In-home Releases: June 12, 2018
New films and TV shows have been released on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra, and Digital HD today (June 12 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
Thoughts on This Week’s In-home Releases
Leading off my number one pick for this week is Tomb Raider, the latest attempt by Hollywood to make a movie based on a video game. Tomb Raider stars Alicia Vikander in the role of Lara Croft. The film is a re-adaption as Warner Bros. released two previous films starring Angelina Jolie. The character Lara Croft has become a video game icon. She’s tough, smart, courageous and drop-dead sexy. I loved playing the games, and the movie captures the thrill of raiding tombs and running through forests. Where the movie falters (where all video game movies falter) is in the narrative and script. It’s as if the writers have been given the great gift of already having a character that people care about, and then coast in the other important areas of telling a story. It got decent reviews for a video game movie, but at this point audiences expect more.
Also releasing this week is the 4K presentation of Forrest Gump. Starring Tom Hanks, everyone on the planet has most likely seen Forrest Gump. Suffice to say it’s a story of a dim-witted man going through his life, which includes serving in Vietnam, playing football in college, and working as a captain on a shrimping boat. I still do not think it should have won Best Picture in 1994 over Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, a movie that was a watershed film for violence in cinema, and has some of the best characters ever presented on screen. Nevertheless, both films are influential and beloved by many.
Another release of note this week is Roadside Attractions I Can Only Imagine. Starring J. Michael Finley and Dennis Quaid, the film is based on the true story of the making of the song MercyMe, the best-selling Christian single of all-time. The film was a hit with critics and audiences, grossing $84 million on a $7 million budget, and continuing the strong success that faith-based films have seen at the box office in recent years (Heaven Is For Read, War Room, and Miracles Are For Real to name a few). I have yet to see the film, but it looks to be worth renting.
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