New DVD and Blu-ray Releases — May 2013
Summer is upon us and so are those hot days when all you want to do is curl up at home with a good movie and some central air conditioning. You’re in luck because we’ve got a run down of what’s hitting DVD and Blu-ray this month!
‘Jack Reacher‘ – Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, and Richard Jenkins. A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.
‘The Oranges‘ – Directed by Julian Farino. Starring Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener, and Adam Brody. The enduring friendship between the Walling and Ostroff families is tested when Nina, the prodigal Ostroff daughter, returns home for the holidays after a five-year absence and enters into an affair with David, head of the Walling family.
‘Mama‘ – Directed by Andres Muschietti. Starring Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years…. but how alone were they?
‘Safe Haven‘ – Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Starring Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, and David Lyons. A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
‘Texas Chainsaw 3D‘ – Directed by John Luessenhop. Starring Alexandra Daddario, Trey Songz, and Tania Raymonde. A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward.
‘Cloud Atlas‘ – Directed by Tom Tykwer and Andy and Lana Wachowski. Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Hugo Weaving. An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
‘A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III‘ – Directed by Roman Coppola. Starring Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, and Bill Murray. A graphic designer’s enviable life slides into despair when his girlfriend breaks up with him.
‘3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom‘ – Directed by Jordan Roberts. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Chris O’Dowd, and Chris Noth. Frank Bartlett has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated by his brother Bruce — usually on film — his entire life. Now that Bruce is finally off drugs and has turned his life around, things should be different. They are not.
‘Side Effects‘ – Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Jude Law. A young woman’s world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.
‘Beautiful Creatures‘ – Directed by Richard LaGravanese. Starring Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, and Viola Davis. Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.
‘Parker‘ – Directed by Taylor Hackford. Starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez. A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew’s latest heist.
‘The Last Stand‘ – Directed by Kim Jee-woon. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johnny Knoxville, and Forest Whitaker. The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.
‘Stand Up Guys‘ – Directed by Fisher Stevens. Starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin. A pair of aging stickup men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment – to kill his comrade.
‘Struck By Lightning’ – Directed by Brian Dannelly. Starring Chris Colfer, Rebel Wilson, and Dermot Mulroney. A young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.
‘The ABCs of Death‘ – Directed by various. A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.
‘Dark Skies‘ – Directed by Scott Stewart. Starring Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton. As the Barret family’s peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.
‘The Numbers Station’ – Directed by Kasper Barfoed. Starring John Cusack and Malin Akerman. A former black ops agent and the young woman he’s assigned to protect fight for survival after a surprise attack.