Bonus View Digest - December 16, 2011

Posted Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 12:30 PM PST by

This week has been an eventful one at The Bonus View. We've covered a variety of subjects for high-def enthusiasts and film buffs. Everything from new releases to our pre-Sundance coverage has been covered.

We started some new features, and continued on with established ones that you know and love. So, if you missed out on anything this week on The Bonus View now's your chance to catch up before the weekend.

Blu-ray News

Last week's Weekend Roundtable dealt specifically with the Blu-ray format. The writers chatted about some of their favorite DVD-to-Blu-ray upgrades were. Check out the article to see if you agree with the Blu-rays they picked and maybe suggest a few of your favorites too.

As always don't forget to check out the Blu-ray Highlights for the week as Josh covers the week in new Blu-ray releases. Find out what to buy and what you probably shouldn't bother with.

Theatrical News

The end of the year is always a cinematical treat. It's a time of the year when big holiday blockbusters collide with the movies that are sure to be in contention for an Oscar or two. This week Luke reviewed quite a few movies that you're most likely excited to see at the theaters this weekend or in the coming weeks. Check out his reviews of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' 'Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,' 'Carnage,' and 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.'

This week we launched a new column that we'll hopefully be able to get to every week. The new column is called Critical Mass. Luke and Aaron usually have wildly differing opinions on movies and here they debate the pros and cons to new theatrical releases. The first article in the series discusses the new spy thriller 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.' Aaron liked it, Luke did not. See who you side with.

We've started our pre-Sundance Film Festival coverage. Want to know what films are playing at the Sundance Film Festival this year? Well we've got all the announcements along with a few thoughts from Aaron Peck. He'll be attending this coming festival and he lets you know what to look forward to. This week we have previews of The Premieres and Park City at Midnight.

Speaking of film festivals this week's Mid-Week Poll we asked our readers if they actually do attend film festivals, which ones, and how often. Take some time out and add your two cents to the poll.

Rounding out the theatrical news for the week Luke reports on the David Fincher/David Denby review fiasco, and Josh announces the Golden Globe nominations.

TV Recaps

Looking for what to watch on TV? Well, we've got recaps to some of television's hottest shows. Check out our recaps for 'Terra Nova,' 'Chuck,' 'Luck,' 'Haven,' 'Grimm,' 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,' and 'American Horror Story.'

Thanks for making this another successful week at The Bonus View. Please don't be a stranger! And as always, have a great movie-watching weekend.