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May 23, 2016 - Tomorrow, The Player rejoins The Criterion Collection more than twenty years after its laserdisc release. 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. Full review.
May 21, 2016 - Today's Blu-ray review looks at How to Be Single, a romantic comedy adapted from the novel by "Sex and the City" writer-editor Liz Tuccillo. This R-rated ensemble tale 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. Available Tuesday, Warner's Blu-ray includes outtakes, deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, and Digital HD. Full review.
May 20, 2016 - Our newest Blu-ray review covers Zoolander. Directed and co-written by Ben Stiller, who also stars as the titular male model, this 2001 comedy made its Blu-ray debut in The Blue Steelbook, a Walmart-exclusive limited edition Blu-ray + Digital HD which includes loads of extras (including a never-before-seen alternate brainwashing scene) plus a Zoolander headband wig. Check out our full review in anticipation of our upcoming review of the sequel's Blu-ray combo.
Now in theaters, The Nice Guys 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 R-rated action comedy is earning some of 2016's best reviews to date. Here's ours.
May 16, 2016 - The critically acclaimed horror film The Witch comes to Blu-ray tomorrow and we've got a review. From first-time writer-director Robert Eggers, this "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. Full review.
May 13, 2016 - In theaters today, 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. Film review.
May 10, 2016 - Two years before the launch of "Charles in Charge", Scott Baio and Willie Aames starred in Zapped!, an R-rated comedy released to profit in the summer of 1982. Baio plays a high school science nerd who becomes equipped with telekinetic powers after a lab mishap. Naturally, he uses them to win a baseball game and to blow girls' clothes off. Don't miss our full review of Olive Films' upcoming Blu-ray debut.
May 8, 2016 - Today's new Blu-ray review covers Joy, the third straight collaboration of writer-director David O. Russell with actors Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and Robert De Niro. Lawrence alone stars as Joy, a single mother who invents a self-wringing mop and bets everything on it. Now available, 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. Don't miss our full review.
May 6, 2016 - Our newest DVD review looks at next week's release of "The Jim Gaffigan Show": Season One. This 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. Full review.
The summer movie season kicks off today with the release of 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. Don't miss our film review.
May 5, 2016 - Regression marks the return of writer-director Alejandro Amenαbar (The Others, The Sea Inside) after a several-year hiatus. This psychological thriller follows 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 Blu-ray + Digital HD release. Full review.
May 3, 2016 - Our latest review looks at the horror movie The Boy, in which an American woman (Lauren Cohan) comes to the rural UK to be nanny...to a porcelain doll. From the director of The Devil Inside and Stay Alive, this PG-13 thriller hits Blu-ray next week from Universal with Digital HD. Our review.
May 1, 2016 - Adapted from the first of a best-selling series of young adult novels, The 5th Wave stars Chloλ Grace Moretz as 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 on this week's Blu-ray + Digital release from Sony. Our review.
April 29, 2016 - Disney has announced a June 7th home video release for Zootopia. The billion dollar-bound animated blockbuster will simultaneously debut on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, and Disney Movies Anywhere, with all but DVD getting a lot of bonus features. Watch a clip from an Easter egg as part of the full press release.
In theaters today, Keanu casts the stars of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele" as two Angelenos in over their heads after they pose as gang members to retrieve their beloved stolen kitten. The R-rated crime action comedy opens to many warm reviews, including ours.
April 26, 2016 - Today's new review looks at next week's limited edition 30th Anniversary Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy steelbook release of Top Gun. Tom Cruise's first blockbuster has its loaded 2008 Blu-ray and Disc 1 of its 2004 DVD placed in collectible new packaging. Full review.
April 25, 2016 - Our newest Blu-ray review covers Son of Saul, 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. Full review.
April 22, 2016 - The Driftless Area skips theatrical release and goes straight to DVD on Tuesday. 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 DVD. Full review.
April 20, 2016 - Today's Blu-ray review looks at Jane Got a Gun. This western overcame a troubled production full of personnel changes and distributor bankruptcy to receive an ill-attended wide theatrical release last January. It 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 Weinstein/Anchor Bay disc is joined by Digital HD with UltraViolet. Full review.
