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July 24, 2016 - Our newest Blu-ray review looks at this week's The Film Detective remastered release of Francis Ford Coppola's Dementia 13. The black and white 1963 horror film, made in the wake of Psycho and nearly a full decade before Coppola's The Godfather, gets a new Blu-ray edition with no frills. Full review.
July 23, 2016 - Our coverage of this week's Blu-ray releases concludes with a review of The Ratings Game. This 1984 Showtime television movie, directed by and starring Danny DeVito, tells the story of a New Jersey trucking magnate who breaks into show business with a lousy sitcom that is pitted against the World Series, requiring an attack on the medium's hallowed ratings system. Olive Films pulls this movie out of obscurity with a Blu-ray that also includes four DeVito-directed short films, deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes featurette, a promo, and an illustrated booklet. Full review.
July 22, 2016 - Now in theaters, the horror film Lights Out adapts the 2013 online short of the same name. James Wan (The Conjuring) produces this story of a ghost who lurks in the shadows and haunts a family when it's dark. Teresa Palmer and Maria Bello star in this PG-13 movie. Film review.
Our newest review covers Elvis & Nixon, which offers a comedic look at the time when Elvis Presley dropped by the White House and met with President Richard Nixon in 1970. Michael Shannon plays Elvis and Kevin Spacey is Nixon in this R-rated film directed by Liza Johnson (Loveship Hateship). Now available, Sony's Blu-ray includes filmmakers' audio commentary and the short featurette "Crazy But True." Our full review.
July 21, 2016 - One of 2016's most anticipated and most divisive films is our latest review subject. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zack Snyder's follow-up to Man of Steel, pits DC Comics' biggest superheroes against one another in a dark, action-packed outing. On Blu-ray, the 2½-hour film is extended to just over 3 in an Ultimate Edition cut that undeletes a journalist played by Jena Malone. Extras tease upcoming DC Movies and consider these characters' long, storied pasts in comics. Don't miss our full review of the three-disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD edition.
July 18, 2016 - The 1997 crime drama Gang Related, the final film of Tupac Shakur, comes to Blu-ray tomorrow and we've got a review. Shakur and James Belushi play dirty cops who inadvertently kill an undercover DEA agent and have to take measures to pin the murder on someone else (Dennis Quaid). Co-starring Lela Rochon, James Earl Jones, Wendy Crewson, and Gary Cole, this gritty R-rated film written and directed by "Grimm" creator Jim Kouf is accompanied by a trailer and a making-of featurette on Olive Films' disc. Full review.
July 16, 2016 - Our latest review looks at this week's Blu-ray + Digital release of Miracles from Heaven. From the producers of Heaven Is for Real, this PG-rated drama tells the true story of the Beams, a Texas family whose sick daughter gets an instant, inexplicable cure. Jennifer Garner, Martin Henderson, and Queen Latifah star in this film from The 33 director Patricia Riggen. Sony's Blu-ray includes filmmaker audio commentary, deleted scenes, interviews of the real family members, a music video, and concept art. Full review.
July 14, 2016 - Coverage of this week's new discs continues with a review of Green Room, the critically acclaimed horror film written and directed by Blue Ruin's Jeremy Saulnier. In one of his final roles, Anton Yelchin plays a member of a young punk band who play a gig in rural Oregon and wind up trapped backstage by white supremacists (led by Patrick Stewart). Lionsgate's Blu-ray + Digital HD of this A24 release includes a Saulnier commentary and a making-of featurette. Our review.
Now in theaters, Ghostbusters remakes one of the most successful comedies of all time. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones play a new team assembling in New York to eliminate paranormal spooks in this PG-13 comedy from Bridesmaids and Spy director Paul Feig. Full film review.
July 12, 2016 - Everybody Wants Some!!, writer-director Richard Linklater's "spiritual successor" to Dazed and Confused is on Blu-ray today. This comedy depicts Labor Day Weekend 1980 for two houses full of baseball players at a Texas college. Paramount's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo includes unused footage and making-of featurettes. Our full review.
