Box Office Smash ‘Bad Boys For Life’ Hits Blu-Ray And DVD In April

Bad Boys For Life, headlined by Will Smith and Martin Lawrence hits Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and DVD April 21 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The feature, which made over $425 million worldwide, comes out on Digital March 31.

This time out Mike Lowry (Smith) convinces his longtime partner Marcus (Lawrence) to hold off retirement one more time to take down the leader of the ruthless Aretas Cartel. The ensemble includes Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Kate del Castillo, and Bad Boys vet Joe Pantoliano.

The release comes with over 50 minutes of special features which include: extended scenes and an alternate ending, outtakes and bloopers, easter eggs, and the featurettes “Ride or Die: Making Bad Boyd For Life,” “Partners in Crime,” and “It’s About Time.” DVD owners will get the extended and aleternate scenes and the outtakes and bloopers extras.

Are you a fan of the Bad Boys franchise and was this installment the best? Feel free to comment below!

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Morgan Saylor And Sophie Lowe Bond Over New England Noir ‘Blow The Man Down’

Blow The Man Down is a Maine set thriller that centers on Mary Beth (Morgan Saylor) and Priscilla (Sophie Lowe), sisters who have views on how to live a life without their recently deceased mother. Priscilla wants to stay in their small town and keep their house and fish shop alive (although they have mounting debts), and the more irresponsible Mary Beth simply wants to leave for greener pastures.

After Mary Beth kills someone in self defense, the sisters attempt to cover up the crime, only to get embroiled in the town’s political and social underbelly. Directed and penned by Danielle Krudy and Bridget Savage Cole, the feature is a first rate tale that, along with excellent lead performances, is blessed with a talented ensemble (which includes Margo Martindale and Annette O’Toole)

“I think (Blow The Man Down) stands out for a number of reasons,” said Lowe. “The way it’s shot kind of really grabs your eyes. It’s beautifully shot and the landscape is so different. And also it’s a mainly female cast and the characters are kind of relatable in their own different ways. I haven’t seen much like that so I think it’s refreshing to watch something . . .”

“It’s a New England noir,” interjects Saylor. “I think the setting is really, really fun. I’m a big Maine fan. And really the biggest thing was it being about women and being directed by two women. You don’t see that often.”

Click on the media bar to hear Morgan Saylor discuss how she, Lowe, and the filmmakers bonded during the pre-production of Blow The Man Down.

Blow The Man Down, which won Best Screenplay at the Tribeca Film Festival, is now streaming via Amazon Prime Video.

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Addison Riecke Lives In The Moment With First Rate Comedy ‘Banana Split’

Banana Split centers on April (Hannah Marks), a high school graduate who breaks up with her longtime boyfriend Nick (Dylan Sprouse) over summer. Nick’s new girlfriend is Clara (Liana Liberato), and in a surprise twist April and Clara become close friends. The obvious challenge is to keep jealousy over Nick out of the picture and make sure to keep their bond a secret.

Written by Marks and Joey Power, Banana Split is a cut above the average teen drama thanks to its whip smart screenplay and resonant approach to relationships. Addison Riecke (The Beguiled, A Girl Named Jo) co-stars as April’s surprisingly vulgar younger sister Agnes, and she actually has the film’s most hilarious lines (whether or not you love teens swearing like a sailor is an acquired taste -but I loved it!).

Now 16, Riecke has been able to look back on her roles in The Beguiled and Banana Split with fondness. “I was actually just thinking about this recently because with The Beguiled and with Banana Split, I was so young,” said Riecke.  “I did The Beguiled when I was 12 and I did this when I was 14. I wasn’t really thinking of it in terms of magnitude, I was living in the moment. I was thinking that it was so fun and I love doing this. But it’s crazy looking back (at going to) the Cannes Film Festival (for The Beguiled). In the moment it was just so fun and real.”

Addison Riecke has carved out a solid career as an actress, and under her new production company (LÁ cov) she has optioned the rights to book The Lions of Little Rock.

“Ever since I was really young, I’ve always been interested in creating,” added Riecke whose production company’s company moniker is inspired by Los Angeles and her birthplace of Covington, Louisiana. “Even when I first started acting – my whole life I have loved to read and write and that has always been something in the back of my mind that I’ve wanted to pursue. So acting luckily is such a great avenue where you can dip in and out of those things with writing, directing and producing. Especially being around the people in these projects who are so incredible and I’ve looked up to. They inspire me to pave my own path and come up with my own ideas to work behind the camera and create something that I love.”

Banana Split, directed by Benjamin Kasulke, is available On Digital and On Demand March 27.

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Trolls Find A Whole New World With ‘Tour’ Sequel

(from left) Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) in DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls World Tour,” directed by Walt Dohrn.

Even for tiny trolls, it’s a big, big world. The new Trolls movie, Trolls World Tour, finds out tousle-haired heroes on a mission to unite the world through music. Anna Kendrick, who, along with Justin Timberlake, returns for the sequel, told us that if you enjoyed the first film, the new one will definitely bring a smile to your face. (Click on the media bar below to hear Anna Kendrick)

 

Trolls World Tour will be available for on-demand streaming rentals starting on April 10.

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Leslie Bibb And Josh Duhamel Find Love On A Farm In ‘The Lost Husband’ Trailer

Based on the novel by New York Times bestselling author Katherine Center, The Lost Husband centers on Libby Moran, a woman who is still reeling over the death of her husband.

Libby movies into her estranged aunt’s (Nora Dunn) goat farm with her children in Central Texas, and this city girl is definitely out of her element. Josh Duhamel co-stars as James, the farm manager who, like LIbby, is also dealing with a past tragedy. Rounding out the ensemble are Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue), Kevin Alejandro (Lucifer), and Carly Pope (she worked with Bibb on TV’s Popular).

The Lost Husband, produced by Bibb, hits theaters and VOD on April 10. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

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Alexandra Daddario Goes Heavy Metal In Horror Thriller ‘We Summon The Darkness’

Alexandra Daddario (Why Women Kill, Baywath) and Johnny Knoxville (Jackass) team up in We Summon The Darkness, and from the looks of the trailer this horror filck may be worth a look.

Alexis (Daddario) is off to a heavy metal concert with her two girlfriends, and after a heavy metal concert, they invite three guys to join them at the estate owned by Alexis’ dad (Knoxville). Her father, however, is a devout preacher who speaks his mind, so he may not approve of the gathering. When a local murder is believed to be tied to a string of satanic kilings. Alexis and her friends may be in for a very tragic evening. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

The movie, co-starring Keean Johnson and Logan Miller, hits theaters, On Demand, and Digital on April 10.

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