‘Father Figures’ Blu-ray & DVD Release Date Annoucement

The comedic duo of Owen Wilson and Ed Helms comes together playing twins that come to discover a family secret. Father Figures comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 3, 2018. You can catch it earlier on Digital on April 20, 2018.

BLU-RAY AND DVD BONUS FEATURES:

Father Figures Blu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features:

·         Deleted Scenes

·         Hilarious Gag Reel

                                                                             

“Father Figures” DVD containing the following special feature:

·         Deleted Scenes

FATHER FIGURES releases on Blu-ray and DVD on April 3, 2018. Digital on March 20.

 

‘I, Tonya’ Blu-ray and DVD Release Date Announcement

The movie everyone is talking about that’s been making waves this awards season, I, Tonya is coming to Digital and Movies Anywhere on March 2, 2018. Then it comes to Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on March 13, 2018. Oscar nominated performances for Margot Robbie (Best Actress) and Allison Janney (Best Supporting Actress). Don’t miss this outstanding film about one of biggest scandals of the 90’s.

BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAY, DVD and Digital

  • Deleted Scenes 
  • All Sixes: The Perfect Performances of I, Tonya
  • Irony Free, Totally True: The Story Behind I, Tonya
  • Working with Director Craig Gillespie
  • The Visual Effects of I, Tonya
  • VFX: Anatomy of the Triple Axel
  • Feature Commentary with Director Craig Gillespie
  • Theatrical Trailers

I, TONYA releases on Digital and Movies Anywhere on March 2 & Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on March, 12, 2018

Interview: Sklar Brothers

Randy and Jason Sklar might be the funniest pair of brothers you’ll witness. The talented comedic duo joined together with writer/director Aaron N. Feldman to produce the fascinating comedic documentary Poop Talk. Yup, it’s what you’re thinking. The guys and I talk a lot about various shitty (pun intended) situations. Listen to the entire audio below.

What made you guys decide to go ahead with this film:

RS: This idea came to us from the director Aaron Feldman who is a friend of ours, we’ve known him for years. Great filmmaker. Really smart guy. We were talking and he asked us what we had coming up, then he said he has something that he would love you guys to help with. He said, I want to remain friends before I present this, we were like what is it? It’s the documentary about poop. Ok, we stayed.

JK: At first we were like no thanks.

REAL TALK:

This was one of my most fun interviews in a while. The subject matter lends to itself. The Sklar’s were awesome. Loved the back and forth we had talking shit. It was easy to open up and share stories of toilet adventures. The guys are really onto something here with this film. It’s one of the most engaging films that is a guaranteed conversation starter. It makes you think about how we view poop as this taboo subject matter and how much shame is associated to it.

Everyone has a poo story, but we never want to talk about it or listen about it. The array of comedians and professionals in the film adds multiple perspectives to this subject matter. You can hear Dr. Drew say one thing, then have a Rob Corddry follow up with with humor and you learn about his bidet obsession.

The Sklar’s were a blast to talk to and very engaging guys. The movie is fascinating and a must see.

Check out more on the Sklar’s tour dates and info 

POOP TALK releases on Friday, February 16 in select theaters and VOD

The Bachelor Winter Games (Ep. 1): Bachelor World Comes Together To Play Games With Each Other

Bachelor Games Ceremony

What is the Bachelor version of winter games? Well, for starters it’s not taking place in South Korea, but instead it’s in…Vermont.

Ben Higgins is the first cast member introduced. We get a recap of his Bachelor failure of picking Lauren, while any sane man would have picked JoJo.

Bibiana is up next. She’s a recent familiar face from Arie’s season.

Speaking of failure, Dean is up next. Apparently he’s done some self-reflection. Sure.

Clare retired from the Bachelor, and looks like she’s already un-retired. Her attempt at justifying her retirement is equally unsuccessful.

Josiah from Rachel’s season is up next.

Lesley Murphy from Sean Lowe’s season is up next. She reveals she’s had a double mastectomy.

