What's Happening This Week - February 2015 Week 2

The second week of February brings us Valentine's weekend. It's going to be a busy weekend for romantics. Though we have some good stuff coming up this week that may interest a few people. So, lets check out what is being released! Also, don't forget to check out the links. When you purchase from the links to Amazon or Entertainment Earth, you also support Cowabunga Corner!


Movies In Theater

SYNOPSIS: E.L. James' erotic bestseller gets the big-screen treatment with this Universal Pictures/Focus Features co-production. The steamy tale details a masochistic relationship between a college student and a businessman, whose desires for extreme intimacy stem from secrets in his past.

Starring:  Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan

Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson

Genre: Drama, Romance, Adult

Rating: R

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Comments: Well, I don't see myself rushing out to the theaters this weekend to go see this movie. If I decide I do want to see it, I will wait for Netflix or something. I've never read the books, nor have I had the desire to read the books. Truthfully, I never even read the original books that these books were based on (Twilight, for those who do not know).

SYNOPSIS: A veteran spy (Colin Firth) of a super-secret organization recruits an unrefined but promising street kid (Taron Egerton) into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

StarringColin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Taron Egerton

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Comedy, Crime

Rating: R

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Comments: This is a movie I've been looking forward to seeing for the last few months. At first, I thought it looked silly, however, after more footage has been shown during the promotion, I find the movie to be interesting. It is based on a graphic novel, and is directed by the same person who has done X-Men First Class and Kick-Ass. So, I will be looking forward to this movie this weekend.


Blu-Rays

SYNOPSIS: Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), a driven young man desperate for work, discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling -- where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Nina (Rene Russo), a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Starring: Bill Paxton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo

Directed by: Dan Gilroy

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime

Rating: R

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Blu-Ray features: If It Bleeds, It Leads: Making Nightcrawler. Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Dan Gilroy, Producer Tony Gilroy, and Editor John Gilroy.

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SYNOPSIS: 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life — a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one.

Starring: Bella Thorne, Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould, Elise Vargas, Jennifer Garner, Kerris Dorsey, Sidney Fullmer, Steve Carell, Zoey Vargas

Directed by: Miguel Arteta

Genre: Comedy, Family

Rating: PG

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Blu-Ray features:

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SYNOPSIS: A young man's search for his missing father leads him to the legendary city of Atlantis. Vincent Regan and Amy Manson join the second season of the fantasy series that also features guest appearances from Robert Pugh and Peter De Jersey.

Starring: Jack Donnelly, Mark Addy, Robert Emms, Jemima Rooper, Juliet Stevenson, Sarah Parish, Aiysha Hart, Alexander Siddig

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: PG

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Buy Atlantis: Season 2 Part One [Blu-ray]

SYNOPSIS: A thousand years ago, the moon was home to a great civilization ruled by Queen Serenity. Everything was peaceful, until the arrival of the evil Queen Beryl. To conquer the moon, Queen Beryl unleashed the awesome power of the Negaforce. Although her world was destroyed, Queen Serenity's last hope was the power of the Imperium Silver Crystal and the Crescent Moon Wand. Frozen in Moon Beam Crystals, the queen sent the Moon Princess and the children of the moon to the future on Earth, their memories lost to them all. However, Queen Beryl and her evil forces were also sent to Earth and now they have reawakened. Queen Serenity's adviser Luna must now gather the Sailor Scouts in order to stop Queen Beryl

Starring: Stephanie Morgenstern

Genre: Animation, Action & Adventure, Fantasy

Rating: NR

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Buy Sailor Moon Season 1 Part 2 [Blu-ray]


Video Games

SYNOPSIS: In a savage world of man against nature, will you the hunter or the hunted? The hammer or the nail? The creators of Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios, bring you EVOLVE, an evolution of multiplayer shooters in which four hunters face off against a single, player-controlled monster. Stalk your prey, execute your attack and prove you are the apex predator in 4-versus-1 bouts.

