John Delia

Film Editor John Delia has been on all sides of the movie business from publications to film making. He has worked as a film critic with ACED Magazine for more than 12 years and earned a Bachelors degree in communications from the University of Florida. John is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association. Follow John on Twitter @staragent1 or send John a message at jdelia@acedmagazine.com

“The Wait (L’Attesa)”, a Heartfelt Film with a Dark Storyline

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If you are into dramas that manipulate your mind, have interesting characters that captivate and a script that vacillates down to the last touching moment, look no further than The Wait (L’Attesa). The acting is superb, the direction inventive, and the storyline, although a bit convoluted, very good. Combined with a charismatic location that should tantalize would be travelers and sets that reveal the iconic charm of Sicily, the film offers lasting visions of this gorgeous area where it was shot. Read more

Video Releases May, June, July

From a good laugh to a horror flick the new titles to DVD/Blu-ray keep coming.  Most of the realease are from movies that came out in the months starting this year with a smattering of Oscar nominated films. Hot blockbusters like Deadpool and The Finest Hours with a mix of some wild and wicked films like The Witch and The Boy. Most of the films may also be available on VOD so check with your favorite download site.  We will be reviewing select titles so check back to get opinions from our writing staff.  You might also discover a gem that you didn’t know existed or a hilarious comedy to brighten your day. Whether you’re on the lookout for horror, action-adventure, drama, comedy, crime or lifestyles— the list below has a lot to offer.

MAY 2016

May 3, 2016

The Haunting of Alice D- DVD

THE HAUNTING OF ALICE D In the late 1890s, Davenport House was a famously successful brothel, ruled with an iron fist by an owner notorious for his cruelty and insatiable greed. Virtually imprisoned inside these walls, young Alice was forced to endure years of brutality and sexual slavery – until she took murderous revenge on her captors and tragically ended her own life. More than a century later, the latest Davenport heir is hosting a decadent bash in the newly renovated mansion – complete with drugs, prostitutes and just one rule: anything goes. But the “fun” has barely begun when strange, terrifying things begin to happen. Suddenly, the legend of Alice’s tormented ghost proves to be very real as the guests discover firsthand that vengeance never rests in peace!

5th wave mayThe Fifth Wave- Blu-ray/DVD

THE FIFTH WAVE Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him

Joy-Blu-ray/DVD

JOY A story of a family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.

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EMELIE As their parents head out for a date in the city, the three young Thompson children immediately take to their new babysitter, Anna (Sarah Bolger, Into the Badlands, Once Upon a Time), who seems like a dream come true: she’s sweet, fun, and lets them do things that break all of their parents’ rules. But as Anna’s interactions with them take on a more sinister tone, the kids realize that their caretaker may not be who she claims to be. Soon it’s up to big brother Jacob to protect his siblings from the increasingly nefarious intentions of a very disturbed woman whose weapon is trust, and whose target is innocence.

A Royal Night Out- DVD

A ROYAL NIGHT OUT Inspired by true events, A Royal Night Out is a charming romantic comedy that recounts the glorious Royal Night Outcelebration of the end of World War II in Europe — and the singular evening when Princess Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) and Princess Margaret (Bel Powley) leave the confines of Buckingham Palace to join the festivities. Quickly giving their chaperones the slip, the young royals venture out into London for a whirlwind adventure filled with excitement, danger and the flutters of first love.

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REMEMBER With help from a fellow Holocaust survivor (Martin Landau), a widower (Christopher Plummer) who struggles with memory loss embarks on a cross-country odyssey to find the former Nazi responsible for the deaths of their family members.

The Choice-Blu-ray/DVD

THE CHOICE Travis Shaw (Benjamin Walker) is a ladies’ man who thinks a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle. Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer) is a feisty medical student who’s preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend (Tom Welling). Fate brings the two together as Gabby moves next door to Travis, sparking an irresistible attraction that upends both of their lives. As their bond grows, the unlikely couple must decide how far they’re willing to go to keep the hope of love alive.

May 10, 2016

The Boy- Blu-ray/DVD

BoyTHE BOY A young American named Greta (Lauren Cohan) takes a job as a nanny for an 8-year-old boy in a remote English village. To her surprise, Greta learns that the child of her new employers is a life-size doll. They care for the doll as if it was human, which helps the couple to cope with the death of their own son 20 years earlier. When Greta violates a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring her worst fears to life, leading her to believe that the doll is alive

Where to Invade Next- Blu-ray/DVD

WHERE TO INVADE NEXT Filmmaker Michael Moore visits various countries to examine how Europeans view work, education, health care, sex, equality, and other issues. From cafeteria food to sex ed, Moore looks at the benefits of schooling in France, Finland and Slovenia. In Italy, he marvels at how workers enjoy reasonable hours and generous vacation time. In Portugal, Moore notes the effects of the decriminalization of drugs. Through his travels, we discover just how different America is from the rest of the world.

