New on Blu – 5/23/17

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Logan

It’s 2029. Mutants are gone–or very nearly so. An isolated, despondent Logan is drinking his days away in a hideout on a remote stretch of the Mexican border, picking up petty cash as a driver for hire. His companions in exile are the outcast Caliban and an ailing Professor X, whose singular mind is plagued by worsening seizures. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy abruptly end when a mysterious woman appears with an urgent request–that Logan shepherd an extraordinary young girl to safety. Soon, the claws come out as Logan must face off against dark forces and a villain from his own past on a live-or-die mission, one that will set the time-worn warrior on a path toward fulfilling his destiny.

Scott’s Take

Grim, violent and awesome. This R-rated Logan is one of the best films of 2017.

Steve’s Take

An absolutely fantastic film. I loved that they went rated R with this one. A special thank you goes out to Deadpool for making this possible. Well done throughout and Laura is a badass! Grab this one whether you have seen it or not. Oh and if you haven’t seen it yet, I don’t want to know you.

Ralph’s Take

Check out Ralph’s review here!

Claudio’s Take

Check out Claudio’s review here!

Get Out

Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

Scott’s Take

Get Out is a flat out masterpiece. My favorite film of 2017…so far.

Steve’s Take

This one could end up being my #1 film of the year. This one killed it in theaters and word of mouth kept it going on and on with just a $4.5 million budget. Grab this one as a blind purchase if you haven’t seen it.

Ralph’s Take

Check out Ralph’s review here!

The Great Wall

Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), Legendary’s The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China. The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.

Scott’s Take

Watch the trailer for The Great Wall and picture Matt Damon in one of those Tropic Thunder fake movie trailers. It is that BAD.

Steve’s Take

Straight up…ready? White. Hot. Stiny. Basura. Yeah, I went bilingual on your ass.

Rock dog

For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. Yet that means defying his father’s wishes, heading to the city, and locating the legendary – and reclusive – musician Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), who needs to write a new song and fast. If Bodi can put a band together, help Angus with his song, and defeat the wolves’ plot to take Snow Mountain, his life will be in tune. Bodi will become what he’s always dreamed of being: More than a dog … more than a Rock God… he’ll be a ROCK DOG!

Scott’s Take

No. Thank. You.

Steve’s Take

Not for me, but it will be for my son. We will see if he digs it or not. Critics hated it, but it is a kinds flick and please introduce me to a 5 year old critic. Exactly.

My Life As A Zucchini

After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. Brought to life through striking character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart. Beginning with its debut at Cannes, the film has stirred up an overwhelming response on the festival circuit, taking home top jury and audience prizes at Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, as it prepares to melt hearts in North America with its premiere at Toronto.

Scott’s Take

I can’t wait to get my hands on this film. I haven’t heard one person say ANYTHING close to negative about it. Sign me up.

Steve’s Take

This one looks outstanding. Like Scotty said, there isn’t much negativity about this one.

Next Week

My picks of the week are easily Logan and Get Out, my top two films of the year. Next week we have The Shack, Before I Fall and Fist Fight. Have a great week everyone!