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 

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Interview: Director Hector Hernandez Vicens

In homage to the late great George A. Romero, director Hector Hernandez Vicens (The Corpse of Anna Friz) takes the reigns in the reimagining of the classic Day of the Dead. I spoke to Hector about Day of the Dead: Bloodline, how he was influenced by Romero’s and much more. Check out the entire audio of the interview below and check out Day of the Dead: Bloodline on Blu-day, DVD and Digital on February 6, 2018.

What prompted you to want to do this film:

HHV: One day I received the script from the producers asking me if I wanted to do the movie. I’m a fan of the George Romero trilogy. I read the script and was thinking of all the zombie scenes and about the movie I could make.

REAL TALK:

I found Hector to be one of the most detailed filmmakers I’ve spoken to. It was fascinating to hear how he approaches his film projects and the details from the set design wall colors to the smallest nuances. He’s like Bill Belichick scheming an opponent. That’s what visualizing a world from script to set is.

There was a bit of a disconnect in understanding my questions, such as when I asked him about his favorite movies he’s seen lately. He told me all about his favorite directors such as Hitchcock and Polanski, which is probably even more interesting, to hear his influences. It was cool hearing him praise 28 Days Later, which I absolutely agree with him as being one of the top zombie movies in the last couple decades.

What I got from the convo is that Hector is a passionate and very detailed filmmaker. It was interesting to hear that they auditioned actors through Skype. If you’re a fan of the George A. Romero movies then you should be pleased withe Day of the Dead: Bloodline.

Day of the Dead: Bloodline releases on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on February 6

Must See Early January Blu-ray Releases

Welcome 2018, lets hope you have a lot of great releases in store for us. The first week of January offers some of my personal favorites of 2017. So check out the following movies that are finally out on Blu-ray and VOD.

AMERICAN MADE:

This was probably my favorite movie of 2017. An incredible true story of Barry Seal, a real-life pilot turned drug runner turned government spy. Yes, this man ruled the 1980’s, and no very few knew about it. Tom Cruise is fantastic as Seal, he brings the Cruise charm, energy, but also an authentic side you don’t get to see in his films often. This is one of those films that’s so entertaining and insane from start to finish that you keep thinking if all of this could have possibly been real? A little tidbit, the drug dealer that Seal is a runner for is none other than Pablo Escobar. Just one of the many twists and crazy turns you’ll witness that you never knew about happening. If you liked movies like The Wolf of Wall Street and War Dogs, then this is a definite must-see movie for you.

American Made is out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD