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In-home Releases: February 6, 2018: ONLY THE BRAVE, A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS, SUBURBICON, & More

Josh Brolin Only the Brave

In-home Releases: February 6, 2018

New films and TV shows have been released on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra, and Digital HD today (February 6, 2018), including new Criterion Collection films. Some of these releases are on single discs while others come in large collections, filled with extras, behind-the-scenes footage, and cloud capabilities. Below you find a listing of those films and TV programs.

Our Picks of the Best DVDs, Blu-rays, 4K Ultras, and Digital HDs Out Today

Only The Brave
A Bad Moms Christmas
Batman: Gotham By Gaslight
Homeland: Season 6
The Sandlot: 25th Anniversary Edition
American Pie 2 Unrated & Theatrical Version

Thoughts on This Week’s In-home Releases

Only the Brave, starring Josh Brolin, Jennifer Connelly, Jeff Bridges, and Miles Teller is my top pick for the weeks new releases.  The film marks a welcome departure for director Joseph Kosinski, whose previous features were the effects-heavy Tron: Legacy and Oblivion.  Here we see Kosinski tackle more dramatic, down-to-earth material.  Based on a true story, the film shows us a firefighting brigade known as the “Granite Mountain Hotshots”, and how they risked everything to protect a town in Arizona from a historic wildfire.

George Clooney’s Suburbicon bombed at the box office, and was one of the worst performing films in the history of Paramount Pictures.  The premise was intriguing, and the talent in from of and behind the camera was there.  I, and many others in the film community, had higher expectations for this film, as it was scripted by the usually reliable Coen Brothers, and starring Matt Damon and Josh Brolin.  This year was a tough year for Damon, starring in this, The Great Wall, and Downsizing, films that were all critical and commercial failures.

In 2017 we got two comedy sequels at the end of the year (Daddy’s Home 2 and A Bad Moms Christmas).  Both made a lot of money, but were not well received by critics.  I have not seen either the first nor the second, but it is nice to see Kristen Bell continue to get work, as I always thought she was an underrated actress.

One older release that piqued my interest and getting the Blu-ray treatment (as well as an unrated version) is American Pie 2.  My personal favorite of the series, I am very curious what will differentiate this from the theatrical version.  From behind-the-scenes on previous home releases, the late Chris Penn filmed several scenes and was an integral part of the plot as Steve Stiffler’s dad.  Those scenes were removed from the theatrical release, I hope they have been re-inserted.  It would be nice to see Penn again.

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Kyle Steininger

Born and raised in Chicago, Kyle has loved movies ever since his father took him to the theater to watch Home Alone. Since then, he has developed a passion for films and everything about them from watching endless DVD extras, interviews with cast/crew, and attending screenings of older films when available. Some of his favorite directors include Kubrick, Fellini, Scorsese, Tarantino, Leone, and Nolan.

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