Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW News, Digital First Sale, New Comics & More!

Tune In for the Final Crossover Episode with 
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Don't miss out on the final episode of the Heroes vs. Villains crossover event. Catch DC's Legends of Tomorrow on Thursday 12/1 at 8/7c, only on the CW!
WATCH EPISODES HERE
 
Digital First Sale
DC Digital First Series Now On Sale!
This week, save up to 64% off eBooks collecting some of DC's best-selling and most acclaimed digital first series. Stock up on BATMAN '66, WONDER WOMAN '77, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN and many more! Sale ends 12/5.
SHOP NOW
 
DCAA Show InJusice Gods Among Us Ground Zero
DCAA Discusses INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US—GROUND ZERO
We talk with writer Christopher Sebela about the digital series, INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US - GROUND ZERO and the path to Injustice 2. Fun fact, Christopher was discovered as part of the first DC Talent Workshop.
WATCH ON YOUTUBE NOW
 
DC Holiday Sweeps
Still Time to Enter for the Whole Family!
Enter for your chance to win a prize pack that consists of hand-wrapped gifts for your whole family based on your favorite DC characters and interests. This is the perfect opportunity to complete your shopping trip for the holidays.
ENTER NOW

DC All Access Episodes - The Flash, Injustice: Ground Zero, DC Super Hero Girls

Injustice: Ground Zero Sets Stage for Injustice 2
If you've ever wondered how Harley Quinn views the world, then you might think about adding Injustice: Ground Zero to your digital pull list. In this DC All Access comics clip, we talk to writer Chris Sebela about this new digital first comic that tells the story of Injustice from Harley Quinn's point of view. In a world where heroes are villains, can Harley actually be a force for good? Crazier things have happened, puddin'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPjMBNr7Tuo

The Flash Clip + DC Super Hero Girls LEGOs
DC All Access is ready to dominate! In today's all new episode, we take a look at an exclusive clip from tonight's spectacular episode of The Flash, which kicks off the three-part "Invasion" crossover. Plus, we look at some of this week's must-have new comics, enjoy a clip from the new episode of DC Super Hero Girls, and give one lucky fan the chance to walk away with the massive Batman: The Animated Series Batwing from DC Collectibles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxIu_AXzw_w

FOUR-PART CW CROSSOVER IS HERE!
That's right...the wait is finally over! The four-part #DCTV crossover has arrived, and Hector's here to let you know what to expect (and also mess with reality a little bit...like you do). Supergirl sets the stage, but things really explode in this week's Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow with an all out alien invasion featuring the Dominators! Will our heroes triumph? Or will we all be speaking Dominatish next week? Watch and find out!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud77wWcdnnc

Monday, November 21, 2016

Let your friends and loved ones know you are okay.

With social media like Facebook, Twitter and many others being an international forum and all, I hope everyone here is safe wherever they are in relation to today's Tsunamis and the Earthquake that caused them effecting Japan and other pacific countries and or islands and states. Please if you are in an effected area, let your friends and loved ones know you are safe as soon as possible. Thank you.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016!

I may not be available after tomorrow so please accept my sincere wishes for everyone to have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you.


Sincerely,
Mark A. Rivera
Writer/Reviewer/Editor/Webmaster
GenreOnline.net
The Web Resource For Home Video Entertainment & More.

Friday, November 18, 2016

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS IS COMING SOON TO BLU-RAY, DIGITAL COPY & MORE!

FROM ILLUMINATION ENTERTAINMENT AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES, THE HUMANS BEHIND THE DESPICABLE ME FRANCHISE, COMES AMERICA’S #1 ORIGINAL FILM OF THE YEAR!