April 18, 2016 - Adapted from Alan Bennett's memoir that was previously brought to stage and radio, The Lady in the Van 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, this 2015 British film hits Blu-ray tomorrow with audio commentary, two featurettes, deleted scenes, and the trailer. Full review.
April 15, 2016 - Now in theaters, The Jungle Book adds to Disney's trend of big-budget, live-action adaptations of their most beloved animated classics. From Iron Man director Jon Favreau, this PG-rated adventure 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. Don't miss our full film review.
April 12, 2016 - This Tuesday is always a slow one for new DVD and Blu-ray releases, but we've got a review of one of next week's discs. Daniel Tosh: People Pleaser is the fourth Comedy Central stand-up special from the host of "Tosh.0" Premiering next Sunday, it will hit DVD two days later in a disc that presents the program in both its broadcast form and an extended, uncensored edit. Full review.
April 8, 2016 - Opening in 850 theaters today is Demolition, a dramedy from director Jean-Marc Vallιe (Dallas Buyers Club, Wild), which sees a New York investment banker (Jake Gyllenhaal) struggling to come to terms with the sudden death of his wife. Naomi Watts and Chris Cooper co-star in this R-rated indie. Read our review.
Expanding in theaters today is Everybody Wants Some!!, Richard Linklater's follow-up to Boyhood. Billed a "spiritual sequel" to the writer-director's Dazed and Confused, this indie comedy explores the first weekend of college for a Texas university's baseball team during Labor Day Weekend 1980. Full review.
April 5, 2016 - The biggest Blu-ray release of the year so far arrives today in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 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 Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo pack includes hours of bonus features, highlighted by the thorough documentary "Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey." Don't miss our full review.
April 3, 2016 - The independent film Tumbledown stars Rebecca Hall as a musician's widow and Jason Sudeikis as the Hofstra University pop culture professor who agrees to help her write her husband's biography. Co-starring Blythe Danner, Richard Masur, and Dianna Agron, this limited release R-rated dramedy romance hits Blu-ray on Tuesday with two making-of featurettes. Full Blu-ray review.
April 1, 2016 - Concussion tells the true story of forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovering a unsettling link between NFL players and brain damage. Co-starring Albert Brooks, Alec Baldwin, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, this PG-13 drama is now on Blu-ray with director's audio commentary, deleted scenes, two making-of featurettes, and Digital HD with UltraViolet. Read our review.
Expanding today from five theaters to 55 is Midnight Special, the fourth film from Mud and Take Shelter writer-director Jeff Nichols. The film follows a pair of fugitives (Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton) accused of abducting a young boy (Jaeden Lieberher) with unusual gifts. Co-starring Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst, and Sam Shepard, this acclaimed PG-13 flick recalls past sci-fi works like John Carpenter's Starman. Full film review.
March 31, 2016 - Our newest review looks at The Hunger Games: Complete 4-Film Collection, Lionsgate's epic Blu-ray + Digital HD release of the popular and successful YA sci-fi franchise. The six disc set adds the Blu-ray debut of final film Mockingjay, Part 2 and an exclusive disc of somewhat new extras to the four loaded platters already bestowed upon the first three films. The set includes three audio commentaries, four feature-length making-of documentaries, a bevy of featurettes, plus never-before-seen extras including over 20 minutes of deleted scenes from the original film. Don't miss our full review.
March 26, 2016 - Quentin Tarantino's bloody western mystery The Hateful Eight hits stores Tuesday and we've got a review of the Blu-ray combo pack. In Wyoming years after the Civil War, a bounty hunter (Kurt Russell), a Union major (Samuel L. Jackson), an outlaw (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a sheriff (Walton Goggins) and four others wait out a blizzard together amidst thick suspicion of one another in Minnie's Haberdashery. Weinstein/Anchor Bay's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD edition includes two short making-of featurettes and the multiplex theatrical cut of the film, which was nominated for three Oscars and won for Best Original Score. Full review.
March 23, 2016 - Our newest theatrical review covers the much-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Zack Snyder's follow-up to Man of Steel gives us a new Batman (Ben Affleck), a new Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), and a new Alfred (Jeremy Irons), while attempting to usher in a new age of DC Comics Universe on film. Don't miss our advance review.
