Bonus View Digest - August 3, 2012

Posted Fri Aug 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM PDT by

We've come to the end of July, but The Bonus View rolls on. This week we had a few very popular posts that caused quite the stir in the comments section. Everything from terrible CGI effects to superhero-themed movie-tie-in video games were featured. Check it all out below.

Blu-ray News

With the release of the theatrical remake of 'Total Recall' this weekend, we have a brand-new, remastered release of Paul Verhoeven's original starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. If sci-fi Ah-nold isn't your thing then check out all the Blu-rays that were released this week in Josh's Blu-ray Highlights post.

Speaking of remastering, Josh takes on a sore subject when he looks behind the scenes of 'The French Connection' Blu-ray. What really happened? Was it a mistake that the first remastered Blu-ray turned out like a pastel nightmare? What about the newest remastering? Is it any better? Josh lets you know which 'French Connection' release you should own.

Have you been looking for a way to organize your Blu-ray collection. Well, Aaron found a software called Movie Collector that he tried out and reviewed. Take a look at his review and see if this Blu-ray cataloging software will help you make sense of your endless shelves of Blu-rays.

Theatrical News

This week's biggest release is 'Total Recall' which Luke saw. Is the remake worth it, or is it just a remake for remake's sake? Also, Aaron saw a screening of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days' and tells you if this is a movie you should take the kids to.

Video Game News

Along with his weekly list of which video games are hitting store shelves, resident video game expert Brian Hoss discusses an interesting topic on the blog this week. What has happened to movie tie-in video games? Where have they gone? Are they coming back? Join the discussion.

TV Recaps

This week we recapped 'The Newsroom' and 'True Blood.' Are you still watching these shows? Let us know in the comment section.

Also, on the TV front, Aaron talks about his two straight weeks of binge-watching 'Game of Thrones'. It's really the only way to watch the show. Forget waiting a week for each episode, locking yourself in your house and watching the first two seasons worth of episodes back-to-back-to-back is the only way to go.

Special Features

Have you been watching the Olympics? Let us know in the Mid-Week Poll. Last Friday on the Weekend Roundtable we talked about cinema's most embarrassing CGI effects. What do you think? What movies that you normally enjoy watching, have a couple of effects that take you right out of the movie? Let us know in the comments.

That's it for this week. We're in August now, but there's still plenty to come on The Bonus View, especially as we enter these next two months. Two months that promise to be some of the most expensive Blu-ray buying months on record.

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