Regression- Blu-ray/DVD

REGRESSION Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery.

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DEADPOOL This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

May 17, 2016

Dirty Grandpa- Blu-ray/DVD

DIRTY GRANDPA Uptight lawyer Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is one week away from marrying his boss’s controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at his firm. Tricked by his grandfather Dick (Robert De Niro), Jason finds himself driving the foulmouthed old man to Daytona Beach, Fla., for a wild spring break that includes frat parties, bar fights and an epic night of karaoke. While Jason worries about the upcoming wedding, Dick tries to show his grandson how to live life to the fullest.

WITCH aprThe Witch- Blu-ray/DVD

THE WITCH New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. ‘The Witch’ is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own fears and anxieties, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil.

A Perfect Day- Blu-ray/DVD

A PERFECT DAY Aid workers (Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko) in the Balkans try to retrieve a man’s body from a well before it contaminates the water for nearby villagers.

May 24, 2016

FINEST hoursThe Finest Hours- Blu-ray/DVD

THE FINEST HOURS In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel.

May 31, 2016

Joy- Blu-ray/DVD/4K

JOY A story of a family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces

Triple 9- Blu-ray/DVD

TRIPLE 9 Woody Harrelson, Anthony Mackie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Casey Affleck, and Kate Winslet lead an all-star cast in an explosive, action-packed thriller critics call “a twisty, terrific ride” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). A bank robbery is just the tip of the iceberg when two cops in Atlanta start suspecting members of their own team are involved. Not knowing who to trust and how deep the corruption goes, time is ticking for them to uncover the truth—before they become the target for the next deadly job.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies- Blu-ray/DVD

PRide prejucice zombies MayPRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES In the 19th century, a mysterious plague turns the English countryside into a war zone. No one is safe as the dead come back to life to terrorize the land. Fate leads Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James), a master of martial arts and weaponry, to join forces with Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley), a handsome but arrogant gentleman. Elizabeth can’t stand Darcy, but respects his skills as a zombie killer. Casting aside their personal differences, they unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to save their country.

Race- Blu-ray/DVD

RACE Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.

JUNE 2016

June 7, 2016

91UsuHNXB8L._SL1500_13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi- Blu-ray/DVD

13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI As an American ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. Based on a true story.

Hail Caesar- Blu-ray/DVD

HAIL CAESAR In the early 1950s, Eddie Mannix is busy at work trying to solve all the problems of the actors and filmmakers at Capitol Pictures. His latest assignments involve a disgruntled director, a singing cowboy, a beautiful swimmer and a handsome dancer. As if all this wasn’t enough, Mannix faces his biggest challenge when Baird Whitlock gets kidnapped while in costume for the swords-and-sandals epic “Hail, Caesar!” If the studio doesn’t pay $100,000, it’s the end of the line for the movie star.

ZOOTOPIA june 7Zootopia- Blu-ray/DVD

ZOOTOPIA From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a wily fox who makes her job even harder.

The Other Side of the Door- Blu-ray/DVD

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR In this chilling supernatural story from cowriter-director Johannes Roberts, a family’s idyllic life abroad turns to tragedy — then terror. After her young son dies in an accident, a grieving mother (Sarah Wayne Callies) learns of a ritual that will bring him back for a final goodbye. When she travels to an ancient temple to undertake the ritual, she discovers a door that serves as a portal to the afterworld. But when she ignores a warning not to open the door, the balance between life and death is upset. Now, an unspeakable horror is unleashed that threatens the lives of everyone she loves. This unpredictable film starring Jeremy Sisto delivers edge-of-your-seat thrills from start to finish.

The Martian (extended cut)- DVD/Blu-ray/4K

MARTIAN extended cut BOXARTTHE MARTIAN (extended cut) The extended edition includes an extended cut featuring 10 minutes of brand new footage not shown in theaters as well as more than two hours of behind-the-scenes content. Included in the new material is audio commentary by renowned director Ridley Scott, writer/executive producer Drew Goddard and author of the novel Andy Weir. There is also a documentary of the science behind recreating Mars for the film; interviews with NASA specialists and engineers; and a Q&A panel discussion about the planned journey to mars featuring commentary from NASA experts.

