New Blu-ray releases

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to what’s new on Blu-ray and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

Happy Halloween! Open your goodie bags and/or plastic pumpkin buckets and I’ll drop some fine physical media in there. In this latest Blu-ray round-up, I’ve got a group of films that are actually perfect for Halloween. They’re also perfect for any day besides Halloween, too. You don’t need Halloween as an excuse to watch creepy movies, folks. They’re good all year round.

Below you’ll find a George Romero later-day zombie film, a remake of a Romero classic, a spooky post-modern ghost story starring Kristen Stewart, and a polarizing trip to Twin Peaks. Here are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.

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quantum leap movie

“Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.”

That is, of course, the opening narration to Quantum Leap, which ran on NBC from 1989 through 1993 and starred Scott Bakula as the above-mentioned time traveler, Sam Beckett. But while the show has been over for decades (and featured one of the most infamous conclusions in TV history), series creator Donald Bellisario has written a Quantum Leap movie. Oh, boy.

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A ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Movie is in the Works for 2020

Bob's Burgers Live Movie

Bob’s Burgers, the beloved animated sitcom that has enjoyed a strong following since 2011 and recently took home its second Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Series, is heading to the big screen. 20th Century Fox has announced that the Belcher clan, whose pun-friendly dining establishment provides the title of their show, are heading to theaters in 2020.

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optimus prime bumblebee

Transformers: The Last Knight, the latest in Michael Bay‘s monstrous Transformers franchise, may be one of the worst-reviewed films of 2017, but you can’t keep those Autobots down. Bumblebee, the first in a probably endless series of Transformers spin-offs, is currently in production. And it looks like a familiar character is following Bumblebee into the spin-off: Optimus Prime will be bringing his big, bulky body along for the ride. See the details involving the Optimus Prime Bumblebee spin-off news below.

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Robotic writer

We’ve been writing about a potential Robotech movie since 2007, when Tobey Maguire was planning to produce a big screen adaptation of the classic anime series. Ten years later, it seems like the movie finally has the right combination of talent attached in order to get it into production. Sony hired It filmmaker Andy Muschietti to direct, and now they’ve scooped up writer Jason Fuchs, hot off of Warner Bros.’ mega-hit Wonder Woman earlier this summer, to write the screenplay.
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Knight Rider Movie - John Cena & Kevin Hart

Hot on the heels of Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff hoping that Robert Rodriguez could direct him in a Logan-esque film adaptation of the beloved 1980s TV series featuring the Baywatch star as an aged Michael Knight, we have news on the development of a Knight Rider movie, but it’s not going to make David Hasselhoff happy at all.

The Weinstein Company is reportedly taking a crack at making a Knight Rider movie, but rather than taking a more serious approach, the project will follow in the footsteps of 21 Jump Street by making it an action comedy. Furthermore, they want to put John Cena behind the steering wheel as Michael Knight and they’re considering Kevin Hart to provide the voice of the talking car called KITT. Read More »

Knight Rider Movie

David Hasselhoff is currently back in the spotlight for a presumably limited amount of time thanks to his cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, More importantly, Hasselhoff has even more fun performing the disco track “Guardians Inferno” on the film’s soundtrack, not to mention starring in the supplemental music video on the home video release. And the former Baywatch star is using the opportunity to talk about the hopes he has for a big screen adaptation of a familiar property he starred in back in the 1980s.

Knight Rider is a fan favorite show from the 1980s that hasn’t yet had a successful update on film or TV like many other shows from the same decade. If David Hasselhoff had his way, there would already be a successful reboot of Knight Rider, and he’s doing everything he can to try to make it happen. Just recently, we heard Hasselhoff had tried to convince Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn to be at the helm of a Knight Rider movie, but now he wants Robert Rodriguez to direct, and he knows exactly which movie he wants to emulate. Read More »

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Trailer

Everyone who enjoyed The LEGO Movie saw the animated building brick world become even bigger with The LEGO Batman Movie earlier this year. Now it will expand into a totally different arena with yet another LEGO branded adventure.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie takes one of the building brick company’s most popular toylines, one that already has its own animated series on TV, and brings the action to the big screen with a completely new story and an all-star comedy cast. A new trailer debuted during San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, and it has the same humor and creativity as the previous LEGO movies. Watch it below! Read More »

My Little Pony movie trailer

While some people are excited about the prospect of seeing the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the DC Extended Universe brought to the big screen, there are those who might be even more excited by the prospect of seeing some adorable, colorful, friendly little equines finally make their way to movie theaters.

That’s right, My Little Pony: The Movie is coming to theaters this fall, and it’s bringing the magic of friendship and an attitude so sweet that it looks like you’ll have a mouthful of cavities when all is said and done. Watch the My Little Pony movie trailer below and try not to pass out from how saccharine it all is. Read More »

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Westworld Season 2

Season two of Westworld begins this July. The next chapter in Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy‘s series won’t pick up exactly where season one left off. There’s going to be a bit of a time jump, but of course, we’ll see the effects of what unfolded in the season one finale. According to Lisa Joy,  the stakes and scope are now going to “increase dramatically.”

Below, read what Joy and Nolan had to say about some of their plans for Westworld season 2.

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