Ashley I. needs no introduction. She cries. A lot.

Hannah Storm joins Chris Harrison to host, with sportscaster Ashley Brewer. This is the night that Storm’s career ended.

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“Team USA” walks down the street in a parade. Incredibly lame commentary follows. This is worse than the NFL Pro Bowl.

Luke Pell is part of team USA. How much did they pay him to go against his Bachelor standstill.

Yuki is here for team Japan. She doesn’t know English either.

Team Canada is up next. Lead by Canadian Ryan Sutter wannabe Kevin.

Zoey is a solo competitor from China.

Laure is the only U.K. competitor.

Australia has a Tiffany and Courtney (he’s a guy).

Team Sweden has a Rebecca.

Jenny from Finland.

New Zealand has two women representing.

Christian apparently can represent both Germany and Switzerland.

A new ultimate show low (there has been plenty of those over the years), the contestants rise for “The Bachelor Anthem”.

Speaking or Ryan and Trista come out with the “Bachelor Lantern”.

Mingling

Chris Harrison comes to the house to introduce himself. He announces there will be rose ceremonies. A Bachelor Winter Games will be crowned in the end. Whoo Hoo. Japanese girl couldn’t get over that people kiss on the show. Dean is on the prowl for Lesley.

Everyone wants Kevin, and by everyone I mean the two criers, Ashley I. and Bibiana.

Josiah can’t get over New Zealand Ally’s badunka dunk a.k.a her ass. Bystander Christian is happy to see them making out.

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Let The Games Begin

The games have arrived. I still can’t get over Chris Harrison’s beard. The first event is, wait, they need to learn how to ski first. First casualty is Ally who falls on her bum bum. The dangers of this competition are evident.

Biathlon is between Michael G? He’s on the show? Benoit, Josiah, Luke and Ben Higgins. Josiah face plants immediately. Somehow through everyones failures, Dean manages to win the qualifier.

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These people (all of them) are brutal. They can’t even ski in a straight line. Kevin and Rebecca win their competitions and date cards. Kevin is deciding between Bibiana or Ashley I. He quickly goes with Bibiana.

Rebecca asks Luke on a date. Luke is wearing his leather jacket that he’s grown out of 10 years ago.

Dean and Lesley are talking about boobs, while Clare wants Benoit to teach her how to cook. She tells him that he needs to wear his dorky glasses, cause they look super sexy on him.

My favorite part is Christian trying to say Josiah’s name. Best part of the show.

Short Stay

A rose ceremony starts with a half hour left on the show. Harrison announces there will be five people leaving. They will vote off each other.

Lesley is voting off Jamey. Yet, another individual that just got introduced to America. Wait, what country is he even from?

Looks like Ally might be Josiah’s only ally. The women are turning on him and Clare is on a mission to get him out of the house.

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Benoit only wants Clare so that he can cook with her. Get this man a Groupon for a cooking date. Christian has other plans for her. He has a talk with Clare about kissing and the merits of lip kisses.

Onto the roses. Rebecca and Kevin are safe.

  • Jenny
  • Luke
  • Lesley
  • Dean
  • Stasi
  • Ben Higgins
  • Lilly
  • Courtney
  • Yuki
  • Christian
  • Benoit
  • Clare
  • Bibiana
  • Ally
  • Michael
  • Tiffany
  • Ashley I. (of course)
  • Josiah

Eric heads home, British girl, Jamey, Zoe all head home. That completes episode 1.

BACH TALK:

The premiere of The Bachelor Winter Games arrived and here are some take aways.

  • The first half hour was incredibly brutal and cheesy.
  • Why didn’t we get an introduction to all the American contestants?
  • Eric we hardly knew you. The man who placed third on Rachel’s season was largely forgettable in his short stint on here.
  • Hard to tell some of the world competitors apart.
  • Focus is on Clare, Dean, Ashley I. and Bibiana, so the usual suspects.
  • This show is airing in 48 hours again? Twice a week? Three nights of Bachelor?