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS
 
GET THREE MINI-MOVIES, ONLY WHEN YOU BUY, INCLUDING MOWER MINIONS WHICH DEBUTED IN THEATERS AND IS NOW AVAILABLE TO OWN 
 
ON DIGITAL HD NOVEMBER 22, 2016 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™ 3D, BLU-RAY, DVD AND ON DEMAND DECEMBER 6, 2016FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

“You’ll never look at your pets the same way again.”
– Erik Davis, Fandango

Universal City, California – This holiday season, the answer to the question “Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home?” is answered when The Secret Life of Pets comes to Digital HD November 22, 2016and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand December 6, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The humans behind the Despicable Me franchise present America’s top-grossing original film of the year, the animated comedy is a worldwide hit with over $834 million in global ticket sales. The Secret Life of Pets is “non-stop action and laughs,” says Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD versions feature nearly an hour of bonus content, including three hilarious mini-movies: the all-new Norman Televisionand Weenie PLUS Mower Minions which debuted in theaters and is now available to own.
 
In their fifth fully animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead when we leave for work or school. Max, voiced by Louis C.K., is a loyal terrier living a perfectly happy existence until his owner, Katie (Ellie Kemper) brings home Duke (Eric Stonestreet) a big, boisterous mutt she finds at the shelter. When Max and his unruly new “roommate” slip away from their dog-walker, they find themselves lost in the urban jungle of New York City. In an attempt to stay ahead of animal control and a rebel band of abandoned pets led by an unhinged bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart), they put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home.
 
With an all-star voice cast including Louis C.K. (TV’s Louie), Eric Stonestreet (TV’s Modern Family), Kevin Hart (Ride Along Series), Jenny Slate (Zootopia), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Lake Bell (TV’sChildren’s Hospital), Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors series), Bobby Moynihan (TV’s “Saturday Night Live), Steve Coogan (Minions) and Albert Brooks (Finding Dory). The film is directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me franchise, Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax) and co-directed by Yarrow Cheney (Despicable Me franchise).
     
4K ULTRA HD
The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and Digital HD with UltraViolet. The 4K Ultra HD will include all bonus features on the Blu-ray disc.

  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HDTM features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVES (Available on Blu-rayeditions)
  • How to Make an Animated Film – A behind-the-scenes look at how to make an animated film from the various departments that make up Illumination. 
  • Anatomy of a Scene – Filmmakers and animators take us through the multi-step process it takes to create a specific scene in the Secret Life of Pets 
BLU-RAY AND DVD BONUS FEATURES
  • Mini-Movies:
    • Norman Television
    • Weenie
    • Mower Minions
  • All About The Pets – Kevin Hart and Eric Stonestreet, with the help of animal trainer Molly Mignon O’Neill take you on an educational journey to learn more about your average and not-so average, household pets.
  • Animals Can Talk: Meet The Actors – The comedy superstars who give voice to the film’s menagerie of characters talk about their roles and the process of bringing them to life.  
  • Hairstylist To The Dogs – Inspired by “Hairspray Live!,” Eric Stonestreet, with the help of a professional dog groomer Jess Rona, will take you through the basic steps to help your pups look as awesome as possible when they’re hanging out with their pet pals.
  • The Best Of Snowball – A rapid-fire, fun and oddly musical mash-up of all the best Snowball one-liners
  • Hot Dog Sing-Along – Join Max and Duke as they perform for their dinner in the sausage factory. This straightforward sing along is fun for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Sing Trailer
  • “Lovely Day” Lyric Video
  • The Humans that Brought You Pets – Producers Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, directors Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney, and writer Brian Lynch discuss what went into creating The Secret Life of Pet’s compelling characters and non-stop action.
  • GoPro®: The Secret Life of Pets
  • The Making of the Mini-Movies – A fun and interesting take on the Making of the Mini-Movies – we’ll explore the themes of each of the mini-movies through the eyes of the artists who made them.  

THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES: SEASON ONE BLU-RAY ON DECEMBER 6, 2016.

THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES: SEASON ONE

BLU-RAY

 

Street date:  December 6, 2016

 

Synopsis:  Based on the 26-volume book series by Terry Brooks, The Shannara Chronicles tells the epic story of an Elvin princess, a bandit, and a half-Elf tasked with stopping the end of the world.  Created and executive produced by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar ('Smallville') and executive produced by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), the series is shot against the epic landscapes of New Zealand.

 

Audio & Subtitles:

·       5.1 Dolby TrueHD & Dolby Digital Stereo

·       English SDH Subtitles

 

Special Features:

·       Behind the Scenes

·       Exploring New Zealand

·       Terry Brooks Interview

·       Making of the Dagda Mor

 

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

NEXT WEEK ON SYFY...

RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (2010) – 8/7c *Movie*
Alice continues to battle with The Umbrella Corporation. It's time to settle the score. Starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller. 
 
RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE (2004) – 10/9c *Movie*
Alice awakes in Raccoon City, only to find it has become infested with zombies and monsters, and must find a way out of the city before it is destroyed by a nuclear missile. Starring Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory.
 
AFTERMATH “The Barbarous King” – 10/9c 
The Copelands are accosted by a gang of bikers led by a figure from Karen’s past, but when shapeshifters appear, it’s hard to know who to trust.

ZOMBIELAND (2009) – 10/9c *Movie*
In the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse, a shy teen, a gun-slinging tough guy, and two young sisters try to make their way to an amusement park that's said to be zombie-free. Starring Abigail Breslin, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Bill Murray, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson. 
 
Z NATION “FAMILY FEAST” – 6am Thursday to 9pm Friday*THANKSGIVING MARATHON* 
Feast on your family…or these episodes of Z NATION! Bon App├ętit!
 
Z NATION “Doc’s Angels” – 9/8c  
Doc tries to find a way to communicate with Warren, but instead encounters something much more menacing. 

 
VAN HELSING “Last Time” – 10/9c  
Vanessa and the group take shelter in Susan’s family farm, finding both glimmers of hope and reasons for grief. With the serial killer finally outed, Vanessa and Mohamad take drastic action against them. Meanwhile, Rebecca’s latest experiment to create Daywalkers has failed, and Dmitri’s patience grows thin.  

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989) – 8/7c *Movie*
When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis. Starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody.
 
*INDIANA JONES MOVIE MARATHON*
INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984) – 2:30/1:30c 
After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace. Starring Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw.
 
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989) – 5/4c
When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis. Starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody.
 
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (2008) – 8/7c 
Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls. Starring Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett.

The Quiet Earth Comes To Earth For The First Time On Blu-ray Disc!


FILM MOVEMENT CLASSICS RELEASES GEOFF MURPHY’S THE QUIET EARTH ON BLU-RAY AND DVD, FEATURING COMMENTARY BY NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON, IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON, ON DECEMBER 6TH 

“A thoughtful, suspenseful film…full of impact” – Ed Kaufman, The Hollywood Reporter

November 17, 2016 (New York, NY) – Film Movement, the New York-based distributor of arthouse and independent films, is pleased to announce the home video release of Geoffrey Murphy’s New Zealand sci-fi cult classic THE QUIET EARTH (1985, 91 minutes), which will be available for the first time on Blu-ray, as well as DVD, in the U.S. on December 6th. Film Movement Classics will release this Blu-ray and DVD with a unique bonus feature: a commentary by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Director of the Hayden Planetarium of the Natural History Museum in New York, together with rogerebert.com film critic Odie Henderson. THE QUIET EARTH is one of deGrasse Tyson’s favorite science fiction films.

In THE QUIET EARTH, Bruno Lawrence stars as scientist Zac Hobson and proved an “electrifying screen force,” observed Sheila Benson of The Los Angeles Times at the time of its release. Zac is a mid-level scientist working on a global energy project who wakes up to a nightmare. After his project malfunctions, he discovers that he may be the last man on Earth. As he searches empty cities for other survivors, Zac’s mental state begins to deteriorate - culminating in the film’s iconic and hotly debated ending. Alison Routledge and Peter Smith also star.

