New DVD and Blu-ray Releases — June 2014
Summer is officially here, and what better way to beat the heat than indoors with a great movie? From Robocops to ‘Non-Stop’ action, from animated adventure to drama and critically acclaimed indies, there’s no shortage to new releases hitting DVD and Blu-ray in June 2014. Read on for our guide to the best new flicks to take home this month.
‘Lone Survivor‘ – Directed by Peter Berg. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, and Emile Hirsch. Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah in late June 2005, and are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.
‘RoboCop‘ – Directed by Jose Padilha. Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, and Michael Keaton. In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy — a loving husband, father and good cop — is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.
‘Son of God’ – Directed by Christopher Spencer. Starring Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah, and Sebastian Knapp. The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
‘The Pretty One’ – Directed by Jenee LaMarque. Starring Zoe Kazan, Jake Johnson, and Ron Livingston. A tragedy presents Laurel with the chance to reinvent herself as her idolized twin sister, Audrey. As she eases into the life she always wanted, she must decide between continuing the lie or revealing herself as the perfect fraud.
‘Goodbye World’ – Directed by Denis Hennelly. Starring Adrian Grenier, Ben McKenzie, and Mark Webber. When a mass text triggers an apocalyptic cyber attack, a couple who peacefully raise their child off the grid welcome old friends into their home, but the reunion quickly devolves as old wounds are made fresh.
‘Small Time’ – Directed by Joel Surnow. Starring Christopher Meloni, Bridget Moynihan, and Dean Norris. A young guy decides to skip college in favor of joining his father on the lot of his used-car business.
‘Non-Stop‘ – Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, and Scoot McNairy. An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.
‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit‘ – Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, and Keira Knightley. Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the US economy with a terrorist attack.
‘Alan Partridge’ – Directed by Declan Lowney. Starring Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, and Tim Key. When famous DJ Alan Partridge’s radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets into motion a chain of events which sees Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.
‘Adult World’ – Directed by Scott Coffey. Starring Emma Roberts, John Cusack, and Evan Peters. Amy, a naive college graduate who believes she’s destined to be a great poet, begrudgingly accepts a job at a sex shop while she pursues a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings.
‘Devil’s Knot‘ – Directed by Atom Egoyan. Starring Dane DeHaan, Reese Witherspoon, and Colin Firth. The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
‘Haunt’ – Directed by Mac Carter. Starring Jacki Weaver, Liana Liberato, and Harrison Gilbertson. An introverted teen sparks with his new neighbor, and together the couple begins to explore the haunted house that his family unknowingly just purchased.
‘The LEGO Movie‘ – Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, and Morgan Freeman. An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be the prophesied “Special,” is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.
‘The Grand Budapest Hotel‘ – Directed by Wes Anderson. Starring Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, and Saoirse Ronan. The adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
‘Joe‘ – Directed by David Gordon Green. Starring Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, and Gary Poulter. An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin.
‘Walk of Shame‘ – Directed by Steven Brill. Starring Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden, and Gillian Jacobs. A reporter’s dream of becoming a news anchor is compromised after a one-night stand leaves her stranded in downtown L.A. without a phone, car, ID, or money — and only 8 hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life.
’13 Sins’ – Directed by Daniel Stamm. Starring Mark Webber, Devon Graye, and Tom Bower. A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.
‘Almost Human’ – Directed by Joe Begos. Starring Graham Skipper, Josh Ethier, and Vanessa Leigh. Mark Fisher disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of blue light almost two years ago. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him alive. Now a string of grisly, violent murders leads Seth to believe that Mark is back and something evil is inside of him.
‘300: Rise of an Empire‘ – Directed by Noam Murro. Starring Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton, and Lena Headey. Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
‘Winter’s Tale‘ – Directed by Akiva Goldsman. Starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Russell Crowe. A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.
‘Enemy’ – Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent, and Sarah Gadon. A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie.
‘Repentance’ – Directed by Philippe Caland. Starring Anthony Mackie, Forest Whitaker, and Sanaa Lathan. A successful author and spiritual advisor takes on a troubled man as a client, completely unaware that the man’s fixation on his mother’s death will soon put his life in jeopardy.
‘Rob the Mob’ – Directed by Raymond De Felitta. Starring Michael Pitt, Nina Arianda, and Andy Garcia. A Queens couple who specialize in robbing mafia social clubs stumble upon a score bigger than they could ever imagine, becoming targets of both the mob and the FBI in the process.
‘Blood Ties’ – Directed by Guillaume Canet. Starring Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, and Billy Crudup. Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.
‘Some Velvet Morning’ – Directed by Neil LaBute. Starring Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve. Stanley Tucci stars as a man who surprises his former mistress (Alice Eve), claiming to have left his wife. Before too long, a dark history between the two has come into focus.
‘Wolf Creek 2′ – Directed by Greg Mclean. Starring John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, and Shannon Ashlyn. The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-hunter Mick Taylor.