Mr. Right- Blu-ray/DVD

MR. RIGHT The road to true love is paved with knives and bullets in this killer comedy starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell. Unlucky in love and with terrible taste in men, Martha (Kendrick) bumps into Francis (Rockwell) and finally meets the man of her dreams. Sweet and charming, he seems the perfect match until Martha discovers Francis is a world-class assassin whose enemies are trying to kill him and can’t quite decide as body counts rise whether to join in the mayhem or dump him. Also starring Tim Roth, Anson Mount and the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, Mr. Right is a rollicking romp bursting with action and laughs!

INDEPENDENCE DAYIndependence Day 20th Anniversary Edition- 4K Ultra HD Disc

INDEPENDENCE DAY 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION  Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman join forces to deliver the ultimate encounter between powerful aliens and the human race. When massive spaceships appear in Earth’s skies and blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the planet, a determined band of survivors must unite for one last strike against the invaders before it’s the end of mankind. (Approximately 145 min. Theatrical Cut plus Approximately 154 min. Extended Cut)

The Spoils Before Dying- DVD

THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING is the second book, based on fictional famous author Eric Jonrosh’s (Will Ferrell) first best-selling epic novel The Spoils of Babylon. Season two from the “Spoils” franchise premiered on IFC on July 8, 2015, and includes six half-hour episodes. The series centers on Michael Kenneth Williams as Rock Banyon, who becomes the prime suspect in the double murder of his occasional lover Fresno Foxglove (Maya Rudolph) who is found dead with another man. Panicked, Rock splits for Mexico where he reunites with his one-time big band singer Delores DeWinter (Kristen Wiig). With 72 hours to clear his name or fry in the electric chair, Rock and Delores embark on a dangerous quest for the truth that takes them into an abyss of sex, drugs, betrayal, and of course, jazz. While his world crumbles, Rock’s hard-charging manager Alistair St. Barnaby (Haley Joel Osment) pressures him to record a mainstream jazz album.

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ANOMALISA An inspirational speaker (David Thewlis) becomes reinvigorated after meeting a lively woman (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who shakes up his mundane existence.(Animated)

Touched with Fire- Blu-ray/DVD

TOUCHED WITH FIRE Two bipolar patients meet in a psychiatric hospital and begin a romance that brings out all of the beauty and horror of their condition.

Colonia- Blu-ray/DVD

COLONIA Lena and Daniel, a young couple become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police and Lena tracks him to a sealed off area in the South of the country, called Colonia Dignidad. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission run by lay preacher Paul Schäfer but, in fact, is a place nobody ever escaped from. Lena decides to join the cult in order to find Daniel. Based on true events.

Everything with be Fine- Blu-ray/DVD

EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE While driving aimlessly after a quarrel with his girlfriend, a writer accidentally runs over and kills a child. The accident and its aftermath deeply traumatizes him. Over the next 12 years, he struggles to make sense of what happened and continue on with life, but when he looks in the mirror, he sees a murderer.

June 14, 2016

Hello, My Name is Doris- Blu-ray/DVD

HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS With help from her best friend’s (Tyne Daly) granddaughter (Isabella Acres), a smitten woman (Sally Field) concocts schemes to get the attention of a younger co-worker (Max Greenfield) in her office.

10 cloverfield10 Cloverfield Lane- Blu-ray/DVD

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE Soon after leaving her fiancé Michelle is involved in a car accident. She awakens to find herself sharing an underground bunker with Howard and Emmett. Has she been saved from an apocalyptical event as Howard & Emmett tell her or are there other motives for her being held against her will?

Eddie the Eagle- Blu-ray/DVD

EDDIE THE EAGLE Taron Egerton co-stars alongside Academy Award® Nominee Hugh Jackman* in this high-flying, feel-good story inspired by true events. Egerton plays Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself–even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (Jackman), the lovable underdog wins the hearts of fans around the world by making an unforgettable showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

The X-File – The Event Series

xfiles BOXARTTHE X-FILE – THE EVENT SERIES Almost 14 years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of “The X-Files”™ is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. (Also being released is the complete series Box Set: Includes The Event Series and the original nine seasons)

The Young Messiah-Blu-ray/DVD

THE YOUNG MESSIAH Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.

London Has Fallen- Blu-ray/DVD

LONDON HAS FALLEN After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it.