July 11, 2016 - Our newest review covers The Dark Horse, a drama starring Cliff Curtis ("Fear the Walking Dead") as a mentally troubled New Zealander who turns life around for himself and his nephew with his involvement in a local chess club. Broad Green brings this R-rated film to DVD tomorrow. Our review.
July 10, 2016 - The Adderall Diaries stars James Franco as Stephen Elliott, a successful author whose rough upbringing is disputed when his supposedly dead father (Ed Harris) resurfaces. Co-starring Amber Heard, Cynthia Nixon, and Christian Slater, this R-rated drama adapted from the real Elliott's "true crue memoir" by director Pamela Romanowsky is now on Blu-ray from Lionsgate with audio commentary, a director's interview, deleted scenes, and Digital HD with UltraViolet. Full review.
Our newest Blu-ray review looks at The Mermaid, China's highest-grossing film ever. From director Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer), this R-rated romantic comedy fantasy sees a wealthy tycoon (Deng Chao) reconsidering his business practices after a visit from a real live mermaid (Jelly Lin). Now available, Sony's Blu-ray + Digital edition includes a making-of featurette, a making-of short, and a music video. Full review.
July 1, 2016 - Our latest home video review covers Tuesday's DVD release of The Family Fang, the second film directed by Jason Bateman. Adapted from the bestselling novel, this independent dramedy looks at life in adulthood for two siblings (Bateman and Nicole Kidman) who grew up in a family of performance artists participating in public scenes. Anchor Bay's DVD includes an audio commentary by Bateman. Full review.
June 30, 2016 - Now in theaters, The BFG marks Steven Spielberg's first film for Walt Disney Pictures. This adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1980s novel sees a British orphan meeting a big friendly giant...and his bigger, less friendly fellow giants. Starring Academy Award winner Mark Rylance in the title role, this effects-heavy PG-rated family film opens wide in 3D. Film review.
Also in theaters, The Legend of Tarzan gives us a new take on Edgar Rice Burroughs' old hero. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows director David Yates sends the aristocratic Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgεrd) back to the wilds of Africa where he grew up and into a trap set by a nasty Belgian captain (Christoph Waltz). Co-starring Margot Robbie as Jane and Samuel L. Jackson as comic relief, this PG-13 adventure uses some of its big budget on an entirely CG animal cast. Our review.
Meanwhile, expanding nationwide today after a strong debut last weekend, Swiss Army Man stars Paul Dano as a Pacific Ocean castaway whose dire life changes when a dead body (Daniel Radcliffe) washes ashore and becomes an inexplicably powerful new companion. This offbeat comedy is written and directed by "Daniels", a duo making its big screen debut. Read more...
A September 13th Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD release for Captain America: Civil War has just been announced. Marvel's superhero-studded blockbuster will be joined by audio commentary, deleted and extended scenes, making-of featurettes, a Doctor Strange sneak peek and a gag reel on Blu-ray, while going movie-only on DVD. See the press release for cover art, preorder links, and full details.
Our newest review looks at Precious Cargo, a crime action film starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar as a cunning thief whose pregnant ex (Claire Forlani) gets him to do a big job to clear her debt with a crime boss (Bruce Willis). After limited theatrical release in April, this R-rated Lionsgate thriller hit Blu-ray and DVD this week with a making-of featurette, cast and crew interviews, Digital HD, and the trailer. Our review.
June 29, 2016 - Coverage of this week's new discs continues with a review of Eye in the Sky. This British thriller from Tsotsi director Gavin Hood sees a variety of officials around the globe contemplating whether to authorize a drone strike on a terrorist safe house in Africa. Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Barkhad Abdi, and, in his final live-action performance, Alan Rickman star in this critically acclaimed film. Universal's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo pack includes two making-of shorts. Check out the full review.
June 28, 2016 - The new documentary Elstree 1976 interviews ten actors who held supporting roles in the original Star Wars, playing such iconic characters as Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Greedo. It hits DVD today. Our review.
June 27, 2016 - Twenty-nine years after the release of the original Touchstone Pictures comedy, Disney Channel gives us a new version of Adventures in Babysitting. This TV-G remake stars Sabrina Carpenter ("Girl Meets World") and Sofia Carson (Descendants) as rivals who find themselves on a wild night in the big city while babysitting a total of five kids from two households. Available tomorrow, Disney's DVD includes a blooper reel and a magnetic photo frame. Don't miss our full review.