TheQuietEarth_cover
Called “the best science fiction film of the ‘80s” by Kirk Honeycutt of the Los Angeles Daily NewsTHE QUIET EARTH is loosely based on Craig Harrison’s novel of the same name. With this award-winning film, Geoff Murphy, who also directed GOODBYE PORK PIE and UTU, ushered in a renaissance of classic New Zealand films in the 1980s. In his review, Honeycutt goes on to say, “the movie churns up more thought-provoking ideas about life on planet Earth than a month’s worth of STAR WARS-styled films.” THE QUIET EARTH, which was originally screenwriter and producer Sam Pillsbury’s project, was sold to 80 countries, gained a cult following, and won Murphy attention in the United States. During the 1990s Murphy directed a string of Hollywood features, before returning to New Zealand as second-unit director on THE LORD OF THE RINGS film trilogy. 

On December 6thTHE QUIET EARTH will be available to own from FilmMovement.comAmazon.com and other retailers on Blu-ray and DVD under the Film Movement Classics imprint. In addition to the commentary by Neil deGrasse Tyson and film critic Odie Henderson, the release will include a collector’s booklet with stills and credit details, as well as a newly-commissioned essay by Teresa Heffernan, Professor of English at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, whose books include “Post-Apocalyptic Culture: Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Twentieth-Century Novel.”

In addition to THE QUIET EARTH, other Film Movement Classics available for purchase in time for the holiday gift-giving season include “Beat” Takeshi Kitano’s first two films, VIOLENT COP and BOILING POINT, and Wolf Gremm’s KAMIKAZE ’89, starring Rainer Werner Fassbinder. To see and purchase all Film Movement Classics on Blu-ray and DVD, please go to FilmMovement.com.

REBORN hits big, sent back to print


REBORN HITS BIG, SENT BACK TO PRINT
Issue #1 and #2 both go back to press

Image Comics has fast-tracked the first two issues of the breakout hit series from Mark Millar (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Greg Capullo (Batman) for more printings in order to keep up with the skyrocketing customer demand. 

REBORN #1 asks: Where do you go when you die? Not heaven or hell; somewhere else. Somewhere you have to fight to survive. Somewhere the people from the past are waiting for you—the good and the bad. 

In REBORN #2 the epic sci-fi fantasy story continues. After her death, Bonnie is reborn in Adystria and has a sword thrust into her hand. As the evils within the Dark Lands get stronger, she is Adystria's only hope: their savior.

REBORN remains available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com), the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.

The following will be available on Wednesday, December 14th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, November 21st:

REBORN #1, 3rd printing (Diamond Code OCT168148) 
REBORN #2, 2nd printing (Diamond Code OCT168210)
REBORN #3 Cover A by Capullo (Diamond Code OCT160627)
REBORN #3 CVR B Capullo Sketch variant (Diamond Code OCT160628)
REBORN #3 CVR C by Capullo (Diamond Code OCT160629)
REBORN #3 CVR D by Garner (Diamond Code OCT160630

Image Comics announces 25¢ issues in celebration of 25th anniversary.

IMAGE COMICS ANNOUNCES 25¢ ISSUES IN CELEBRATION OF 25TH ANNIVERSARY 

Image Comics/Skybound is pleased to announce that THE WALKING DEAD #163 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, INVINCIBLE #133 by Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley and Nathan Fairbairn, and OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #25 by Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta, and Elizabeth Breitwieser, will all hit stores this February 2017 with a $0.25 price point in celebration of Image Comics’ 25th anniversary.
 
THE WALKING DEAD #163 begins an all-new story arc and readers are met with the aftermath of the Whisperer War.
 
Ryan Ottley returns as artist on INVINCIBLE #133 just as “THE END OF ALL THINGS” begins. This 12-part mega-story will touch every corner of the INVINCIBLE universe, and when it’s over… IT’S OVER. Every single story for the past 13 years has been leading up to this last finale story arc.
 