March 21, 2016 - Our newest review looks at Sisters, a comedy casting "Saturday Night Live" and NBC Thursday alumnae Amy Poehler and Tina Fey as...sisters, who decide to throw one last big party in the childhood home their parents are selling. Now available, Universal's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo pack presents the film in its profitable R-rated theatrical cut plus an unrated extended cut running 5 minutes longer. Extras include a cast and crew audio commentary, 40 minutes of deleted and extended scenes, a host of improvisations, a gag reel, and a making-of featurette. Go wild with our full review.
March 19, 2016 - Today's review covers next week's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD release of the hit comedy Daddy's Home. Will Ferrell plays a loving man whose relationship with his new stepkids becomes instantly complicated by the appearance of his wife's intimidating ex (Mark Wahlberg). Paramount's combo pack adds nearly an hour of bonus features to a dynamic feature presentation. Full review.
March 18, 2016 - Today's Blu-ray review looks at The Good Dinosaur, the 16th (and 16th highest-grossing) film from Pixar Animation Studios. Imagining an alternate universe where dinosaurs and humans co-exist, it sends one of each on an episodic adventure. Now available, Disney's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo pack includes deleted scenes, audio commentary, making-of featurettes, animated Dino Bites, and a look at a Pixar employee dinosaur-building competition. Don't miss our review.
March 15, 2016 - Our coverage of this week's new Blu-rays/last month's Oscar nominees continues with a review of Carol. From director Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven) comes this adaptation of a 1952 novel by Patricia Highsmith (Strangers on a Train) about a New York housewife (Cate Blanchett) who begins a relationship with a department store worker (Rooney Mara) while finalizing her divorce. Nominated for six Oscars including both Lead and Supporting Actress, this 1950s drama is joined by over a half-hour of behind-the-scenes featurettes and nearly a half-hour of cast & crew Q & A panel highlights in Weinstein and Anchor Bay's Blu-ray + Digital HD edition. Check out the full review.
March 15, 2016 - On Blu-ray today is Brooklyn, the critically acclaimed romantic drama that was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Set in the 1950s, it follows a young Irish woman (Saoirse Ronan) to New York, where she falls for an Italian-American plumber (Emory Cohen), only to return home and find another viable life with another charming suitor (Domhnall Gleeson). Co-starring Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent, this PG-13 film sees Nick Hornby adapting Colm Tσibνn's novel for director John Crowley. Fox's Blu-ray + Digital HD release adds 11 exclusive deleted and extended scenes with commentary to six promotional featurettes, a director's audio commentary, a photo gallery, and the original trailer. Don't miss our full review.
March 14, 2016 - Today's new review covers tomorrow's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo pack release of The Big Short. Nominated for five Academy Awards and winner of Best Adapted Screenplay, this R-rated dramedy from Anchorman director Adam McKay tells the story of the 2008 financial collapse through the eyes of those who see it coming. Steve Carell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt headline a large ensemble cast. The Blu-ray includes over an hour of bonus features including deleted scenes. Read more...
March 13, 2016 - The six-episode IFC comedy miniseries The Spoils of Babylon sends up 1970s melodrama with its tale of a boy who grows up as the adopted son of an oil baron. Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Tim Robbins head a cast that also includes Will Ferrell in bookending segments as pompous author Eric Jonrosh. Two years after airing, it's now on DVD from Anchor Bay. Full review.
March 11, 2016 - In theaters today, 10 Cloverfield Lane follows a woman who suffers a car accident (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) to the well-stocked underground bunker of a survivalist/madman (John Goodman) who claims the Earth's surface has become uninhabitable. A semi-sequel to the 2008 found footage monster movie, this PG-13 thriller goes in an entirely different direction...for the most part. Full film review.
March 10, 2016 - Our newest DVD review looks at Grease Live!. Without commercial breaks, the three-hour Fox broadcast comes down to 131 minutes, which is more than enough time to provide a new theatrical adaptation which pulls from both the stage musical and the blockbuster 1978 movie. Julianne Hough is Sandy, Aaron Tveit is Danny, and Vanessa Hudgens plays Rizzo in this ambitious production which also features Carly Rae Jepsen, Keke Palmer, Mario Lopez, Boyz II Men, Joe Jonas, and Didi Conn. Now available, Paramount's disc includes a half-hour of bonus features. Our review.
