Tomorrowland – The latest of the Disney movies based off of existing Disney properties, but honestly probably one of the most creative and has been mostly secretive. A secret society founded by scientists discover a secret dimension where they can be free to make the future before they share it with the rest of the world. But somewhere along the way, the plan to share the world of Tomorrowland is put on hold and no one knows why. It’s up to one smart and optimistic girl, Casey, to find the entrance to Tomorrowland and save the world before it’s too late. This is one that we’ve been looking forward to for a long time, with lots of hints about what the movie is actually about if you look hard enough. Also it’s a pet project of Brad Bird which is a favorite director of ours. Tomorrowland was one of my favorite movies of the summer and one that everyone should check out now that it’s out on video, it’s extremely underrated and I think will be redeemed on video like John Carter. Stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Kathryn Hahn, and Judy Greer. Rated PG.
San Andreas – In dubious science and light plot that is the normal for disaster movies, a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot and his wife travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco to rescue their daughter after a series of disastrous earthquakes hits the San Andreas fault at record levels. The movie isn’t fantastic but if you’re in the mood for disaster porn it’s definitely full of multiple impressive scenes. Stars Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, Paul Giamatti, and Kylie Minogue. Rated PG-13.
The Gallows – The Gallows is already infamous as it’s the source of the Charlie Charlie Challenge that was sweeping the internet earlier this year but ended up being only a viral marketing stunt that ended up catching on for a short moment. The whole Charlie Charlie Challenge is linked to the death of the student Charlie Grimille that happened at a high school play 20 years ago and his spirit that now haunts the school. A group of stupid teenangers break into the school at night as the school is attempting to restage the play (in an of itself a dumb idea) and find the ghost of Charlie is out for blood and revenge. Stars Reese Mishler, Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Pfeifer Brown, Price T. Morgan, and Alexis Schneider. Rated R.
Dope – This movie sounds weird though is a critical hit at Sundance and other festivals. A teen geek surviving in a tough Los Angeles neighborhood goes to an underground party which turns him from a nerdy student to “dope” whatever that is supposed to mean in this context. Stars Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise, Chanel Iman, Tyga, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz, and A$AP Rocky. Rated R.
Aladdin: Diamond Edition – I’m including this for Krista’s sake but this is the first time Aladdin has been available on Blu-ray. Rated PG
Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 2 – The second half of season 7 of Mad Men, even though there was a full year between the first half of season 7 and the last half of season 7. Watch as Don Draper goes slowly crazy and (spoiler) creates a famous Coke ad. Not Rated.
Bates Motel: Season 3 – The third season of the hit A&E TV series that’s a prequel to the Psycho movies. Not Rated.
The Following: Season 3 – The third and final season of the FOX tv series about a group of investigators that are trying to track down a deadly cult and their leader to stop them from killing again. This was a fairly well received show but like most things on FOX it didn’t get much ratings and FOX cancelled it. Not Rated.
The 100: Season 2 – The second season of the CW series of 100 settlers from a space station returning to earth to colonize after Earth had to be abandoned due to an apocalypse. However, once making it to the surface, they discover that there was a whole group of people who had stayed on the surface and now both groups must learn to get along and face the dangers of the Earth. Not Rated.
Good Witch: Season 1 – The Good Witch TV series is a continuation of the Good Witch made-for-TV movie by Hallmark and follows the witch Cassie Nightingale and her teen daughter. Things get even more complicated when new neighbors from New York City move in next door. The series has been renewed for a second season. Not Rated.
Ascension – The now slightly infamous SyFy miniseries that promoted itself as a group of 600 people in a multigenerational ship, flying to Alpha Centauri that left during the Cold War. However, it turns out that the whole thing was a simulation and that the ship never actually left the planet and is actually a secret underground project. It looked like it was supposed to be continued for multiple seasons, but it was never picked up. Not Rated.
Regular Show: The Movie – The first Regular Show movie where Mordecai and Rigby discover that a “Timenado” is on the verge of destroying the universe. Through time travel Mordecai and Rigby have to defeat their high school principal and an evil volleyball coach. The strangest thing about this movie (aside from just being Regular Show) has been the release of the Regular Show: The Movie. The movie originally was released in theaters for a limited time, then released digitally in September, and now this DVD release. The movie, still credited as a TV movie, doesn’t actually air on Cartoon Network until November 25, 2015. I can’t think of another release quite like it. Rated TV-PG?
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Friendship Games – The third My Little Pony spinoff of the kinda sorta human Equestria Girls as the members of Canterlot High have to go in a battle of various events against the rival high school of Crystal Prep. Not Rated.
Beyond the Boundary: Complete Collection – A much-anticipated dub from Sentai Filmworks! The series tells the story of a half-monster/half-human boy and a girl who is the last member of her clan that has the ability to fight monsters by controlling their own blood. Beyond the Boundary has a lot of fans and now that it’s dubbed, it’s definitely one that I’m looking forward to checking out. Not Rated.
Samurai Jam: Bakumatsu Rock: Complete Collection – A sadly sub only release from Sentai Filmworks. “Samurai Jam” or Bakumatsu Rock is a little strange series that’s set during the Meiji Restoration of Japan but instead of fighting with swords, the Government tries to oppress with state-run music. If you’d like a review of Bakumatsu Rock, Krista already has a full writeup. Not Rated.
Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 3 & 4 – The (almost) last two OVA episodes (50 minutes each) of the Ghost in the Shell: Arise prequel that has been dubbed by Funimation. Both the Japanese and English casts were replaced during this series so if anyone complains they aren’t very aware of the circumstances behind it. I say almost last two episodes because there is a fifth standalone episode that has been produced just recently that should be on it’s way. Not Rated.
Red Vs Blue: Season 13 – Season 13 of the Rooster Teeth made Halo spoof that is much better than most Halo things. Not Rated.
The Legend of Legacy – A JRPG game where you can play one of seven adventurers in the land of Avalon they try to unravel the mysteries of the kingdom. Available only on the 3DS. Rated E for Everyone 10 and Up.
Yoshi’s Woolly World – Released on October 16, 2015 – A yarn based Yoshi side scrolling game. Available only on Wii U. Rated E for Everyone.