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #25 begins an all-new story arc as well and provides a major turning point in the series. New characters are introduced and big things are in store for Kyle Barnes as he’s faced with something he never could have prepared for—hope. Everything changes in this 25th issue, for $0.25, in celebration of the 25th anniversary.
 
THE WALKING DEAD #163 (Diamond Code DEC160627) will be available on Wednesday, February 1st. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, January 9th.INVINCIBLE #133 (Diamond Code DEC160639) will be available on Wednesday, February 15th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, January 23rd.OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #25 (Diamond Code DEC160664) will be available on Wednesday, February 22nd.The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 30th.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Congratulations To Richard Oh! You Won!

Congratulations to Richard Oh of Los Angeles, CA. You won the Star Trek Mondo.@StarTrekMovie #StarTrekMovie

Monday, November 7, 2016

Regarding The Outcome.

Whoever wins. Please be a good winner and be gracious to the loser. 

Whoever loses. Please don't be a sore looser. 

We must unite because we have more in common than we do not for in order to make America Great Again, we must recognize we are Stronger Together regardless of who is elected President. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Mark A. Rivera
Author, Writer, Reviewer

Lyrics To Consider: Part Three.

You're beautiful more beautiful than me
You're honorable more honorable than me
Loyal to the Bank of America

It's a sign of the times
It's a sign of the times

You're sharpening stones walking on coals
To improve your business acumen.
Sharpening stones walking on coals
To improve your business acumen.

Vested interest united ties landed gentry rationalize
Look who bought the myth by jingo buy America

It's a sign of the times
It's a sign of the times

You're sharpening stones, walking on coals
To improve your business acumen.
Sharpening stones, walking on coals,
To improve your business acumen.

Enemy sighted, enemy met, I'm addressing the realpolitik
Look who bought the myth, by jingo, buy America

"Let us not assassinate this man further Senator,
You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir?
At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"

We're sharpening stones, walking on coals
To improve your business acumen.
Sharpening stones, walking on coals,
To improve your business acumen.

Enemy sighted, enemy met, I'm addressing the realpolitik
You've seen start and you've seen quit
(I'm addressing the table of content)
I always thought of you as quick
Exhuming McCarthy
(Meet me at the book burning)
Exhuming McCarthy
(Meet me at the book burning)

Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group

You're beautiful more beautiful than me
You're honorable more honorable than me
Loyal to the Bank of America

It's a sign of the times
It's a sign of the times

You're sharpening stones walking on coals
To improve your business acumen.
Sharpening stones walking on coals
To improve your business acumen.

Vested interest united ties landed gentry rationalize
Look who bought the myth by jingo buy America

It's a sign of the times
It's a sign of the times

You're sharpening stones, walking on coals
To improve your business acumen.
Sharpening stones, walking on coals,
To improve your business acumen.

Enemy sighted, enemy met, I'm addressing the realpolitik
Look who bought the myth, by jingo, buy America

"Let us not assassinate this man further Senator,
You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir?
At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"

We're sharpening stones, walking on coals
To improve your business acumen.
Sharpening stones, walking on coals,
To improve your business acumen.

Enemy sighted, enemy met, I'm addressing the realpolitik
You've seen start and you've seen quit
(I'm addressing the table of content)
I always thought of you as quick
Exhuming McCarthy
(Meet me at the book burning)
Exhuming McCarthy
(Meet me at the book burning)

Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group

Now go out and vote if you have not already. Thank you.

Lyrics To Consider: Part Two.

Life's rich demand creates supply in the hand
Of the powers, the only vote that matters
Silence means security silence means approval
On Zenith on the TV tiger run around the tree
Follow the leader, run and turn into butter

Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics To Consider: Part One.

