The best thing coming to DVD and Blu-Ray this week film wise is “Goosebumps”. The other films got mixed or poor reviews. You also have several television series with seasons out on DVD, two of which are the final episodes concluding the shows.
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Goosebumps (2015) – trailer
PG – kids/comedy/horror
Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) discovers that his next door neighbor is Goosebumps author R.L. Stine (Jack Black) and that every monster Stine has ever created for his books is actually held captive in the locked original manuscripts. The manuscripts are opened and all the monsters escape. It’s up to Zach, his friend Champ (Ryan Lee), and Stine’s daughter Hannah (Odeya Rush) to stop the monsters and get them back into the manuscripts.
“Goosebumps” has gotten decent reviews. Kids will probably like it the most. Adults that didn’t grow up reading the books might find the plot a bit silly but there are definitely worse family friendly movies out there. A sequel is in the works so you’ll want to check this one out first.
Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan, Jillian Bell, Ryan Scott Lee
R – comedy
Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) was one of the top rated chefs in the world until drugs ruined his life. Three years later he is now sober and trying to rebuild his reputation and life.
The reviews haven’t been that great for “Burnt”. While it hasn’t been outright called terrible there just isn’t anything about it that really amazes anyone.
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Lily James, Uma Thurman, Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Omar Sy, Matthew Rhys, Sarah Greene
The Wannabe (2015)
R – drama
Thomas (Vincent Piazza) tries to make it big in the mob by robbing mafia social clubs and using the money to try to rig the trial of crime boss John Gotti (Joseph Siravo).
The critics didn’t like it with many finding the script and characters kind of dumb.
Vincent Piazza, Michael Imperioli, Patricia Arquette, Nick Sandow, David Zayas, Joseph Siravo
R – drama
This is Spike Lee’s contemporary retelling of “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes. In the ancient Greek version the women withhold sex from the men to end the Peloponnesian War. In Spike Lee’s version Greece is replaced with Chicago and it centers on gang violence.
“Chi-Raq” seems to be one of those movies that appeal to the film school crowd. Critics have enjoyed the film while many average theater goers have not.
Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, D.B. Sweeney, Harry Lennix, Steve Harris, Dave Chappelle
Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise (2015)
Tom Selleck returns for his 9th Jesse Stone movie in which he tries to stop a Boston serial killer (Luke Perry).
Tom Selleck, Leslie Hope, William Devane, Luke Perry, Gloria Reuben
Doctor Who: Series 9, Part 2 (2015)
Part 2 of season 9 sees Doctor Who (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) unravel the mystery of the Hybrid and is the final season for one of the characters.
Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Maisie Williams, Joivan Wade
Da Vinci’s Demons: Third and Final Season (2015)
This is the third and final season of the Starz fantasy show about Leonardo Da Vinci’s adventures and political scandals while in his mid 20’s.
Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Blake Ritson, Elliot Cowan, Lara Pulver, James Faulkner
Downton Abbey: the 6th and final season (2015)
A wedding, a baby, and Mr. Green’s murder is finally solved in the final season the British period drama.
Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Jim Carter, Hugh Bonneville, Brendan Coyle, Joanne Froggatt, Michelle Dockery, Rob James-Collier, Lesley Nicol, Phyllis Logan