June 26, 2016 - The 1993 drama A Home of Our Own stars Kathy Bates as a hardworking, strong-willed widow who moves with her six kids to rural Idaho for a new start in 1962. Co-starring Terminator 2's Edward Furlong and Soon-Tek Oh, this esteemed film hit Blu-ray last week from Olive Films. Full review.
June 25, 2016 - Our latest Blu-ray review looks at Cornbread, Earl and Me, the 1975 drama that marked Laurence Fishburne's film debut. NBA All-Star Jamaal Wilkes plays Nathaniel "Cornbread" Hamilton, a college-bound star basketball player who is the hero of his poor neighborhood. When he is mistaken for a criminal and shot to death by police, Cornbread's family and community rallies to clear his name. Olive Films' Blu-ray includes the theatrical trailer. Our review.
June 24, 2016 - Disney has announced Beauty and the Beast as the second film to be released in the Walt Disney Signature Collection of animated classics. The 1991 Academy Award winner and Best Picture nominee will be treated to a new 25th Anniversary Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo pack with four versions of the movie and a number of new bonus features. Check out the press release to watch the trailer and see full details.
Now in theaters, The Neon Demon, from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, sees a new to Los Angeles 16-year-old aspiring model (Elle Fanning) turn heads and produce an array of reactions from peers and colleagues. It's...different. Full film review.
June 23, 2016 - The Brothers Grimsby stars Borat's Sacha Baron Cohen as a soccer-loving Brit who reconnects with his brother (Mark Strong) after 28 years of estrangement, only to become involved in a deadly international conspiracy. Directed by Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk), this crude R-rated action-comedy is now on Blu-ray from Sony with deleted scenes, extended scenes, making-of featurettes, line-o-rama, gag reel, and Digital HD with UltraViolet. Our Blu-ray review.
June 22, 2016 - My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the sequel to 2002's crowd-pleasing indie, is our latest Blu-ray review subject. This time around, Toula (Nia Vardalos) tries to rekindle the spark in her marriage to Ian (John Corbett), while her daughter weighs college plans and her parents discover they need to get married. Now available, Universal's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo pack includes a gag reel, a cast discussion at the Dancing Zorba's, and a making-of featurette. Opa! Full review.
June 21, 2016 - Our coverage of today's new Blu-ray and DVD releases continues with a review of Knight of Cups, the latest film from The Tree of Life writer-director Terrence Malick. Four years in the making, this artsy drama explores the life and loves of a womanizing screenwriter (Christian Bale). The star-studded cast includes Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Freida Pinto, Imogen Poots, Teresa Palmer, Wes Bentley, and Brian Dennehy. Broad Green's Blu-ray includes a making-of featurette. Don't miss our full review.
June 16, 2016 - Pixar Animation Studios returns to the universe of what was once their biggest blockbuster in Finding Dory, now in theaters. The follow-up to the beloved 2003 film sees amnesia-addled Dory trying to remember and find her parents, while being "rescued and rehabilitated" at the Marine Life Institute. Marlin and Nemo search for their friend. Just keep swimming towards our full review.
The British film Eddie the Eagle dramatizes the inspiring run of UK ski jumper Eddie Edwards (Kingsman's Taron Egerton) in the 1988 Winter Olympics. Hugh Jackman plays his alcoholic American coach, while Jim Broadbent and Christopher Walken also appear. Now available, Fox's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo pack includes 43 minutes of featurettes, the trailer, and a photo gallery. Here is our full review.
June 14, 2016 - Midnight Special, the fourth film from writer-director Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter) finds a powerful otherworldly boy with glowing eyes (Jaeden Lieberher) on the run from the FBI and cult members alike with guardians (Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton). Available next Tuesday, Warner's Blu-ray includes five origin shorts, a making-of featurette, and Digital HD UltraViolet. Full review.
