Bonus View Digest - July 7, 2011

Posted Fri Jul 8, 2011 at 02:00 PM PDT by

The weeks seem to just fly by here at The Bonus View. It's hard to believe that the Fourth of July has come and gone and now we're heading into the dead of summer. If the summer heat has got you down, we've got a whole load of posts on the official High-Def Digest Blog to cheer you up.

Blu-ray News

Not many posts in the way of actual Blu-ray news, but Josh did provide us with a list of titles hitting store shelves this week and his recommendations on what to buy. Even though it was a light week in terms of day-and-date releases, we recommend you pick up '13 Assassins'. It's well worth it.

We ran one of our many contests this week for a chance to win 'Sucker Punch' on Blu-ray. Congratulations to Bonus View reader James L. for writing the funniest caption. We're running contests all the time so keep an eye on the blog for your chance to win.

Theatrical News

Whew! We got ended up getting through one of the most controversial posts on the blog to date. This time we talked about Michael Bay reusing footage from 'The Island' in 'Transformers 3' and if it was a big deal or not. With 79 comments, the thread got a little heated as people fell on one side or the other. It's still open for debate so head on over and put in your two cents if you feel like you want to.

HDD reviewer M. Enois Duarte joined us at The Bonus View as a regular contributor. He'll be taking on the subject of movie trailers in his recurring feature Trailer Park. Check it out, and see what you think about the newest trailers for upcoming movies.

Finally, Luke Hickman provided us with theatrical reviews of 'Zookeeper,' and ''Horrible Bosses' while keeping us up-to-date with the happenings at the American box office. 'Transformers 3' destroyed Fourth of July records.

TV Recaps

As always we bring you a bevy of TV show recaps where we discuss the latest episode of popular TV shows airing new episodes this summer. We have recaps of 'True Blood,' 'Burn Notice,' 'Wilfred,' 'Suits,' 'Necessary Roughness, and 'Covert Affairs.

In the Mid-Week Poll Josh asked what TV shows are you watching this summer. Head on over to vote.

Special Features

The Weekend Roundtable us writers took on the task of discussing what our favorite gangster movies were, with the exception of 'The Godfather' or 'Goodfellas.' And M. Enois Duarte gave a heartfelt farewell to his well-used, but now defunct HD DVD player. Goodbye brave player. You will be missed.

To get your fill of all things high-def join us at The Bonus View where we talk about everything that goes on in the HD world. It's a place where you comments count, and we try and tailor our posts to our readers' needs. We hope to see you there.

Have a great weekend.