What’s going on, ProFans? I’m taking a break from getting reacclimatized with work to bring you the latest releases to home media for January 24, 2017. In this week’s episode, we discuss the melancholy of Michael Fassbender, Nicolas Cage, and the Gloriously British Benedict Cumberbatch™. Let’s jump into this.
The Light Between Oceans (PG-13)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 60%
Michael Fassbender plays Tom Sherbourne, a World War I veteran who has taken solace in living and operating a lighthouse on the Australian coast. When he meets the beautiful Isabel Graysmark (Alicia Vikander), he becomes more alive as she brings out the very best in him. But, when they discover a boat with an infant girl and her dead father, they make a decision that will alter their lives forever. This film, which also stars Rachel Weisz, Florence Clery, and Jack Thompson, is available in a single disc Blu-ray + Digital Copy version and a single disc DVD version. If you’re into tearjerkers, then this is the film for you. If you’re into Michael Fassbender acting sullenly and lifeless until he get the love of a good woman, then this is the film for you. If you’re into period pieces, then this is definitely the film for you.
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (R)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 9%
Based on the harrowing true story, this tells the tale of the ill-fated USS Indianapolis (CA-35), commanded by Captain Charles B. McVay III (Nicolas Cage). On July 30, 1945, the ship was struck by two Japanese torpedoes, sunk in 12 minutes, and the surviving crew were stuck fending for themselves for four days while in shark infested waters. This is their tale. This film, which also stars Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, and James Remar, is available in a single disc Blu-ray + Digital Copy version and a single disc DVD version. The story behind the Indy is a black mark on the Navy, but shedding such a light on it will hopefully help those in power learn from history, before they end up repeating it.
Sherlock: Season Four
Sherlock Holmes (the Gloriously British Benedict Cumberbatch™) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) are back in a brand new adventure. The two sleuths solve crimes, bicker, and help take care of John’s baby girl. However, there is a new game afoot, and it’s one that will test their bond and their friendship. This film, which also stars Amanda Abbington, Mark Gatiss, and Toby Jones, is available in a two disc Blu-ray version and a two disc DVD version. This series had some jaw-dropping moments, and it kept me on the edge of my seat. This is a must for any Sherlock fan.
That’s all I’ve got for this week. Got any questions or comments? Did I miss something you wanted to discuss? Feel free to hit me up in the comments section below.
Until next time…