Pixels – After a probe that was sent out in the 1980s was intercepted by aliens and then misinterpreted as a declaration of war, the aliens come to Earth to attack using old arcade video games as the basis for their attack. The games destroy everything they touch by pixilation and disintegration, and wreak havoc on the world. The President of the United States, once a legendary video gamer during the 1980s, recruits his washed up friend and other gaming experts in an effort to lead a counterattack against the invading video games and save the world. This movie was originally developed as just a short film (that had no real plot at all) a few years ago and was then picked up by Sony to become a feature film. Stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson, and Jane Krakowski. Rated PG-13.
Southpaw – Southpaw is sort of typical boxing movie in many ways with a clear Boxer on top, tragic fall, and then redemption at the end. In Southpaw, Billy Hope is a Junior Middleweight boxing champion; who is rich, married with a wife and kid, and is about to announce his retirement. A younger opponent harps on him and through an accident, the brother of the younger opponent accidentally shoots and kills Billy’s wife. This starts his road down a path where Billy loses his money, his lifestyle, and finally his daughter to child protective services. Trying to get his life back on track, he finds a trainer to help him get back in shape and go against the younger opponent in the ring and get his daughter back. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris, Victor Ortiz, and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Rated R.
The Gift – Simon and Robyn, a couple that moves to try to have a more peaceful life and a chance to start a family, stumble across Gordo who Simon tortured through high school. Gordo starts out being nice and leaving gifts but soon takes a turn for the worse as he increasingly starts to antagonize the couple and make their lives worse. Stars Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Tim Griffin, Allison Tolman, and Beau Knapp. Rated R.
Max – A military bomb dog with PTSD after witnessing his owner’s death in Afghanistan. The owner’s remaining family adopts Max and protects them from bad forces that linger around the family. Stars Josh Wiggins ,Dejon LaQuake, Thomas Haden Church, Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham, Luke Kleintank, and Jay Hernandez. Rated PG.
None this week
Transformers: Robots in Disguise: A New Autobot Mission – This was actually released last week but this is the first five episodes of the brand new Transformers cartoon on Cartoon Network with a great voice cast. Not Rated.
Barbie & Her Sisters in The Great Puppy Adventure – Talking Barbie, her talking sisters, and their talking puppies go search for treasure a la Goonies. Watch at your own peril. Not Rated.
Sailor Moon R: Season 2 Part 2 – The second part of Sailor Mooon R with Chibi-Usa (Sailor Mini Moon/Chibi Moon) as the Sailor Scouts start to battle the Black Moon clan who want to change the future. But this does come with some good special features like 6 discs with both Blu-ray and DVD included, behind the scenes in the dubbing process, Sailor Moon at Otakon and contains episodes 69 – 89. Not Rated.
One Piece: Season 7 – Voyage Three – The progression of One Piece continues with Season Seven: Voyage three (basically season seven, volume 3) with episodes 410 – 421 and contains much of the Amazon arc. Not Rated.
Black Bullet: Complete Collection – A dubbed release from Sentai Filmworks! In the future, a virus called Gastrea mutates most of the populous of the world and the remaining survivors live within cities surrounded by a special metal that repels the virus. Girls who are born with the virus develop super powers that they use to fight the monster plaguing the world while being shunned by regular humans. Not Rated.
Blade & Soul: Complete Collection – A sub only release from Sentai Filmworks, Blade & Soul is based on a Korean MMO and centers on a trained assassin Alka and her quest for revenge when her master and clan have been destroyed. Not Rated.
Lupin the 3rd Vs Detective Conan Movie and Lupin the 3rd Vs Detective Conan TV Special – Two sub only releases from Discotek with the movie and TV special where Lupin the III and Detective Conan pair up and solve mysteries together while trying to evade the law. They are a few years old at this point but it’s the first time that it has been available in the United States. If you’re Lupin II or Detective Conan fan, these are some releases that you should pick up. Not Rated.
ALDNOAH.ZERO Set 2 – A dubbed release from Aniplex of America and contains episodes 7 – 12. The Rightstuf exclusive also comes with a special booklet and pin-ups. If you want to check out the series dubbed before you purchase, the entire series of Aldnoah.Zero was secretly added to Netflix just like Magi was earlier this year. Not Rated.
Halo 5: Guardians – The next Halo game. Available on the Xbox One only. Rated T for Teen.
WWE 2K16 – The new version of WWE wrestling game for 2016. Available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Rated T for Teen.