New on Blu – 5/2/2017

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A Dog’s Purpose

“A Dog’s Purpose” shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

Scott’s Take

A Dog’s Purpose is a cute film that you can watch on a Sunday night with the family. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel but it is very enjoyable.

Steve’s Take

Agreed with Scott. You won’t get all that much out of it, but it is a nice little film for the family.

Rings

A new chapter in the beloved RING horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before…

Scott’s Take

This one currently sits at a FABULOUS 6% on Rotten Tomatoes. Next….

Steve’s Take

Absolutely awful. Stay far away from this one!

Gold

TWC-Dimension presents GOLD, a Black Bear Pictures and HWY61 production directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Traffic) and produced by Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game, All is Lost) for Black Bear Pictures and Michael Nozik (Syriana, The Motorcycle Diaries) for HWY61. Directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan (TRAFFIC, SYRIANA), the film stars Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey (INTERSTELLAR, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET) and Golden Globe nominees Edgar Ramirez (HANDS OF STONE, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN) and Bryce Dallas Howard (JURASSIC WORLD, PETE’S DRAGON), Corey Stoll (Ant-Man, “House of Cards”), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Fantastic Four), Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, Capote), Golden Globe winner Stacy Keach (American History X, Nebraska), and a powerful ensemble cast. The screenplay for GOLD was written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman (“Friday Night Lights”), who also serve as producers. Executive producers are Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), Ben Stillman, and Richard Middleton (The Artist, I Love You Phillip Morris) as well as Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser. Key members of the production team include Academy Award winning director of photography Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood, Syriana), Academy Award nominated production designer Maria Djurkovic (Tinker Tailor), and Academy Award nominated costume designer Danny Glicker (Milk).

Scott’s Take

I have heard nothing but negative things about Gold. I will let someone who has seen it take the wheel. Have at it Steven.

Steve’s Take

Check out Steve’s review here!

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

It’s just another night at the morgue for a father (Brian Cox) and son (Emile Hirsch) team of coroners, until an unidentified, highly unusual corpse comes in. Discovered buried in the basement of the home of a brutally murdered family, the young Jane Doe-eerily well preserved and with no visible signs of trauma-is shrouded in mystery. As they work into the night to piece together the cause of her death, the two men begin to uncover the disturbing secrets of her life. Soon, a series of terrifying events make it clear: this Jane Doe may not be dead. The latest from Trollhunter director Andre Ovredal is a scarily unpredictable, supernatural shocker that never lets up.

Scott’s Take

One of my favorite films of 2017. It’s smart and it is SCARY.

Steve’s Take

I watched this a couple of months ago and really enjoyed it. Watch this one if you can.

Next Week

My pick of the week is The Autopsy of Jane Doe, It’s fantastic. Next week we get to go back to the red room of pain with Fifty Shades Darker. Have a great week everyone!