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 July 17
I Feel Pretty (PG-13) Comedy – After a bump on the head in an exercise class, schlumpy Amy Schumer believes that she’s supermodel gorgeous.
Isle of Dogs (PG-13) Animation – Wes Anderson’s stop-motion adventure is set in a fantastic Japan where dogs have been exiled to an island covered with trash. One boy sets out to retrieve Spots. With the voices of Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, Liev Schreiber, Billy Murray, Edward Norton.
Rampage (PG-13) Fantasy – Dwayne Johnson and a CGI silverback gorilla who’s even bigger than he is battle giant monsters.
Super Trooper 2 (R) Comedy – The highway cops from the 2001 surprise hit must patrol a disputed area between Canada and the United States.
Truth or Dare (PG-13 and un-rated) Horror – Supernatural forces turn a game into something more deadly for Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey.
In theaters July 20
The Equalizer 2 (R) Drama – Star Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua return to the character of retired spy Robert McCall who uses his skills to help ordinary people. One sequel that I’m really looking forward to.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG-13) Musical – Another jukebox musical based on Abba songs. A sequel I refuse to see, or even to acknowledge the existence of.
Unfriended: Dark Web (R) Horror – The previous owner of a laptop threatens the teen who has it. Low budget sequel to the 2014 sleeper.
On DVD and pay-per-view July 24
Ready Player One (PG-13) SF – In a dystopian 2045, a teenager (Tye Sheridan) who plays virtual reality video games challenges the corporation that controls everything. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Visually impressive and fast paced but not particularly involving.