New DVD and Blu-ray Releases: May 2015
We know there are lots of great options at the movie theater next month, but when you’re not busy seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron or Mad Max: Fury Road, you might want to take in a movie in the privacy of your own home. You’re in luck because there are just as many great options hitting DVD and Blu-ray in May. Read on for our guide to what’s hitting shelves next month.
Black or White: Starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Gillian Jacobs. A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.
Black Sea: Starring Jude Law, Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn. In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold.
Fifty Shades of Grey: Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan and Marcia Gay Harden. Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.
The Last Five Years: Starring Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan and Tamara Mintz. A struggling actress and her novelist lover each illustrate the struggle and deconstruction of their love affair.
Lost River: Starring Saoirse Ronan, Christina Hendricks and Ben Mendelsohn. A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.
Love, Rosie: Starring Lily Collins, Sam Claflin and Christian Cooke. Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn’t possibly be right for one another…or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies.
Miss Julie: Starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton. Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father’s valet to seduce her.
Mr. Turner: Starring Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson and Dorothy Atkinson. An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner’s life.
The Pyramid: Starring Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley and Denis O’Hare. An archaeological team attempts to unlock the secrets of a lost pyramid only to find themselves hunted by an insidious creature.
Selma: Starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo and Tim Roth. A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
Spare Parts: Starring George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis and Carlos PenaVega. Four Hispanic high school students form a robotics club. With no experience, 800 bucks, used car parts and a dream, this rag tag team goes up against the country’s reigning robotics champion, MIT.
Blackhat: Starring Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis and Wei Tang. A furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.
The Cobbler: Starring Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens and Steve Buscemi. A disillusioned shoe repairman discovers a magical heirloom that allows him to literally live life in someone else’s shoes.
Extraterrestrial: Starring Brittany Allen, Freddie Stroma and Jesse Moss. A group of friends on a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods find themselves terrorized by alien visitors.
Mortedecai: Starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor. Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost Nazi gold.
Still Alice: Starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart. A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.
American Sniper: Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Kyle Gallner. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.
Cymbeline (aka Anarchy): Starring Milla Jovovich, Ed Harris and Dakota Johnson. A gritty story of a take-no-prisoners war between dirty cops and an outlaw biker gang. A drug kingpin is driven to desperate measures.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2: Starring Adam Scott, Craig Robinson and Rob Corddry. When Lou finds himself in trouble, Nick and Jacob fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future with Adam Jr. Now they have to alter the future in order to save the past - which is really the present.
Strange Magic: Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Kelley and Kristen Chenoweth. Goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.
What We Do in the Shadows: Starring Jemaine Clement, Taikia Waititi and Jonathan Brugh. Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.
Cut Bank: Starring Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer and Oliver Platt. A young man’s life is unraveled after witnessing a murder that he filmed in his rural town of Cut Bank.
The Loft: Starring Karl Urban, Matthias Schoenaerts and James Marsden. Five married guys conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city — a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved.
Seventh Son: Starring Kit Harington, Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges. When Mother Malkin, the queen of evil witches, escapes the pit she was imprisoned in by professional monster hunter Spook decades ago and kills his apprentice, he recruits young Tom, the seventh son of the seventh son, to help him.