New DVD and Blu-ray Releases: December 2015
You guys are going to stay pretty busy next month with all the exciting new releases hitting theaters, but if you’re looking for a more low-key experience, there’s plenty of great stuff for you to take home and watch. Whether you’re looking to rent or own, there’s something for everyone in our guide to December’s new DVD and Blu-ray releases.
Amy: The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks.
Mistress America: Starring Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke and Seth Barrish. A lonely college freshman’s life is turned upside down by her impetuous, adventurous soon-to-be stepsister.
Goodnight Mommy: Starring Susanne Wuest, Lukas Schwarz and Elias Schwarz. Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don’t recognize.
Mississippi Grind: Starring Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn and Yvonne Landry. Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what’s been lost.
Cooties: Starring Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson and Alison Pill. A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.
Grace of Monaco: Starring Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth and Parker Posey. The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco’s Prince Rainier III and France’s Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.
Some Kind of Beautiful: Starring Pierce Brosnan, Jessica Alba and Salma Hayek. A drama about a Cambridge poetry professor who begins to re-evaluate his life of Byronic excess.
Yakuza Apocalypse: Starring Yayan Ruhian, Hayato Ichihara and Riri Furanki. A vampire yakuza sets out to take revenge against the men responsible for killing his boss.
Ant-Man: Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly. Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Minions: Starring Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and Michael Keaton. Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlett Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
The Transporter Refueled: Starring Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson and Loan Chabanol. In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin.
Knock Knock: Starring Keanu Reeves, Ana de Armas and Lorenza Izzo. When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Walt Before Mickey: Starring Jon Heder, Thomas Ian Nicholas and Jodie Sweetin. Based on the book of the same name, the story follows a young Walt Disney in the earlier years of his career.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation: Starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg. Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate — an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
Ted 2: Starring Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried. Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he’s a person in a court of law.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials: Starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.
Fantastic Four: Starring Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller and Kate Mara. Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
He Named Me Malala: A look at the events leading up to the Taliban’s attack on Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai for speaking out on girls’ education, followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.
Time Out of Mind: Starring Richard Gere, Jena Malone and Ben Vereen. George seeks refuge at Bellevue Hospital, a Manhattan intake center for homeless men, where his friendship with a fellow client helps him try to repair his relationship with his estranged daughter.
Wolf Totem: Starring Shaofeng Feng, Shawn Dou and Ankhnyam Ragchaa. During China’s Cultural Revolution, a young urban student is sent to live with Mongolian herders, where he adopts a wolf cub.
Turbo Kid: Starring Michael Ironside, Munro Chambers and Laurence Lebeouf. In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a comic book fan dons the persona of his favorite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.
Black Mass: Starring Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch and Dakota Johnson. The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Pan: Starring Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund and Rooney Mara. 12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny — to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
War Room: Starring T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie and Priscilla C. Shirer. A seemingly perfect family looks to fix their problems with the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman.
Pawn Sacrifice: Starring Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard. Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.
Nasty Baby: Starring Kristen Wiig, Sebastian Silva and Tunde Adebimpe. A close-knit trio navigates the idea of creating life, while at the same time being confronted with a brutal scenario that causes them to take a life.
Dragon Blade: Starring Jackie Chan, Adrien Brody and John Cusack. When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An teams up his army with an elite Legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius to protect his country and his new friends.
The Intern: Starring Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro and Rene Russo. 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
The Perfect Guy: Starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut. After breaking up with her boyfriend, a professional woman gets involved with a man who seems almost too good to be true.
A Walk in the Woods: Starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson. After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.
Hitman: Agent 47: Starring Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware and Zachary Quinto. An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.
Jenny’s Wedding: Starring Katherine Heigl, Alexis Bledel and Tom Wilkinson. An openly gay woman finally comes out to her conservative family on the eve of her wedding.
Bone Tomahawk: Starring Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson and Richard Jenkins. Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers.
Heist: Starring Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Dave Bautista. A father is without the means to pay for his daughter’s medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they’re forced to hijack a city bus.