Take your instinct by the reins
Better best to rearrange
What we want and what we need
Has been confused been confused

Written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Star Trek Beyond 3D: Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Review

While not quite as epic in scope as J.J. Abrams' Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Beyond feels more like classic Star Trek than Star Trek Into Darkness did, which relied too much on references to better written and directed Star Trek television and the feature film, Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Kahn in particular and lest we forget the cure for death due to "Kahn's Magical Blood," which is an actual and laughable quote from that film.

While Abrams is the man who revitalized Star Trek, he was not as well versed in Trek Lore as some of his colleagues and despite the great respect and admiration he developed for the venerable franchise, Abrams wisely chose Doug Jung and perhaps the worlds most famous professional and fanboy working in feature films today, Simon Pegg, who also reprises the role of Mr. Scott for the third time in this series set in the alternate "Kelvin Timline" created during the opening events of the 2009 Abrams directed Star Trek feature film.

Directed capably by Justin Lin, Star Trek Beyond is set three years into the Enterprise's five year mission of exploration where once again we find our characters at a crossroads that could effect the outcome of the rest of the mission until after following a distress signal, the crew of the Enterprise are faced with a malevolent force bent on stopping Starfleet's continued expansion as ships like the Enterprise explore the Milky Way Galaxy.

Paramount Home Entertainment presents    Star Trek Beyond 3D: Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD as a three disc set containing one disc that contains the 3D version of the film, the second disc contains a 2D high definition 1080p full HD copy with bonus features and a standard definition DVD as well as an insert containing a limited time only redeemable code for either an iTunes or Ultraviolet Digital high definition copy. The three discs come housed in a single size Blue BD Case with a cardboard slip over it.

The Blu-ray 3D Disc version presents the film in a beautiful high contrast yet quite colorful approximate (2.35:1) 1080p full HD presentation. This is a good three dimensional format disc. Lots of details come through as a result and there is a nice depth of field too. In addition there are previews that are also present on the DVD version that are presented as one reel (5:15) and include trailers for Arrival and XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage among others.

The 2D Blu-Ray disc delivers a spot on HD widescreen picture quality that I am sure will please fans though I think the high contrast of the 3D disc version was personally sharper to me than the 2D, but many times questions of HD picture quality for new film releases are extremely  subjective and while I prefer the picture quality on the 3D version, the differences are subtle enough that other consumers may disagree and prefer the 2D BD version or consider them equal.

Both the BD 3D and 2D BD feature English Dolby Atmos Soundtracks that are quite ambient if not atmospheric and are backwardly compatible with older Dolby decoding receivers and sound bars. Both also feature French, Spanish and Portuguese Language Dubbed Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Soundtracks along with an English Descriptive Audio Track for the Visually Impaired. English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired as well as English, French, Spanish and Portuguese Language Subtiltes are encoded as options.

That standard definition anamorphic widescreen DVD version looks washed out compared the the Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Disc versions. English, French, and Spanish Language Dolby Digital 5.1 Soundtracks are encoded as options along with an English Descriptive Audio Track for the Visually Impaired as well as English Closed Captions for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese Language Subtitles. The DVD menus are standard interactive still frames that are easy to navigate. All three discs divide Star Trek Beyond into 14 scene selections.

The extra value features on the 2D Blu-ray Disc include two deleted scenes that can be viewed individually or as one reel. The rest are featurettes that appear to be pieces of a larger whole that include interviews with JJ Abrams, Justin Lin, Simon Pegg and Doug Jung discussing the development of the film (10:06), a look at the visual effects behind the attack sequence (4:31), a behind-the-scenes peek at the location set shooting (8:04), an exploration of the villainous Krall, played by Idris Elba (5:15), location shooting in Dubai to standin for the futuristic starbase seen in the film (3:06), a tour of the production sets with Director Justin Lin (6:02), alien makeup effects (8:04), a retrospective look back at Star Trek's 50 year legacy (7:51), a farewell to Leonard Nimoy and Anton Yelchin (5:04) and a funny gag reel (6:13) too.

