New DVD and Blu-ray Releases: February 2016Britt Hayes |
If you’re in need of a break from the movie theater next month, there are lots of great titles heading to DVD and Blu-ray in February, including some of last year’s most critically acclaimed releases to help you get caught up before the Oscars. Whether you’re looking to rent or own, you’ll find plenty of titles to choose from in our guide to February’s new DVD and Blu-ray releases.
Bridge of Spies: Starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Jesse Plemons. During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
The Last Witch Hunter: Starring Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie and Elijah Wood. The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.
Our Brand Is Crisis: Starring Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton and Anthony Mackie. A battle-hardened American political consultant is sent to help re-elect a controversial president in Bolivia, where she must compete with a long-term rival working for another candidate.
Suffragette: Starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter. The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.
Rock the Kasbah: Starring Bill Murray, Zooey Deschanel and Bruce Willis. A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star.
Truth: Starring Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett and Dennis Quaid. Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush’s military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.
Big Stone Gap: Starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg. In a small town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, self-proclaimed spinster Ave Maria Mulligan finds her life shaken up and forever changed after learning a long-buried family secret.
Freeheld: Starring Ellen Page, Julianne Moore and Steve Carell. New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester’s pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
The Keeping Room: Starring Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and Muna Otaru. Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern women — two sisters and one African-American slave — must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.
Batman: Bad Blood: Starring Jason O’Mara, Yvonne Strahovski and Stuart Allan. Bruce Wayne is missing. Alfred covers for him while Nightwing and Robin patrol Gotham City in his stead. And a new player, Batwoman, investigates Batman’s disappearance.
Effie Gray: Starring Emma Thompson, Dakota Fanning and Greg Wise. A look at the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.
Hellions: Starring Chloe Rose, Robert Patrick and Rossif Sutherland. A teenager must survive a Halloween night from Hell when malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking at her door.
Man Up: Starring Simon Pegg, Lake Bell and Olivia Williams. A single woman takes the place of a stranger’s blind date, which leads to her finding the perfect boyfriend.
Meadowland: Starring Olivia Wilde, Merritt Wever and Juno Temple. In the hazy aftermath of an unimaginable loss, Sarah and Phil come unhinged, recklessly ignoring the repercussions. Phil starts to lose sight of his morals; Sarah takes off on a potentially disastrous journey, falling deeper into her own fever dream.
Spectre: Starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Ben Whishaw. A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Crimson Peak: Starring Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds — and remembers.
Love the Coopers: Starring Diane Keaton, John Goodman and Ed Helms. When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.
Grandma: Starring Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner and Marcia Gay Harden. A teenager facing an unplanned pregnancy seeks help from her acerbic grandmother, a woman who is long estranged from her daughter.
99 Homes: Starring Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon and Laura Dern. A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration.
Freaks of Nature: Starring Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis and Josh Fadem. In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace — until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers-one human, one vampire, and one zombie-have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.
MI-5: Starring Kit Harington, Peter Firth and Jennifer Ehle. When a terrorist escapes custody during a routine handover, Will Holloway must team with disgraced MI5 Intelligence Chief Harry Pearce to track him down before an imminent terrorist attack on London.
Black Mass: Starring Johnny Depp, Dakota Johnson and Benedict Cumberbatch. 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.
Steve Jobs: Starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet and Katherine Waterston. Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.
The 33: Starring Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro and Juliette Binoche. Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.
Criminal Activities: Starring Michael Pitt, John Travolta and Dan Stevens. Four young men make a risky investment together that puts them in trouble with the mob.
Trumbo: Starring Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren and Diane Lane. In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
The Good Dinosaur: Starring Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright and Raymond Ochoa. In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
Spotlight: Starring Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton. The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
My All American: Starring Aaron Eckhart, Finn Wittrock and Robin Tunney. Freddie Steinmark, an underdog on the gridiron, faces the toughest challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship season.
I Smile Back: Starring Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles and Skylar Gaertner. Laney Brooks does bad things. Married with kids, she takes the drugs she wants, sleeps with the men she wants, disappears when she wants. Now, with the destruction of her family looming, and temptation everywhere, Laney makes one last desperate attempt at redemption.
Diablo: Starring Scott Eastwood, Walton Goggins and Camilla Belle. A young civil war veteran is forced on a desperate journey to save his kidnapped wife.
Extraction: Starring Bruce Willis, Kellan Lutz and Gina Carano. A former CIA operative is kidnapped by a group of terrorists. When his son learns there is no plan for his father to be saved, he launches his own rescue operation.
Moonwalkers: Starring Rupert Grint, Ron Perlman and Robert Sheehan. After failing to locate the legendary Stanley Kubrick, an unstable CIA agent must instead team up with a seedy rock band manager to develop the biggest con of all time — staging the moon landing.
Secret in Their Eyes: Starring Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Nicole Kidman. A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.