For more on The Bachelor, visit my site The Bachelor Universe and follow me on Twitter @TheJimAlexander

Interview: Actor Massimo Dobrovic

You’ve probably come across Massimo Dobrovic on-screen at some point. Whether it was on a reality show or a movie, he’s that unique actor with the cool European accent that catches your attention. He’s a fast riser in the industry. I spoke to Massimo about his career and how he got his start in acting. He really opens up about his life and views. Listen in to the interview and get to know Massimo Dobrovic. He has some great perspectives and is very passionate and inspiring individual.

Growing up in Europe how did acting become a part of your life:

MD: Yeah, I was born on the border between Italy and Croatia. My mom is Italian and my dad is Croatian, so I grew up bilingual. I spoke with my mom in Italian and my dad in Croatian. I became a member of the national theater when I was young, it’s all about theater there. Then I moved to Rome and did a lot of theater there. I traveled the world on different productions in English. I grew up as an actor in the theater. 

How was the acting in Europe for you and how did it prepare you for what you’re doing now:

MD: I grow up in theater and doing three shows a day. I used to do a lot of Disney musicals when I was young, like, The Little Mermaid, Lion King or Alice in Wonderland. A lot of these big musicals you’re performing for schools at 9 am, at noon and then the evening show for three or four months straight. That gave me a lot of education and strength as an actor because I really formed myself as an artist on the theater stage.

REAL TALK:

The first thing that really stood out to me is how well rounded, cultured and well traveled Massimo is. It takes an individual with a lot of drive and guts to travel the world and study acting all over the world at a young age. He talked about coming from a simple family, but the support he received must have been crucial in his pursuit.

He came to LA at a young age of 18. Personally I couldn’t imagine moving to a place like LA at 18. Not to be scared or intimidated by it is a heck of a mindset, but he credits his world travels at a young age. What really struck me was when Massimo talked about the pure love for acting and never giving up. He followed it up by learning how to accept rejection and maintaining positivity. His positivity isn’t an act, it’s real and I could completely believe it just by the passion in his voice.

Massimo emphasizes passion. You can easily tell how big passion is in his life and for acting. I remember seeing him a few years back on a reality show called Euros of Hollywood (Google it). I remember he stood out on that show. He was entertaining and seemed authentic.

What’s really cool about him that I appreciated is that he was well-spoken, had a opinion about all the questions and topics I asked about. I really enjoyed my conversation with him and look forward to bringing him on the Reel Talker podcast. Stay tuned.

Check out Massimo’s site for more info on him

The Bachelor (S:22 E:7): That’s Amore

Welcome To Tuscany

The women arrive in Tuscany, Italy. Chris Harrison informs the ladies that it’s a week before home towns and there will be no rose ceremony, only dates. Becca K. is the first one to get a solo date with Arie. To start the date, they go get some bread and have a little picnic.

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Picnic turns into a dinner date and Becca tells Arie how he would be the first guy to really meet her family, apparently the last guy just came over sporadically and they couldn’t even make it official. Looks like that was enough to convince gullible Arie that he’s falling for her and to give her a spot at home towns.

Jacqueline Meltdown

Jacqueline is melting down again and trying to disqualify herself, while Lauren B. gets another one-on-one date. Jacqueline can’t wait any more so she goes up to Arie’s room and tells him that she has doubts and just isn’t that into him. Her paranoia gets to her. Off she goes. Eliminates herself. Paranoia at its finest.

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Pizza Time

Lauren and Arie’s date starts with some ice cream and a walk around town. They sit down and eat some pizza, I repeat, they sit down and EAT pizza. They actually ate a prop for the first time. Amazing. Whatever happens from here on out is just a bonus. I stand corrected, on the dinner date Lauren tells are she’s falling in love with him and he proceeds to get up and leave. She immediately regrets opening up to him. He probably needed to take a leak. Let the guy pee. He comes back and tells her that he’s falling deeply in love with her. She gets a rose. What?

