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 25
The Boss Baby (PG) Animation – Alec Baldwin provides the voice for a tyrannical infant. One of the year’s early surprise hits. With Lisa Kudrow, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel.
Ghost in the Shell (PG-13) SF Action – Scarlett Johansson stars in the live-action version of the animated feature. Box office disappointment with Juliette Binoche.
In theaters July 28
Atomic Blonde (R) Action – Charlize Theron is an icy British secret agent in another adaptation of a graphic novel.
The Emoji Movie (PG) Animation – Following Angry Birds, another phone app makes its feature debut. I, for one, cannot imagine why, but then, I do not really understand emojis.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (PG) Documentary – Al Gore is back to tell us that the sky is still falling.
On DVD and pay-per-view August 1
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.
Colossal (R) Action comedy – Somehow, sad sack Anne Hathaway is connected to a giant monster that’s destroying Seoul, Korea.
Going in Style (PG-13) Crime comedy – Alan Arkin, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine reprise the roles played by Art Carney, George Burns and Lee Strasberg in the 1979 original about retirees turned bank robbers.