What's Happening This Week - January Week 4

The final week of January is upon us.Not too terribly much being released this final week, but there is definitely some good stuff. 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: A group of friends discover plans to build a time machine and then build one themselves. They use the time machine initially to undo past mistakes, and eventually their goals turn towards their own gain and pleasure but soon realize that changing the past has dire consequences in the future which hurts some people along the way.

Starring:  Amy Landecker, Ginny Gardner, Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Virginia Gardner

Directed by: Dean Israelite

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Comments: This looks like it could be an interesting break-out movie. I've actually not heard of any of the actors nor the director. Though this could go the way of Super 8. From what little I've seen, it has that vibe. So, it will be interesting to see, in my opinion. I'm not sure if I will see it in theaters, I may either wait until a cheap night or wait until Netflix.


Blu-Rays

SYNOPSIS: The Book of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

Starring: Channing Tatum, Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana

Directed by: Jorge R. Gutierrez

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Blu-Ray Features: The Adventures of Chuy, Closer Look at the Book of Life. The Music of Life. Digital Carpenters: The Art Direction of the Book of Life. Music Machine. "No Matter Where You Are" Music Video by Us The Duo. Audio Commentary by Jorge R Gutierrez. Galleries.

Comments: I've not watched Book of Life. I don't remember it being very well promoted. Michele mentioned to me about possibly going to go see it, but I had no clue as to what she was talking about. Seems those who attended the movie enjoyed it, but the lack of promotion possibly hurt its success.

SYNOPSIS: April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Brad William Henke, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Shia LaBeouf

Directed by: David Ayer

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Blu-Ray Features: Over 50 Minutes of deleted and extended scenes. Director's combat journal. Armored Warriors: The real men inside the shermans. Taming the Beasts: How to Drive, Fire and Shoot Inside a 30-Ton Tank. Photo Gallery. Blood Brother: Cast and Crew Discuss the Harrowing Experience of Filming in a Tank Together.

Comments:I didn't get the opportunity to see Fury in theater. It certainly had caught my attention between the subject matter and some of the actors. I love historical movies, so I was intereested in seeing this move. When it comes on Amazon Prime, I may rent it to watch.

SYNOPSIS: Big city lawyer Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

Starring: Balthazar Getty, Billy Bob Thornton, Leighton Meester, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio

Directed by: David Dobkin

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Blu-ray Features: Commentary by David Dobkin. Getting Deep with Dax Shepard - Dax Shepard sits down for an unusual, candid, off-the-wall interview with Robert Down Jr, Billy Bob Thornton, and Vincent D'Onofrio. Inside the Judge - Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Director David Dobkin and the the rest of the film's celebrated cast take you into the process of creating a dysfunctional family on and off camera. Deleted scenes.

Comments: Why didn't this movie work? You have a great cast and a fairly safe story. But unfortunately, it just didn't work for the general public. I didn't get to go see The Judge in theaters. Though I do plan on watching when it makes its way to Netflix.

SYNOPSIS: Downton in 1924 is full of secrets, a fire, and new visitors including Simon Bricker (Richard E. Grant), Lady Anstruther (Anna Chancellor), and Prince Kuragin (Rade Sherbedgia).

Starring: Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt

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Blu-ray Features: Over 40 minutes of bonus video. Target Exclusive: CD - The Musines of Downton Abbey.

Comments: I tried to watch to watch Downton Abbey, but I just couldn't get in to it, which is sad, because it is suppose to be spectacular. However, I found it somewhat boring and just couldn't bring myself to continue to watch it. I do know a lot of people who adore it and wanted me to watch it.


On Television

SYNOPSIS: James Spader stars as Raymond “Red” Reddington, an ex-con who turns himself in the FBI to help catch big criminals under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone, “Law & Order: Los Angeles”), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico Season two welcomes new characters in form of ex-Mossad agent Tamar Katzman (Mozhan Marno) and Naomi Hyland (Mary-Louise Parker), who has connections to Reddington.

Starring: James Spader, Megan Boone, Harry Lenix

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Airing: This Sunday at 10PM. Then Thursdays at 9PM.

Comments: I started watching Blacklist late last year, and immediately fell in love with the show. It's very entertaining, and I have always loved the work that James Spader has done.


Video Games

SYNOPSIS: Dying Light is a first person, action survival horror game set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, players traverse an expansive urban environment overrun by a vicious outbreak, scavenging the world for supplies and crafting weapons to defend against the growing infected population. At night, the hunter becomes the hunted, as the infected become aggressive and more dangerous. Most frightening are the predators which only appear after sundown. Players must use everything in their power to survive until the morning's first light. Good Night. Good Luck.

