Mike On Movies
New movies on DVD, Blu-ray, pay-per-view and in theaters
O.K., so you’ve got this great high definition TV, and there are literally thousands of movies out there to choose from. Every Friday, I post a quick list of the films that will be coming out on DVD, Blu-ray and pay-per-view on the next Tuesday, and on the Tuesday after that, along the theatrical releases for the next week. In effect, the home entertainment information is repeated for those who want to get a jump on things.
Most Recent Releases on DVD/Blu-Ray/Pay-Per-View
On DVD and pay-per-view April 24
Arrival (PG-13) SF – Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner help the government by attempting to learn the language of newly arrived aliens. Thoughtful, complicated and suspenseful.
LaLa Land (PG-13) Musical – Last year’s surprise Oscar-favorite/loser stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as struggling young lovers trying to make it in Los Angeles
Underworld: Blood Wars (R) Fantasy action– Kate Beckinsale is back in her tight black leather to do battle against the Lycans in the latest installment of the long-running series.
In theaters April 28
The Circle (PG-13) Suspense drama – Tom Hanks is the brilliant (and possibly evil) CEO of a Googlesque company where Emma Watson is a new hire.
Land of Mine (R) War drama – After World War II, a Danish sergeant forces young German POWs to clear mines.
On DVD and pay-per-view May 2
A Dog’s Purpose (PG) Drama – One dog (voice by Josh Gad) goes through several incarnations with different people. With Dennis Quaid. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom.
Gold (R) Drama – Matthew McConaughey is Kenny Wells, a wheeler-dealer who struck it rich when he discovered a gold mine in Indonesia, but then had to save it from Wall Street sharpies. With Edgar Ramirez and Bryce Dallas Howard.