New DVD and Blu-ray Releases: April 2015
The time has come to prepare your wallets for another month of home video releases. April brings a few more of last year’s awards season favorites, as well as a couple of great horror films and some good indies for you cinephiles out there. Read on for our guide to the new DVD and Blu-ray releases hitting shelves this April.
Happy Valley: A documentary that observes the year after Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s arrest on child sex abuse charges.
Home Sweet Hell: Starring Patrick Wilson, Katherine Heigl and Jordana Brewster. Don Champagne seems to have it all but when his wife, Mona, learns of Don’s affair with a pretty new salesgirl, Mona will stop at nothing to maintain their storybook life.
The Immigrant: Starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
A Most Violent Year: Starring Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac and David Oyelowo. In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city’s history.
The Voices: Starring Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick and Gemma Arterton. A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.
The Babadook: Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman and Daniel Henshall. A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Big Eyes: Starring Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz and Krysten Ritter. A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
God Help the Girl: Starring Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray. As Eve begins writing songs as a way to sort through some emotional problems, she meets James and Cassie, two musicians each at crossroads of their own.
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken: Starring Anthony Hopkins, Jim Sturgess and Sam Worthington. The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred “Freddy” Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual.
Maps to the Stars: Starring Julianne Moore, John Cusack and Robert Pattinson. A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death: Starring Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine and Phoebe Fox. 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house’s darkest inhabitant.
You’re Not You: Starring Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel. A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.
Cake: Starring Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza and Anna Kendrick. Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy.
Everly: Starring Salma Hayek, Jennifer Blanc and Gabriella Wright. An action-thriller centered on a woman who faces down assassins sent by her ex, a mob boss, while holed up in her apartment.
Little Accidents: Starring Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook and Jacob Lofland. In a small American town still living in the shadow of a terrible coal mine accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws together a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy in a web of secrets.
Taken 3: Starring Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker and Maggie Grace. Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.
Accidental Love: Starring Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal and James Marsden. A small town waitress gets a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing unpredictable behavior that leads her to Washington, D.C., where sparks fly when she meets a clueless young senator who takes up her cause — but what happens when love interferes with what you stand for?
The Boy Next Door: Starring Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman and Kristin Chenoweth. A recently cheated on married woman falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.
The Gambler: Starring Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson and John Goodman. Lit professor and gambler Jim Bennett’s debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance?
Inherent Vice: Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Katherine Waterston and Josh Brolin. In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles detective Larry “Doc” Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.
Mommy: Starring Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon and Suzanne Clement. A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.
Paddington: Starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins and Julie Walters. A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.
The Wedding Ringer: Starring Kevin Hart, Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting. Two weeks shy of his wedding, a socially awkward guy enters into a charade by hiring the owner of a company that provides best men for grooms in need.