Jurassic World succeeded in resurrecting the dormant Jurassic Park franchise while also solidifying Chris Pratt as a blockbuster leading man. The film preyed on our current wave of nostalgia while attempting to recapture the original film’s vibe of an amusement park gone wrong with mostly commendable success, if not feeling a bit like a carbon copy.
Fourteen years have passed since Pixar graced movie screens with their first and only venture into superheroes, The Incredibles. The flights and tights genre hasn’t gotten any less popular since then, and after all this time director/writer Brad Bird has finally found the right story to bring the beloved superhero family back for another big screen adventure in Incredibles 2.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with free copies of the Blu-ray™ I am giving away in this giveaway post. Black Lightning is back! Well, technically it’s only the show’s first season, but Jefferson Pierce has come out of retirement as the electric-powered superhero to save his family and battle DC Villain Tobias Whale! Your pals at The Nerd Repository and the Drinks and Discourse Podcast are giving away THREE copies of the Black Lightning: The Complete First Season on Blu-Ray so you can clean up the streets over and over again.
Peter Pan is one of Disney’s most beloved classics, and it arrives on Blu-ray this week as the seventh entry into the Walt Disney Signature Collection. Fans who skipped out on the Diamond Edition from a few years ago will definitely want to pick this up, but the handful of new extras makes it difficult to recommend for anyone who already owns the previous release.
After helming the somber civil rights drama Selma and the harrowing prison documentary 13th, Ava DuVernay is shifting gears in a big way, making the leap to tentpole studio filmmaking – and becoming the first female director of color to helm a film with a budget more than $100 million – with an adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s beloved sci-fi novel A Wrinkle in Time. The results are something of a mixed bag, with incredible visuals that often mask an underwhelming script, but DuVernay’s filmmaking prowess is at the forefront of Disney’s latest family adventure.
Lara Croft is reborn and learning her craft in this gritty, fresh new take on the Tomb Raider franchise starring Alicia Vikander. Your pals at The Nerd Repository and the Drinks and Discourse Podcast are giving away TWO copies of the Tomb Raider Blu-Ray Combo Pack letting you join the adventure at home over and over!
Pacific Rim Uprising brings the rock ’em sock ’em kaiju action home when it’s released on Digital on June 5, 2018 as well as on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on June 19, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. With the help of your pals at The Nerd Repository and the Drinks and Discourse Podcast you can pick your Jaeger and suit-up for action in the comforts of you home theater if you win the Blu-Ray Combo Pack we’re giving away of Pacific Rim Uprising!
One of the biggest dangers of Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm and subsequent pledge to release at least one Star Wars film per year is the potential of tarnishing beloved characters that have stood the test of time. The prospect of a young Han Solo origin film was feared by many hardcore fans, but was an irresistible sure-fire money maker for the House of Mouse.
Maximum Effort is an understatement for what would be required in order for Deadpool 2 to live up to the expectations set by the surprise smash hit original. The irreverent mix of raunchy, violent humor and Ryan Reynolds’ dry sarcasm in Deadpool caught audiences off-guard and destroyed their expectations. Once again defying the odds, the franchise breaks the story mold of the original and crafts something wholly new for Deadpool 2 that succeeds with bloody style in nearly all ways comedy (or superhero) sequels normally fail.
The first Marvel film headlined by a black superhero is a remarkably entertaining superhero origin story. The home video release looks and sounds superb, but the extras are a bit underwhelming.