New on Blu – 4/18/17

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Split

While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being. Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him – as well as everyone around him – as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

Scott’s Take

Kames McAvoy gives the best performance you will likely see in a theater this year in Split. After a few missteps, M. Night is back. I LOVED SPLIT.

Stvee’s Take

I missed this one in theaters, but I can’t wait to check it out and it will be this weekend. Book it.

Ralph’s Take

Check out Ralph’s review here!

Gisell’s Take

Check out Gisell’s review here!

The Founder

Directed by John Lee Hancock (SAVING MR. BANKS), THE FOUNDER features the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. Writer Robert Siegel (THE WRESTLER) details how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. The film also stars Laura Dern as Ray Kroc’s first wife Ethel; John Carroll Lynch as Mac McDonald and Nick Offerman as Dick McDonald.

Scott’s Take

I missed The Founder when it screened and honestly I didn’t think much of it. Now that it’s on Blu, I will give it a shot.

Steve’s Take

See Scott’s take, although Ralph seemed to like it so I will check it out this weekend.

Ralph’s Take

Check out Ralph’s review here!

Sleepless

SLEEPLESS stars Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, White House Down) as undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night he will have to rescue his son, evade an internal affairs investigation and bring the kidnappers to justice.

Scott’s Take

No. Thank. You. What happened to Jamie Foxx?

Steve’s Take

What. The. F…

Next Week

Split is my pick of the week. Next week we have La La Land, Underworld: Blood Wars, and The Girl With all the Gifts. Have a great week everyone.