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Truffling

Sienne is the next one to head on a date with Arie. They start out with truffle hunting. This is so weird. They are using a cute dog to dig in the ground to find truffles. This man whose their tour guide actually invites them to his home for dinner. Geez these Italian people are trusting. Arie reveals that he used to work at a pizza place. That answers the question why Dominos had to change their entire menu and company outlook.

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Sienne and Arie have a polite conversation at dinner. Her logic versus his heart is the struggle to the middle ground between them. She’s not ready not to have him in her life, but something is off for him. He feels they should be further along and can’t give her a rose. That’s not logic, that’s him following his heart. She logically tries to explain what happened as she drives off in the limo. The women pretend to act shocked when Sienne’s luggage is taken away.

Someone’s Going Home

Villa Royale is the location for the group date. Bekah M., Tia and Kendall are the ones vying for two roses. Kendall is the first one to get some alone time with Arie to build a case for herself to stick around. Tia thinks it’s her duty to warn Arie about Bekah not being ready for him. At least Tia is upfront to Bekah about throwing her under the bus with Arie. That’s what friends are for.

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Arie reassures Bekah about their feelings for each other. She also opens up and reveals that she has multiple gray hairs. Now, I feel they are perfect for another. So Arie comes over to give the first rose and it goes to Kendall. Well, if that wasn’t another Arie bomb. Tia or Bekah will be heading home. Well after some talk with each lady, Arie drops the shocker and sends young Bekah home. Must have been her gray hair’s. He’s picking Tia and heading to Arkansas.

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EPISODE 7 RATING: 8.5/10 (Bekah M. shockingly goes home)

BACH TALK:

Another surprising episode tonight. Here are the take aways.

  • Jacqueline’s meltdown wasn’t surprising, but what was is that he seemed genuinely disappointed with it and wanted her to stay.
  • Lauren B. seemed to have the writing on the wall for her, especially since he left the table. It was surprising that she was the one to receive a rose.
  • Becca K. has been slow and steady. Arie seemed to display concern about their lack of momentum, but there has been no sign of that.
  • Sienne’s day on the show appeared to have been numbered. She didn’t last past this episode. There was minimal chemistry between them.
  • The big shocker came when Arie gave Kendall the first date rose. That meant Bakah or Tia would be heading home. It ended up being Bekah heading home. She seemed like a frontrunner and a sure-fire home town entry.
  • Arie has been full of surprises the last few weeks. He has been pretty true to himself and serious. Not keeping around apparent favorites.

For more on The Bachelor, check out my site The Bachelor Universe and follow me on Twitter @JimRko 

 

This Week’s Must See Movie Releases (Week of Feb 6)

ONLY THE BRAVE:

Brave individuals that protect our communities and neighborhoods that are first in line to run into fiery danger in order to save lives, these men and women that I speak of are our firefighters. Only The Brave tells a story of a group of elite firefighters named “Hotshots” brought together to combat intense wildfires. This is an inspiring true story of very brave people who put everything on the line to protect others.

A terrific ensemble cast consisting of Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Jeff Bridges lead the way. It’s the kind of movie that will make you feel sadness and pride. These are important stories that sometimes get overlooked, but luckily director Joseph Kosinski brings it to life. The story is ultimately about the camaraderie, brotherhood and sacrifices of these special individuals. The scenes are tension packed and very intense. Great performances and a stellar story. Undoubtedly this is a must see movie.

Bonus Materials Include:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Feature Audio Commentary with Director Joseph Kosinski and Josh Brolin
  • Featurettes:
    • “Honoring the Heroes: The True Stories”
    • “Behind the Brotherhood: The Characters”
    • “Boot Camp: Becoming a Hotshot”
  • Dierks Bentley featuring S. Carey’s “Hold The Light” Music Video & Featurette

ONLY THE BRAVE is out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital