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Blu-Ray Review: Jumanji, Jumanji – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji 2-Pack!

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle may be one of the most authentic video gaming movie I’ve ever seen. Match that with a weird Breakfast Club/Indiana Jones vibe and the result is two hours of pure, high energy fun.

The Blu-ray release adds the original Jumanji (and its boatload of features) to th mix.

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The Year’s Most Unexpected Hit – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Comes Home!

With over $922 million in global box office, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is, without a doubt, the year’s most unexpected hit.

Sony Home Video will be releasing the film on Digital on March 6th and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ & DVD March 20 – with five featurettes; the Jumanji, Jumangi music video, and a gag reel.

In a genuine first, the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle packaging will ‘trigger an AR experience.’

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: High Energy Fun!

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – (l to r) Franklin “Moose” Finbar  (Kevin Hart),  Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson),  Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan) and  Professor Shelly Oberon (Jack Black) – Photo by Frank Masi/Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle may be the most authentic video gaming movie I’ve ever seen. Match that with a Breakfast Club/Indiana Jones vibe and the result is two hours of pure, high energy fun.

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You Don’t Just Play the Game Trailer: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle!

Jumanji – (l to r) Franklin “Moose” Finbar (Kevin Hart), Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson), Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan) and Professor Shelly Oberon (Jack Black)  – Photo Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

The new trailer for Columbia Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle practically explodes with action (and someone actually does explode – whoever heard of cake being a weakness?).

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle opens on December 17th.

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Hand in Hand Benefit for Hurricane Relief Adds More Big Name Participants!

The Hand in Hand benefit for hurricane relief set for Tuesday, September 12th has announced a host of just added participants including Stephen Colbert, Billy Crystal, Ellen Degeneres Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks and more.

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Blu-ray Review: Baywatch Extended Cut – Still Swimming!

Maybe it was just the mood I had going into Baywatch (looking for a laugh or two after a day of packing up to move), but I quite enjoyed it.

The question is, would I feel the same way about the movie without an audience, in my living room? The answer is yes.

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Bring the Beach Home In August – Baywatch Comes To Home Video with Extended Version!

The misadventures of the Baywatch team – from grounded leader Mitch to hot dogging Matt; from sympathetic nerd Ronnie to Rommie’s dreamgirl CJ – as they tackle the ‘not quite Bond’ villain Victoria are little short of genius-level silliness (with a dash of drama to keep things from drifting away).

Baywatch is coming to home video on August 15th (digital) and August 29th (Blu-ray and DVD). The Blu-ray and 4K UHD releases include an extended version of the film.

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Sucked Into a Video Game Trailer: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle!

(l to r) Kevin Hart (Franklin “Moose” Finbar), Dwayne Johnson (Dr. Smolder Bravestone), Karen Gillan (Ruby Roundhouse) and Jack Black (Professor Shelly Oberon)

The new take on Jumanji – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – ages up the kids who are about to play the game of their lives – they’re now teens in high school forced together by detention (shades of The Breakfast Club!).

When they are given the task of cleaning out the school’s basement, they stumble onto an old video game called Jumanji and get sucked into it as the avatars they’d chosen to play – but the avatars are not exactly what they thought they’d be (above)…

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle opens on December 20th.

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Baywatch Swims Just Fine!

BAYWATCH – (L-R) Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon and Zac Efron as Matt Brody – Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

Maybe it’s just the mood I had going into Baywatch (looking for a laugh or two after a day of packing up to move), but I quite enjoyed Baywatch.

I only ever watched a couple episodes of the TV series, but the movie seemed to hit every one of the major parts of the show – slo-mo Baywatch babe; overly earnest Mitch Buchanan; plucky comic relief (who’s so quick to melt down when his crush is around that he doesn’t realize that she’s into him from the beginning); totally inappropriate investigation of suspected criminal activity; lots and lots of beautiful beach people.

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The Fate Of The Furious Lacks A Not So Little Something!

The Fate of the Furious – Dom’s Cuban street race – Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

There’s a Paul Walker-sized hole in the middle of The Fate of the Furious that the creative team and cast try to gloss over with bigger and more ridiculous stunts than ever before.

The addition of Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw as a member of the team, and Scott Eastwood as Mr. Nobody’s new aide help, but the loss of Walker – whose Brian O’Conner was the series’ real heart – cannot be completely overcome.

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