June 13, 2016 - Our latest review looks at 10 Cloverfield Lane, the sorta (mostly not) sequel to the J.J. Abrams-produced 2008 found footage film Cloverfield. This self-contained thriller finds a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) suddenly living in the underground shelter of a doomsdayer (John Goodman) who insists the surface is uninhabitable following attack. Available tomorrow, Paramount's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo pack includes an audio commentary and seven short making-of featurettes. Full review.
June 12, 2016 - Today's review covers 45 Years, Charlotte Rampling's Oscar nominee for Best Leading Actress. This British drama from director Andrew Haugh tells the story of an aging married couple (Rampling and Tom Courtenay) about to celebrate their 45th anniversary, whose relationship is shaken by a discovery from his past. This IFC film reaches Blu-ray and DVD from Paramount on Tuesday. Here is our Blu-ray review.
June 11, 2016 - Zootopia, Disney's acclaimed animated blockbuster, is now on home video. Set in a world where animals are anthropomorphic, the film lets rookie rabbit cop Judy Hopps and sly fox con man Nick Wilde team up to solve the mystery of an animal's disappearance. The Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo pack includes filmmaker roundtables, an epic deleted scenes section, a featurette on deleted characters, making-of featurettes, a guide to Easter eggs hidden in the film, and Shakira's "Try Everything" music video. Don't miss our full review.
June 10, 2016 - Our newest DVD review covers the independent drama One More Time, which stars Amber Heard as a struggling musician who has to move in with her father (Christopher Walken), an accomplished crooner on the verge of a second act. Now available, this unrated limited theatrical release co-stars Hamish Linklater, Kelli Garner, and Oliver Platt. Full review.
Recent Film Reviews:
The Conjuring 2 - In this sequel to 2013's acclaimed hit, Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) journey to England to investigate a family's claims of demonic possession. Director James Wan returns and contributes to the script that is based on the real case files of the Warrens.
Now You See Me 2 - Magicians/modern day Robin Hoods the Horsemen return for a new international adventure at the behest of a young businessman (Daniel Radcliffe) who faked his death. Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, and Dave Franco are back, as is Woody Harrelson in two roles, while Lizzy Caplan replaces Isla Fisher, and Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman lend support.
Me Before You - Romance film adapted from Jojo Moyes' bestselling novel sees Louisa (Emilia Clarke) become caregiver to a wealthy young man (Sam Claflin) who must use a wheelchair after an accident.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping - Mockumentary tells the riches-to-rags story of a popular musician (Andy Samberg) experiencing a sophomore slump as a solo artist. Written by, directed by, and starring comedy trio The Lonely Island, this cameo-loaded R-rated film is produced by Judd Apatow.
Alice Through the Looking Glass - Brings back the cast of Disney's 2010 blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, with Tim Burton producing and James Bobin (The Muppets) directing. This sequel sees Alice having to journey through time (using a device stolen from Time, a new character played by Sacha Baron Cohen), to help the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) and protect his family.
The Nice Guys - R-rated action comedy stars Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling as an enforcer and private eye who team up to investigate a missing young woman in 1977 Los Angeles. From Lethal Weapon writer and Iron Man 3 director Shane Black, this buddy picture is earning some of 2016's best reviews to date.
Money Monster - Stars George Clooney as a TV personality whose cable finance show gets interrupted by an angry young man with a gun (Jack O'Connell) demanding a big corporation that has just lost him thousands be held accountable. Co-starring Julia Roberts and Giancarlo Esposito, this R-rated drama is directed by Jodie Foster.
Captain America: Civil War - This threequel prominently surrounds Captain America with much of the Avengers gang, including Iron Man, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Ant-Man, plus newcomers Black Panther and Spider-Man, as the superheroes clash over whether to accept measures for them to answer to a United Nations panel before acting to save the world.
Keanu - The stars of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele" play two Angelenos in over their heads after they pose as gang members to retrieve their beloved stolen kitten in this R-rated crime action comedy.
The Jungle Book Adding to Disney's trend of big-budget, live-action adaptations of their most beloved animated classics, this PG-rated adventure from Iron Man director Jon Favreau uses CGI to bring the animals of India's wild to life around the man-cub Mowgli (Neel Sethi). The voice cast includes Bill Murray as Baloo, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Christopher Walken as King Louie, and Scarlett Johansson as Kaa.
