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Over the last couple of months, the major studios have a released a flurry of specialty box sets, big movies and TV sets so that plenty of merchandise could be bought during the holiday season. While there's nothing huge like these gift sets or a big Marvel or DC release hitting shelves this month, there are actually some pretty big movies and TV sets coming out, from Girl on The Train to The Accountant and more. You can take a look at some of the other big releases, below.
In addition, if you are looking for the December DVD, Digital and Blu-ray releases, head here. Unless otherwise noted in the Digital column, Digital releases are the same days as the Blu-ray and DVD releases.
Tuesday, January 3 Blu-ray And DVD Releases
Sleepy Hollow: The Complete Third Season
Week of January 3 Early Digital Releases
Kevin Hart: What Now?
Deepwater Horizon Blu-ray Review
Leading into the release of Deepwater Horizon, it didn't seem possible that a movie about the largest oil spills disasters in history would be both compelling and emotional, but Mark Wahlberg puts in a believable performance as engineer Mike Williams and the flick manages to toe the line between suspense and staying true to the real-life narrative. As such, Peter Berg's film is one to watch, and the big budget flick works to keep viewers on the edge of their seats, although it doesn't get quite into the nitty gritty of the true story as movies like The Big Short do. The bonus features really work to rectify that. "Beyond the Horizon" is a five-part series featuring both the actors and the real-life people involved with the disaster that goes a long way to satisfy my curiosity regarding the event. Other extras include "Captain of the Rig," "The Fury of the Rig," "Deepwater Surveillance," and "Work Like an American." Of course, Summit and Lionsgate Home Entertainment's set would not be complete without a DVD and Digital copy of the flick. You can order your own copy at Lionsgate's shop or head here.
The Accountant Blu-ray Review
While Gavin O'Conner's latest drama doesn't have some of the emotional heart that some of his other movies have had, The Accountant does have Ben Affleck playing a stoic assassin who occasionally likes to talk shop with Dana (Anna Kendrick), an in-house accountant with adorable nerd tendencies. The movies big reveal--or really, reveals--don't always hold our attention, but this is more than made up for by great performances by Affleck and Kendrick, not to mention Jon Bernthal, J.K. Simmons and Cynthia Addai-Robinson. Bonus features on Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's disc are less exciting than on other releases; one extra looks at the "unique" action hero, for example, although I did kind-of enjoy the extra that featured takes from weapon and stunt guys. While the most exciting extra might be the now-standard DVD and Digital release, The Accountant is still a crowd pleaser of a movie, and you can order your own copy on Amazon and at other outlets.
Week of January 10 Early Digital Releases
Queen of Katwe
The Girl On The Train Blu-ray Review
It's a difficult task to take a book's story and turn it into a movie, especially a psychological thriller like The Girl on The Train, which sold more than 15 million copies worldwide by the time Emily Blunt took on the role of Rachel Watson for the big screen. Following the alcoholic character as she hazily reels through life is tough to watch in the beginning, and it doesn't get easier as we learn more about the character, her prior life with her ex-husband and the mysterious disappearance of a girl Rachel stares at on the train every day. The ending conclusion is a good twist for those who haven't read the books, but some of the unreliable narration that makes Paula Hawkins' story so great is lost in translation. Still worth a watch and maybe a purchase if you liked the flick. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment's set come with the standard DVD and Digital copy, and Universal is doing this additional thing where if you volunteer to sign up for emails, the company will give you a free movie. Definitely a better perk than some of the bonus features, which are pretty standard and include deleted scenes and audio commentary. Order your own copy here.
Tuesday, January 17 Blu-ray And DVD Releases
The Girl on the Train
Week of January 17 Early Digital Releases
Tuesday, January 24 Blu-ray And DVD Releases
Sherlock: Series Four
Tuesday, January 31 Blu-ray And DVD Releases
Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back
Week of January 31 Early Digital Releases
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