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BluTuesday – March 14, 2017

What’s going on, ProFans? I’m taking a break from wondering where the warm weather went to bring you the latest releases to home media for Marcy 14, 2017. In this week, we discuss the power of humanity, real actors doing real acting, and the world’s worst road trip. Let’s jump right in, shall we?

Collateral Beauty (PG-13)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 12%

Will Smith plays Howard, a successful advertising exec. When he suffers a horrible tragedy, he retreats from life and essentially becomes a recluse. He begins writing letters to Love, Time, and Death, hoping for answers, but what he gets will end up changing his life forever. This film, which also stars Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, and Michal Pena, is available in a single disc Blu-ray + Digital Copy version and a single disc DVD version. This film is one of Will Smith’s Oscar bait movies; it didn’t work out too well for him, but at least he tried. There’s another story buried in here that kind of makes you look at things a bit differently, but it’s not a bad movie to watch.

Fences (PG-13)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 93%

Denzel Washington brings August Wilson’s stage play to the big screen in this gripping film. Washington plays Troy Maxon, a garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxon is also disappointed that baseball’s color barrier fell when he was well past his prime; as a result, he takes it out on his family. This film, which also stars Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, and Mykelti Williamson, is available in a single disc Blu-ray + Digital Copy version and a single disc DVD version. This is very good film, full of award winning performances by award winning actors and actresses (Denzel Washington was nominated for an Oscar and Viola Davis won), and I highly recommend it.

Passengers (PG-13)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 31%

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in this sci-fi film about an interplanetary trip gone wrong. When Jim (Chris Pratt) wakes up after his hibernation pod malfunctions, he – along with Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) – soon realize that their trip is in danger. This film, which also stars Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, and Andy Garcia, is available in a three disc 4K UltraHD/3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray + Digital Copy version, a single disc Blu-ray + Digital Copy version, and a single disc DVD version. I have problems with this movie; problems that would spoil it, so I’m not going to mention it. Suffice it to say, what happened was bad, and the writers should feel bad.

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…

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