Bonus View Digest - December 2, 2011

Posted Fri Dec 2, 2011 at 11:16 AM PST by

Can you believe we've already rounded the corner into December? 2011 is almost over, but The Bonus View keeps plugging along, bringing you the very best in high-def news. Whether it is updates about theatrical releases or the latest television scuttlebutt we've got you completely covered.

Take a load off for a minute. Stop thinking about the impending Christmas shopping season, and instead sit down and find out what juicy tidbits you may have missed out on this week.

Blu-ray News

The big news this week was that we were giving away a brand spanking new copy of one of the funniest horror comedies since 'Shaun of the Dead.' You can still enter our 'Tucker and Dale vs. Evil' contest until the end of the day today, so make sure you do. You could end up being the winner. Last week we gave away a copy of J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8.' We're always running free Blu-ray contests, so you'll want to make sure you're keeping up with the blog to find out about our latest giveaways.

Make sure you stop by Josh's weekly Blu-ray Highlights column where he details every home video release hitting the market this week. This week saw a very eclectic mix of movies hit store shelves, let Josh guide you to the right ones.

Theatrical News

As always, Luke Hickman has you covered on the theatrical front. Make sure to check out his Weekend Box Office update along with his discussion about the movies that came out during the long Thanksgiving weekend. And in case you missed them, Luke posted reviews for some of the hottest theatrical openings such as 'The Muppets' and 'Hugo.'

E presents another edition of The Trailer Park, previewing two trailers. One for 'Young Adult' and the other from '21 Jump Street.'

Finally, you don't want to miss the eye-opening article that Luke posted about Universal executive Ronald Meyer discussing, quite candidly I might add, the "crappy" movies that his studio has made over the years.

Home Theater News

E is dabbling in a home theater renovation. He's in the process of creating his own home theater personal computer, and this is his first post about how he's planning on doing it. Check it out and see if it gives you ideas on organizing your movie collection.

Don't know what the "DTS Bomb" is? Let Josh explain in his article about the annoying audio glitch that happens with certain equipment which is trying to decode the DTS authoring. You'll want to know how to avoid it if you can.

Jonesing for something to watch on your streaming service? Well we've got you covered there too. Check out what's playing on the Netflix Stream or VUDU streaming service. Or take reviewer Wayne Rowe's suggestion and check out the movie 'Dutch' in his One From the Vault column.

TV Recaps

As always, we have a good run down of television recaps to keep you up to date with TV's most popular shows. Make sure you catch our recaps of 'American Horror Story' and 'The Walking Dead.' As 'The Walking Dead' just had its fall finale, the episode's recap sparked quite a bit of debate. If you're a fan of the show you'll want to make your view known in the comments section for sure.

As we wait for 'The Walking Dead' to come back in February, Aaron is going to be dissecting each character and calculating their chances of survival. You'll want to check out 'Walking Dead' Character Guide this week, because we profile the Grimes family and wonder if Rick, Lori, and Carl will make it through the zombie apocalypse alive.

Videogame News

We've always got videogame related articles for you gamers out there to enjoy. This week's Mid-Week Poll focused on videogames and asked about your preference. Do you like single player or online gaming better? Come and let us know with your vote. Dick Ward discusses how Sony killed downloadable Vita games before launch day and also gives a quick rundown of the games that hit store shelves this week.

Special Features

Seeing that it was Thanksgiving last week, we decided to go the sentimental route and ask the writers of the blog what they were thankful for during the Weekend Roundtable. Warning: Maximum mushiness. Hey us film critics have feelings too alright?

Thanks for making this another successful week at the world's greatest HD-centric blog. We hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, and that your wallets don't see too much of a dent during the holiday shopping seasons. May you seek out the best deals and always find the best Blu-ray bargains.