Bonus View Digest - August 24, 2012

Posted Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 11:45 AM PDT by

It's been a tough week on The Bonus View. We've had to report some very sad news in the world of filmmaking. Tony Scott's apparent suicide topped movie news, but we also discussed Bob Hoskins retiring from acting because of his diagnosis of Parkinson's. However, there is a bright spot. We've been running another great contest. If you're into free Blu-rays and you're into great TV, then you'll love our latest giveaway. We're giving away a free copy of Showtime's 'Homeland' on Blu-ray. If you haven't seen 'Homeland' then you need to, because it was one of the best new shows from last year's TV season. So, enter the contest today because it's the very last day to be eligible to win.

Blu-ray News

What new Blu-rays are you excited about? Josh covers this week's new releases in his weekly Blu-ray Highlights column. Josh also gives his opinions on the slew of animated Disney titles hitting Blu-ray and whether or not you should think about owning them. Oh yeah, and 'Wargames' is finally coming out. How great is that?

Tom Landy gives you the goods on a new 'Snow White and the Huntsman' steelbook that is one of the best looking steelbooks in recent memory. Check out his Full Metal Jackets post to see this beauty.

Finally, if you already forgot from the opening paragraphs… We're having a CONTEST! Win 'Homeland' on Blu-ray. Enter now!

Theatrical News

We have a review from Luke Hickman for the new movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon. An action movie about a bicycle delivery guy in New York called 'Premium Rush.' You might be surprised that it's actually good.

E covers a couple upcoming movies in his Trailer Park post. Check out the new trailers for 'Fun Size' and 'Oz: The Great and Powerful.'

Sadly, we also had to hear about and absorb the news of director Tony Scott's apparent suicide. It was with heavy hearts that we reported this story here on the blog.

Video Game News

Did you know that the Nintendo Power magazine was still around? Remember reading that when you were trying to beat that certain level you could never get past? Well, Nintendo Power is calling it quits, so Brian Hoss provides a detailed look at the magazine's beginning, the run it had, and its eventual end. It's a very entertaining piece indeed.

Also, get the low-down on the new video game releases of the week like 'Super Mario Bros. 2,' 'Dark Souls: Prepare to Die,' and 'Transformers: Fall of Cybertron' just to name a few.

Special Features

This week's Weekend Roundtable asked about what book you just read. Find out what the Bonus View crew has been reading and discuss other great reads in the comments.

The Mid-Week Poll was a tribute to Tony Scott. We asked you what your favorite Scott films were during his career. Take a moment and peruse the list to see what you think were Scott's top films.

Aaron has another Cinematic Association post this week, but it's a sad one indeed. Bob Hoskins has retired from acting. In this post Aaron talks about his love for Hoskins as an actor and a few of his movies that really impressed him.

Finally, Josh continues his Auteur Theory series about David Lynch by talking about ''On the Air'' and 'Industrial Symphony.'

Thanks for joining us this week on The Bonus View even though there were a few bits of sad news to digest. We hope you'll take some time and enter our contest to win a free Blu-ray copy of 'Homeland' before time runs out for entries. Thanks again and we'll see you next week.

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