Recent Blu-ray and DVD Reviews:
Love Finds You in Valentine - An UP TV movie adapted from the third in the romance novel series. In it, a California woman (Michaela McManus) inherits her family's ranch in Valentine, Nebraska and has second thoughts about selling it upon learning of its history.
Anomalisa (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - An Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature, this R-rated stop motion romantic dramedy is written and co-directed by Charlie Kaufman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Being John Malkovich, Adaptation., and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Adapted from Kaufman's 2005 sound play, it tells the story of a lonely customer service guru (voiced by David Thewlis) visiting Cincinnati to deliver a speech who meets a woman (voiced by Jennifer Jason Leigh) who stands out from the rest. Paramount's combo pack includes a half-hour making-of documentary, two featurettes, and an Easter egg.
Hail, Caesar! (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - Coen Brothers' comedy looks at the issues concerning a studio fixer (Josh Brolin) in 1952 Hollywood, most significantly the abduction of a movie star (George Clooney) by Communist screenwriters. Co-starring Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Alden Ehrenrich, and Jonah Hill. Universal's combo pack includes four making-of featurettes.
The Spoils Before Dying - IFC's follow-up miniseries to The Spoils of Babylon sees a 1950s jazz pianist (Michael Kenneth Williams) wrongly accused of murder. The six-episode comedy co-stars Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Michael Sheen and Will Ferrell as author Eric Jonrosh (and J. Edgar Hoover).
Gods of Egypt (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - From I, Robot director Alex Proyas, this sees the desert god Set (Gerard Butler) usurp the throne from his nephew Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), whose perfect eyes he steals. This big budget flop, also starring Brenton Thwaites and Geoffrey Rush, is now available in a Best Buy-exclusive Steelbook.
Zoolander 2 (The Magnum Edition Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - Untimely sequel to Ben Stiller's 2001 male model comedy brings back the original cast and pulls Zoolander (Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) out of retirement and Mugatu (Will Ferrell) out of prison while an INTERPOL agent (Penelope Cruz) tries to uncover conspiracy. Paramount's combo pack presents the film in an unrated director's cut with four bonus features plus a Digital HD code for the original movie.
The Finest Hours (Blu-ray + Digital HD) - Disney drama tells the true story of an incredible rescue by U.S. Coast Guard officers of the crew of a sinking oil tanker during a 1952 nor'easter. The Blu-ray edition includes two deleted scenes and a number of featurettes.
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami - Long-unavailable 1947 drama stars George Sanders and Angela Lansbury. Adapted from the novel by Guy de Maupassant, the film tells the story of a 19th century French scoundrel (Sanders).
The Player (The Criterion Collection Blu-ray) - Chockfull of star cameos, Robert Altman's 1992 Hollywood satire tells the story of a studio exec (Tim Robbins) who winds up killing a disgruntled screenwriter. Criterion's Blu-ray includes audio commentary, a new documentary, deleted scenes, an hour-long Cannes Film Festival press conference, and more.
How to Be Single (Blu-ray) - Adapted from the novel by "Sex and the City" writer-editor Liz Tuccillo, this R-rated romantic comedy follows newly-single Alice (Dakota Johnson), where she learns the scene from a co-worker (Rebel Wilson) as Alice's older sister (Leslie Mann) tries to get pregnant and another woman (Alison Brie) searches for a soulmate. Warner's Blu-ray includes outtakes, deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, and Digital HD.
Zoolander (The Blue Steelbook Blu-ray + Digital HD) - Directed and co-written by Ben Stiller, who also stars as the titular male model, this 2001 comedy makes its BD debut in a Walmart-exclusive limited edition which includes loads of extras (including a never-before-seen alternate brainwashing scene) plus a Zoolander headband wig.
The Witch (Blu-ray + Digital HD) - From first-time writer-director Robert Eggers, this critically acclaimed "New-England Folk Tale" sees unusual occurrences befall a banished Puritan family in 1630s America. Lionsgate's Blu-ray includes an audio commentary, a Q & A panel, a making-of featurette, a design gallery, and a hidden outtakes reel.
