New DVD and Blu-ray Releases -- February 2014Britt Hayes |
February approaches, and we've got a whole new batch of movies heading to DVD and Blu-ray. And since it's the month of Valentine's Day, maybe you can treat someone special (or yourself, if you're feeling pretty special) to one of these awesome new releases. We've got everything from family fun to action, drama, romance and adventure, so read on for our guide to the best new DVD and Blu-ray releases hitting shelves in February 2014.
'Free Birds' -- Starring Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, and Dan Fogler. Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.
'Escape Plan' -- Starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and 50 Cent. When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world's most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside.
'Baggage Claim' -- Starring Paula Patton, Taye Diggs, and Jill Scott. Pledging to keep herself from being the oldest and the only woman in her entire family never to wed, Montana embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiancé.
'Dallas Buyers Club' -- Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Garner. In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.
'About Time' -- Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Nighy. At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
'Romeo and Juliet' -- Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, and Damian Lewis. Romeo and Juliet secretly wed despite the sworn contempt their families hold for each another. It is not long, however, before a chain of fateful events changes the lives of both families forever.
'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete' -- Starring Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, and Jordin Sparks. A coming-of-age story about two inner city boys who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
'Cutie and the Boxer' -- This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.
'A Case of You' -- Starring Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, and Peter Dinklage. A young writer tries to impress a girl he meets online with an embellished profile, but he finds himself in a real mess when she falls for him and he has to keep up the act.
'The Best Man Holiday' -- Starring Morris Chestnut, Monica Calhoun, and Melissa De Sousa. When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.
'Ender's Game' -- Starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, and Hailee Steinfeld. Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.
'The Counselor' -- Starring Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, and Cameron Diaz. A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.
'All Is Lost' -- Starring Robert Redford. After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.
'Grace Unplugged' -- Starring AJ Michalka, Kelly Thiebaud, and James Denton. Grace Trey is the ideal Christian teen who is also a phenomenal singer. But at the tender age of eighteen, after she gets the music break of a lifetime and is thrust into the "real world" - her faith is put to the test.
'Austenland' -- Starring Keri Russell, JJ Feild, and Jennifer Coolidge. Obsessed with 'Pride and Prejudice,' a woman travels to a Jane Austen theme park to find her perfect man.
'The Armstrong Lie' -- A documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong's improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace.
'Diana' -- Starring Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, and Douglas Hodge. During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
'How I Live Now' -- Starring Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, and George MacKay. An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her.
'Jewtopia' -- Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Crystal Reed, and Christine Lakin. A romantic comedy centered on a gentile who pretends to be Jewish in order to win the affection of his love interest.
'The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box' -- Starring Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, and Sam Neill. Ancient mysteries. Powerful evil. And a fearless hero's quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic.
'Haunter' -- Starring Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, and Samanthan Weinstein. The ghost of a teenager who died years ago reaches out to the land of the living in order to save someone from suffering her same fate.
'Battle of the Damned' -- Starring Dolph Lundgren, Melanie Zanetti, and Matt Doran. Following a deadly viral outbreak, private military soldier Max Gatling leads a handful of survivors and a ragtag band of robots against an army of the infected.
'Hellbenders' -- Starring Clifton Collins Jr., Clancy Brown, and Andre Royo. The Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints, a team of blasphemous ministers who live in a constant state of debauchery, work to drag the worst of demons back to Hell.
'Gravity' -- Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
'Thor: The Dark World' -- Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Tom Hiddleston. When Jane Foster is possessed by a great power, Thor must protect her from a new threat of old times: the Dark Elves.
'Pulling Strings' -- Starring Laura Ramsey, Jaime Camil, and Omar Chaparro. After a night of drinking, Rachel, a diplomat working in Mexico City finds her world turned upside down after she's saved by Alejandro, a Mariachi singer whose visa was rejected the day before -- by Rachel.
'Blue Is the Warmest Color' -- Starring Lea Seydoux, Adele Exarchopoulos, and Salim Kechiouche. Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.
'Muscle Shoals' -- A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".
'Mr. Nobody' -- Starring Jared Leto, Diane Kruger, and Sarah Polley. A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.