What’s going on, ProFans? I’m taking a break from planning for the 4th of July to bring you the latest releases to home media for June 30, 2015. In this week’s episode, we discuss Kevin Hart, a charming story of revenge, and an aging singer putting on one last show. Ready to go? Let’s go.
Get Hard (R)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 29%
When James (Will Ferrell), a millionaire hedge fund manager, is found guilty of fraud and sentenced to San Quentin (a likely story…), he turns to someone who he thinks can help: a man named Darnell (Kevin Hart). James believes that Darnell is a hardened criminal, but he’s actually a hard working small business owner. So, Darnell now has to put on a good show to get James ready for lockup. This film, which also stars T.I., Alison Brie, and Craig T. Nelson, is available in both a two disc Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy version and a single disc DVD version. I’m not a comedy fan, so I’ll freely admit that this isn’t my sort of movie. If you like it, have at it.
Last Knights (R)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 16%
Clive Owen plays a warrior that has fallen from grace and is forced to take on a sadistic ruler after his mentor (Morgan Freeman) is dishonored. This film, which also stars Aksel Hennie, Daniel Adegboyega, and Shohreh Aghdashloo, is available in a single disc Blu-ray + Digital Copy version and a single disc DVD version. I know the description on this is light, but that’s what they gave me. I don’t know how to take this; on one hand, it’s the age old tale of revenge, but on the other hand…it’s a bit exhausting to see the same tale ad nauseum. Who knows; this one might be good.
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 77%
Danny Collins (Al Pacino) is an aging rocker who’s lived a life of drugs, booze, and women. One day, he receives a long-forgotten letter sent to him by John Lennon, and he decides to turn his life around. This film, which stars Christopher Plummer, Annette Bening, and Jennifer Garner, is available in a two disc Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy version and a single disc DVD version. Whereas the revenge story is a tale as old as time, the redemption story is as well. But, who doesn’t love a good redemption story? This movie is my pick of the week, as the performances are out of the park.
Well, that’s all I’ve got for this week. Got any questions or comments? Did I miss something you wanted to discuss? Please feel free to hit me up in the comments section below.
Until next time…