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45 YEARS As their 45th wedding anniversary approaches, a woman (Charlotte Rampling) learns that her husband (Tom Courtenay) was once engaged to someone else.

June 21, 2016

Midnight Special- Blu-ray/DVD

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL The government and a group of religious extremists pursue a man (Michael Shannon) and his son (Jaeden Lieberher), a young boy who possesses special powers.

The Brothers Grimsby- Blu-ray/DVD

THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY MI6’s top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he’s an English football supporter (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want – 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There’s only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he’s just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2- Blu-ray/DVD

BIG GREEK WED boxartMY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 The family you love is back in the sequel to the biggest romantic comedy of all time! Written by Academy Award® nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 brings the beloved family of characters back together. In the years since we first fell for Toula (Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett), they have raised a headstrong daughter while trying to keep the spark alive. But just as they think they’re balancing an independent teen, aging parents and the rest of the irrepressible clan, the reveal of a shocking secret will bring the three generations of this family closer than ever as they plan a bigger, fatter and Greeker wedding!

June 28, 2016

Whisky Tango Foxtrot- Blu-ray/DVD

WHISKY TANGO FOXTROT cable news producer Kim Barker (Tina Fey) decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone.

 

Eye in the Sky- Blu-ray/DVD

EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top-secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

KUNG FU PANDA boxartKung Fu Panda 3- Blu-ray/DVD

KUNG FU PANDA 3  After reuniting with his long-lost father, Po travels to a secret village and meets tons of hilarious new panda friends and family members. But when the supernatural villain Kai challenges all the Kung Fu masters across China, Po must discover the teacher within himself and train his clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

JULY 2016

July 5, 2016

Search Party- Blu-ray/DVD

SEARCH PARTY  When the love of his life (Shannon Woodward) jilts him at the altar thanks to his hard partying pals Jason (T.J. Miller) and Evan (Adam Pally), Nardo (Thomas Middleditch) follows her down to Mexico where he’s carjacked and left naked in the middle of nowhere. Reluctantly summoning Jason and Evan to help reunite him with his runaway bride-to-be, Nardo becomes involved in an escalating series of outrageous misadventures courtesy of the guys who created the mess in the first place.

Boy & The World- Blu-ray/DVD

BOY & THE WORLD Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city. Determined to reunite his family, Cuca embarks on a journey that unfolds like a tapestry – the film’s stunning visuals becoming more complex as his small world expands. The story of a changing world through the eyes of a curious child, Boy and the World depicts a clash between village and city, nature and industry, the rich and the poor – and despite the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song (Animated)

Only Yesterday- Blu-ray/DVD

ONLY YESTERDAY boxONLY YESTERDAY Having lived her whole life in the city, 27-year-old Taeko decides to visit her relatives in the countryside. As she travels, memories of her youth resurface and after meeting young farmer Toshio, she wonders if she’s been true to the dreams of her childhood self. (Animated)

Code of Honor- DVD

CODE OF HONOR An FBI agent (Craig Sheffer) pursues his former mentor (Steven Seagal), a vengeful colonel who’s waging a one-man war against criminals.

By the Sea- Blu-ray/DVD

BY THE SEA Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.

Term Life- Blu-ray/DVD

term life BOXARTTERM LIFE When the heist he planned goes horribly wrong and he’s framed for a drug lord’s son’s murder, Nick Barrow (Vince Vaughn) must expose the enemies who set him up before they track down and kill him. Taking out a million-dollar life insurance policy to help his estranged daughter Cate (Hailee Steinfeld), Nick is forced to take her on the run until the policy kicks in or he finds a way to clear his name.

July 12, 2016

Colony: Season One- DVD

COLONY: SEASON ONE  Set in the very near future, Colony centers on one family’s struggle to survive an occupied Los Angeles, now a dangerous world of divided ideologies. While some choose to collaborate with the occupation and benefit from the new order, others rebel and suffer the consequences. Will Bowman (Josh Holloway) a former FBI agent, and his wife Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) have been separated from their son during the invasion and do whatever is necessary to be reunited.

divergiant allegeantThe Divergent Series: Allegiant- Blu-ray/DVD

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT The factions have withered and we find Evelyn (Naomi Watts) of Factionless and Johanna (Octavia Spencer) of Amity in charge of the government leading to a new adventure beyond Chicago. Their first objective is the decision whether to execute prisoners or forgive their sins against the leaders. Included in the captives Caleb’s being held on criminal charges. Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are still trying to figure a way to free Caleb when violence breaks out all over the city.