Star Trek Beyond 3D: Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD is available now at retailers on and offline courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment.

(C) Copyright 2016 By Mark A. Rivera.
All Rights Reserved.

COMING THROUGH THE RYE arrives on DVD December 27 and on Digital HD and On Demand December 13

A YOUNG BOY GOES SEARCHING FOR J.D. SALINGER AND DISCOVERS HIMSELF IN THE EMOTIONAL COMING-OF-AGE DRAMA

 

COMING THROUGH THE RYE

 

Chris Cooper, Alex Wolff and Stefania Owen Star in the Engrossing Film Coming to 
Digital HD & On Demand December 13, 2016 and on DVD December 27

 

                 

              HOLLYWOOD, CA – A young man sets off to find J.D. Salinger and confronts love, sex and loss in the touching coming-of-age drama COMING THROUGH THE RYE, arriving on DVD December 27, 2016.  The film arrives on Digital HD and On Demand December 13.

            Sixteen-year-old Jamie Schwartz is not the most popular kid at his all boys’ boarding school.  Disconnected from students and teachers, he believes he is destined to play Holden Caulfield, the main character from The Catcher in the Rye and has adapted the book as a play.  After a series of increasingly hostile altercations with the boys at school, Jamie runs away to search for J.D. Salinger.  On his way he picks up Deedee Gorlin, a quirky townie.  Their odyssey to find Salinger becomes a journey of sexual awakening, the discovery of love and of the meaning of one’s life.      
            COMING THROUGH THE RYE stars Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper (Best Supporting Actor, Adaptation, 2003) as J.D. Salinger, Alex Wolff (“The Naked Brothers Band,” “In Treatment”) and Stefania Owen (“The Carrie Diaries”).

            The COMING THROUGH THE RYEDVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital and English 2.0 Dolby Digital.

SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS presents RED HAT FILMS in association with RIVER BEND PICTURES and COLD BEER FRIDAY present a film by JAMES SADWITH “COMING THROUGH THE RYE” ALEX WOLFF STEFANIA OWEN and CHRIS COOPER as J.D. SALINGER casting by RICHARD PAGANO/DEBI MANWILLER, csa ERICA ARVOLD, csa production design by JACK RYAN edited by TODD HOLMES cinematography byERIC HURT co-produced by SARA ELIZABETH TIMMINS executive producers JEFF STEEN ALEXANDRA WOODWARD produced by STAN ERDREICH TEDDY GRENNAN JAMES SADWITH written and directed by JAMES SADWITH

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STAR TREK BEYOND- new Mondo poster giveaway.

An exclusive new STAR TREK BEYOND Mondo poster was commissioned by Paramount in conjunction with Mondo and artist Matt Taylor to celebrate the Digital HD and Blu-ray release of the film (which is available now). This limited edition Mondo poster is not available for sale, but I have been granted one poster to giveaway. In order to enter you just need to send me an answer to one question related to the film. Here it is:

What is the name of the Starship discovered on the planet Altamid by Mr. Scott (Simon Pegg), which happens to be the makeshift home of Jaylah (Sofia Boutella) in the film?

To enter please email the right answer with the words Star Trek Beyond Mondo Poster Giveaway in the email subject to genreonline@gmail.com. 

One winner will be chosen at random. The deadline to enter will be at 12am Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

This contest is only open to entrants who reside in the United States of America. 

The name of the winner will be announced on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at GenreOnline.net and the Facebook and Twitter pages related to the website respectively. The poster will be sent to the winner within a few weeks afterwards. 

Thank you and Live Long and Prosper. @StarTrekMovie

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Thank you to my dear friends down under.

If you scrub to 55:00 and watch through 1:00:00, you'll see and hear two friends of mine from down under talk about my new book, First Mover. First Maker.

https://youtu.be/Xq8PyMVAWMw