New Movie Releases On DVD and Blu-ray This Week: June 13
New movies are available on DVD and Blu-Ray this week, with previous release on Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes. The new DVD releases are available to purchase on Amazon.
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This Week On DVD and Blu-Ray.
Here are the movies on DVD and Blu-ray this week, Tuesday May 30, 2017:
The Lego Batman Movie: I have aged phenomenally.
Synopsis: There are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Like a miniature universe made entirely of millions of tiny plastic bricks, The Lego Batman Movie looks and feels like it could only have been put together by a roomful of mad geniuses, moving in a ballet of well-choreographed creativity: It’s simultaneously epic and humble.
Michael O’Sullivan – Washington Post – Full review.
Director: Chris McKay.
Cast: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Mariah Carey, Jenny Slate, Susan Bennett, Billy Dee Williams, Hector Elizondo.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Animation.
MPAA Rating: 104min.
John Wick: Chapter 2: Never stab the devil in the back.
Synopsis: After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.
Remember how the original John Wick snuck up and wowed us in 2014? Now he’s back and better than ever. John Wick: Chapter 2 is the real deal in action-movie fireworks – it’s pure cinema, an adrenaline rocket of image and sound that explodes on contact.
Peter Travers – Rolling Stone – Full review.
Director: Chad Stahelski.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Bridget Moynahan, Thomas Sadoski
Genres: Action, Thriller, Crime
MPAA Rating: R.
Table 19: You’re invited to the wedding of the season.
Synopsis: Ex-maid of honor Eloise (Anna Kendrick) – having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text – decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend’s wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the ‘random’ table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers, most of whom should have known to just send regrets (but not before sending something nice off the registry). As everyone’s secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19. Friendships – and even a little romance – can happen under the most unlikely circumstances.
A tonally uneven mishmash of Wes Anderson quirk, John Cassavetes guts-spilling and The Breakfast Club, all of which somehow manages to dampen the talents of its crack ensemble cast.
David Fear – Rolling Stone – Full review.
Director: Jeffrey Blitz.
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Tony Revolori, Amanda Crew, Wyatt Russell, Maria Thayer, Andrew Daly.
Genres: Comedy, Drama.
MPAA Rating: PG-13.
Growing Up Smith – Good Ol’ Boy: Living the American Dream!
Synopsis: Growing Up Smith – Good Ol’ Boy is the story of Smith, a ten-year-old boy from India growing up in Small Town, America in 1979. While the boy’s family straddles the fine line between embracing the American Dream and preserving their Indian heritage, there are barbecues, Halloween and hunting. And as Smith falls for Amy, the girl-next-door, he finds in Amy’s father Butch the cowboy he wishes his own father could be. But alas, when Smith’s father Bhaaskar sees Smith is quickly losing any hope of remaining a respectable Indian boy, he banishes him back to India. Nineteen years later Smith will return to America, back to a place he once called home.
The picture hits many of the expected schoolyard beats with just enough specificity (the vegetarian boy’s first encounter with fried chicken, for example) to keep it from feeling generic.
John DeFore – The Hollywood Reporter – Full review.
Director: Frank Lotito.
Cast: Roni Akurati, Brighton Sharbino, Jason Lee, Anjul Nigam, Hilarie Burton, Poorna Jagannathan, Jake Busey, Samrat Chakrabarti, Shoba Narayan, Tim Guinee.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family.
MPAA Rating: PG-13.