What’s up, people? Joseph here, and I’m bringing you some new morsels in Bluray for November 27, 2012. This week’s episode features more white people doing stupid shit, an animated ghost whisperer, beautiful people dancing to the rhythm of the night, Will Smith, and a great songstress’ last role. Get ready to nod your heads, because the new stuff’s coming.
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 4%
When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene – “Twilight”) and Ben (Sebastian Stan – “Captain America: The First Avenger”) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural, Patrick (Tom Felton – “Harry Potter” series), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force. This movie will be released in a Bluray + DVD + Ultraviolet combo pack. This may be good to some, but at 4%…it ain’t Forrest Gump, folks.
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 86%
The makers of Coraline sculpt the story of Norman, a boy who must use his gift of seeing and speaking with the dead to save his town from a centuries-old curse about to come true. Caught in a wild race against time, the young ghoul whisperer will find his paranormal abilities pushed to their otherworldly limits as he bravely summons up all that makes a hero – courage and compassion. This movie will be released in a Bluray + DVD/Digital Copy set and a single disc DVD set. This seems like a frightfully fun movie, and it’s something for the whole family to enjoy…so much so that I’m making it my pick of the week.
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 43%
Emily (Kathryn McCormick) arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean (Ryan Guzman), a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called “The Mob.” When a wealthy businessman threatens to develop The Mob’s historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people, Emily must band together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause. This movie comes in a single disc Bluray and single disc DVD version, and…if I may be serious for a minute, NO ONE watches these movies for the story. People watch them to see beautiful people staring at each other lustfully and dancing wildly. That’s it, that’s the list. So, pick it up as background noise a party.
Men in Black III (PG-13) – November 30, 2012
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 69%
In Men in Black 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back…in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him – secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind. This movie comes in a 2 disc Bluray + DVD version, a 3 disc 3D Bluray + Bluray + DVD version, a single disc Bluray version, a 2 disc 3D Bluray + Bluray version, a single disc DVD version, AND part of a trilogy set including a figurine of one of the annoying worms. This was not a good movie by any stretch of the imagination, but it was much better than the second one. If they make a new one, here’s hoping they let Agent J grow up.
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 58%
Sparkle is a timeless story of the bonds of family, the trials of success and the power of music. In her feature film debut, “American Idol” sensation Jordin Sparks stars as Sparkle, a young woman whose big dreams seem almost impossible. She’s been warned against the pitfalls of the music industry by her protective mother (Whitney Houston), yet encouraged by the handsome and ambitious Stix (Derek Luke), Sparkle forms a trio with her sisters (Tika Sumpter and Carmen Ejogo). Together, they perform the soul-stirring songs that Sparkle pens. But as their fame grows, so do the risks of jealousy, self-doubt and insidious temptation. A sweeping drama is brought to life with a powerful cast including Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick and CeeLo Green. This comes in a single disc Bluray and single disc DVD version, and it’s most remembered as bing the last film of Whitney Houston. This could probably be seen as a double feature with “Dreamgirls,” but I can’t say for certain, as I haven’t seen either film. Anyway, I’ve heard that it’s heartwarming, so check it out, y’all!
That’s all I got for this week. Got any questions or comments? Did I miss anything? Please let me know in the comments below!
Until next time…