March 9, 2016 - The raunchy holiday comedy The Night Before opts not to wait the customary year for Christmastime relevance. This R-rated tale from 50/50 director Jonathan Levine tells of three longtime friends (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie) > upholding their tradition of a rowdy Christmas Eve together in New York City. It's now available on Blu-ray with deleted/extended scenes, a gag reel, and a host of behind-the-scenes featurettes. Full review.
March 7, 2016 - Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess and his wife/co-writer Jerusha's Don Verdean struggled to find an audience in limited theatrical release. Now, it's on Blu-ray. This PG-13 comedy stars Sam Rockwell as the titular character, a Biblical archaeologist whose work is less than scientific. Amy Ryan, Jemaine Clement, Danny McBride, and Will Forte co-star. Lionsgate's Blu-ray includes director's audio commentary and two making-of featurettes. Full review.
March 6, 2016 - Our newest Blu-ray review looks at Room, the recent winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress. Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay star as a mother and son who have spent years in the grimy captivity of a soundproof, code-protected 11' x 11' shed. Adapted from Emma Donoghue's 2010 novel, the movie depicts life for the two on the inside and out. Now available, Lionsgate's Blu-ray + Digital HD release includes three featurettes and an audio commentary. Don't miss our review.
March 4, 2016 - Now on DVD, the animated film Capture the Flag follows two kids and a grandpa into space, as they try to get to the moon before a billionaire businessman can mine it for Helium-3. A product of Spain, this PG-rated comic adventure follows its limited theatrical release with a barebones DVD. Full review.
In theaters today is Zootopia, the 55th film from Walt Disney Animation Studios. This creative mystery pairs peppy trailblazing rookie cop rabbit Judy Hopps with sly fox con man Nick Wilde to solve the case of an otter's disappearance. Opening to unanimous acclaim, this PG caper is poised to keep the studio's string of critical and commercial success alive. Read our film review.
March 3, 2016 - Today's new Blu-ray review covers Creed. The seventh film in the Rocky franchise takes things in a new direction, with Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) training Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the illegitimate son of Rocky's friend and competitor, Apollo Creed. Co-written and directed by Fruitvale Station's Ryan Coogler, this acclaimed reboot earned Stallone his first Academy Award nomination since the original 1976 film, for Supporting Actor. Now available, Warner's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo pack includes two featurettes and a long reel of deleted scenes on Blu-ray. Our review.
Disney has announced an April 1st Digital HD release and April 5th Blu-ray and DVD release for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams' blockbuster addition to the classic sci-fi saga. Available as a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo pack, the three-disc set will include deleted scenes and a host of making-of featurettes and documentaries. See the press release for cover art, full details, and site-supporting preorders.
March 2, 2016 - Now available on DVD and covered in detail here: "Drunk History": Season 3. The Comedy Central series adapted from Funny or Die shorts sees more history lessons being told by people under the influence of alcohol and re-enacted with stars as historical figures. Season 3's guests include Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Josh Hartnett, Kat Dennings, Maya Rudolph, Colin Hanks, Sam Rockwell, Dennis Quaid, Ellie Kemper, Greg Kinnear, Michael Cera, Patton Oswalt, Topher Grace and Octavia Spencer. The 2-disc set includes all thirteen episodes completely uncensored plus nearly an hour of bonus features. Don't miss our full review.
March 1, 2016 - Our latest review looks at Secret in Their Eyes, the English language remake of the Oscar-winning Argentine mystery. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays a former FBI agent obsessed with solving the 13-year-old murder of the teenaged daughter of his former partner (Julia Roberts). Nicole Kidman, Dean Norris, Alfred Molina, and Michael Kelly co-star in this PG-13 thriller adapted and directed by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games). Universal's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo pack includes filmmakers' audio commentary and two short making-of featurettes. Full review.
Recent Film Reviews:
Triple 9 - John Hillcoat (Lawless, The Road) directs this gritty crime drama about dirty Atlanta cops forced to perform improbable heists for Russian Jewish mob. The R-rated film boasts a talent-rich cast that includes Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, and Kate Winslet.
