What’s going on, ProFans? I’m taking a break from playing the Halo series for the first time (late to the party, I know) to bring you the latest releases to home media for May 9, 2017. In this week’s episode, we discuss forbidden romance, jail cell drama, and the end of the road. Let’s get started.
Fifty Shades Darker (NR) NOTE: The cinematic release was rated R
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 9%
Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) return in this sequel to the 2015 drama. Anastasia has fled to Seattle to start a new life, but Christian can’t take no for an answer. However, there are new threats to their relationship in the form of Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson) and Elena Lincoln (Kim Basinger). This time, the gloves are off. This film, which also stars Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, and Eloise Mumford, is available in a two disc Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy version and a single disc DVD version. There is an audience for these films; I’m not one of them, but I sincerely hope they enjoy themselves.
Orange is the New Black: Season Four
The tides are turning in the fourth season of this Netflix drama. Litchfield Penitentiary has shifted from being operated by the federal government to now being run by a private company, and things are markedly different. Now that they’re being overseen by inexperienced security guards, the prison is beginning to experience a culture war that could destroy the fragile dynamic for everyone. This series, which stars Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, and Dascha Polanco, is available in a three disc Blu-ray + Digital Copy version and a four disc DVD version.
Divorce: The Complete First Season
After years of drifting apart, Frances Dufresne (Sarah Jessica Parker) decides to end her marriage to her husband Robert (Thomas Haden Church) after he has an emotional affair with another woman. Determined to turn her life around, she turns to starting the art gallery business she left behind, and her friends Diane (Molly Shannon) and Dallas (Talia Balsam). This series, which also stars Tracy Letts, Sterling Jerins, and Charlie Kilgore, is available in a two disc Blu-ray + Digital Copy version and a two disc DVD + Digital Copy version. The topic of divorce is never an easy topic to discuss, and this show opts for the funny instead of the serious. How you feel about that is up to you. The show is entertaining enough, so it may be worth your time.
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…