New DVD and Blu-ray Releases -- June 2013Britt Hayes |
Summer isn't the only thing that's hot right now -- we've got a breakdown of the movies hitting DVD and Blu-ray this June 2013. And these titles are definitely guaranteed to help keep you cool on your couch.
'Identity Thief' -- Directed by Seth Gordon. Starring Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy and Amanda Peet. Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing his identity.
'A Good Day to Die Hard' -- Directed by John Moore. Starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
'Warm Bodies' -- Directed by Jonathan Levine. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and John Malkovich. After R (a highly unusual zombie) saves Julie from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
'Escape from Planet Earth' -- Directed by Cal Brunker. Starring Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, and Jessica Alba. Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.
'Oz, The Great and Powerful' -- Directed by Sam Raimi. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz. A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches.
'Wrong' -- Directed by Quentin Dupieux. Starring Jack Plotnick, Alexis Dziena and William Fichtner. Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others -- risking his sanity all the while.
'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' -- Directed by Tommy Wirkola. Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Famke Janssen. In this spin on the classic fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.
'Snitch' -- Directed by Ric Roman Waugh. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon and Jon Bernthal. A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal.
'21 and Over' -- Directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Starring Miles Teller, Justin Chon and Sara Wright. The night before his big medical school interview, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends.
'Jack the Giant Slayer' -- Directed by Bryan Singer. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci. The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.
'Quartet' -- Directed by Dustin Hoffman. Starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay and Billy Connolly. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.
'The Last Exorcism Part 2' -- Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly. Starring Ashley Bell, Julia Garner and Spencer Treat Clark. As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.
'Movie 43' -- Directed by various. Starring Emma Stone, Richard Gere, Kate Winslet, Liev Schreiber and Seth MacFarlane. A series of interconnected short films follows a washed-up producer as he pitches insane storylines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
'Stoker' -- Directed by Park Chan-wook. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode. After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
'The Brass Teapot' -- Directed by Ramaa Mosley. Starring Juno Temple, Michael Angarano and Alexis Bledel. When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go.
'American Mary' -- Directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska. Starring Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo and Tristan Risk. The story follows medical student, Mary Mason, as she becomes increasingly broke and disenchanted with the surgical world she once admired. The allure of easy money sends Mary into the world of underground surgeries, which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called "freakish" clientele.
'The Call' -- Directed by Brad Anderson. Starring Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin and Morris Chestnut. When a veteran 911 operator takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life.
'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' -- Directed by Don Scardino. Starring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey. When a street magician's stunts begin to make their show look stale, superstar illusionists Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage their act -- and their friendship -- by staging their own daring stunt.