motion smoothing

Tom Cruise took a break from cheating death to offer-up an important public service announcement: turn your god damn motion smoothing off, people. Cruise and his frequent collaborator and Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie got together to helpfully let you know that motion smoothing looks like absolute garbage, and the best way for you to watch Fallout – or any movie – at home is to turn that unnecessary feature off. 

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Mission Impossible contest

Mission: Impossible – Fallout, one of the year’s best action films, arrives on Blu-ray this week. To celebrate, we’re going to send you on a deadly mission to retrieve plutonium! Just kidding – we’re giving away prizes! You can score a whole bunch of Mission: Impossible swag, including the 6-film 4K Blu-ray collection, and the Mondo vinyl soundtrack of the first Mission: Impossible. Details on the Mission Impossible contest are below.

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the handmaid's tale sequel

Praise be: The Handmaid’s Tale is getting a sequel.

More than 30 years after the publication of her seminal dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood is working on a sequel that will be published in fall of next year. Titled The Testaments, the sequel will be set 15 years after Offred’s final scene in the 1985 novel and will be narrated by three female characters.

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New Blu-ray Releases Fallout

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

This week’s Blu-ray round-up has the wildly entertaining Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the shockingly bad Mile 22, the horror classic Candyman, the thrilling computer screen mystery Searching, and the historical drama Lizzie. Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond.

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venom blu-ray release

Finally realizing that dark and serious isn’t the way to go, the marketing team behind Venom are leaning into the goofiness. A new trailer cut to resemble a rom-com announces the Venom Blu-ray release date, and makes you scratch your head in the process. Watch Venom woo Tom Hardy and learn the Venom Blu-ray and digital release date below.

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The Warriors and Krampus Vinyl Soundtrack

If you’ve still got some money leftover after Black Friday (and now Cyber Monday), then you might want to head over to Waxwork Records to pick up a couple new vinyl soundtrack releases for two very different movies.

The Warriors is getting a special edition deluxe double LP that has both the original 1979 soundtrack and the complete score by composer Barry DeVorzon. Meanwhile, for those of you getting in the holiday spirit, the score for the holiday horror flick Krampus is also getting a special vinyl release. Check out both The Warriors and the Krampus vinyl soundtracks below. Read More »

Disney Files Patent for Most Realistic Lightsaber Yet

lightsaber patent

The Walt Disney Company has filed a patent for potentially the most realistic lightsaber yet. The lightsaber patent is for something called a “Sword Device with Retractable, Internally Illuminated Blade,” and comes before the highly anticipated opening of Disney’s upcoming theme park expansion Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

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halloween blu-ray release

Halloween may be over, but Halloween is just getting started. The Blu-ray release of David Gordon Green‘s hit horror sequel/reboot to the classic franchise will arrive just after the start of the new year – with the digital release arriving a few days after Christmas. The home video release comes loaded with all treats, and no tricks. Specifically – a candy bag full of deleted and extended scenes will be included, along with several featurettes. Learn the Halloween Blu-ray release details below, and watch a deleted scene as well.

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kin blu-ray

The sci-fi coming of age story Kin hit Digital November 6 and is coming to 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand this week. In anticipation of that release, we’re giving away the film on Blu-ray along with a copy of the Kin soundtrack on vinyl, from band Mogwai. Details below.

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Game of Thrones Monopoly

If you thought a good old-fashioned game of Monopoly was already enough to drive you and your entire family up the wall, just wait until you get a load of this new Game of Thrones edition of the classic board game.

Hasbro has announced the new Game of Thrones Monopoly, and since there’s a version of the board game branded by almost every conceivable intellectual property in existence, that wouldn’t normally be a big deal However, the new Game of Thrones Monopoly will be the first time ever that a music component has been incorporated into the game board. The music in question is the HBO show’s theme song that plays from the Iron Throne, which holds the game’s cards. Read More »