Hola, ProFans! Joseph here, and I’m taking a break from catching up on new TV to bring you the latest releases in home media for September 30, 2014. In this week’s episode, we discuss Baysplosions, the Batman, mind-readers, and Jack Bauer. All comfy? Let’s get to it.
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 18%
In the latest film from Michael Bay, the Autobots are refugees from the law. They’re being hunted by the government, and trying to stay out of sight. Leave it to Mark Wahlberg and his ridiculously hot daughter – played by Nicola Peltz – to discover the Autobots. This leads to a big showdown with a true abomination: a Transformer with all of their powers and none of their conscience. This movie is available in both a two disc Bluray/DVD + Digital Copy version and a single disc DVD version. Y’know what? I checked out of the Transformers film franchise after watching Dark of the Moon. That’s the only movie I’ve ever wanted my money back from, and I’ve seen some horrible movies in my life! Hell; I saw Gridlock’d, and that was a true disaster! If you’re a huge Bayformers fan, then have at it; otherwise, go watch the animated movie from 1986. Either that, or watch Beast Wars/Beast Machines instead.
This all-CGI version of the Dark Knight features Batman, Alfred, and Katana on a mission to take out some pretty nasty villains. Villains like Anarky, Magpie, Mister Toad, and Professor Pyg are out trying to make life difficult for everyone in Gotham, and it’s up to the Caped Crusader to save the day. This series is available in a single disc Bluray version. Batman is pretty ubiquitous nowadays; you can’t swing a Catwoman without hitting one. But…it’s Batman. So…what can you do?
Patrick Jane, Teresa Lisbon, and the rest of the California Bureau of Investigations are back for another season of watching Patrick Jane be clever. The sixth season of The Mentalist features Patrick Jane finally meeting his nemesis Red John, but that’s only the beginning of the story. Something happens to the CBI, and Jane and Lisbon are forced to work with the FBI to solve crimes. This series is available in a five disc DVD version. I checked out on this show a few seasons ago, but it’s not because I hated it. I had a lot of fun while watching this show, and Simon Baker would be almost perfect to play the Doctor one day. Give this series a watch; you may like it.
James Bond is back in – no, wait…this isn’t a James Bond movie. Jack Bauer is back, and he’s in London and trying to save the world from a massive terrorist attack. In a day. However, he’s doing so while being hunted by the CIA under direct orders from the President of the United States. This series is available in both a three disc Bluray version and a four disc DVD version. Jack Bauer scares me; hell, Kiefer Sutherland scares me. So, I’m going to give this my pick of the week, because I want to make Kiefer Sutherland happy so he won’t get drunk and attack me with a guitar.
Well, that’s all I have 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…