The Best New Release Blu-ray & DVD Movies for October
With the stresses of day to day life everyone needs to find their pocket of relaxation. For some that is going to concerts. For others it’s a night in with a blanket and Netflix. For me, it’s going to see movies at the theater. I love being there opening weekend and I love the discussions that people have after they’ve seen a really good (or really bad) movie. Nebraska Furniture Mart offers all new releases on their respective release dates. Here are a few I saw in theaters that are being released on this Blu-ray and DVD month.
X-Men: Apocalypse is the third movie in the “prequel” series of the X-Men universe was directed by Bryan Singer. Apocalypse (played by Oscar Isaac),the world’s first mutant, is awoken in 1983 and is not happy with the way humanity has become. So he begins recruiting other mutants to fulfill his quest of destroying civilization. The X-Men then have to overcome their own obstacles to take him out and save the world.
This was a typical super hero popcorn movie and while it had its issues, I generally enjoyed it. A particular favorite scene involves Quicksilver (Evan Peters), an explosion, and the Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).
The Legend of Tarzan
Ask any of my friends what my favorite movie of the summer was and the will tell you The Legend of Tarzan. Set in the late 1800s, Tarzan now known as John Clayton III (Alexander Skarsgard), has returned to England with his wife Jane. Due to colonization, Congo is in turmoil with the Belgians owing lots of money. An American envoy, George Washington (Samuel L. Jackson) convinces Tarzan that if he were to return to Congo it would boost morale and bring money to the country. After they arrive, Jane is kidnapped by Leon Rom (played by Christoph Waltz) and Tarzan must get her back. With a great soundtrack, special effects that didn’t come off as cheesy, and a romantic back story this will definitely be a buy for me.
Available October 11.
Note: This movie is not based on the childhood classic Jungle Book. I would not recommend for younger children.
I can’t remember a movie that people had such a strong negative opinion about even before it was released. Whether movies should be remade or not is a never ending discussion but this reviewer is happy to report that this movie was more of a revamp than a remake.
When the physicists Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) decide to join forces with Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) to investigate the strange happenings New York City. Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones) joins the group after experiencing her own spiritual encounter. These ladies then team up to fight off the paranormal onslaught that has overtaken their city. With more than a few laughs (especially from the brilliant Kate McKinnon), and some great throwback references to the original movies this movie was more than what I was expecting.
Available October 11.
It wouldn’t be October without at least one horror movie coming out! Rebecca (Teresa Palmer) is called back home after her brother begins to see an apparition that has always been part of his mom’s life. Rebecca learns that this apparition can only appear in places where light does not reach it becomes a battle of survival, as long as the batteries don’t die and the electricity isn’t cut. It was very interesting that this movie was based on a short 2 minute short released in 2013. Less gory, and more suspenseful, it was the perfect scary movie for me.
Available October 25.