It’s a pretty bad week for DVDs and Blu-Rays. It looks like the only release people might be looking forward to is “Justice League vs Teen Titans” which is a straight to DVD/Blu-Ray animated release featuring the two DC Comics teams slugging it out. “The Forest” had terrible reviews in theaters, “Flight 7500” was kept from theaters, and “Heroes: Reborn” was a colossal disappointment on TV both critically and ratings wise.
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Justice League vs. Teen Titans (2016)
The Teen Titans have to fight off the Justice League who have been possessed by Trigon (Jon Bernthal).
Jon Bernthal, Rosario Dawson, Jerry O’Connell, Shemar Moore
The Forest (2016)
PG-13 – horror
Sara Price (Natalie Dormer) is looking for her missing twin sister who has gone to the Suicide Forest in Japan. Once in the forest Sara is tormented by the lost souls that the forest has claimed.
“The Forest” is the typical low budget ($10 million) horror film that you have come to expect in theaters during the month of January. If you’re a huge fan of Natalie Dormer from Game of Thrones or want to see Lady Gaga’s fiance Taylor Kinney then this is your movie. If neither of those situations apply to you then you may not have a reason to see this.
Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Eoin Macken
Flight 7500 (2015)
PG-13 – horror
Passengers on board flight 7500 deal with more than just turbulence when they encounter a supernatural force while high in the air.
“Flight 7500” was supposed to be released in August 2012. August is where studios dump bad movies. CBS Films pulled “Flight 7500” from August which means the studio wasn’t even confident it could compete with other bad movies. After sitting on a shelf for several years it was released in Turkey, the Philippines, and Japan where it has made a whopping $2.8 million. The film was not shown to critics. Everything about this story wreaks of a terrible movie.
Amy Smart, Leslie Bibb, Jerry Ferrara, Ryan Kwanten
Heroes: Reborn (2015)
“Heroes: Reborn” picks up five years after the original show. Evos (evolved humans) are now public knowledge after the events of the last series exposed them to the world. A terrorist attack that appears to have been perpetrated by Evos now put’s the world on edge and Evos are forced to register with the government. It soon becomes clear that a conspiracy is a foot and only Noah Bennet (Jack Coleman) can get to the bottom of things.
“Heroes: Reborn” is a mess. The original series was known for convoluted story lines that started off brilliant and ended poorly due to terrible execution and a lack of foresight that time travel was often used to undo. The sequel series picks right up where the original series left off with one of the worst and most ridiculous story lines ever. Few of the original stars returned and most of the ones that did, no one cared about. This original and this sequel were both cancelled for a reason. Click here to see my full review.
Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Ryan Guzman, Danika Yarosh, Masi Oka
R – drama/action
While visiting the graves of her parents, a young girl witnesses a hitman (Laurence Fishburne) killing people at a funeral. He chases her to a house where the veteran (Thomas Jane) living there tries to protect her. Unfortunately the man only has one bullet to fend off the hit man and it becomes a standoff between the two.
“Standoff” has received mixed reviews. The general consensus seems to be that it starts and ends strong but the middle portion, the standoff, is a bit long and drags the rest of the film down.
Laurence Fishburne, Thomas Jane
Welcome to Sweden: season 2 (final season) (2015)
Season 2 picks up 6 months after Bruce (Greg Poehler) and Emma (Josephine Bornebusch) have moved to Sweden and follows their engagement.
Greg Poehler, Josephine Bornebusch, Amy Poehler,Patrick Duffy, Neve Campbell