Not many films are coming home this week. The biggest DVD and Blu-Ray release is “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” the final film in the series. “Daddy’s Home” and “The Letters” both have received poor reviews.
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)
PG-13 – action
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) leads the rebels to overthrow President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final movie in “The Hunger Games” series.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” has done fairly well with the critics who for the most part feel this is a fitting ending to the series.
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Elden Henson, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Daddy’s Home (2015)
PG-13 – comedy
Brad (Will Ferrell) is a loving step dad who has been trying to get his step kids to accept him into their lives. After months of trying, it appears he is on the verge of winning the kids over when their cool mysterious drifter father (Mark Wahlberg) suddenly turns up and attempts to keep the kids from accepting Ferrell and win back their mother (Linda Cardellini). The two compete for the children’s affection constantly trying to outdo each other and sabotage each other’s efforts.
“Daddy’s Home” is a mess. While there are some funny moments the movie often comes off as mean instead of the heart warming family movie that it desperately wants to be. The film may also hold the record for the most product placement ever in a movie which becomes quite ridiculous and distracting. Read my full review by clicking here.
Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, Hannibal Buress
The Letters (2015)
PG – drama
After Mother Teresa’s (Juliet Stevenson) death, a Vatican priest goes through letters she wrote that shows a lonely woman who feels abandoned by god.
“The Letters” has received mixed reviews leaning towards the negative. While some have said it is a heart warming movie about one woman’s passion for helping mankind, others have said it is a slow dull movie that was kind of phoned in.
Juliet Stevenson, Rutger Hauer, Max von Sydow
TURN: Washington’s Spies- season 2 (2015)
The second season of AMC’s show about George Washington’s spies in the Revolutionary War focuses on Abe (Jamie Bell) trying to recruit new members and introduces Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman).
Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich, Daniel Henshall, Heather Lind, Owain Yeoman