New DVD/Blu-Ray Releases For 12/17

Exciting movie release week for those who enjoy horror and excitement.  Venom and The Predator are finally here to watch at home.  If you’re looking for a lot of gore this week, check these movies out.

You can see the full list below, courtesy of DVDReleaseDates:

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Avengers 4: Endgame Trailer Dropped

At roughly 8:00 AM EST, Marvel Studios uploaded the trailer for the newest Avengers movie coming on April 26th.  This is our first look at the world after Thanos’s destruction.  It appears Hawkeye has taken on the Ronin title now as well.  We also see the other missing Infinity War member, Ant-Man, at the end.  Watch the events in the trailer below.

 

New To Netflix: December 2018

With everybody complaining about Friends leaving and then staying, here’s the full list of new stuff you can watch instead of watching repeat episodes over and over. Check out the new Sabrina series or catch-up with the Nailed It! series, both have new holiday episodes coming out as well. See the full list below:

December 1st

8 Mile (2002)
Astro Boy (2009)
Battle — NETFLIX FILM
Bride of Chucky (1998)
Christine (1983)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Crossroads: One Two Jaga — NETFLIX FILM
Friday (1995)
Friday After Next (2002)
Hellboy (2004)
Man vs Wild with Sunny Leone: Season 1
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Memories of the Alhambra (Streaming Every Saturday) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Next Friday (2000)
Reindeer Games (2000)
Seven Pounds (2008)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Terminator Salvation (2009)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass – Season 5
The Last Dragon (1985)
The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)

December 2nd

The Lobster (2015)

December 3rd

Blue Planet II: Season 1
Hero Mask– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Sound of Your Heart: Reboot Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

December 4th

District 9 (2009)

December 6th

Happy!: Season 1

December 7th

5 Star Christmas — NETFLIX FILM
Bad Blood — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dogs of Berlin — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dumplin’ — NETFLIX FILM
Free Rein: The Twelve Neighs of Christmas — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle — NETFLIX FILM
Nailed It! Holiday! — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Pine Gap — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay? — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Super Monsters and the Wish Star — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The American Meme — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Hook Up Plan (Plan Coeur) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Ranch: Part 6 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

December 9th

Sin senos sí hay paraíso: Season 3

December 10th

Michael Jackson’s This Is It (2009)

December 11th

Vir Das: Losing It — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

December 12th

Back Street Girls: Gokudols — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Out of Many, One — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

December 13th

Wanted: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

December 14th

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Cuckoo: Season 4 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dance & Sing with True: Songs — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fuller House: Season 4 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Inside the Real Narcos — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Prince of Peoria: A Christmas Moose Miracle — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Roma — NETFLIX FILM
Sunderland Til I Die — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Fix — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Innocent Man — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Protector — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Tidelands — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Travelers: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 8 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

December 16th

Baby Mama (2008)
Kill the Messenger (2014)
One Day (2011)
Springsteen on Broadway — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Theory of Everything (2014)

December 18th

Baki — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

December 21st

3Below: Tales of Arcadia — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
7 Days Out — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Back With the Ex — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Bad Seeds — NETFLIX FILM
Bird Box — NETFLIX FILM
Derry Girls — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Diablero — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Greenleaf: Season 3
Last Hope: Part 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Perfume — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Sirius the Jaeger — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski — NETFLIX FILM
Tales by Light: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Casketeers — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Wolf (BÖRÜ) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

December 23rd

Watership Down: Limited Series — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

December 24th

Hi Score Girl — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Magicians: Season 3

December 25th

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 11
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

December 26th

Alexa & Katie: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Instant Hotel — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
La noche de 12 años — NETFLIX FILM
Selection Day — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
When Angels Sleep — NETFLIX FILM
Yummy Mummies — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

December 30th

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

December 31st

The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man (2018)

Offer: Google Movie Quality Update For Free

Google announced this week that movies that were purchased in the Google Play Store will be automatically upgraded to 4k when it is available for that movie.  It does not matter if it was purchased in SD or HD. 

Originally the price for a 4K movie would cost in the $25-35 range, while HD and SD would be much cheaper.  As per all new technologies, it was expected to have a higher price point for 4K movies when most people don’t have a 4K TV to support it.  Now that the market has adjusted a little, Google announced they will be lowering the price for new 4K movies as well.  They anticipate the costs to be between $12 and $20.

Because most people don’t own 4K Screens, it will look better than SD, but roughly the same quality as HD. Either way, Google is looking out for the future and allowing people to access content they already paid for.  Thanks Google!

The Haunting of Hill House Review

Spoilers Ahead:

When the initial reviews for this Netflix produced show came out, they were fantastic.  People were giving it rave reviews and saying it was a slow burn, but worth it for the end.  They even claimed people got nauseous from watching this series.  Since it is October, it sounds like the perfect Halloween show to watch this year.

The first five episode give the viewer some character development plot with one of the children being the focal point.  It shows their struggles after the events of Hill House when they were children and shows viewers how events may affect the rest of your life.  Because they are trying to create such dynamic characters, they have to dedicate a lot of time to characters.  In total, this series sits at a little over 10 hours.  One has to be invested into this show, clearly.

The pacing of this series felt very consistent with being slow.  There are very few scenes that felt fast, one of them being the escape scene in the first episode.  It’s also pretty hand-holding throughout, which takes you out of the immersion.  If the Saw franchise did this, it would’ve ruined the twist endings.  The Haunting of Hill House isn’t afraid to reiterate the same concept over and over.  It also introduces ideas and objects that never get fleshed out more, ex. Theodora’s hands and the Bowler’s hat. I expected an ending that would explain the significance of some events.

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While I expected the final episode to wrap things up and possibly leave it semi-open for a new season, it didn’t leave me with the satisfaction that was praised by critics.  Spoiler Alert: the house doesn’t get destroyed at the end.  It is a much happier ending than it should’ve been.  Families get reunited through death, which is bittersweet for the living.  But all the living characters also get happy endings with relationships fixed, finding love, and sobering up.

Although I never read the original source material directly, I read the plot off of the Wikipedia page.  I expected an ending similar to that with not knowing which events were truly real.  The big twist ending sort of related to that with the red door room being multiple different rooms depending on the person.  After waiting 9+ hours for the ending, I felt let down.  Because everything is hand fed to you, you don’t feel like you missed any elements.  It doesn’t have much of a replay value in the end.

In the end, I’d recommend it to somebody that maybe deals in psychiatry more than somebody that enjoys horror.  It has a few episodes that are nice to watch in the beginning, but too many are forgettable. The series looks great with lighting, CGI, etc., but lacks in the plot field.  Hopefully this isn’t a one season and done show.  Watch this show if you have a lot of free time and don’t have cable, otherwise I would watch an actual Horror film for 1/3 of the time.