New DVD and Blu-ray Releases — September 2014
Why go to the movies when there are plenty of awesome new releases to enjoy in the comfort of your own home? The summer movie season may be coming to an end, but plenty of those movies are hitting the shelves so you can relive the magic. Read on for our guide to the best new DVD and Blu-ray releases coming your way in September 2014.
‘Draft Day‘ – Directed by Ivan Reitman. Starring Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, and Jennifer Garner. At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
‘Moms’ Night Out’ – Directed by Andrew and Jon Erwin. Starring Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, and Patricia Heaton. When a group of moms desperate for a night out leave the husbands in charge of the kids for a few hours, all hell breaks loose.
‘Night Moves’ – Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Peter Sarsgaard. Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.
‘Under the Electric Sky’ – Directed by Dan Cutforth and Jan Lipsitz. This documentary chronicles the Electric Daisy Carnival, the largest dance music event in North America.
‘For No Good Reason’ – Directed by Charlie Paul. Johnny Depp pays a visit to Ralph Steadman, the renowned artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson.
’14 Blades’ – Directed by Daniel Lee. Starring Donnie Yen, Wei Zhao, and Chun Wu. A kung fu thriller set during the Ming Dynasty and centered on a secret service agent (Donnie Yen) in the emperor’s court who is betrayed and then hunted by his colleagues.
‘Cabin Fever: Patient Zero’ – Directed by Kaare Andrews. Starring Sean Astin, Currie Graham, and Ryan Donowho. When a group of friends enjoying a bachelor cruise in the Caribbean stumble upon a research facility on a remote island, a deadly virus is unleashed. The group must find a way to survive before the flesh eating virus consumes them all.
‘They Came Together‘ – Directed by David Wain. Starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Bill Hader. When Joel and Molly meet, it’s hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his sexy ex. But amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through.
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘ – Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. Starring Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, and Scarlett Johansson. Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.
‘Brick Mansions’ – Directed by Camille Delamarre. Starring Paul Walker, David Belle, and RZA. An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that’s surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.
‘Words and Pictures’ – Directed by Fred Schepisi. Starring Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, and Bruce Davison. An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important.
‘Fed Up’ – Directed by Stephanie Soechtig. An examination of America’s obesity epidemic and the food industry’s role in aggravating it.
‘God’s Pocket’ – Directed by John Slattery. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, and Richard Jenkins. When Mickey’s crazy stepson Leon is killed in a construction accident, nobody in the working class neighborhood of God’s Pocket is sorry he’s gone. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body, but when the boy’s mother demands the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle between a body he can’t bury, a wife he can’t please and a debt he can’t pay.
‘Palo Alto’ – Directed by Gia Coppola. Starring Emma Roberts, James Franco, and Jack Kilmer. The lives, loves, and frustrations of several teenage classmates intertwine in this provocative indie.
‘A Long Way Down’ – Directed by Pascal Chaumeil. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, and Imogen Poots. Four people meet on New Year’s Eve and form a surrogate family to help one another weather the difficulties of their lives.
‘Last Passenger’ – Directed by Omid Nooshin. Starring Dougray Scott, Kara Tointon, and Iddo Goldberg. A small group of everyday passengers on a speeding London commuter train battle their warped driver who has a dark plan for everyone on-board.
‘Borgman’ – Directed by Alex van Warmerdam. Starring Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, and Jeroen Perceval. A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process.
‘My Man Is a Loser’ – Directed by Mike Young. Starring John Stamos, Tika Sumpter, and Michael Rapaport. Two married friends employ a single playboy to help them get their mojo back to save their marriages.
‘Willow Creek’ – Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. Starring Alexie Gilmore, Bryce Johnson, and Laura Montagna. From celebrated director Bobcat Goldthwait comes this edge of your seat horror that will make you think twice before going into the woods.
‘Godzilla‘ – Directed by Gareth Edwards. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston. The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
‘The Fault in Our Stars‘ – Directed by Josh Boone. Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Laura Dern. Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.
‘Think Like a Man Too’ – Directed by Tim Story. Starring Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, and Wendi McLendon-Covey. All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.
‘The German Doctor’ – Directed by Lucía Puenzo. Starring Àlex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti, and Guillermo Pfening. The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time.
‘The Battery’ – Directed by Jeremy Gardner. Starring Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, and Niels Bolle. The personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead.
‘Neighbors‘ — Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron. A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.
‘The Rover’ – Directed by David Michôd. Starring Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, and Scoot McNairy. 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves’ brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.
‘After’ – Directed by Pieter Gaspersz. Starring Kathleen Quinlan, John Doman, and Pablo Schreiber. A story centered around the Valentinos, a struggling family whose delicate balance is threatened by a carefully concealed secret that, if revealed, will change their lives forever.
‘Hell and Mr. Fudge’ – Directed by Jeff Wood. Starring Mackenzie Astin, Keri Lynn Pratt, and Wes Robertson. In 1970s Alabama, a young preacher struggles with his faith, and attacks from his church, after being hired to prove whether or not Hell exists.
‘The Calling’ – Directed by Jason Stone. Starring Susan Sarandon, Gil Bellows, and Ellen Burstyn. Detective Hazel Micallef hasn’t had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Fort Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.
‘The Signal’ – Directed by William Eubank. Starring Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, and Beau Knapp. On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness — only to find himself in a waking nightmare.
‘Very Good Girls’ – Directed by Naomi Foner. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Dakota Fanning, and Sterling Jones. Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.
‘WER’ – Directed by William Brent Bell. Starring A.J. Cook, Sebastian Roché, and Vik Sahay. A defense attorney begins to suspect that her client, who is charged with the murders of a vacationing family, might be more than meets the eye.
‘Chef’ – Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlett Johansson. A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.
‘Cold in July’ – Directed by Jim Mickle. Starring Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, and Sam Shepard. When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downward spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.
‘Hellion’ – Directed by Kat Candler. Starring Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis and Josh Wiggins. When a rebellious, heavy-metal obsessed teen boy’s younger brother is taken away by CPS, he and his absentee father must come together to face their problems in order to reunite their family.
‘Lucky Them’ – Directed by Megan Griffiths. Starring Carollani Sandberg, John Totten, and Stefan Hajek. A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.
‘Are You Here’ – Directed by Matthew Weiner. Starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Amy Poehler. Two childhood best friends embark on a road trip back to their hometown after one of them learns he has inherited a large sum of money from his recently deceased estranged father.
‘Decoding Annie Parker’ – Directed by Steven Bernstein. Starring Aaron Paul, Corey Stoll, and Maggie Grace. Love, science, sex, infidelity, disease and comedy, the wild, mostly true story of the irrepressible Annie Parker and the almost discovery of a cure for cancer.
‘Leprechaun: Origins’ – Directed by Zach Lipovsky. Starring Stephanie Bennett, Andrew Dunbar, and Melissa Roxburgh. Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.
‘Space Station 76′ – Directed by Jack Plotnick. Starring Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, and Marisa Coughlan. A 1970s version of the future, where personalities and asteroids collide.
‘Third Person’ – Directed by Paul Haggis. Starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, and Adrien Brody. Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York.