Zapped! (Blu-ray) - Two years before the launch of "Charles in Charge", Scott Baio and Willie Aames starred in this R-rated comedy in which a high school science nerd (Baio) becomes equipped with telekinetic powers after a lab mishap. Naturally, he uses them to win a baseball game and to blow girls' clothes off.
Joy (Blu-ray + Digital HD) - Jennifer Lawrence stars as a single mother who invents a self-wringing mop and bets everything on it in the new dramedy from David O. Russell. Fox's disc includes a 20-minute making-of featurette, an image gallery, and an hour-long Times Talks Q & A session with Lawrence and Russell.
"The Jim Gaffigan Show": Season One - Scripted single camera TV Land sitcom depicts a fictionalized version of life for food-loving stand-up comic Jim Gaffigan, his wife, and five young children. The two-disc set holds the series' first eleven episodes.
Regression (Blu-ray + Digital HD) - After a several-year hiatus, writer-director Alejandro Amenαbar (The Others, The Sea Inside) returns with this psychological thriller following a detective (Ethan Hawke) as he investigates the accusations of a teenager (Emma Watson) of satanic ritual abuse in 1990 Minnesota. Also starring David Thewlis, this limited release flick is joined by four short making-of featurettes in The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay release.
The Boy (Blu-ray + Digital HD) - An American woman (Lauren Cohan) comes to the rural UK to be nanny...to a porcelain doll in this PG-13 horror movie from the director of The Devil Inside and Stay Alive.
The 5th Wave (Blu-ray + Digital HD) - In this adaptation from the best-selling series of young adult novels, Chloλ Grace Moretz plays an Ohio teen who is separated from her family after alien attacks wipe out most of the planet. In the vein of The Hunger Games and Divergent, this teen-oriented PG-13 flick is joined by audio commentary, a number of deleted scenes, a gag reel, and making-of featurettes.
Top Gun: 30th Anniversary Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Steelbook - Limited Edition holds the loaded 2008 Blu-ray and Disc 1 of Tom Cruise's first blockbuster's 2004 DVD in collectible new packaging.
Son of Saul (Blu-ray) - Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, this Hungarian Holocaust drama tags along with a member of the Sonderkommando (Gιza Rφhrig) at Auschwitz as he tries to get a proper Jewish burial for his adolescent son. Sony's Blu-ray includes an audio commentary, an hour-long Q & A, a deleted scene, the trailer, and Digital HD with UltraViolet.
The Driftless Area (DVD) - Adapted from Tom Drury's novel, this noir drama sees a young man (Anton Yelchin) obtaining a bag full of money from a career criminal (John Hawkes) who isn't about to let it go without a fight. Co-starring Zooey Deschanel, Alia Shawkat, Ciaran Hinds, and Frank Langella, this R-rated film is joined by a 15-minute making-of featurette on this straight-to-DVD release.
Jane Got a Gun (Blu-ray + Digital HD) - Overcoming a troubled production full of personnel changes and distributor bankruptcy to receive an ill-attended wide theatrical release last January, this western stars Natalie Portman as a frontier mother who enlists her ex (Joel Edgerton) to protect her home from a coming outlaw onslaught. Ewan McGregor and Noah Emmerich co-star in this R-rated film from director Gavin O'Connor (Warrior, Miracle).
The Lady in the Van (Blu-ray) - Adapted from Alan Bennett's memoir that was previously brought to stage and radio, this British comedy tells the "mostly true" story of an old woman (Maggie Smith) who lives in a van in London's Camden Town, parking in the driveway of the playwright (portrayed by multiple Alex Jenningses). A Golden Globe nominee for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, the film hits Blu-ray with audio commentary, two featurettes, deleted scenes, and the trailer.
Daniel Tosh: People Pleaser (DVD) - The fourth Comedy Central stand-up special from the host of "Tosh.0" is presented in both its broadcast form and an extended, uncensored edit.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - The seventh installment in the blockbuster space saga launched nearly 40 years ago by George Lucas, this J.J. Abrams-directed sequel has grossed more than any other film at the domestic box office. Disney's combo pack includes hours of bonus features, highlighted by the thorough documentary "Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey."
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