Developer: Turtle Rock Studios

Genre(s): Arcade

Rating: M

Buy Evolve - PlayStation 4


Toys & Collectibles

Game of Thrones Lannister Map MarkerDark Horse has rocked the collectibles world with its series of stunning Game of Thrones figures. Sculpted and painted with painstaking detail, these figures capture the character of the show and the likenesses of the HBO series cast.

Publisher: DARK HORSE COMICS

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DC Comics Bombshells Hawkgirl StatueGet ready to blast into space with this stunningly stylized statue of the high-flying heroine Hawkgirl based on the popular pinup style of the 1940s and 50s.

Limited Edition of 5,200. Measures Approximately 10.25" Tall.

Publisher: DC COMICS

DESIGNED BY ANT LUCIA

SCULPTED BY TIM MILLER

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Superman Man of Steel by Gary Frank StatueThe best-selling DC Collectibles line continues with this heroic statue of the Man of Steel based on the designs of superstar artist Gary Frank!

Limited Edition of 5,200

Measures Approximately 7.75" Tall.

Publisher: DC COMICS

DESIGNED BY GARY FRANK

SCULPTED BY TONY CIPRIANO & JOSH SUTTON

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DC Comics Darkseid Play Arts Kai Variant Action FigureSuper heroes re-imagined by Play Arts ~KAI~ craftsmanship. From his ruined world of Apokalips Darkseid plots universal domination. The cosmic villain created by Jack Kirby has been redesigned by the artists of Square Enix for the DC Universe Variant Play Arts ~KAI~ Series! Darkseid unleashes the power of his Omega Beams in his quest for the Anti-Life equation. The god sports a new anime-inspired costume and design that captures the essence of the familiar characters while giving them a unique style. The figure includes variant parts and character-appropriate accessories, plus a display stand. Window box packaging.

Publisher: SQUARE ENIX INC

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Lost in Space The Robot 1:6 Scale Model KitThe true star of Lost in Space! Built at a large 1/6-scale, the Robot will match your Lost in Space action figures! Extremely detailed, the kit contains styrene, photoetch, and blowmolded parts for an accurate finished model. Paint and glue required.

Publisher: MOEBIUS INC

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Batman Arkham Asylum Killer Croc Pop! Vinyl FigureOne of the best-selling and most acclaimed games of the last decade, Batman: Arkham Asylum joins Funko's POP! Vinyl Figure collection with a new line-up of figures based on the game! Fans will be able to add Batman, Killer Croc, the Joker, Poison Ivy, and Nurse Harley Quinn to their collection with these 3 3/4" tall figures in an urban and stylized design. Collect all five! Window box packaging.

Publisher: FUNKO

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Big Hero 6 Honey Lemon Pop! Vinyl FigureEnter the world of Disney's new animated film Big Hero 6 with a new line-up of figures in Funko's POP! Vinyl Figures line! Choose from Hiro Hamada, Wasabi No Ginger, Fred, Go Go Tomago, and Honey Lemon in the 3 3/4" scale, or Baymax or Nurse Baymax Pearlescent in the 6" scale. Each figure has the stylized design that has made these figures so popular. Collect them all! Window box packaging.

Publisher: FUNKO

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Supernatural Crowley Pop! Vinyl FigureStars of The CW's hit series Supernatural, brothers Sam and Dean Winchester continue their pursuit of demons with Funko's latest POP! Vinyl Figures! Standing 3 3/4" tall, these figures of the Winchester brothers and their nemesis, the demon Crowley have the urban, stylized design that have made these figures fan-favorites. Collect them both, and set them loose on the demons in your collection! Window box packaging.

Publisher: FUNKO

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World of Warcraft Murloc Pop! Vinyl FigureEnter the world of Azeroth with Funko's newest POP! World of WarCraft Vinyl Figures! The mighty dragon Deathwing is a larger 6" scale, while the Orc chieftan Thrall, the Murloc, and Lady Sylvanas each stand 3 3/4" tall, and each figure features an urban, stylized design. Collect them all! Window box packaging.

Publisher: FUNKO

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