Hail, Caesar! - Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and set against a Hollywood movie studio in the 1950s. Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, and Scarlett Johansson feature among the large ensemble cast, as a studio chief (Brolin) discovers the star (Clooney) of a big budget religious epic has been kidnapped by communist screenwriters for ransom.
Recent Blu-ray and DVD Reviews:
I Smile Back (DVD) - Sarah Silverman plays a mother/housewife battling depression and addiction in the New York suburbs. Co-starring Josh Charles and Thomas Sadoski, this R-rated indie drama earned Silverman a SAG Award nomination for Lead Actress. Broad Green's DVD includes a 20-minute Q & A with the actress conducted at the Toronto International Film Festival.
My All American (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - PG-rated drama tells the story of Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock), an undersized athlete who used his drive to excel as safety of the University of Texas football team in the late 1960s before getting dealt a difficult hand. Aaron Eckhart plays Longhorns coach Darrell Royal. Now available, Universal's Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD combo pack includes two short making-of featurettes.
Labyrinth of Lies (Blu-ray) - One of nine international dramas shortlisted for this year's Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this German drama explores the aftermath of the Holocaust, following a young lawyer and a journalist in the 1950s as they try to hold Nazi war criminals accountable for the atrocities they committed. Sony's Blu-ray includes an audio commentary, a LA Jewish Film Festival Q & A panel, deleted scenes, and Digital HD with UltraViolet.
The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar (DVD) - The 44-minute launch of the Lion King-inspired Disney Junior series sees Simba's second-born child, Kion, being appointed the head of the Lion Guard, a team he must assemble from Pride Rock's finest. Disney's DVD includes a Beau Black music video.
Black Mass (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - Johnny Depp plays notorious Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger in this crime drama from director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace). The large supporting cast includes Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kevin Bacon, Corey Stoll, Dakota Johnson, and Peter Sarsgaard. Warner's combo pack includes an hour-long documentary on the FBI's long manhunt for Bulger plus two making-of featurettes.
The 33 (Blu-ray) - This PG-13 drama tells the remarkable true story of the 2010 mine collapse that left 33 Chilean miners stranded and struggling to survive more than 2,000 feet below ground. Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Gabriel Byrne head a large ensemble. Warner's Blu-ray includes two short making-of featurettes, Digital HD with UltraViolet, and the trailer.
Steve Jobs (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - In this unconventional three-act biopic from the Oscar-winning director of Slumdog Millionaire and screenwriter of The Social Network, Michael Fassbender plays the Apple co-founder, who is seen stressing over work and personal matters backstage behind significant product launches in 1984, 1988, and 1998. Fellow Oscar nominee Kate Winslet heads a supporting cast that also includes Jeff Daniels, Seth Rogen, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Katherine Waterston. Universal's combo pack includes two audio commentaries (one by director Danny Boyle, the other featuring screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and editor Elliot Graham plus the three-part, 44-minute making-of documentary "Inside Jobs."
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - Effectively concludes Paramount's near-annual found footage horror film franchise. At Christmastime 2013, a family uncovers a box of videocassettes belonging to the family who used to own their Santa Rosa, California house. Their young daughter becomes acclimated with a troubling presence known as Tobi. Now available, the combo pack presents the film in three different cuts on Blu-ray along with 20 minutes of deleted scenes.
99 Homes (Blu-ray) - Directed and co-written by Ramin Bahrani, this critically acclaimed but underattended R-rated drama stars Andrew Garfield as an Orlando laborer whose family home is foreclosed upon, forcing him to take a job under the shady realtor who evicted him (Michael Shannon). Broad Green's Best Buy-exclusive Blu-ray includes an audio commentary by Bahrani and a deleted scene.
Crimson Peak (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - Gothic romance co-written and directed by Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy) stars Mia Wasikowska as an aspiring author in America who marries a moves into a mansion with secrets and ghosts. Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam co-star in this R-rated thriller. Universal's combo pack includes a del Toro audio commentary, deleted scenes, and over an hour of additional extras.
