May 1, 2024

THE POOP SCOOP: Boats, Books & the Best Movie of the Year (so far)



🕮AMERICAN FICTION Arrives on Blu-ray June 18 from Warner Bros. Discovery.
The critically acclaimed, Oscar nominated American Fiction, from Amazon MGM Studios’ Orion Pictures, will be available for purchase on Blu-ray on June 18. American Fiction is Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish “Black” book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain. Also written by Academy Award winner Jefferson (TV’s “Watchmen”), the film is produced by Ben LeClair, Nikos Karamigios., Cord Jefferson and Jermaine Johnson. American Fiction was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Jeffrey Wright), Best Supporting Actor, Best Score and winning for Best Adapted Screenplay.


📺ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY Celebrates 20th Anniversary With 4K Ultra HD Release July 2nd from Paramount.
It’s kind of a big deal. ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY marked the feature directorial debut of Adam McKay and was written by McKay and Will Ferrell, who stars as the titular, mustachioed hero.  The film features a veritable pantheon of comedic talent, including Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, and Fred Willard, along with a cavalcade of cameos. Endlessly quotable and enduringly hilarious, ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY is widely considered to be one of the greatest comedies of all time. The 20th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray set includes the remastered theatrical version of the film in sparkling 4K Ultra HD, plus two Blu-ray Discs with more than two hours of legacy bonus content, including cast auditions, deleted scenes, bloopers, an “Afternoon Delight” music video, and much, much more.  In addition, fans can enjoy both the theatrical and extended cuts of the film on Blu-ray, as well as WAKE UP, RON BURGUNDY: THE LOST MOVIE, a 92-minute film featuring outtakes and unused storylines from the original movie.

🛥THE BOYS IN THE BOAT Arrives on Blu-ray and June 25 from Warner Bros Discovery.
The Boys in the Boat is a sports drama based on the #1 New York Times bestselling non-fiction book written by Daniel James Brown. The film, directed by George Clooney, is about the 1936 University of Washington rowing team that competed for gold at the Summer Olympics in Berlin. This inspirational true story follows a group of underdogs at the height of the Great Depression as they are thrust into the spotlight and take on elite rivals from around the world. This inspirational true story from Amazon MGM Studios will be available for purchase on Blu-ray on June 25. The Boys in the Boat stars Joel Edgerton (“Loving”), Callum Turner (The “Fantastic Beasts” films), Peter Guinness (“Sleepy Hollow”), Jack Mulhern (TV’s “Mare of Easttown”), James Wolk (TV’s “Mad Men”), Hadley Robinson (“Anyone But You”), and Courtney Henggeler (TV’s “Cobra Kai”).

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