New DVD and Blu-ray Releases — November 2013
While it gets colder outside, it's the perfect time to stay indoors and check out a new movie ... or five. This November brings superheroes, animated family fun, action-packed thrills, and plenty of laughs straight to the small screen for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Read on for our guide to the latest films hitting DVD and Blu-ray this November, and get your wallets ready.
'Grown Ups 2' -- Directed by Dennis Dugan. Starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Kevin James. After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers sometimes crazy follows you.
'White House Down' -- Directed by Roland Emmerich. Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, and Maggie Gyllenhaal. While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.
'Girl Most Likely' -- Directed by Shari Springer Bergman and Robert Pulcini. Starring Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, and Matt Dillon. A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News.
'Parkland' -- Directed by Peter Landesman. Starring Zac Efron, Tom Welling, and Billy Bob Thornton. A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
'Lovelace' -- Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Starring Amanda Seyfried, James Franco, and Peter Sarsgaard. The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
'Passion' -- Directed by Brian De Palma. Starring Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams. The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.
'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas' -- Directed by Edward Burns. Starring Kerry Bishe, Connie Britton, and Edward Burns. The adult siblings of the Fitzgerald family prepare for their estranged father to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago.
'As I Lay Dying' -- Directed by James Franco. Starring James Franco, Danny McBride, and Logan Marshall-Green. Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.
'Clear History' -- Directed by Greg Mottola. Starring Larry David, Jon Hamm, and Kate Hudson. A disgraced former marketing executive plots revenge against his former boss, who made billions from the electric car company they started.
'Man of Steel' -- Directed by Zack Snyder. Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, and Michael Shannon. A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race.
'Turbo' -- Directed by David Soren. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Maya Rudolph, and Paul Giamatti. A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.
'Frances Ha' -- Directed by Noah Baumbach. Starring Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, and Adam Driver. A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles.
'Blackfish' -- Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity.
'Prince Avalanche' -- Directed by David Gordon Green. Starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.
'I Declare War' -- Directed by Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson. Starring Kolton Stewart, Gage Munroe, and Siam Yu. Summer war games between neighborhood kids turn deadly serious when jealousy and betrayal enter the mix.
'Paradise' -- Directed by Diablo Cody. Starring Julianne Hough, Octavia Spencer, and Russell Brand. After surviving a plane crash a young conservative woman suffers a crisis of faith.
'We're the Millers' -- Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Starring Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, and Emma Roberts. A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
'Planes' -- Directed by Klay Hall. Starring Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, and Brad Garrett. A cropdusting plane with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race.
'2 Guns' -- Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, and Paula Patton. A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent.
'The World's End' -- Directed by Edgar Wright. Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Martin Freeman. Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.
'Paranoia' -- Directed by Robert Luketic. Starring Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth, and Amber Heard. An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.
'The To Do List' -- Directed by Maggie Carey. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, and Bill Hader. Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.
'Crystal Fairy' -- Directed by Sebastian Silva. Starring Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann, and Juan Andres Silva. As Jamie travels in Chile, he invites an eccentric woman to join his group's quest to score a fabled hallucinogen, a move that finds him at odds with his new companion, until they drink the magic brew on a beach at the edge of the desert.
'C.O.G.' -- Directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez. Starring Jonathan Groff, Denis O'Hare, and Corey Stoll. A cocky young man travels to Oregon to work on an apple farm. Out of his element, he finds his lifestyle and notions being picked apart by everyone who crosses his path.
'All is Bright' -- Directed by Phil Morrison. Starring Paul Rudd, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Hawkins. While out on parole, Dennis reluctantly takes a job selling Christmas trees with his old buddy Rene in order to make enough money to buy his estranged daughter the piano she's always wanted.
'And While We Were Here' -- Directed by Kat Coiro. Starring Kate Bosworth, Iddo Goldberg, and Claire Bloom. While working on a writing project on the island of Ischia, a married woman (Bosworth) enters into an affair with a younger man.
'Violet and Daisy' -- Directed by Geoffrey Fletcher. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Alexis Bledel, and James Gandolfini. Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan.
'Jobs' -- Directed by Joshua Michael Stern. Starring Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad, and Dermot Mulroney. The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
'Red 2' -- Directed by Dean Parisot. Starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich. Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
'The Grandmaster' -- Directed by Wong Kar Wai. Starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ziyi Zhang, and Jin Zhang. The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.
'The Canyons' -- Directed by Paul Schrader. Starring Lindsay Lohan, James Deen, and Nolan Gerard Funk. When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence.
'Getaway' -- Directed by Courtney Solomon. Starring Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, and Jon Voight. Former race-car driver Brent Magna is pitted against the clock when his wife is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. He commandeers a young woman's car and takes her on on a high-speed race against time.