Systems: PlayStation 4XBOX OnePC

Genre: Survival

Rating: M for Mature


Books

SYNOPSIS: Picking up where Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth leaves off, Kristin Masterwood and her boyfriend up the ante—by going into her attic to re-enact scenes described in Christopher Dollanganger’s journal. Jealousy, tragedy, survival, and revenge—the discovery of Christopher’s diary in the ruins of Foxworth Hall brings new secrets of the Dollanganger family to light and obsesses a new generation. With Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind both now major Lifetime TV events, the first new Dollanganger stories in nearly thirty years is a timely look at the events in the attic—from teenage Christopher’s point of view.

Written by: V.C. Andrews

Length: 384 Pages


Toys & Collectibles

DC Comics Super Villains Harley Quinn Second Edition Bust Due to the overwhelming popularity of this bust, DC Collectibles is happy to release a second edition featuring all new deco of everyone's favorite bubbly psychopath, Harley Quinn.

Measures Approximately 6.25" Tall

Publisher: DC COMICS

DESIGNED BY JIM LEE

SCULPTED BY JAMES SHOOP

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Iron Man Origin Armor 1:6 Scale Action FigureFrom threeA. Marvel Comics' Armored Avenger is here! The artists at threeA have brought Iron Man to life as only they can. He stands 13 1/2" tall and features a fully poseable body with rubber material wrapping both arms & legs; and light-up accents for the eyes, chest, and both palms! (Requires 6 X AG1 button cell batteries.) Choose from the Original Armor or Silver Centurion color schemes.

Publisher: THREE A TRADING COMPANY LTD

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Aliens Series 3 Action Figures CaseThe third series of NECA's best-selling Alien action figures brings all new characters spanning the first three Alien films to the collection! Kane in Nostromo Spacesuit is from 1979's Alien and comes in special 35th-Anniversary packaging. The android Bishop comes from James Cameron's 1986 Aliens, and features the likeness of actor Lance Henriksen. The long-awaited Dog Alien is from 1992's Alien 3. The figures stand between 7" and 9" tall and are fully articulated.

Publisher: NECA

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Batman Classic 1966 TV Series Robin 1:4 Scale Action FigureThe long-awaited companion piece to last year's best-selling Adam West Batman figure from the 1966 TV series has arrived! NECA presents this brand-new 1/4-scale rendition of Burt Ward as Robin. For close to 50 years, the Batman television show has delighted audiences, and this fall for the first time ever the complete series will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray! To celebrate this monumental event NECA has created this 17" tall poseable figure of the Boy Wonder featuring Burt Ward's likeness. Robin comes with a fabric cape, 6 interchangeable hands, Batarang, communicator, and more. Super-poseable and loaded with detail, this Robin is a must-have for fans of the classic Batman series.

Publisher: NECA

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Guardians Galaxy Rocket Raccoon Fabrikations Plush FigureFunko launches a new line of collector figures, the Fabrikations Soft Sculpt Figures! These 6" soft sculpted figures feature a rotating head and vinyl accessories and were created with the collector in mind. Each Fabrikation Soft Sculpture is filled with a dense foam to achieve a high-end lush feel. In addition, each Fabrikation is weighted to allow each figure to stand securely on the surface of your choice. Rocket Raccoon, the breakout character of this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy film, joins the Fabrikations line with this new figure. Window box packaging.

Publisher: FUNKO

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Captain America Shield Bookend StatueA Gentle Giant Release! There are few objects in the Marvel Universe as instantly recognizable as Captain America's shield. Both a powerful weapon and an iconic symbol of good, the red-white-and-blue disc is almost as legendary as its wielder. Gentle Giant now invites you to take part in the legend. Cast in high quality polystone, the Captain America's Shield Bookend is a stunning scale replica that is worthy of display on your shelf by itself or effortlessly holding up media of your choice. Each hand-painted bookend comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Publisher: GENTLE GIANT STUDIOS

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Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord Mini-BustA Gentle Giant Release! Peter Quill is not your typical human/alien hybrid superhero. Orphaned at a young age, Peter grew up to be a washout from NASA's astronaut training program before a mysterious alien force offered the mantle of Star-Lord, an intergalactic guardian and peacekeeper. As Star-Lord, Peter has lead armies, saved universes, and fought toe-to-toe with the likes of some of the most infamous villains in the Marvel Universe. Now leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord is a force to be reckoned with, and his legend is just beginning! This kinetic limited edition bust depicts Star-Lord wielding his twin blasters in the throes of combat!

Publisher: GENTLE GIANT STUDIOS

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Guardians of the Galaxy Baby Groot AHV Model KitFrom Dragon Models! The Marvel Super Heroes Vignette line-up from Dragon features blockbuster characters in 1/9-scale. Each highly detailed and accurate figure is pre-painted and separated into just a few parts. This means collectors and modelers can rapidly complete the plug and display process. Recreating the Baby Groot from the finale of Guardians of the Galaxy, the 7" tall figure is accurately colored and textured to movie likeness in a dynamic Marvel approved pose on a diorama base.

Publisher: DRAGON MODELS USA

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Guardians of the Galaxy Electronic Dancing Baby Groot FigureBased on the now-classic scene from the closing credits of the blockbuster film Guardians of the Galaxy, this official replica of baby Groot in his white flower pot "dances" to an electronic instrumental version of the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" when switched on.

Publisher: KIDDESIGNS INC.

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The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug Legolas Mini BustBasd on his appearance in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the dramatic Legolas Mini-Bust depicts the feared Elven warrior holding up the severed head of a vanquished orc who had answered his last question. Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd. using photo reference direct from the set of the film, the Legolas Mini-Bust boasta an unparalled level of detail and fidelity, from the pattern and style of his armor to the engravings on his sword, no detail is overlooked! Measures nearly 8" tall. Boxed.

Publisher: GENTLE GIANT STUDIOS

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Peanuts Traditions Charlie Brown Baseball StatueWhat's more American than Charlie Brown playing a game of baseball? Great for little leaguers and Peanuts fans alike, Jim Shore's "Baseball Charlie Brown" figure stands 6" tall and is made of stone resin.

Publisher: ENESCO CORPORATION

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Peanuts Traditions Charlie Brown Mailbox StatueCharlie Brown gets a surprise and a very special delivery from the postal service. Jim Shore's "Charlie Brown Mailbox" figure will make a great love of "I miss you" gift for a loved one. Made of stone resin, it stands 5" tall.

Publisher: ENESCO CORPORATION

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Peanuts Traditions Snoopy Love Plaque StatueThe perfect gift for Peanuts lovers and Jim Shore collectors alike, Snoopy types out a love letter to his favorite pen pal. The beautiful and inspiring "Snoopy LOVE Word figurine" evokes the warmth and emotion that is Peanuts. Made of stone resin, the figurine stands 5" tall.

Publisher: ENESCO CORPORATION

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Plants vs. Zombies 3-Inch Figure and Accessory Wave 2 CaseCatch the next wave of Plants vs. Zombies 3" figures and let playtime begin!

Publisher: ZOOFY INTERNATIONAL

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Big Hero 6 Wasabi No-Ginger 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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Robin Hood Pop! Vinyl FigureRobin Hood and Little John are running through the forest with Funko's new line of POP! Disney Vinyl Figures based on the animated Robin Hood film! Add these 3 3/4" figures of Robin Hood, Prince John, and Sir Hiss to your collection today! Window box packaging.

Publisher: FUNKO

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Firefly Kaylee Frye Pop! Vinyl FigureThe cast of Joss Whedon's beloved sci-fi series Firefly finally join Funko's fan-favorite POP! Vinyl Figures line! Mal Reynolds, Zoe, Wash, Kaylee, and Jayne stand 3 3/4" tall and have been sculpted with an urban, stylized design. Collect them all! Window box packaging.

Publisher: FUNKO

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Firefly Zoe Washburne Pop! Vinyl FigureThe cast of Joss Whedon's beloved sci-fi series Firefly finally join Funko's fan-favorite POP! Vinyl Figures line! Mal Reynolds, Zoe, Wash, Kaylee, and Jayne stand 3 3/4" tall and have been sculpted with an urban, stylized design. Collect them all! Window box packaging.

Publisher: FUNKO

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Rambo First Blood Pt. II Stallone Edition Knife ReplicaSylvester Stallone is Rambo, and has made this character not only an icon of American culture, but also a symbol of American jingoism. Hollywood Collectibles presents the Rambo Knives Masterpiece Collection, the finest officially licensed Rambo knives ever produced. No detail has been spared to make these knives the most accurate and highest quality licensed Rambo knives ever made. Each knife measures 15 1/2" in overall length and features a top quality 420 stainless steel blade with slotted saw teeth, a hollow handle with survival kit, aluminum butt cap with precision compass and a double screwdriver guard. Available in a Standard Edition, the knife is also available in a Sylvester Stallone Signature Edition, featuring an authentic reproduction of Stallone's signature and limited to just 10,000 numbered pieces. This museum quality replica has been hand crafted with pride from the finest materials available and comes complete with a high quality buffalo hide leather sheath.

