Must-See Blu-ray Releases For This Week (March 20)

We are changing things up a bit. Usually you can expect the must-see movies of the week listed on Friday’s, comprising of Blu-ray and theatrical and VOD releases. Why not make it more exclusive and have the Blu-ray/DVD releases get their own shine on Tuesdays, while the theatrical sleepers and VOD releases get their glow on Friday’s. Here are the must-see Blu-ray and DVD releases for the week of March 20.


Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor keep things small on-screen, but they deliver a big idea. Matt Damon plays a man who wants to live a lavish life, but he can’t live that life in his current situation. What does he do to change his situation? He undergoes a procedure to shirk him to a size of an action figure. As he experiences life one inch at a time (promise that’s my last pun), he deals with the struggles of his new life while coping with his past one. Will he discover the treasures and meaning of life in his new state of identity? You’ll have to watch the movie to find out.

While from the trailers and promotion the movie is depicted as a comedy, it is, but it’s also a lot more than silly humor. There is a real emotional journey that the characters partake in learning about themselves and what their purpose in life is. Damon, Kristen Wiig and Christoph Waltz give terrific performances, as usual, but it’s Hong Chau who steals the show. This is a clever movie with an intriguing concept that works and becomes more that it sets out to be. On the surface it might seem like it was ripped-off from Honey I Shrunk the Kids, but it’s a lot different, more imaginative and mature.

Blu-ray Bonus Features:

  • Feature film in high definition
  • Bonus Content:
    • working with Alexander
    • the cast
    • a visual journey
    • a matter of perspective
    • that smile
    • a global concern

DOWNSIZING is out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital


Must See Movie Releases of the Week (Feb. 27)

The end of February finishes off with a long and strong slate of movie releases. This weeks Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and select theatrical releases offer a nice variety for everyone. Catch up on these releases before Oscar Sunday.


If you didn’t know much about the Day of the Dead, you’ll get a full experience with Coco. The story is about a boy named Miguel who heads into the Land of the Dead in search of his musician great-grand-father in order to restore the ban on music. There are so many things this movie has to offer. First and foremost it’s a great portrayal of the Mexican culture. It’s rich with traditions and characters that bring the Mexican culture to life. It deals with love, loss and cultural and inner discovery.

It’s one of these rare special films that should be seen by everyone and leaves a lasting impact. Don’t sleep on the music, it’s one of the highlights of this highlight filled film. There is no doubt this film is a leading contender for the Oscar for Best Animated Film. One of the more vibrant, colorful and culturally rich animated movies you’ll see.

COCO is out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital, Movies Anywhere and On Demand

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


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 

Two Must-See Movie Releases This Week

As the week winds down, what movies should you catch up on this weekend? Luckily, there are some good choices for Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and VOD this week. Check these two under-the-radar picks in particular:


Just when you thought he was gone for good, back comes Jigsaw to terrify and torture poor souls. When investigators uncover a string of gruesome bodies, it leads them to believe that Jigsaw or a copycat of him is out on the loose again. Ten years after the demise of Jigsaw and 8 years since the last Saw movie, the franchise is back and looks refreshed and ready to go for another round of movies.

The Saw franchise can be considered one of the finest horror franchises in the last couple decades, but with multiple films spewing out on a yearly basis (around Halloween), it became stale. This version brings back the flare that the last few movies were missing. It goes back to the slick mind puzzles, while providing genuine intrigue and tension. Jigsaw is believably creepy, and that’s what was needed for this film to work. Is Jigsaw alive? You’ll enjoy the ride in finding that out.


  • Audio Commentary with Producers Mark Burg, Oren Koules, and Peter Block
  • “I Speak for the Dead: The Legacy of Jigsaw” 7-Part Documentary

o   “A New Game”

o   “You Know His Name”

o   “Survival of the Fittest”

o   “Death by Design”

o   “Blood Sacrifice”

o   “The Source of Fear”

o   “The Truth Will Set You Free”

  • “The Choice is Yours: Exploring the Props” Featurette



  • “I Speak for the Dead: The Legacy of Jigsaw” 7-Part Documentary

o   “A New Game”

o   “You Know His Name”

o   “Survival of the Fittest”

o   “Death by Design”

o   “Blood Sacrifice”

o   “The Source of Fear”

o   “The Truth Will Set You Free”

  • “The Choice is Yours: Exploring the Props” Featurette



  • Audio Commentary with Producers Mark Burg, Oren Koules, and Peter Block
  • “The Choice is Yours: Exploring the Props” Featurette


‘Jigsaw’ is out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital and On Demand 

Movies of the Week

We are itching closer to Christmas and there are plenty of selections leading up to it. This weeks recommendations offers a romantic comedy, a gory horror and a season of a series to remember. Check out these potential stocking stuffers.


Romantic comedies and Reese Witherspoon go together like milk and cookies, a natural combination. In Home Again, Witherspoon plays a recently separated woman moves back to her hometown with her two daughters. Soon after she meets three young filmmakers who need a place to live, so naturally she lets them stay at her guest house. A lot of drama and romance ensue and the ex-husband comes back into the picture to muddy the waters even more. I like that there is a modern feel to this movie. It’s entirely feasible this is a situation that isn’t farfetched, especially where the story is set, Los Angeles.

Witherspoon is a natural in these sort of romantic comedy roles and the movie has enough witty banter to keep you laughing and engaged. Sometimes starting over isn’t as easy as it looks like, but this movie makes it fun.

BONUS FEATURE on BLU-RAY™, DVD and digital
  • Feature Commentary with writer/director Hallie Meyers-Shyer and producer Nancy Meyers

Home Again is out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital 

Must See Releases of the Week

The holiday season is off and rolling and we are just a few weeks away from Christmas. The week of December 5 offers a nice variety of Blu-ray/DVD, VOD and limited theatrical releases you should check out.


Jake Gyllenhaal has taken on some intriguing roles and turned out some fantastic performances, but the one that may get him that Oscar nod could be for playing Jeff Bauman, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing. This film is inspiring and personal. The story centers around Bauman’s recovery and fight to overcome all obstacles that face him after losing both of his legs in the bombings. Bauman’s will and no quit attitude is greatly depicted by Gyllenhaal. The film gives a unique first-person account of the terror of the bombings and the aftermath of individual struggle imposed by the events of the bombings. This is a must see film with terrific acting, engaging story, and lots of heart. Check out the story of this courageous man that had to face some improbable obstacles and be inspired.

Stronger releases on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on December 19

Must See Movies This Week

The last week of November and start of December offer some solid releases heading into the holiday season. This week offers a wide array of Blu-ray/DVD, VOD and limited theatrical releases. The following are this weeks recommended releases you should see:


Very few have had a career growth that rivals that of Channing Tatum and Adam Driver. Tatum has tackled a variety of eccentric and against type roles, while Driver has established himself a versatile actor that can do a lot more than comedy. Both of these men star in the outrageous and entertaining Logan Lucky (not to be confused with Logan the X-Men character movie released earlier this year). In the movie Tatum and Driver play two oddball trailer-trash brothers that attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race. Don’t be swayed by the premise, these characters are very engaging. Add a bleach blond haired Daniel Craig into a mix and you really have something you haven’t seen before. This is one obscure crime comedy drama that is a must-see. Driver, Tatum and Craig blaze a trail unmatched by any NASCAR ride.

Logan Lucky is out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand