Tand titles are hit-or-miss, while and two violent Korean toons will please certain mature palates. By Mercedes Milligan.
he fifth installment of Blue Sky Studios and Fox’s Ice Age franchise had a rather chilly box-office reception this summer, but fans can unapologetically enjoy the film on multiple formats this month. (If Bernie Sanders taught us anything, it’s that there’s more to value than dollar earnings.)
Directed by Mike Thurmeier, Collision Course kicks off when Scrat’s acorn-hunting finds him in space, where he acciden- tally sets off a series of potentially catastrophic events. To save their Ice Age world, Manny and his mismatched herd set off on a comedic quest, traveling to exotic lands and meeting some colorful characters. Returning voice stars Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Wanda Sykes and Jennifer Lopez are joined by Stephanie Beatriz, Adam DeVine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Melissa Rauch, Michael like Japanese fantasy flicks (or can turn off the part of your Western Audience brain that tells you every plot element must be neatly tied-in and wrapped up in the third act), you’re in for a thrilling ride.
Helmed by the co-director of Advent Children, Takeshi Nozue, Kingsglaive is set in the kingdom of Lucis, home to the sacred Crystal. With his realm menaced by the Niflheim empire, King Regis (voiced by Sean Bean) is forced to marry his heir to the captive Princess Lunafreya (Lena Headey). When even this doesn’t stop the sage Party preview in front of Finding Dory.) Both films were produced by South Korea’s Studio Dadashow.
In The Fake (2013), a respectable pastor gets involved with an unscrupulous swindler out to take advantage of local villagers in the name of religion. The only one on to their plot is a violent outcast, who resolves to put the fear of god into the holy crooks. The film was nominated for the Annecy Cristal.
The sixth season sees brothers Hank and Dean relocate to the Big Apple when Dr. Venture inherits a fortune. From their luxurious new compound, the Ventures and reinstated family bodyguard Brock (voiced by Patrick Warburton) go forth to face arch nemesis The Monarch and a host of new and returning villains with other colorful would-be heroes.
The DVD and Blu-ray ($29.98) release contains all eight epic episodes from season six, plus the new-to-disc All This and Gargantua-2 special from 2015. Bonus material: commentaries for every episode, deleted scenes and more. Henchmen, butterfly swarm and spanakopita recipe not included.
[Release date: Oct. 4]