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What to Watch This Week: 'Chef,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'In A World...'

Posted By Jenni Miller on Sep 29th 2014 6:44PM
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered. New on DVD and Blu-ray "Chef" Jon Favreau wrote and directed this delicious comedy about a chef named Carl Casper, who quits the biz to start a food truck with help from fellow chef Martin (John Leguizamo) and Carl's son Percy. Sofía Vergara plays Carl's ex-wife,... read more

New on DVD Blu-ray: 'Only Lovers Left Alive,' 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Posted By Jenni Miller on August 08, 2014
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "Only Lovers Left Alive" What's It About? Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston star as gorgeous, globe-trotting vampire lovers in this delectable treat from writer/director Jim Jarmusch Why We're IN: As Adam and Eve, Hiddles is the mopey yin to Swinton's yang. The costumes and production design are to die (or live forever) for. John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, and...

New on DVD Blu-ray August 12: 'Locke,' 'The Blacklist,' 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks'

Posted By Jenni Miller on August 08, 2014
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "Locke" What's It About? Tom Hardy stars as a construction foreman who's driving to London to attend the birth of his child. You really shouldn't have stressful conversations on your cell while driving, but Ivan (Hardy) doesn't care. He has to make sure his big job tomorrow goes as planned, confess to his wife that he cheated on her with a co-worker, and coaching...

New DVD Blu-ray: 'Divergent,' 'Community,' 'The Full Monty'

Posted By Jenni Miller on August 08, 2014
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week "Phantom of the Paradise" What's It About? This is a freaky '70s take on "Faust" and "Phantom of the Opera," by way of Brian De Palma. Sure, we know that music producers are evil, but Swan (Paul Williams) really takes the cake. Why We're IN: Shout! Factory's two-disc set has some pretty great goodies for fans of this cult flick. New on DVD & Blu-ray...

New DVD Blu-ray: 'Noah,' 'The Other Woman,' 'Twin Peaks'

Posted By Jenni Miller on July 07, 2014
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week "Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery" What's It About? David Lynch's two season TV series had viewers riveted to figure out who killed the beaming blonde homecoming queen Laura Palmer. And maybe, just maybe, some of us fell a little in love with Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), the curious FBI agent sent to investigate Laura's murder while enjoying...

New DVD Blu-ray: 'Transcendence,' 'Sabotage,' 'Ginger Snaps'

Posted By Jenni Miller on July 07, 2014
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "Dom Hemingway" What's It About? Jude Law dons impressive chops and gold teeth to play a sleazy safecracker fresh out of jail. Dom took the fall without ratting out his boss (Demián Bichir), and now it's time to pay the piper. Richard E. Grant co-stars as his best friend, whom Dom enlists on his quest to get paid. Emilia Clarke (the mother of dragons!)...

New DVD Blu-ray: 'Under the Skin,' 'Rio 2'

Posted By Jenni Miller on July 07, 2014
A24 Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "Under the Skin" What's It About? That's a very good question. Scarlett Johansson plays a mysterious woman who drives around the Scottish countryside looking for male hitchhikers. To reveal more would be a disservice to the movie... and difficult, since this atmospheric science-fiction film is open to interpretation. Why We're IN: Director Jonathan Glazer's...

New Blu-ray DVD: 'Bad Grandpa.5,' 'The Raid 2'

Posted By Jenni Miller on July 07, 2014
Sony Classics Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "Jodorowsky's Dune" What's It About? Cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's vision for a "Dune" movie was beyond remarkable; it was truly epic. Pink Floyd, H. R. Giger, and Mick Jagger were just a few of the names attached to the film - until it imploded. This is a documentary about a sci-fi film that was ahead of its time and the visionary behind...

New DVD Blu-ray: 'Like Father, Like Son,' 'The Killing: Third Season'

Posted By Jenni Miller on July 07, 2014
Sundance Selects Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "Like Father, Like Son" What's It About? Two families are thrown into upheaval when it's discovered there was a mistake at the hospital where their respective sons were born. Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama) has to decide what's more important to him, the relationship he's developed with the six-year-old child he thought was his biological son or his...

New DVD Blu-ray: 'Masters of Sex,' '300,' 'Orphan Black'

Posted By Jenni Miller on June 06, 2014
Showtime Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "Masters of Sex: Season One" What's It About? Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan star in this Showtime series about sex researchers Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Why We're IN: There's a fair amount of onscreen sexiness, but the nuanced look at humanity and sexuality is what has made this a must-see cable drama. Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the...

New on DVD Blu-ray: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' 'The Lego Movie'

Posted By Jenni Miller on June 06, 2014
Warner Bros. Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "The Lego Movie" What's It About? A boring, regular dude Lego named Emmet (Chris Pratt) is suddenly called upon to save the world. Will Ferrell voices bad guy President Business, Elizabeth Banks as the super cool Wyldstyle, Alison Brie as Princess Unikitty, and Nick Offerman as a pirate named Metal Beard. Why We're IN: Phil Lord and Christopher...