Green Room- Blu-ray/DVD

GREEN ROOM Ain’t Rights a punk rock band featuring Samantha (Alia Shawkat), Pat (Anton Yelchin), Reece (Joe Cole) and Tiger (Callum Turner) have completed a tour that’s been monetary unsuccessful. During their last gig where they made 8 dollars a person, they are offered one last stand at a club run by White Supremacist Darcy Banker (Patrick Stewart). They take the deal for the $350 that will at least help them recoup some of their expenses.

hardcore henryHardcore Henry- Blu-ray/DVD

HARDCORE HENRY  just a simple story with a twist. Henry an ex- military man has just been brought back to life after being killed. He’s had loss of both arms from the elbows and legs below the knees. Fit with special prostheses he’s about to be awakened by his wife Estelle (Haley Bennett), one of the scientists that worked on him. Coming to, his wife tells him his name is Henry and that they are married. All of a sudden the lab gets attacked and she gets kidnapped by the evil warlord with superpowers, Akan (Danila Kozlovsky). Henry jumps to his feet and the chase begins. His only help is a man named Jimmy (Sharlto Copley).

Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who- Blu-ray/DVD

AMAZING JOURNEY: THE STORY OF THE WHO Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who and Amazing Journey: Six Quick Ones are two exhilarating feature films about one of the greatest rock bands in the world! Spanning four decades, this authorized and definitive anthology of The Who relives their journey from humble beginnings to their meteoric rise to rock legend status in a two-film DVD set. Filled with all-new interviews with band members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend and music icons Sting, The Edge of U2, Eddie Vedder and more, this must-have collection also features electrifying rare and unreleased concert footage in mind-blowing 5.1 surround sound.

July 19, 2016

magicians BOXARTThe Magicians:Season One- Blu-ray/DVD

THE MAGICIANS: SEASON ONE The Magicians centers on Quentin, a brilliant grad student chosen to attend Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. He and his 20-something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real – and poses grave danger to humanity.

Royal Pains: Season 8- DVD

ROYAL PAINS: SEASON 8 Our HankMed team returns for its final season in Royal Pains: Season Eight! While Evan (Paulo Costanzo) and Paige (Brooke D’Orsay) attempt alternative methods to have a baby, Evan juggles HankMed and running the hospital. Meanwhile, Divya (Reshma Shetty) contemplates the best location for med school, as Jeremiah (Ben Shenkman) finds that research success is more complicated than he anticipated. Hank (Mark Feuerstein) begins to examine what more is missing from his life when the team no longer needs his leadership.

A Perfect Day- Blu-ray/DVD

A PERFECT DAY Aid workers (Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko) in the Balkans try to retrieve a man’s body from a well before it contaminates the water for nearby villagers.

July 26, 2016

The Boss- Blu-ray/DVD 

THE BOSS Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Heat) stars as Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry who is sent to prison for insider trading. After doing her time, Michelle emerges, ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, but not everyone she steamrolled is so quick to forgive and forget. With nowhere to go and no one to scam, Michelle is forced to move in with former assistant Claire (Kristen Bell – Frozen, Showtime’s House of Lies) and her young daughter, Rachel. Now at her lowest point, Michelle wastes no time in devising a winner-take-all plan to rebuild her empire. Can she reclaim her status as the No. 1 screwer, or will the love of one family screw her for good?

Hardcore Henry- Blu-ray/DVD

HARDCORE HENRY  You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife who tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. If you can survive the insanity and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity

AUGUST

August 2, 2016

Breaking the Bank- Blu-ray/DVD

BREAKING THE BANK Kelsey Grammer stars as Charles Bunbury the bumbling chairman of London’s historic, yet struggling, bank Tuftons, founded by the family of his wife Penelope (Tamsin Greig – Episodes). The only problem is that he knows nothing about banking… When ruthless US and Japanese investment banks start circling, Charles bets it all on a risky investment but ends up breaking the bank and is booted out in disgrace. Homeless and living on the streets, Charles begins to form an unlikely alliance in an attempt to short and hedge his way to getting his bank and his wife back.

 

“NERVE” coming to theaters in July

Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico [Emma Roberts], has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger [Dave Franco], the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future.

