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 December 19
Dunkirk (PG-13) Drama – Christopher Nolan looks at the evacuation from the air, the land and the water. It’s a serious, challenging war film, curiously structured and lacking traditionally enjoyable elements. With Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance.
The Lego Ninjago Movie (PG) Animation – Following the success of The Lego Movie and the Batman Lego Movie, we’ve got little plastic ninjas. With the voices of Olivia Munn and Justin Theroux.
Victoria and Abdul (PG-13) Drama – Late in life, Queen Victoria (Dame Judi Dench) develops a friendship with a young Indian clerk, (Ali Fazal). Many members of her court are not amused.
In theaters Wednesday December 20
The Greatest Showman (PG) Musical – Hugh Jackman is P.T. Barnum. With Zac Efron and Zendaya.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) Action comedy – Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan are sucked into a video game.
In theaters Friday December 22
Father Figures (R) Comedy – Ed Helms and Owen Wilson set out in search of the father they never knew they had.
Downsizing(R) SF Comedy – Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig agree to be shrunk to conserve resources. Written and directed by Alexander Payne.
Pitch Perfect 3 (PG-13) Musical – Now graduated, the Bellas reunite for a USO tour. With Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson.
In theaters Monday, December 25
All the Money in the World (R) Drama – Christopher Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey as J. Paul Getty who balked at paying a ransom when his grandson was kidnapped. With Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams. Directed by Ridley Scott.
On DVD and pay-per-view December 26
The Mountain Between Us (PG-13) Drama – Kate Winslet and Idris survive a small plane crash in snowy mountains and try to get out of the wilderness.