4 New Movies on DVD and Blu-ray This week: 25 July
New movies are available on DVD and Blu-ray this week, with previous release on Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes. The new releases are available to purchase on Amazon.
This week 4 films mark their release on DVD and Blu-ray: The new DreamWorks animation movie. Live-action movie starring Scarlett Johansson. A new drama starring Chris Evans and directed by Marc Webb. And a thriller movie starring Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
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Here are the movies on DVD and Blu-ray this week, Tuesday July 25, 2017:
The Boss Baby.
A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.
Washington Post – Pat Padua
“The Boss Baby (adapted from the 2010 book by author and illustrator Marla Frazee) is a sweet adventure tale about sibling rivalry that ultimately becomes a moving tribute to family and brotherhood”. Full Review.
Director: Tom McGrath (Madagascar, Megamind).
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Miles Christopher Bakshi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Steve Buscemi, Conrad Vernon, Tobey Maguire, Vivi Ann Yee, Eric Bell Jr., and Chris Miller.
Runtime: 1h 37min.
Genres: Comedy, Family, and Animation.
MPAA Rating: PG.
Ghost in the Shell.
In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals.
Variety – Guy Lodge
“Spectacularly honoring the spirit and aesthetic of Mamoru Oshii’s beloved animated adaptations without resorting wholly to slavish cosplay, this is smart, hard-lacquered entertainment that may just trump the original films for galloping storytelling momentum and sheer, coruscating visual excitement — even if a measure of their eerie, melancholic spirit hasn’t quite carried over to the immaculate new carapace”. Full Review.
Director: Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman).
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, Chin Han, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara, Tawanda Manyimo, and Rila Fukushima.
Runtime: 1h 47min.
Genres: Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, and Crime.
MPAA Rating: PG-13.
- Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost In The Shell: Critics Thoughts.
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Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.
New York Daily News – Edward Douglas
“Comparisons to the classic 1979 Oscar winner “Kramer vs. Kramer” are inevitable. But Gifted stands on its own because it feels more like reality than a Hollywood take on family crisis”. Full Review.
Director: Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man 1 &2, (500) Days of Summer).
Cast: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer, Glenn Plummer, Julie Ann Emery, Joe Chrest, Keir O’Donnell, and Jona Xiao.
Runtime: 1h 41min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13.
Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul (Antonio Banderas), a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter at a diner with a drifter named Jack (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Paul offers Jack a place to stay-and soon the edgy, demanding Jack muscles his way into Paul’s work. As a storm cuts off power to the isolated cabin, the two men begin a jagged game of one-upmanship that will bring at least one tale to an end.
The Hollywood Reporter – Sheri Linden
“None of it is earth-shattering, but Goodman gives it muscle and makes it work. And with their synapse-firing performances, Banderas and Rhys Meyers keep the viewer at arm’s length and guessing — through, and even past, fade-out”. Full Review.
Director: Brian Goodman.
Cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Piper Perabo, Antonio Banderas, Abel Ferrara, Nicholas Aaron, Vincent Riotta, Alexandra Klim, Nathalie Rapti Gomez, Katie McGovern, and Randall Paul.
Runtime: 1h 33min.
MPAA Rating: R.