‘Trainwreck’ On Blu-Ray — Win A FREE Copy & Gift Set Of Amy Schumer’s Hit

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Blu-ray Highlights: Week of November 8th, 2015 – Let There B L1gh+.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as the T-800 in Alan Taylor’s “Terminator: Genisys” (Paramount, $24.99/DVD, $32.99/Blu-ray, $39.99/Blu-ray 3D SRP, PG-13), the first installment in a planned new trilogy based on James Cameron’s sci-fi classic.When my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide recently launched here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine, one of the first things featured on the site were the fantastic toys, books and games based on what has thus-far been 2015’s biggest movie.Among other things, this week’s new batch of Blu-rays brings us an aging action star struggling to maintain relevance in the current cinema market while a new talent claws her way up to the top for the first time. ‘Terminator: Genisys‘ – Arnold Schwarzenegger’s post-political career comeback hasn’t exactly gone as well as he hoped. Now, JURASSIC WORLD has come home for the holidays on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, and the folks at Universal Studios Home Entertainment and I are giving readers a chance to win the film on Blu-ray Combo Pack – the ultimate stocking stuffer for Dino-enthusiasts… “The Jurassic World theme park lets guests experience the thrill of witnessing actual dinosaurs, but something ferocious lurks behind the park’s attractions – a genetically modified dinosaur with savage capabilities.

Once again, resistance fighter Reese (now played by Jai Courtney) travels back in time to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, who also has worked with director Alan Taylor in “Game of Thrones”), who’s destined to give birth to the leader of the future pushback by men against machines. This latest iteration of the ‘Terminator’ franchise attempts to pull a ‘Back to the Future Part II’ and mess around with the continuities of the older entries.

It’s a slightly friendlier Schwarzenegger who does his terminating this time, but there’s still room for welcome nods to his original performance. Now it’s up to Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) to save the park’s tourists from an all-out prehistoric assault.” Use the Rafflecopter Widget below (it will guide you), starting with the first (mandatory) entry method – Leave a Disqus comment on this post that shares your answer to the following: After that, you can complete social actions for additional, completely optional entries. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future. Simmons also star. *** (PG-13: N, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand) It’s been quite a year for Amy Schumer, whose fame and opportunities have exploded … verified in part by this comedy that trades heavily on her no-holds-barred image and humor, an area that director Judd Apatow has had considerable experience and success in. Also the picture’s writer, Schumer plays a journalist who has no limits in her approach to romance, until she starts considering being monogamous with the sports doctor (Bill Hader) she’s writing a story about.

The movie was a box office dud in the United States, but did well enough internationally (specifically in China) that another sequel may still be in the cards. Basketball icon LeBron James makes a very notable appearance as himself, and in more than just the typical cameo; Tilda Swinton, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn and Vanessa Bayer also are featured. You saw it in theaters, you told all of your friends all about it, and you still laugh thinking about that hilarious — and mildly uncomfortable — scene between writer/star Amy Schumer and her co-star, Ezra Miller. The Blu-ray comes in 2D or 3D options, both with Dolby Atmos surround sound. ‘Trainwreck‘ – Comedienne of the moment Amy Schumer makes the big leap to move stardom in a raunchy rom-com she penned herself.

With Judd Apatow directing, the result is said to be a sometimes awkward fusion of Schumer’s raw, filthy sensibilities with Apatow’s safer inclinations that ultimately turns disappointingly conventional and formulaic. The tone is different, but Bob Odenkirk remains on board as Saul Goodman, depicting the Albuquerque misadventures of the character before he became the lawyer for Walter White … and when “Saul” wasn’t even his name initially. Schumer as Amy, a magazine writer who since she was a child has been told by her dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy is an unrealistic prospect so she lives her life uninhibited and free from romantic commitment. Holmes‘ – Ian McKellan reunites with his ‘Gods and Monsters’ director Bill Condon for the tale of an elderly Sherlock Holmes battling dementia as he recounts the details of his final case.

