4 New Movies on DVD and Blu-ray This week: 01 August.
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: A crime comedy directed by Zach Braff (Scrubs), based on a screenplay by Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures, St. Vincent). A movie starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now, The End of the Tour). A micro-budget ($250.000) action movie about a street magician trying to save his sister. And a fantasy and science fiction movie starring Anne Hathaway.
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Here are the movies on DVD and Blu-ray this week, Tuesday August 01, 2017:
Going in Style.
Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.
San Francisco Chronicle – Peter Hartlaub.
“Like its lead characters, Going in Style just grooves along nicely, until the credits roll and you realize it was time well spent”. Full review.
Director: Zach Braff.
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Joey King, Matt Dillon, Ann-Margret, Maria Dizzia, Christopher Lloyd, Siobhan Fallon, and John Ortiz.
Runtime: 1h 36min.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, and Crime.
MPAA Rating: PG-13.
When Mae is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey, to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes, begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.
The Hollywood Reporter – John DeFore.
“One of the things The Circle gets right on multiple occasions is that, once one has bought into a technology like this, the problems it creates are invitations not to abandon it but to seek further technological solutions”. Full review.
Director: James Ponsoldt.
Cast: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly, Bill Paxton, Poorna Jagannathan, and Nate Corddry.
Runtime: 1h 50min.
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction, and Thriller.
MPAA Rating: PG-13.
A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents passing, and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped, and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her.
Chicago Sun-Times – Richard Roeper.
“In a film about a magician, the most impressive trick in Sleight is how director and co-writer J.D. Dillard is able to spin such a memorable and unique tale on a micro-budget”.Full review.
Director: J.D. Dillard.
Cast: Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel, Sasheer Zamata, Storm Reid, Cameron Esposito, Dule Hill, Michael Villar, Brandon Johnson, Jay Walker, and Alex Hyner.
Runtime: 1h 29min.
Genres: Action, Drama, Science Fiction, and Thriller.
MPAA Rating: R.
Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City, and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.
RogerEbert.com – Matt Zoller Seitz.
This movie feels as if somebody woke from an intense nightmare, decoded it and realized it was rather unsubtly working through some of their unresolved issues, then brought it to Judd Apatow and said, “Here’s your next comedy.” Full review.
Director: Nacho Vigalondo.
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, Hannah Cheramy, Agam Darshi, Rukiya Bernard, Miho Suzuki, and Sarah Surh.
Runtime: 1h 49min.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction, and Fantasy.
MPAA Rating: R.