What’s going on, ProFans? Joseph here, and I’m taking a break from saluting my fellow veterans to bring you the latest releases in home media for November 11, 2014. In this week’s episode, we discuss dragons, Melissa McCarthy, the end of one group of sexy vampires, and The Force. Ready to rock? Let’s rock!
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 92%
Hiccup and Toothless are back in the sequel to 2010’s How to Train Your Dragon. Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, and Craig Ferguson return to this film to continue the tale of the residents of Berk. During the new pastime of dragon races, a new cave of wild dragons are discovered, along with their ruler Drago Bludvist (Djimon Hounsou). Now, the race is on to defend Berk from the insane Dragon Rider and save their livelihood. This film is available in a three disc 3D Bluray/Bluray/DVD + Digital Copy version, a two disc Bluray/DVD + Digital Copy version, and a single disc DVD version. This movie was a lot of fun, the story was great, and the inclusion of Cate Blanchett didn’t hurt matters, either. I’m giving this movie my pick of the week.
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 24%
As the old saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well, in this movie, when life gives you lemons…you get a gun and rob your former employees. In Tammy, Melissa McCarthy stars as the titular character who is having a bad day; her car broke down, she got fired from her job at a fast food restaurant, and she found her husband cheating on her. Distraught, she ends up meeting up with her grandmother Pearl (Susan Sarandon), and so begins a road trip of discovery. This movie, which also stars Allison Janney, Mark Duplass, and Toni Collette, is available in a two disc Bluray/DVD + Digital Copy version and a single disc DVD version. This movie was poorly advertised, and it was poorly received. Unless you’re a Melissa McCarthy fan, skip this.
Sookie is back, and she’s ready to…I don’t know…do what she does. The battle between Hep-Vamps and the residents of Bon Temps sets the stage for the final season of HBO’s ode to vampires. This series – based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels – is available in both a four disc Bluray + Digital Copy version and a four disc DVD version. I’ve never seen a nanosecond of this series, so I don’t have an attachment to the characters or anything. However, if you like it, then go for it. Maybe I’ll watch an episode one of these days.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…we get the lost missions to the phenomenal Clone Wars series. Loyalties are tested, secrets are revealed, and Anakin Skywalker begins to lose trust in a very close friend. This series is available in both a two disc Bluray version and a three disc DVD version. This is great for Star Wars fans and fans of the Clone Wars series as a whole. Check it out!
Well, that’s all I 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…