Spring is in the air, and we know you've love to spend all your time outside, but there's plenty of reasons to hang out inside, too: take all the great movies heading to DVD and Blu-ray this month, for instance. Read on for our guide to the best new DVD and Blu-ray releases hitting the shelves in March 2014.
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An actress got bigger boobs to get a part in a movie. Yeah, we know what you're thinking: not exactly breaking news for Hollywood. But, few actresses have done what the petite Agnes Bruckner did to star as the voluptuous Anna Nicole Smith. To achieve Anna Nicole's, uh, ample frame, Bruckner, who calls herself "flat-chested," didn't get breast implants, she wore prosthetic boobs.
Bruckner spent over four hours every day prior to shooting having the state-of-the-art prosthetics applied by three-time Oscar-winner Greg Cannom, whose previous work includes turning Robin Williams into a woman and Brad Pitt into an old man.
We spoke to Bruckner last week, where she talked at length about the "physical challenges" the character presented, and how that transformation impacted her own feelings about her body.
What should I watch tonight? It's the question that plagues many Netflix users as they scroll through the many titles in the company's massive streaming catalog. It's a question that too often goes unanswered, leaving users to give up and possibly even cancel their Netflix account. That's not something Netflix wants to happen, so to help fix it, they're building an artificial brain powered by "deep learning," a type of artificial intelligence designed to "solve particularly hard problems." Like, uh, what should I watch tonight?
Depending on who you ask, 'The Counselor' is either one of the best or worst movies of 2013. Ridley Scott's strange, pitch-dark crime thriller started all kinds of debates when it was in theaters, but it's undoubtedly going to find a life as one of the most divisive films of all time on home video. It's the kind of movie you'll have to see just so you can have an opinion on it. We have an exclusive look at the new Blu-ray/DVD release, so check out the video above to get a taste of what to expect when you put this filthy, fascinating movie in your home media player.
Though ABC classic 'The Wonder Years' has been available to stream on Netflix in recent years, fans of the Fred Savage coming-of-age tale have no doubt noticed something amiss about the reproduction, specifically music replacements of the more iconic tracks included in the show. The series' prolific soundtrack and the expensive cost of licensing those songs had kept an official 'The Wonder Years' DVD on the shelf, but with the rights finally cleared away, the Arnold family will at long last come to home video!
There was a lot of talk before Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' hit theaters about the length of the film: the release had been delayed so Scorsese could get the runtime down to an acceptable three hours from what was said to be a four-hour version of the film, and although Scorsese never releases "director's cuts" of his films, we're hearing you will be able to see his four-hour cut after all when the Blu-ray hits shelves this year.
February approaches, and we've got a whole new batch of movies heading to DVD and Blu-ray. And since it's the month of Valentine's Day, maybe you can treat someone special (or yourself, if you're feeling pretty special) to one of these awesome new releases. We've got everything from family fun to action, drama, romance and adventure, so read on for our guide to the best new DVD and Blu-ray releases hitting shelves in February 2014.
In the great tradition of films like 'The Last Stand,' 'The Expendables 3,' the 'Red' movies and 'Grudge Match' comes the new 'Bad Asses' trailer, this time showing that Danny Trejo and Danny Glover are not just your run-of-the-mill old geezers who watch TV in tracksuits all day. They're ready to kick some ass.
It's time to hail the King!
When Marvel first unveiled the details to the upcoming 'Thor: The Dark World' Blu-ray release, fans were intrigued by one detail included among the extra features -- an all-new Marvel One-Shot. While the project was originally shrouded in mystery, the first photos and details from the short film have been release, and it centers around -- yup, you guessed it -- 'Iron Man 3' star Ben Kingsley!
'Thor: The Dark World' rocked the summer box office with glorious purpose and will soon, no doubt, do the same for DVD and Blu-ray sales. The Blu-ray edition will strike store shelves this February 25, and some of the features revealed -- one in particular -- will be a nice surprise for Marvel fans.