New On Blu – 1/24/17

Share Button

Inferno

Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in director Ron Howard and screenwriter David Koepp’s adaptation of author Dan Brown’s bestselling novel Inferno, which finds Langdon using Dante’s The Divine Comedy as a tool in the race to prevent a devastating global pandemic. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Scott’s Take

Inferno was much better than I thought it would be and it still isn’t that great. Hopefully we have seen the last of Robert Langdon.

Steve’s Take

Just not one that I (or many other people) were interested in.

Gisell’s Take

Check out Gisell’s review here!

The Monster

Acclaimed horror filmmaker Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) directs this suspenseful and scary new film, in which a divorced mother (Zoe Kazan) and her headstrong daughter must make an emergency late night road trip to see the girl’s father. As they drive through deserted country roads on a stormy night, they suddenly have a startling collision that leaves them shaken but not seriously hurt. Their car, however, is dead, and as they try in vain to get help, they come to realize they are not alone on these desolate backroads–a terrifying evil is lurking in the surrounding woods, intent on never letting them leave…

Scott’s Take

Here is a horror movie that is a slow build but has a couple of really great performances, especially Zoe Kazan. The Monster has a lot of heart and is definitely worth your time.

Steve’s Take

I haven’t seen this one yet, but there is a huge difference in critic (78%) vs audience (41%) score on RT for this one. I will check it out this week based on Scott’s assessment.

The Light Between Oceans

DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Light Between Oceans” is a heart-breaking drama about fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realized. Starring Academy Award (R) and Golden Globe (R) nominee Michael Fassbender, Oscar (R) winner Alicia Vikander, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown and Jack Thompson, the film is written for the screen and directed by Derek Cianfrance based on the acclaimed novel by M.L. Stedman. The producers are Academy Award nominee David Heyman, p.g.a. and Jeffrey Clifford, p.g.a. with Tom Karnowski, Rosie Alison, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serving as executive producers. In the years following World War I, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a young veteran still numb from his years in combat, takes a job as lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a remote island off the coast of Western Australia. As the island’s sole inhabitant, he finds comfort in the monotony of the chores and the solitude of his surroundings. When he meets the daughter of the school’s headmaster, Isabel Graysmark (Alicia Vikander), in the local town of Partageuse on the mainland, Tom is immediately captivated by her beauty, wit and passion, and they are soon married and living on the island. As their love flourishes, he begins to feel again, their happiness marred only by their inability to start a family, so when a rowboat with a dead man and infant girl mysteriously washes ashore, Isabel believes their prayers may have finally been answered. As a man of principle, Tom is torn between reporting the lost child and pleasing the woman he loves, and against his better judgment he agrees to let Isabel raise the child as their own, making a choice with devastating consequences. DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Light Between Oceans” opens in U.S. theaters on September 2nd.

Scott’s Take

My major problem with Derek Cianfrance is that he needs a good editor. What’s with the almost three hour run-time with all of his films. I will check this one out despite it’s mixed critical reception.

Steve’s Take

No. Thank. You.

Gisell’s Take

Check out Gisell’s review here!

Next Week

My pick of the week is The Monster. Next week we have Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Boo! A Madea Halloween, Masterminds, and a re-release of Pinocchio.