Holmes” as in “Sherlock” in this unique and involving take on the sleuthing legend, as Ian McKellen plays the detective in retirement … but that state ends for him when, though his faculties aren’t necessarily up to full speed, he’s determined to solve a case that has bothered him for three decades. While McKellan seems ideally cast for this, the Holmes character and formula have been tremendously overplayed in recent years, and Condon’s career took a dramatic downturn ever since he hitched his wagon to the ‘Twilight’ franchise. Reviews were generally favorable but not particularly enthusiastic. ‘Self/less‘ – Rich prick Ben Kingsley is dying of cancer, so he pays big money to have his mind transplanted into Ryan Reynolds’ body. Ben Kingsley plays a real-estate kingpin whose failing health leads him to pursue a secret procedure, with Ryan Reynolds – who does quite a good job of channeling the Kingsley character – as the man who acquires his consciousness. Holmes” (Lionsgate, $22.99/DVD, $28.99/BluRay SRP, PG), which finds a retired Sherlock returning to close the book on the one mystery he could never solve.

After ‘Immortals’ and ‘Mirror Mirror’, this is the third dud in a row for Tarsem Singh, a director who once nearly fooled people into believing he was a visionary. Based on Mitch Cullin’s novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind” and directed by Bill Condon, this intimate look at the legendary sleuth finds Holmes confronting the ghosts of his past in a spellbinding mystery that will take all of his deductive powers to solve. Reynolds doesn’t bother trying to mimic Ben Kingley, and Singh doesn’t do much visually interesting. ‘Tangerine‘ – Following the adventures of a transgendered prostitute as she hunts for her cheating boyfriend through the seedier side of Los Angeles, this low-budget indie feature was famously shot entirely on an iPhone.

Special features include the featurettes “Icon” and “Story.” Visionary filmmaker Tarsem Singh, who brought us the impressive “The Cell” and the wildly imaginative “Immortals,” returns with the riveting sci-fi thriller “Self/less” (Universal Studios, $24.98/DVD, $32.98/Blu-ray SRP, R), which stars Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley and Matthew Goode. When critically ill real-estate mogul Damian Hale (Kingsley) undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Reynolds), he soon comes to realize that all is not as it seems. Star Kitana Kiki Rodriguez has been widely hailed for her breakthrough performance. ‘Pay the Ghost‘ – The award for dumbest title of the week (yes, even dumber than ‘Genisys’) goes to Nicolas Cage’s latest schlocky direct-to-video thriller.

Also new on disc is Larson’s fantasy-adventure “Automan,” starring Desi Arnaz Jr. *** DVD extras: interview with Larson; photo galleries. (Not rated: V) The animated “Despicable Me” characters get their own movie, taking them to 1960s-era New York and London; voices include Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm. (PG: AS) One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Cole (Cage) is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can’t explain.

Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?… After teasing it since the earliest days of the format, Sony has finally bothered to bring Michael Bay’s cop-buddy extravaganza ‘Bad Boys II‘ to Blu-ray. Together with his estranged wife, he will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery and find their son — and, in doing so, he unearths a legend that refuses to remain buried in the past. Unfortunately, the only way to get it is to buy a double-feature with the original ‘Bad Boys’, which was previously released on its own in 2010 and you probably already own if you’re a fan of this ridiculous franchise.

Bob Odenkirk stars in the hit prequel to the award-winning “Breaking Bad” series “Better Call Saul: Season One” (Sony Pictures, $34.99/DVD, $44.99/Blu-ray SRP, Not Rated), which is set six years before Albuquerque’s most notorious “criminal” attorney Saul Goodman (Odenkirk) becomes Walter White’s lawyer. On the unlikely chance you don’t already own them, Fox is taking this opportunity to reissue all six of the earlier movies in shiny SteelBook cases. With a new James Bond movie currently in theaters, Kino has dredged up a couple of artifacts from the 1960s spy crazy, in the form of the goofy Italian spoofs ‘Dr. On a completely different tangent, Kino also offers the late French filmmaker Alain Resnais’ surreal 1965 time travel drama ‘Je t’aime je t’aime‘. The studio has now broken out the four titles previously exclusive to that box: ‘Coogan’s Bluff‘, ‘Play Misty for Me‘, ‘The Beguiled‘ and ‘The Eiger Sanction‘.

New limited editions from Twilight Time include Ang Lee’s Jane Austen adaptation ‘Sense and Sensibility‘, Woody Allen’s homage to German Expressionism ‘Shadows and Fog‘, the Burt Lancaster spy thriller ‘Scorpio‘, the Spencer Tracy Western ‘Broken Lance‘, and Ken Loach’s blue-collar musical ‘Fatherland‘. The only major TV release this week is the first season of AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff ‘Better Call Saul‘, which is available in both a standard box set or a fancier Collector’s Edition package. As a completist for the franchise, I already purchased the UK SteelBook edition of ‘Terminator: Genisys’ and hope that I can get some enjoyment out of the movie.

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