New On Blu – 3/7/17

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Hey all – Steve here. It’s New On Blu Tuesday and usually there is no commentary at the beginning of these things, but this week there is. Scotty P was out of action today with a migraine, so I’m taking over this week! Just a heads up, I know Dr. Strange didn’t hit this week, but Scott gave Moonlight the spotlight last week and promised that we would finish up last weeks this week. Got it? So we will start with Dr. Strange and then head directly into this weeks releases. Stay with me!

Dr. Strange

A disgraced former surgeon named Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) becomes a powerful sorcerer under the tutelage of a mystic known as the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, and Chiwetel Ejiofor co-star in this entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister).

Steve’s Take

I was late on Dr. Strange, but I still enjoyed it. We have 3 full blown reviews for you to choose from so I will stop here and let you read and enjoy them!

Ralph’s Take

Check out Ralph’s review here!

Gisell’s Take

Check out Gisell’s review here!

Jader’s Take

Check out Jader’s review here!

Moana

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows exactly why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”), produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa’i, “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.

Steve’s Take

Into the first of this weeks releases. Moana is a lot of fun for the kids of all ages. It is filled with emotion, but again I will let Gisell and Ralph take this one.

Gisell’s Take

Check out Gisell’s review here!

Ralph’s Take

Check out Ralph’s review here!

Jackie

JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot” that they created and loved so well.

Steve’s Take

I missed Jackie and I will try to check it out at some point this week. The critics loved it and the audiences liked it. I know a few people that have seen it and they are split down the line as well. Only one way to find out, right? Luckily, Gisell is here to save me with a review. Go for it!

Gisell’s Take

Check out Gisell’s review here!

Next Week

That’s all for this week. My picks are Dr. Strange from last week and Moana from this week. Next week we have Passengers and Fences! Have a great week everyone!