Curious about what to rent this week? Here are a few movies that are releasing on DVD and Blu Ray this week!
There's plenty to see at the movies this weekend, with the big premiers being Draft Day and Rio 2.
Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner, gives us a peek in the behind the scenes drama of NFL draft day. Who knew that putting together a football team was so exciting? I am not a football fan, but I really want to see this movie. Kevin Coster is still kind of cute, right?
Draft Day is rated PG-13 for brief strong language and sexual references.
Rio 2 is also premiering, much to the delight of my 9 year old son. I'm terrified of birds so I'm not super thrilled. That giant beak is not my friend.
Rio 2 is rated G for general audiences.
If you're a fan of scary movies, Oculus might be for you. Oculus is centered on Tim, who is now being released from protective custody after being convicted of the brutal murder of his parents. Upon his release, his sister Kaylie is determined of his innocence and begins searching for answers...with supernatural consequences.
Oculus is rated R terror, violence, some disturbing images and brief language.
Are you going to the movies this weekend?
Will the movie, "22 Jump Street" be as successful as it's predecessor, "21 Jump Street"? If this preview is any indication, I think YES.
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are back as undercover cops -- this time in college instead of high school. The pair makes the most of the college experience, playing football, partying at a frat house, and nearly getting eaten by an octopus.
Of course, that makes sense.
The love hate relationship between the two still hasn't changed, with Hill's character telling Tatum, "We're like Rihanna and Chris Brown. You're a great a dancer, and sometimes you're meaner than I'd like you to be."
A new clip from the movie shows Tatum attempting a Mexican accent, with disastrous results. Watch him tell drug dealers about his adventures with Swiper and Dora.
What do you think -- will 22 Jump Street live up to 21 Jump Street?
22 Jump Street plays in theaters this Summer.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is the big premier in theaters this weekend, bringing in AMAZING reviews and breaking advance ticket sales records! Many are even expecting it to bring in almost $100 million this weekend in North America.
Popular film, "The Avengers" is credited with giving the Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America franchises a huge boost in ticket sales. We saw the Avengers twice and loved it both times, so I can totally see why!
Watch the trailer below, as well as view the list of other movies premiering this weekend:
Do you want to build a snowman? If Kristen Bell is asking, the answer is ALWAYS yes!
Bell performs the song from Disney's hit movie, "Frozen," but not before taking a minute to explain why the movie and the character Ana are so dear to her heart.
"I wanted to be a DIsney princess since I was five years old....But what's even MORE special, is I was able to help shape a heroine that I would have wanted to see," Bell said.
Her performance starts off a little silly, but watch what slowly happens:
I know everyone is all about "Let it Go," but "Do You Want to Build a Snowman," is my personal favorite. I love Ana's character and how much she believes in her sister. She never gives up on her and has such a huge heart.
Lucy and I have watched the movie together a couple times so far. I love the story, but that little girl is in it for the MUSIC!
MIss Bell, are you ever NOT completely adorable?
Being a muggle is SO overrated -- and it appears that J.K. Rowling agrees! The Harry Potter author will be writing THREE films based on her wizard textbook, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them".
Did you hear that? THREE more Harry Potter movies!
Written in 2001, "Fantastic Beasts" doesn't actually feature Harry. Or any of the gang, for that matter. It's actually a "copy" of a textbook Potter owns in the first film, "Harry and the Sorcerer's Stone," and focuses on the magical creatures of the wizarding world.
The main character of the trilogy with be Newt Scamander, a "magizoologist". The story takes place in New York 70 years before Harry, Hermoine, and Ron's time, so these films, while an extension of the series, are not a sequel OR prequel.
But that doesn't make me any less excited.
Rowling and Warner Brother CEO are still making plans, and no release date has been announced.
I, for one, CANNOT WAIT!
Spiderman fans, get ready. The final preview for Spiderman 2 dropped this week, and was easily the most viewed preview of the week, beating Maze Runner and The Giver.
This preview is my favorite so far, showing lots of action, as well as touching on Peter's relationship with Harry, played by Dane DeHaan, who makes an EXCELLENT Green Goblin. Seriously, he has James Franco and William Defoe beat by a mile. DeHann just has the LOOK of that guy who is waiting to trip your or pick your pocket when you turn around.
The movie, premiering May 2nd, will be followed up by TWO more -- one in 2016, and one in 2018. There will be two spin offs based on villains Venom and Sinister Six after that, so we've got quite awhile before we say goodbye to this series.
Entertainment Weekly is featuring the movie on their cover for this week's issues. It hit newsstands today, and has lots of interviews from the stars and director, as well as exclusive photos.
Totally dying for the movie to come out!
And in "I Feel Old" news, today marks thirty years since five teenagers walked into the Shermer High School library for detention! Each of them came from different cliques - the jocks, the popular girls, the outcasts - but by the end of that day, they bonded and united over realizing that even though they are each so different, they all have struggles and trials to overcome.
"The Breakfast Club" was released in February of 1985 and has served as a teenage anthem movie ever since. Many consider it the most popular of John Hughes's "brat pack" movies and it grossed over $50 million dollars. It sky rocketed the careers of Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy and Anthony Michael Hall.
I can still remember the first time I saw this movie. And I joined the millions of girls who fell in love with John Bender! This will forever remain one of my top 5 favorite movies, and for good reason. If you haven't seen the movie yet, do yourself a favor and watch it on Netflix tonight.
Dear Mr. Vernon:
We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us, in the simplest terms, and the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain. And an athlete. And a basket case. A princess. And a criminal.
Does that answer your question?
Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.
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Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore were seen shooting a romantic scene for their upcoming movie "Still Alice"!
"Still Alice" is based on the book of the same title by Lisa Genova. This is the book description on Amazon: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease. Fiercely independent, Alice struggles to maintain her lifestyle and live in the moment, even as her sense of self is being stripped away. In turns heartbreaking, inspiring and terrifying, Still Alice captures in remarkable detail what's it's like to literally lose your mind...
Sounds sad! According to IMDB, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish are also on the cast. Will you be seeing this one?
Photo via WENN
Let it go? Not a chance. Disney's Frozen 3.2 MILLION DVD and blu ray discs on it's first day of release, putting it on track to being the best selling home movie in a DECADE!
This should come as no surprise -- the Oscar winning film already holds the record for fastest selling digital release of all time.
Retailer Amazon said it was their best selling kid's movie on disc, beating Universal's wildly popular, Despicable Me.
"Frozen" is currently the 13th highest grossing film ever released. EVER.
Can you believe I STILL haven't seen it?? I need to fix that soon!