As a child of the 1980s, one of the most terrifying, yet compelling movies that I ever laid my eyes upon was POLTERGEIST. In fact, I'm not even sure why I was allowed to watch it, but I did - repeatedly, over and over and over again. Recently reimagined to scare a new generation, Director Gil Kenan (MONSTER HOUSE) brought POLTERGEIST back, and it's now available as an Extended Cut from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment - available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. The film lands here in my annual 31 Days of Halloween as a #ForGrownups Giveaway, where one lucky reader of THE ROCK FATHER Magazine will bring the POLTERGEIST into their home on Blu-ray Combo Pack!
Get ready, because this summer's biggest movie is coming home! JURASSIC WORLD stomped the opening-weekend box-office, scoring the highest domestic, international and worldwide openings of all time - since taking in more than $1.6 Billion globally to become the third-highest grossing film in history. On October 1st, get ready for a return visit when JURASSIC WORLD hits Digital HD ahead of its 3-D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™(with limited edition steelbook packaging!), DVD and On Demand debut on October 20, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment! 22 years after Steven Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK hit theaters, audiences can now "witness the story come full circle as the park that was only a promise comes to life." Check out the details below, and stay tuned - #TeamJurassic is back in action, and The Rock Father is reporting for duty!
Having had the opportunity to visit Walt Disney Animation Studios on a few occasions, I've seen first-hand what is a truly magical place. While their yearly track record is phenomenal, with recent feature-length releases including WRECK-IT RALPH, FROZEN, BIG HERO 6 and the upcoming ZOOTOPIA, the folks at Disney Animation have continued to be champions of short-form animation, carrying on a long tradition that dates back to the earliest days of cinema. Pairing a short film as the "opening act" in front of a feature has become something that families look forward to, and while those shorts have been included on home video releases of their long-form counterparts, now those released in the 21st Century (thus far) are featured in an all-new collection, just-out on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Disney Movies Anywhere.
A dozen Disney shorts have come together, with the focal point and finale undoubtedly FROZEN FEVER - coming home for the first time, even ahead of the live-action CINDERELLA Blu-ray, on which it will also be included. The Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection is an absolute must-have for any family.
Comic book movies are certainly the norm these days, but it's a surprise when one hits the scene that doesn't overtly scream "comic book," nor rely on the expectations of a built-in fanbase. Interestingly, KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE fits that bill, taking some basic cues from its not-so-distant comic past (2012's Mark Millar/Dave Gibbons collaboration, THE SECRET SERVICE), but tossing much of the book aside in favor of new characters, locations, and more glaringly, the titular organization. When changes as drastic happen to beloved properties with a long history, fans cry foul, but KINGSMAN is spared such outrage due to just how new it is, and the fact that it's a damn fine spy film that goes over-the-top to ridiculously-awesome results.
Have your kids fallen in love with Baymax yet? We just bought the Disney Infinity Baymax figure at GameStop last week, and my girls have been rockin' their matching Baymax shirts from Disney Store since last Fall - even before BIG HERO 6 arrived in theaters. Now, families will be able to re-live the adventure again and again as Walt Disney Animation Studios' BIG HERO 6 comes home on Digital HD/Disney Movies Anywhere on February 3, followed by a Blu-ray/DVD release on February 24th! Check out all the specs below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER, and... would you like to see some FROZEN Easter Eggs? Oh yes, Arendelle is ever-present in BIG HERO 6...
It used to be a rare feat to find a sequel that surpasses the original film. With a few notable and major exceptions (THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, DESPICABLE ME 2, etc), generally the second go is not as fun, which makes it even more surprising that I enjoyed Disney's PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE more than last year's PLANES (review).