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BluTuesday - August 1, 2017

What’s going on, ProFans? I’m taking a break from enjoying the last throes of summer before teachers come back to bring you the latest releases to home media for August 1, 2017. In this week’s episode, we discuss kaiju, old men behaving badly, idyllic lies, and chasing your dreams. Let’s get started.

Colossal (R)
Rotten Tomatoes rating:80%
Metascore: 70

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work party girl who finds herself returning to her hometown after being kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens). When news reports begin rolling in about a giant monster attacking Seoul, South Korea, Gloria begins to realize she is inexplicably connected to the monster. As things begin to spiral out of control, she has to figure out why she’s having such a colossal effect on the world. This film, which also stars Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson, is available in a two disc Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy version and a single disc DVD version. I’ve always liked Anne Hathaway, this is an interesting concept for a film, and certainly intrigued. Check it out.

Going in Style (PG-13)
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 46%
Metascore: 50

Lifelong friends Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine), and Al (Alan Arkin) decide to go off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pensions are taken away due to a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and take care of their family, they put a plan in motion to rob the very bank that robbed them of their money in the first place. This film, which also stars Ann-Margaret, Peter Serafinowicz, and Joey King, is available in a two disc Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy version. This is a silly little film tat would be perfect to fall asleep to  on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Big Little Lies
Metascore: 75

Monterey, California is a tranquil seaside town with a dark secret. Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (Nicole Kidman), and Jane (Shailene Woodley) take us on a journey through a town fueled by rumors, divided into the haves and the have-nots, and putting everyone on blast. This series, which also stars Alexander Skarsgård, Adam Scott, and Zoë Kravitz, is available in a three disc Blu-ray + Digital Copy version and a three disc DVD + Digital Copy version. Well, this is a messy show, but it’s got some great actors. Give it a look.

Crashing: The Complete First Season
Metascore: 73

Pete (Pete Holmes) is an aspiring comic who leaves for New York when he finds out his wife Jessica (Lauren Lapkus) is cheating on him. He now finds himself struggling to stay afloat by couch-surfing and getting mentorship from some of the best comedians in the business. This series, which also stars Artie Lange, T.J. Miller, and Sarah Silverman, is available in a two disc Blu-ray + Digital Copy version and a two disc DVD + Digital Copy version. I don’t know how to feel about using a cheating wife as a plot point, but this seems like a good show otherwise. At the very least, you’ll get a few laughs out of it.

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…

About Joseph Seltzer (401 Articles)
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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