In Mexico, November begins with the festivities of Dia de los Muertos, celebrating in life those who have passed but are still remembered through our memories and stories. That custom is what Disney and Pixar had in mind with their latest film, Coco, which will be released closer to our family gathering holiday and will hopefully inspire folks from all walks of life to see themselves in a family from another place.
Pixar’s 19th animated feature starts from a familiar place, centered around a young boy named Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) with only one passion: to become a great musician, a dream which seems to echo the singular passion of Ratatouille’s aspiring chef, Remy. Miguel idolizes the late Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), a world famous guitar player whose career was cut short by an unfortunate incident with an oversized stage prop, and whose legend lives on via his numerous black and white movies, his signature ballad “Remember Me” and the statue which stands prominently in the center of Miguel’s village.
Packed with out-of-this-world action unlike anything you’ve ever seen, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets heads to 4K, Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), and DVD November 21 from Lionsgate; and on Digital HD November 7 and On Demand November 21 and your pals at The Nerd Repository are giving away a copy on Blu-Ray.
On a lonely stretch of road in the Midwest, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) drives a beat-up station wagon past a trio of dilapidated billboards less than a mile from her home. It’s near this spot where her daughter Angela was brutally murdered the previous year, and frustration with the local police and their lack of progress on the investigation finally boils over, sending Mildred into the offices of local advertising man Red Welby (Caleb Landry Jones).
Warner Bros. has doubled down financially to protect their DC Extended Universe after their flagship superhero team-up Justice League suffered massive behind the scenes turmoil. Millions of dollars and weeks of reshoots later, the legendary Justice League finally debuts on the big screen and somehow manages to come together in an extremely fun, but still messy film despite the odds against it.
If you thought Deadpool 2 would adopt a more conventional marketing campaign than its predecessor, think again. A new teaser trailer for the upcoming sequel has just arrived, featuring the Merc With the Mouth (Ryan Reynolds) doing his best Bob Ross impression, and a flurry of new footage.
Charlize Theron unleashes all her badass glory in ATOMIC BLONDE, the adrenaline pumping, stylish spy-thriller, releasing today 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on November 14, 2017 – and your pals at The Nerd Repository and The Drinks and Discourse Podcast are giving one lucky readers a chance to take home a free copy on Blu-ray.
It’s been 43 years since the release of Sidney Lumet’s star-studded adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express – not to mention more than 80 years since the publication of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel – and director Kenneth Branagh is thrusting the tale back onto the big screen, with an ensemble cast no less impressive than that of the 1974 film. Branagh himself headlines the affair, a visually stunning period piece full of sparkling sets and opulent costumes, all of which are outshined by perhaps the most magnificent mustache in cinematic history.
“The only exciting thing about 2002 is that it’s a palindrome,” bemoans Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), a high school senior at an all-girls Catholic school gazing longingly toward the promise of adulthood. Christine, who prefers the moniker “Lady Bird,” dreams of attending one of those “liberal east coast schools” and leaving behind a life that doesn’t feel particularly fulfilling. “I want to live through something,” she says wistfully, shortly before ending an argument with her mother (Laurie Metcalf) by diving out of a moving car and breaking her arm.
Of the various franchises which make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Thor series was probably the top candidate for a new vision, and What We Do in the Shadows director Taika Waititi proves to be up to the task with the third entry, Thor: Ragnarok. Long gone is the bland, brooding heir to the Asgardian throne, and in his place audiences will find a funny and endearing hero whose personality – all wisecracks and arrogance – falls somewhere between Tony Stark and Peter Quill.