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BluTuesday – September 4, 2018

What’s going on, ProFans? I’m taking a break from watching so much football to bring you the latest releases to home media for September 4, 2018. In this week’s episode, we discuss the world’s worst boat trip, family drama, and everyone’s favorite neighbor. Let’s get started.

Adrift (PG-13)
Metascore: 56

Based on a true story from 1983, this film tells the story of Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin), two crazy kids who fell in love at first sight. They offer to sail a yacht across the ocean from Tahiti to San Diego and sail right into Hurricane Raymond. After the ship is wrecked and Richard is gravely injured, Tami has to find a way to get them home. This film, which also stars Jeffrey Thomas, Elizabeth Hawthorne, and Tami Ashcraft, is available in a two disc Blu-ray/DVD + Digital HD version and a single disc DVD version. This is a very beautiful and harrowing film that will test the limits of your ability to endure stomach-churning oceanographic drama. I was in the Navy, and this challenged me! I recommend giving it a watch.

Dark River (NR)
Metascore: 69

Alice (Ruth Wilson) is returning home to Yorkshire after a 15-year absence in order to claim her family farm after her father’s death. Upon arriving, she encounters her older brother Joe (Mark Stanley), who has been beaten down by not only taking care of the farm but also their ailing father. What happens next is a struggle not for the farm, but for the very lifeblood of their family. This film, which also stars Sean Bean, Dean Andrews, and Mike Noble, is available in a single disc Blu-ray version and a single disc DVD version. This is a very gripping family drama, and it’s worth checking out.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (NR)
Metascore: 85

Academy Award-winning director Morgan Neville brings us a look at Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer, and producer who brought the iconic show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood into homes around the world. This film takes a look at what made Fred Rogers tick and how he created a show that spoke to generations and is still relevant today. This documentary is available in a single disc Blu-ray version and a single disc DVD version. Fred Rogers was such an important part of the lives of countless people, and it’s as if this documentary was made for us. I highly recommend this.

That’s all I’ve got 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…

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Joseph K. Seltzer is a movie reviewer for When not writing or talking obsessively about the art of movies and TV to anyone who will pretend to listen – especially when it comes to his love for the musical score – he works as a Help Desk technician for a local school board. Generally, you can find him either burrowed in front of the TV watching movies or playing video games, or spending time with his precocious daughter.
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