Bonus View Digest - March 23, 2012

Posted Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM PDT by

Every time I do one of these Bonus View Digest's I'm amazed at how fast time is flying. Spring is coming as we find ourselves suddenly at the tail-end of March. Even though the weather is getting warmer (except in Seattle and Portland), we here at The Bonus View are diligently tucked away in our dark offices bringing you the best HD content commentary around.

We're well into the TV Madness tournament. If you don't know about the TV Madness tournament, here's a refresher. It's a tournament to the death, modeled after the NCAA tournament. It features 64 of TV's iconic action stars pitted together in battles to the death. There can only be one victor and through your votes we'll eventually whittle the field down to the champion.

TV Madness

During the first round we usually do two matchups for every post or else the tournament would take forever to complete. This week we had quite a few interesting matchups.

On Monday Michael Westen took on, and defeated Adam West's Batman. In the other Monday matchup two cable heavyweights squared off, but Raylan Givens walked away with a win against Walter White.

Wednesday we watched as the mighty Hercules bested 'Alias' star Sydney Bristow while The Tick pummeled Tony Soprano into submission.

Today's contest features some great matchups. First you have Jack Bauer squaring off against Xena the Warrior Princess. Then you have DIY superstar MacGuyver going up against genetically engineered super-hot, super-soldier Max Guevara. Make sure to cast your vote in those matchups.

Blu-ray News

This week 'The Muppets' came out on Blu-ray along with a slate of other releases. Check out Josh's Blu-ray Highlights post to see everything that hit store shelves this week.

Interested in turning your Blu-ray collection into a cloud-enabled VUDU collection? Josh has a few points to make about Walmart's Disc-to-Digital Program and why it may not be so bad after all.

Theatrical News

Luke saw the new 'Hunger Games' movie this week. Want to know if this is one of the best book-to-movie adaptions out there? Then take a look at his review.

In the trailer department, E covered a couple generic horror movies in his Trailer Park post this week. Check out if '7500' or 'Playback' starring Christian Slater are for you. Chances are they won't be.

TV Recaps

This past week marked the season finale of 'The Walking Dead.' Check out what Aaron thought about the finale and his thoughts on what's to come on AMC's zombie apocalypse hit.

Other recaps from this week include: 'Alcatraz,' 'Fairly Legal,' 'Awake,' and 'Missing.'

Special Features

In this week's Mid-Week Poll we asked our readers if they share their movie-watching habits on social networking. Is this something you do? Come on over and take the poll and then join in on the discussion. The Weekend Roundtable featured the writers talking about which TV-to-movie adaptions that they loved, and which ones they hated.

Finally, you won't want to miss E's book review. Yes, we even review books from time to time on The Bonus View. E takes on the task of reviewing "Sherlock Holmes On Screen" by Alan Barnes, a complete history of the different incarnations of the world's most famous detective on the big and small screen.

Thanks for joining us for another fun-filled week on The Bonus View. As always, be sure to keep an eye on the blog for engaging discussions and numerous contests.