New DVD Blu-ray: 'Cosmos,' 'True Detective,' 'All That Heaven Allows'

Posted By Jenni Miller on June 06, 2014
HBO Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "True Detective: The Complete First Season" What's It About? This creepy HBO series stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as troubled detectives on the hunt for a killer in 1995, and as the possible subjects of an investigation in the present day. The crazy conspiracies and weird worldviews presented by writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto and the...

New DVD Blu-ray: 'Lone Survivor,' 'Robocop,' 'Son of God'

Posted By Jenni Miller on June 06, 2014
Universal Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "Lone Survivor" What's It About? Mark Wahlberg stars as real-life Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell in this action/drama based on a true story about a covert mission in Afghanistan. Peter Berg directs, and Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana co-star. Why We're IN: Despite some disputes over the veracity of Luttrell's story, "Lone Survivor"...

New DVD Blu-ray: 'The Life Aquatic,' 'Cheap Thrills'

Posted By Jenni Miller on May 05, 2014
Drafthouse Films Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "Cheap Thrills" What's It About? Just how far would you go for a dare? David Koechner ("Anchorman") plays a super rich dude who's looking for some cheap thrills at the expense of a couple of guys who need cash. Pat Healy ("Compliance") and Sara Paxton ("The Innkeepers") co-star. Why We're IN: This disturbing indie got great reviews, but it's...

New DVD Blu-ray: 'About Last Night,' 'The Monuments Men'

Posted By Jenni Miller on May 05, 2014
Magnolia Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "Grand Piano" What's It About? This is a tight, strange little nail-biter about a pianist with stage fright (Elijah Wood) whose triumphant return to the stage is ruined by a nasty message scrawled among his notes. If he plays one wrong key, he will die! Will he be able to make it through his performance without hitting one wrong note? Why We're IN:...

New DVD Blu-ray: 'Her,' 'Orange Is the New Black'

Posted By Jenni Miller on May 05, 2014
Warner Bros Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "Her" What's It About? A sad sack in high-waisted pants, Theodore spends his days writing love letters for other people. When he installs an intelligent operating system named Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson), his life takes a turn for the better. Or does it? Why We're IN: A weird, sad, beautiful love story from the delicious brain of Spike...

New DVD Blu-ray: 'Veronica Mars,' 'Blazing Saddles,' and More

Posted By Jenni Miller on May 05, 2014
Warner Bros. Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "Veronica Mars" What's It About? Everyone's favorite teen PI Veronica Mars is all grown up. She's living in NYC with Piz and just about to snag a plum lawyer gig when she's called back to Neptune to help out her ex Logan. In typical Logan fashion, he's in legal hot water - this time around, he's accused of murdering his girlfriend. Oh, it's also...

New DVD Blu-ray: 'Labor Day,' 'Sophie's Choice,' and More

Posted By Jenni Miller on April 04, 2014
Mankurt Media Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "Escape from Tomorrow" What's It About? A trip to the House of Mouse becomes a surreal nightmare for a father of two. Why We're IN: Filmed secretly on location at Disney World and Disneyland, "Escape from Tomorrow" is creepier than "It's a Small World." Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week "Il Sorpasso" (Criterion) What's It About? A wild...

'Hogwarts Collection' Giveaway: Win the Complete 'Harry Potter' on Blu-ray & DVD

Posted By Dana Taddeo on June 06, 2014
Warner Bros. Are you so deep into "Harry Potter" fandom that you've considered getting a lightning bolt tattooed on your forehead? Perfect! Moviefone is giving away the Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection, a new 31 disc(!) Blu-ray/DVD set complete with all eight films plus hours of bonus features, including the eight-part documentary, "Creating the World of Harry Potter." To enter for your...

New DVD Blu-ray: 'Sorcerer,' 'Get Carter'

Posted By Jenni Miller on April 04, 2014
Warner Bros. Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week "Sorcerer" What's It About? Roy Scheider co-stars in this thriller about four men from disparate backgrounds who, for various reasons, are forced to hide in a small village in South America. When a nearby oil well explodes, four of them must transport nitroglycerin through dangerous terrain in the hopes of extinguishing the fire. Why We're IN:...

New DVD Blu-ray: 'Philomena,' 'Ride Along,' 'The Nut Job'

Posted By Jenni Miller on April 04, 2014
The Weinstein Co. Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "Philomena" What's It About? Judi Dench stars as an Irish woman who wants to find the son she gave birth to as a teen sent to live in a convent; Steve Coogan co-stars as the posh journalist who wants to write a story about her journey. Why We're IN: Based on a true story about Philomena Lee's travels to find her long-lost son, this is a sweet...

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