 

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“War & Peace”, a Classy Production of a Classic

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The book “War and Peace” has been made into a movie several times with the most memorable being the 1956 version starring Audrey Hepburn. While that particular 3 hour plus film did a very good job of bringing the romance from the book onto the big screen, it’s now considered a relic compared to the production values that have followed. With that in mind the recent War & Peace produced by BBC for television gets some awesome cinematography and editing, but never equals the chemistry between the characters in the 1956 version. Now on Blu-ray, the 8 part miniseries tells Tolstoy’s 1424 page book in approximately 6 hours. Read more

“Regression”, a Cat-and-Mouse Psychological Thriller

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The psychological thriller Regression, now on DVD, delves into devil worshiping. It challenges the intellect to unravel the mystery, obtain evidence and solve the real crime behind it all. Writer and director Alejandro Amenábar leads his audience into the center of suspense as a cat-and-mouse game gets played out in a small town that’s superstition laden and suspicious of everything going on around it. Read more

“Captain America: Civil War”, the Battle’s Just Begun

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Probably one of the most dramatic Avengers film, Captain America: Civil War comes on the heels of another drama by a different comic book heroes Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They both have a similar theme and all the special effects in the world to back it up. But, as the two films go, Captain America wins out by far. There’s so much CGI in this film that it’s very hard to tell between reality and animated fantasy. Actually your mind will be so boggled that there’s no time to think about anything except who’s the next Marvel superhero to appear in the film. With this Captain America sequel, it’s time to release more Avengers into the fray with more surprises that one can handle. Read more

“Rabin in his Own Words”, the Life of a Peacemaker

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One of the most complete and intensive biography/documentary films I’ve seen years, Rabin in His Own Words comes to American screens this weekend. It follows Yitzhak Rabin life from birth to his untimely death using photographs, home film, archival footage and news reels. It’s actually a documentary on how Israel was born, the historical wars they fought and the challenge of bringing peace to the nation. Read more

“Emelie”, the Sinister Sitter

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Cunning and sinister the film Emelie comes to home video on DVD and Blu-ray. The film increases the level of emotion, fear, and chills as the haunting plot moves from one unconscionable scene to another. Totally beyond the scope of anything so despicable, the acting, cinematography and direction bring it all together as a very scary situation that’s a family’s worst nightmare. That said, I am bothered by the way they chose to end the film, but that’s something horror fans can deal with on their own. Read more

“The Haunting of Alice D”, a Chance to Gasp, Cringe and Shriek

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There’s been a rash of horror flicks this past two years as the followers of the genre have risen in numbers as indicated by the box-office. Opening today on DVD is the low budget thriller The Haunting of Alice D. Nothing remarkable, but yet a reasonable chance to gasp, gulp, cringe and shriek in the privacy of your own home. Not at the top of my list for good horror, the film lacks talented acting, a surefire scary plot and top notch direction that can bring a thrilling script to the screen. Read more

The Best of It, Making the Right Bet

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Making the right bet on a college basketball team can get you a lot of money. The other side of the coin however, can put you in debt. In the documentary film The Best of It we find that there are smart gamblers and not so smart ones. Director Scott Pearson Eberly puts together a cross section of betters and adds a few odds makers in this enlightening film that reveals the stress and elation of winning. Oh and some dire consequences of losing as well. Read more

Papa Hemingway in Cuba, Intimate and Daring

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A bold time capsule of Ernest Hemingway’s life in Cuba gets revealed through the eyes of a reporter who lived it in the film Papa Hemingway in Cuba. Richly shot in the estranged county, the movie delves into the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning writer’s intimate lifestyle on the island in the 1950’s. Taught, daring and an eye opener the fine cast does a terrific job of character portrayal under the able direction of Bob Yari from an autobiographical script written by Denne Bart Petitclerc.

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The American Side, a Snappy Mystery Filled with Intrigue

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This mystery sets out as a routine blackmail, but turns into a thriller involving the government and those that want to get rich quick. And then there’s a suicide at Niagara Falls that all leads to The American Side. Much like the gumshoe J.J. Gittes in Chinatown with the same kind of pace and impression, The American Side becomes compelling and intriguing. Read more

Deadpool Now Available on Digital HD

If you haven’t heard the Highest Grossing film in America is now available on Digital HD.  You can relive the experience or see it for the first time by digital download from several sights including Amazon bit.ly/deadpoolfunsack

DEADPOOL Ryan Reynolds is Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL. Photo Credit: Joe Lederer TM & © 2015 Marvel & Subs.  TM and © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  All rights reserved.
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Ryan Reynolds is Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL.
Photo Credit: Joe Lederer
TM & © 2015 Marvel & Subs.  TM and © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  All rights reserved.