Shut Up & Take My Money: April 30th




Welcome comic geeks and movie nerds! 

Every Tuesday I like to post the upcoming blu-ray/dvd/comics releases for your geeky pleasure.

So check out this week’s releases! 

Blu-rays/Dvds



Silver Lining Playbook



Description:

Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything — his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months is a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat’s parents want is for him to get back on his feet-and to share their family’s obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he’ll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.


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The Guilt Trip

Description:

Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen are the perfect comedy duo””* as they embark on one mother of a road trip! The plan for a quick stop at Mom’s takes a sudden turn when an impulse compels Andy (Seth Rogen) to invite his mother, Joyce (Barbra Streisand), on an 8-day, 3,000 mile, journey across the country. But the farther they go, the closer they get and Andy may realize that they have more in common than he ever imagined.

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The Vampire Lovers


Description:

A female vampire with lesbian tendencies ravages the young girls and townsfolk of a peaceful hamlet in eighteenth century Europe who, years earlier, killed off her fellow vampires. A rousing hunt for the vampiress ensues as a group of men follow her bloody trail of terror through the countryside. Adapted from J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s novella “Carmilla,” The Vampire Lovers stars Ingrid Pitt, George Cole and Peter Cushing. 



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Strictly Ballroom



Description:

While the plot of this Australian film may seem a bit familiar (The Ugly Duckling meets Dirty Dancing), the whimsical tone and superb dance sequences will make you forget the movie’s predictability. Scott (Paul Mercurio) is a champion ballroom dancer who wants to dance “his own steps.” Fran is the homely, beginning dancer who convinces Scott that he should dance his own steps… with her. Complicating matters are Scott’s domineering mother (Pat Thompson), a former dancer herself, who wants her son to win the Australian Pan Pacific Championship (the same contest she lost years ago), and a conniving dance committee that is determined that “there are no new steps!” The dancing is enjoyable, yet not overwhelming, and the movie strives hard not to take itself too seriously (the beginning of the film is even styled as a pseudo-documentary). Strictly Ballroom, while not so subtly imparting its moral (“A life lived in fear is a life half-lived”), is a laughable romp that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. 

Special Features:

• Strictly Ballroom: From Stage to Screen 
• Deleted Scene 
• Design Gallery with Narration 
• Samba To Slow Fox Dance Featurette 
• Audio Commentary


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Castle Freak


Description:

John, Susan & their daughter move into a castle they’ve inherited. When mutilated bodies begin to turn up, they discover it’s haunted by a blood-thirsty creature. John must uncover the family’s dark secret to save his wife & child from the sadistic being.



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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 

Description:

Admiral Kirk’s defeat of Khan and the creation of the Genesis planet are empty victories. Spock is dead and McCoy is inexplicably being driven insane. Then a surprise visit from Sarek, Spock’s father, provides a startling revelation: McCoy is harboring Spock’s living essence. With one friend alive and one not, but both in pain, Kirk attempts to help his friends by stealing the U.S.S. Enterprise and defying Starfleet’s Genesis planet quarantine. But the Klingons have also learned of Genesis and race to meet Kirk in a deadly rendezvous.

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Nova: Earth From Space 

Description:

Earth From Space is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustains life on earth. Witness how dust blown from the Sahara fertilizes the Amazon; how a vast submarine “waterfall” off Antarctica helps drive ocean currents around the world; and how the sun’s heating up of the southern Atlantic gives birth to a colossally powerful hurricane. From the microscopic world of water molecules vaporizing over the ocean to the magnetic field that is bigger than Earth itself, Earth From Space reveals the astonishing beauty and complexity of our dynamic planet.

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Night of the Scarecrow


Description:

An evil secret that a small town has hidden for generations has come back to haunt them. A monstrous demon has been set free – unspeakable, unstoppable, and hell-bent for revenge. Before the night is through the Scarecrow will sow the seeds of terror, then reap the grisly harvest in a bloodcurdling trail of death and decay that leads from the backwoods of horror to the bowels of hell. When the Scarecrow starts stalking, don’t bother running. just pray that morning comes before the Scarecrow does. Stylishly directed by horror veteran, Jeff Burr (The Offspring, Stepfather II). The great cast of character actors includes Stephen Root (Office Space), Bruce Glover (Diamonds Are Forever), Gary Lockwood (2001: A Space Odyssey) and John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone).



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Comics 




Obituary Man


Description:

Behold: Obituary Man! A nondescript man who gains indescribable energy from reciting the eulogy at the funerals of strangers. He has never felt so alive!Maurice Petit is the unremarkable type, unaware of his own loneliness until, one morning, on his way to work he feels the crowds in the street press on him. He chokes on the weight of his routine. At work he consults his horoscope, which says that some great threat is close at hand. This warning seems the harbinger of some great end, the death he assumes to be imminent. Next to the horoscopes he finds the Obituary section and the name of a classmate from his elementary school. Maurice Petit has reached that lackluster age when peers die of heart attacks, and his own heart races. As he flees the office he tells the secretary, “I have an appointment with a dead man.” At the funeral something compels Maurice Petit to stand tall and speak. For a moment he is Obituary Man and has a voice for the dead. But will his newfound power rejuvenate him or get him mixed up with the wrong crowd?



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Happy! Vol. 1 



Description:

Meet Nick Sax, a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema, and betrayal. With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas – by a tiny blue horse called Happy! Collects issues #1-4 of the mini-series.



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Harvest


Description:

Livers, kidneys, and rogue medical teams, oh my! Welcome to Dr. Benjamin Dane’s nightmare! His only way out? Bring down the man who set him up for murder by reclaiming organs already placed in some very powerful people. The only people Dane can count on are an ex-Yakuza assassin and a six-year-old drug fiend. If Dexter, ER, and 100 Bullets had a three-way and that mind-blowing tryst somehow resulted in a child, that kid would read Harvest! Collects Harvest #1-5, plus extras and an amazing fold-out featuring all five covers!



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Hack/Slash Volume 12: Dark Side

Description:

On a trip back to Chicago, Vlad encounters his extended family, a mob of inbred cannibals; while Cat Curio takes the stage in a solo adventure. Then, Cassie and Vlad feel the toll of a slasher who can come back every few minutes. This volume collects acclaimed issues written by guest stars Juston Jordan (Luthor Strode), James Lowder, Michael Moreci, and Steve Seeley (Hoax Hunters), as well as the rare crossover with Mercy Sparx. Collects Hack/Slash Volume 2 #16-19, and Hack/Slash vs. Mercy Sparx.

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Angel & Faith Volume 3: Family Reunion 

Description:

Angel’s quest to resurrect Giles from the dead has brought an old friend to London – Willow! Tensions run high as they confront the loss of Giles, but before blood can be shed, Willow has a proposition. She’ll help Angel on his quest if he’ll help her find magic. To do that, she’ll need Connor, Angel’s estranged son and the only one who can get them into Quor’toth, a fearsome hell dimension where magic runs deep. Good thing they’ll have reliable ol’ Faith to keep an eye on their progress and motives…



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Happy reading/watching folks 

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