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 September 26
47 Meters Down (PG-13) Horror/suspense – It wouldn’t be summer without a shark movie. This time we’ve got Mandy Moore and Claire Holt trapped in an untethered shark cage.
Transformers: The Last Knight (PG-13) SF/Action – Anthony Hopkins, John Goodman and Stanley Tucci join Mark Wahlberg for the latest installment of CGI overindulgence.
In theaters September 29
American Made (R) Drama – Tom Cruise stars as a hustling pilot who becomes involved CIA drug-dealing. Directed by Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith).
Battle of the Sexes (PG-13) Drama – Emma Stone and Steve Carrell star as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs who engaged in a highly publicized tennis match in 1973. Early Oscar contender.
Flatliners (PG-13) Horror – Nina Dobrev, Ellen Page and Diego Luna star in a remake of the 1990 story of medical students who experiment with medically-induced death and resurrection.
On DVD and pay-per-view October 3
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG-13) Fantasy – The fifth entry in the series is more of the same with CGI horror effects. Like so many of the summer’s big-budget “tentpoles,” its tepid domestic box office performance was offset by international popularity.
New on Blu ray
City of Industry (R, 1997) Crime drama – Somehow, this excellent heist film has never found the audience it deserves. Harvey Keitel, Timothy Hutton and Stephen Dorff stick up a Palm Springs jewelry store and, of course, nothing goes as planned. Crime fans, if you’ve missed this one, you have another chance.