Liam O’Brian. Not Rated.

 

Fairy Tail: Part 10 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Fairy Tail: Part 10 – The next installment of Fairy Tail as the guild battles against a Dark Guild, ending the Grimoire Heart Arc. Not Rated.

 

Nura-Rise of the Yokai Clan-Demon Capital Set 2 [Blu-ray]

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan – Demon Capital Set 2 – The is the second half of the second season of Nura: Rise of the Yokai clan. It’s a fun series, especially if you’re interested in Japanese Mythology and one I highly recommend. Not Rated.

 

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East: Season 1 [Blu-ray]

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East: Season 1 – A dubbed relase from Sentai Filmworks, though I’m not really sure what it’s about other than an entire village is wiped out by plague save for 3 survivors. Now 5 years later, two of them have a shared birthmark and they go to confront their demons, and a church that wants them. I have no idea if this involves actual demons. Not Rated.

 

Video Games

Wolfenstein: The New Order - PlayStation 4

Wolfenstein: The New Order – This a new Wolfenstein game which is the first new game since 2009 when the franchise was rebooted. The game takes place in the 1960s, in an alternate timeline if the Nazi’s had won WWII. Available on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. Rated M for Mature.

 

Drakengard 3 - PlayStation 3

Drakengard 3 – This is the third game in the Drakengard series but is actually a prequel to the first game. Six sisters have special powers and rule the land with their dragons and the eldest turns on her sisters to kill them. I don’t know any more than that. Available for PS3 only. Rated M for Mature.

 

Mugen Souls Z - PlayStation 3

Mugen Souls Z – This is the sequel to the first Mugen Souls and apparently takes place directly after the first. Available for PS3 only. Rated T for Teen.

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