It's already that time of year again; trimming the trees, visiting distant relatives, racking up debt with layaway plans, and wrapping presents like mad. Yes, the holiday season is upon us and we here at The Bonus View are celebrating it by giving you the present of super-awesome high-def news every day until we bid 2012 farewell.
The madness is in full swing. We've finished off the first round. Thirty-two monsters have met their match and are nothing more than piles of blood and flesh. The other half has moved on to the second round to face much stronger opponents. It only gets tougher from here on out.
This week was a pretty big week for Blu-ray releases. In the weekly Blu-ray Highlights column Josh discussed big day-and-date titles like 'Ted,' 'The Bourne Legacy,' and 'Ice Age: Continental Drift.' There was also a highly-anticipated release from Disney. They brought the cult classic 'Dick Tracy' to Blu-ray. There's lots of great stuff here. Find out what would be best suited for the movie lovers on your Christmas list.
The big movie opening this week is 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.' Luke has reviewed it. Find out what he thought about the newest addition to Peter Jackson's 'Lord of the Rings' movies and, maybe most importantly, what it was like watching it projected at 48 frames per second.
Next month Luke and Aaron will be headed back to the Sundance Film Festival to take in the sights, sounds, and movies that it has to offer. In order to get ready for one of the United States' biggest film festivals we're previewing the movies that will be offered there. This week we took a look at the U.S. Documentaries Competition.
The Golden Globes announced their nominations this week. As always there are quite a few, "What is the Hollywood Foreign Press thinking?" nominations in there.
The Mid-Week Poll was especially popular this week. We asked you how you plan to see 'The Hobbit' when you go see it in the theater. Please, let us know not only how you're planning on seeing it (whether it is in 3D with a high frame rate or something else), but also let us know exactly what you thought after you made your decision. The Weekend Roundtable was reserved for our choices of really lame Blu-ray bonus features. What are some of yours?
Make sure to also check out Josh's plans to build a proper home theater in his newly purchased home. The first post about his project is up as he talks about how important location is when considering a dedicated home theater room and its design.
Well, that's it for this week. Assuming that the Mayan calendar thing was all just a big misunderstanding, we'll hopefully be around to bring you more news, reviews, and articles this time next week. If they were right then, this is officially the very last Bonus View Digest. If that's the case, it's been a great life. Thanks for tuning into the blog. With any luck the great and terrible world-ending calamities didn't hit you too hard.