New On Blu – 12/20/16

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The Magnificent Seven

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

Scott’s Take

I was excited to see The Magnificent Seven with all the talent attached. Unfortunately, when I caught this one last week I found the film overlong and pretty mundane. Overall, color me disappointed.

Steve’s Take

Not one that I was really looking forward too and not one that I will watch again.

Gisell’s Take

Check out Gisell’s review here!

Ralph’s Take

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Sully

Tom Hanks stars in this thrilling portrait of heroic airline pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, re-enacting his incredible successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 full of passengers on the Hudson River.

Scott’s Take

Check out Scott’s review here!

Steve’s Take

Good flick to check out for some insight into what happened that day on the Hudson, but not one that will be viewed repeatedly.

Gisell’s Take

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Ralph’s Take

Check out Ralph’s review here!

Storks

In this animated children’s fantasy, two storks (voiced by Kelsey Grammer and Andy Samberg) reveal the truth about their job delivering babies to new parents.

Scott’s Take

Strictly for the younglings.

Steve’s Take

What Scott said…and I have one of those.

Gisell’s Take

Check out Gisell’s review here!

31

31 tells the story of five carnies in 1976 kidnapped on the morning of Halloween and held hostage in a remote industrial Hell. While trapped, they are forced to play a violent game called 31. The mission is to survive 12 hours against an endless gang of grease-painted maniacs.
Scott’s Take
As I have gotten older, I have grown tiresome of anything that relies on the gore factor to tell a story. When James Wan is making great movies by scaring us with what we don’t see, I’ll pass on the torture porn.

Steve’s Take

Not one that I have checked out just yet, but I have no problem giving it a chance.

Next Week

My pick this week is Sully. Next week we have Snowden, American Honey, When the Bough Breaks and In the Valley of Violence. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season everyone!