New on Blu – 2/16/16

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Steve Jobs

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.– (C) Universal

Scott’s Take

The biggest backer of Steve Jobs and particularly Michael Fassbender is our very own Claudio Zelaya. He has been steadfast in his campaign to get Fassbender that Oscar for best actor. I have tried to temper his enthusiasm because in reality Fassbender has about a 0.0000001 chance of winning. It would be higher if Steve Harvey were hosting the Oscars, but hey, you never know.

Steve’s Take

This is a very good movie that you should absolutely watch this week. It is headed up by an outstanding performance by Michael Fassbender and he has every right to be nominated for best actor. We shall see what happens!

Claudio’s Take

Check out Claudio’s review here!

Black Mass

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. — (C) Warner Bros

Scott’s Take

Check out Scott’s review here!

Steve’s Take

Finally a movie that Johnny Depp is in that is worth seeing! Check this bad boy out right after Steve Jobs.

The 33

The true story of the 2010 collapse of a Chilean mine and the rescue of the 33 miners who were trapped underground for 69 days.

Scott’s Take

Everyone that has see The 33 (Steven) has told me the film is an emotional powerhouse. This will be one I actually go out and blind buy this week. Sixty nine days trapped in a mine two miles underground is sixty nine days more than I would’ve lasted.

Steve’s Take

Check out Steve’s review here!

Trumbo

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice of the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

Scott’s Take

While Trumbo hasn’t been well received review wise, Bryan Cranston’s performance as Dalton Trumbo has garnered Mr. Walter White an Academy Award nomination for best actor. That alone is reason enough to watch the biopic on the 1940′s blacklisted screenwriter.

Steve’s Take

It took me a while to realize that this one wasn’t about waiver-wire sweety, Mark Trumbo. That being said I did come to my senses and I will check this one out before the Oscars go live.

Next Week

Actually, I think I like all four of the films being released wide this week. Particularly Black Mass and Steve Jobs. Next week we have the Oscar Best Picture front-runner with Spotlight hitting Blu Ray, The Good Dinosaur and The Secret in Their Eyes with Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman. Have a great week everyone.