Publisher: HOLLYWOOD COLLECTIBLES GROUP

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Rambo First Blood Part II Standard Edition Knife ReplicaSylvester Stallone is Rambo, and has made this character not only an icon of American culture, but also a symbol of American jingoism. Hollywood Collectibles presents the Rambo Knives Masterpiece Collection, the finest officially licensed Rambo knives ever produced. No detail has been spared to make these knives the most accurate and highest quality licensed Rambo knives ever made. Each knife measures 15 1/2" in overall length and features a top quality 420 stainless steel blade with slotted saw teeth, a hollow handle with survival kit, aluminum butt cap with precision compass and a double screwdriver guard. Available in a Standard Edition, the knife is also available in a Sylvester Stallone Signature Edition, featuring an authentic reproduction of Stallone's signature and limited to just 10,000 numbered pieces. This museum quality replica has been hand crafted with pride from the finest materials available and comes complete with a high quality buffalo hide leather sheath.

Publisher: HOLLYWOOD COLLECTIBLES GROUP

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Rambo First Blood Sylvester Stallone Edition Knife ReplicaHollywood Collectibles presents the Rambo Knives Masterpiece Collection, the finest officially licensed Rambo knives ever produced. No detail has been spared to make these knives the most accurate and highest quality licensed Rambo knives ever made. Featured prominently in First Blood, this is an exact reproduction of the knife used by Sylvester Stallone in this classic action movie. Each knife measures 14" in overall length and features a top quality 420 stainless steel blade with slotted saw teeth, a hollow handle with survival kit, aluminum butt cap with precision compass and a double screwdriver guard. This knife is available in either a standard edition or the Sylvester Stallone Signature Edition with an authentic reproduction of Stallone's signature, produced in a limited edition of 10,000 pieces. This museum quality replica has been hand crafted with pride from the finest materials available and comes complete with a high quality buffalo hide leather sheath.

Publisher: HOLLYWOOD COLLECTIBLES GROUP

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Rambo First Blood Standard Edition Knife Prop ReplicaHollywood Collectibles presents the Rambo Knives Masterpiece Collection, the finest officially licensed Rambo knives ever produced. No detail has been spared to make these knives the most accurate and highest quality licensed Rambo knives ever made. Featured prominently in First Blood, this is an exact reproduction of the knife used by Sylvester Stallone in this classic action movie. Each knife measures 14" in overall length and features a top quality 420 stainless steel blade with slotted saw teeth, a hollow handle with survival kit, aluminum butt cap with precision compass and a double screwdriver guard. This knife is available in either a standard edition or the Sylvester Stallone Signature Edition with an authentic reproduction of Stallone's signature, produced in a limited edition of 10,000 pieces. This museum quality replica has been hand crafted with pride from the finest materials available and comes complete with a high quality buffalo hide leather sheath.

Publisher: HOLLYWOOD COLLECTIBLES GROUP

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Robotech 30th Anniversary 1:100 Transformable Figure SetStep into your Veritech and get ready for the coming 30th-anniversary of Robotech in 2015! Introducing the first series of Robotech 1/100-scale Transformables: Roy Fokker's VF-1S (new version with white body), Rick Hunter's VF-1J, Max Sterling's VF-1A (new paint scheme), and Miriya's VF-1J. Each fully transformable action figure stands roughly 6" tall and is fully articulated. Each can be transformed into Fighter, Battloid, or Gerwalk modes. Also included is a gunpod accessory and an adjustable display stand.

Publisher: TOYNAMI INC

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Teen Titans Go! 3-Inch Action Figure with Accessory SetThe cast of the animated sensation Teen Titans Go! star in this new line of 3" action figures! Each figure comes with a matching accessory.

Publisher: ZOOFY INTERNATIONAL

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Walking Dead Carl Grimes Mini-BustA Gentle Giant Release! Carl has a typical childhood. He was kind, intelligent, and curious. He enjoyed living ina good home with loving parents. Then, the dead began to walk. Now, in a world where no one is ever safe, Carl is regularly confronted with life-or-death decisions, and the consequences from them weigh heavily upon him. Gentle Giant proudly continues their Walking Dead line with the addition of the Carl Grimes Mini-Bust! Digitally sculpted by master artisans, no other Walking Dead collectible can claim this level of accuracy. Each limited edition bust is hand-numbered and comes individually numbered with a matching Certificate of Authenticity.

Publisher: GENTLE GIANT STUDIOS

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Walking Dead TV Series Merle Dixon Walker 1:4 Scale StatueA Gentle Giant Release! One of the most complicated characters on AMC's The Walking Dead, Daryl's brother Merle evolved from a stereotypical brutal redneck to a tragic figure seeking redemption, which he finds to a degree after releasing Michonne and singlehandedly taking on The Governor's ambush party. He meets a violent end by The Governor's hand and returns to stalk the living as a Walker. Designed by the artisans at Gentle Giant, the Merle Dixon Walker Statue captures the likeness of Michael Rooker's Merle Dixon in all of his undead glory. Each limited edition, hand-painted statue comes individually numbered and is paired with a matching Certificate of Authenticity.

Publisher: GENTLE GIANT STUDIOS

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