This Week’s Big Releases
BIG HERO 6
Synopsis: Loosley based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name, BIG HERO 6 follows Hiro, a young boy living in the futuristic San Fransokyo, who with the help of his robot friend Baymax and a colorful cast, the group sets off on an adventure to discover a mysterious and dangerous figure who threatens the whole city.
Tomatometer Rating: 90%
Special Features: Special features include the Academy Award winning short “Feast”, an overview of how the filmakers transformed the Marvel graphic novel into the film, deleted scenes and interviews with the animators.
Deals: Amazon has the blu-ray combo pack for $18.90.
Buy/Queue/Skip: While BIG HERO 6 wasn’t my favorite animated film of the year, it’s still another strong entry from Disney, and creates a bright and colorful world in a cinematic landscape filled with blue, orange and grit. Also, your child will become obsessed with Baymax (at least he doesn’t sing). QUEUE IT.
Synopsis: Miles Teller plays a talented and ambitious drumming student at a music conservatory who clashes with a ruthless and unconventional professor (an Academy Award winning and career defining performance from J.K. Simmons) who breaks his students down to bring out greatness in them.
Tomatometer Rating: 95%
Deals: Amazon has the blu-ray (which is temporarily sold out!) for $16.99.
Buy/Queue/Skip: This was easily my favorite film of 2014, and features another stellar performance from Miles Teller, who I’ve loved in other films like THE SPECTACULAR NOW, and features a monstrous performance from J.K. Simmons. The film tackles ambition, drive, and determination in a way that anyone who’s ever really wanted anything can understand. MUST QUEUE.
Also Available This Week
If you need an 80’s hotties double feature, try American Gigolo
LILTING starring Ben Wishaw, which is available now on Netflix Watch Instantly. Wishaw plays a young man who is faced with the task of comforting a grieving mother from the shocking death of her son, who kept his homosexuality from her all his life. It’s a powerful and meditative film exploring how grief can help us understand each other, centered by another stellar performance from Wishaw, who always manages to be the best thing in any movie he’s in. This one will hit you right in the feels.
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