Bonus View Digest - August 17, 2012

Posted Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 11:45 AM PDT by

August is already half over, but The Bonus View keeps chugging along through the dog days of Summer. Check out some of the great stuff featured on the blog this week. From news of the new Blu-rays hitting store shelves, to what you should see at the theaters this weekend, we covered just about everything!

Blu-ray News

This was a big week for Blu-ray releases, mainly because highly anticipated movies like 'Jaws,' 'The Raid: Redemption,' and 'The Hunger Games' were finally released. Is there anything else you should be excited about? Well, check out Josh's Blu-ray Highlights post to make sure you didn't miss anything.

We have the 'Rushmore' contest results from last week. Check to see if you won.

Home Theater News

Want to know what to watch on Netflix? Brian Hoss has you covered there. Check out his Netflix Alert about ESPN's '30 for 30' series that is streaming on the service right now. You won't want to miss these sports documentaries.

Theatrical News

Luke saw a movie or two that opens this week (except for 'The Expendables 2' which was not screened for critics outside of New York and L.A.). Check out his review of Disney's 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green.' A movie you could take the whole family to.

In the Trailer Park E checked out a few sci-fi movies that will be hitting theaters soon. Find out what E has to say about movies like 'Cloud Atlas,' 'Branded,' and 'The Prototype.'

TV News

This week we have television recaps of season two premieres for 'Grimm' and 'Hell on Wheels.' Josh also covered the pilot episode of 'Major Crimes' TNT's spin-off from 'The Closer.' We also have a recap of 'True Blood.'

Special Features

Last week on the Weekend Roundtable, we discussed the best and worst TV spin-offs. Check it out and see what people think. Add in your own opinion in the comments section.

In the Mid-Week Poll we asked what you think about reading source material before or after seeing the adaption on screen. What do you think? Let us know.

That's it for this week. Stay tuned to The Bonus View for more chances to win and more great content. We hope you all have a great weekend.