Truth (Blu-ray + Digital HD) - This drama tells the story of Rathergate, the journalistic scandal befalling 60 Minutes II in the fall of 2004. Cate Blanchett stars as producer Mary Mapes, while Robert Redford portrays veteran newsman Dan Rather. The directorial debut of Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man screenwriter James Vanderbilt, this indie film also features Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss, Dennis Quaid, and Stacy Keach. Sony's disc includes an audio commentary, deleted scenes, a cast & crew Q & A, and two making-of featurettes.
Grandma (Blu-ray) - Acclaimed Golden Globe-nominated comedy written and directed by Paul Weitz (About a Boy) about a lesbian poet (Lily Tomlin) trying to help her granddaughter (Julia Garner) raise money for a medical procedure. The R-rated indie also features Judy Greer, Marcia Gay Harden, and Sam Elliott. Sony's disc has an audio commentary, making-of featurette, Q & A session, and trailer.
Love the Coopers (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD), - A comedy about a large Pittsburgh family getting together for Christmas. The ensemble film features John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Alan Arkin, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Jake Lacy, Marisa Tomei, Anthony Mackie, Ed Helms, and June Squibb. Instead of waiting for next Christmas, Lionsgate brings it to stores for Valentine's Day in a combo pack that also includes three short making-of featurettes and a music video for Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' end credits song.
Our Brand Is Crisis (Blu-ray) - Sandra Bullock stars as an American political strategist sent to Bolivia to help a candidate win a presidential election. Co-starring Billy Bob Thornton, this R-rated dramedy was directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) and adapted from the documentary of the same name by Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). Warner's Blu-ray includes the featurette "Sandra Bullock: A Role Like No Other" and Digital HD with UltraViolet.
Meadowland - Independent drama stars Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson as a New York couple trying to cope after their young son vanishes at a gas station. Cinedigm's DVD includes a making-of featurette and the trailer.
Bridge of Spies (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - Steven Spielberg's true Cold War drama about an American lawyer (Tom Hanks) assigned to defend a public enemy accused of being a Soviet spy (Mark Rylance) and then to choreograph a prisoner exchange. Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, this acclaimed PG-13 film hits home video in a Disney/DreamWorks combo pack that adds 45 minutes of making-of featurettes on Blu-ray.
Brian Regan: Live from Radio City Music Hall - In this hour-long Comedy Central special, the longtime comedian jokes about party awkwardness, dance floor protocol, and hotel non-apologies.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Walt Disney Signature Collection (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - Walt Disney's trailblazing first animated feature is revisited in a combo pack that adds several new featurettes to an extensive assembly of HD pieces produced for its previous Blu-ray edition.
Meet the Patels - This documentary that plays like a romantic comedy follows first-generation Indian-American Ravi Patel as he searches for a wife at the urging of his traditional parents. Following warm reviews and good specialty box office numbers, this PG-rated film hits DVD.
Burnt (Blu-ray + Digital HD) - This R-rated drama stars Bradley Cooper as Adam Jones, a talented chef with a short temper and a bad reputation. He tries to earn that elusive third Michelin star at a new London restaurant bearing his name and staffed by a number of past associates. Available tomorrow, the Weinstein/Anchor Bay release includes an audio commentary by director John Wells (August: Osage County) and executive chef consultant Marcus Wareing, deleted scenes with commentary, Q & A session highlights, and a making-of featurette.
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Blu-ray) - Marielle Heller's critically acclaimed adaptation of Phoebe Glockner's autobiographical graphic novel finds a 15-year-old (Bel Powley) experiencing a sexual awakening with the boyfriend (Alexander Skarsgεrd) of her bohemian mother (Kristen Wiig). Sony's Blu-ray includes audio commentary, deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, a Q & A session, and the trailer.
The Intern (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - In this comedy written and directed by Nancy Meyers (It's Complicated, The Holiday, Something's Gotta Give), Robert De Niro plays the titular character, a 70-year-old widower who brings his experience and old-fashioned chivalry to an online clothing business run by the high-strung Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). After a formidable fall box office run, this PG-13 presentation hits stores in a combo pack with three making-of featurettes.
Learning to Drive - Indie dramedy stars Patricia Clarkson as a New York literary critic who takes driving lessons from a Sikh Indian (Ben Kingsley) after her husband of 21 years leaves her. This AARP-recognized, well-attended summer release hits DVD with a photo gallery.
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