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 May 22
15:17 to Paris (PG-13) Drama – Director Clint Eastwood cast the real Americans who disarmed a terrorist on a French train. Results are mixed.
Game Night (R) Crime drama – A weekly couples game night takes a bloody turn with a kidnapping that may be real. Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kylie Bunbury and Kyle Chandler. Silly, but it has its moments.
Red Sparrow (R) Drama – Jennifer Lawrence is a Russian ballerina turned assassin seductress. More twisty and cerebral than such recent films as Atomic Blonde but still unusually explicit in terms of sex and violence. With Charlotte Rampling and Joel Edgerton.
In theaters May 25
Star Wars: Solo (PG-13) SF Action – Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar) is a young Han Solo. Ron Howard directs. Written by Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back). With Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover.
On DVD and pay-per-view May 29
Annihilation (R) SF – After a meteorite lands, Natalie Portman leads a group of explorers into a wilderness of elaborate special effects which has mysteriously appeared.