Entertainment, Video Releases

Video Releases For September, October, November

A mix of drama, horror and action films top the list of titles released on DVD/Blu-ray and 4K.  Most of the releases are of films that came out in the months earlier this year with a smattering animated favorites. Hot blockbusters like Captain America: Civil War and Ninja Turtles 2 with a mix of some wild and wicked films like Warcraft are on the list. 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.

SEPTEMBER 2016

September 6, 2016

MONEY MONSTER boxMoney Monster- Blu-ray/DVD

MONEY MONSTER In the real-time, high stakes thriller Money Monster, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O’Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today’s fast-paced, high-tech global markets.

The Darkness- Blu-ray/DVD

DARIKNESS boxartTHE DARKNESS Peter Taylor (Kevin Bacon), his wife Bronny and their two children return to Los Angeles after a fun-filled vacation to the Grand Canyon. Strange events soon start to plague the family, including young son Michael’s increasingly erratic behavior. The Taylors learn that Michael brought back some mysterious rocks that he discovered inside a cave. Unfortunately, something followed them home as the clan now find themselves in a battle with a supernatural force that preys on their worst fears.

Genius- Blu-ray/DVD

GENIUS Renowned editor Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth) develops a friendship with author Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) while working on the writer’s manuscripts.

Love and Friendship- Blu-ray/DVD

LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP Set in the 1790s, Love and Friendship centers on beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson-Blu-ray/DVD

AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON There are few truly unifying events in American life. When something happens that makes the entire country stop and take notice, we remember it forever. Everybody remembers where they were when O.J. Simpson, riding in a white Bronco, led the police on a low-speed chase all over Los Angeles. This marked the emergence of the 24-hour news cycle and the birth of reality television.

Now You See Me 2- Blu-ray/DVD

now you see me 2 BOXNOW YOU SEE ME 2 One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.

Nina- Blu-ray/DVD

NINA boxartNINA She was one of the century’s most extraordinary talents, a 15-time Grammy nominee and Grammy Hall of Fame Recipient; her mesmerizing songs and passionate politics combined to make her the unforgettable Nina Simone (Zoe Saldana). But fame and fortune came with a price, and her later years were riddled with depression, alcohol abuse and isolation. Rediscovering the meaning of her life and work took courage, strength and one true friend: Clifton Henderson (David Oyelowo), the man who started out as her assistant and eventually became her loyal manager. With Clifton’s encouragement, the “high priestess of soul” began a courageous journey back to her music … and, eventually, herself. Also stars  Mike Epps, Keith David  and Ella Joyce

September 13, 2016

Captain America: Civil War- Blu-ray/DVD

CAPTAIN AMERICA civil war BOXARTCAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR  With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero’s actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spiderman) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Sharon Carter, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping-Blu-ray/DVD

POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING After a two-year, sold-out, worldwide tour, Conner4Real (Andy Samberg) is the biggest name in music. Go behind the scenes as Conner faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when Conner4Real is no longer the dopest star of all. The hilarious comedy from digital short superstars, The Lonely Island, and blockbuster producer Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, Superbad, Knocked Up), is loaded with cameos from the biggest names in comedy and music.

The Conguring 2-Blu-ray/DVD

THE CONGURING 2 In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to London, England, where single mother Peggy Hodgson believes that something evil is in her home. When Peggy’s youngest daughter starts showing signs of demonic possession, Ed and Lorraine attempt to help the besieged girl, only to find themselves targeted by the malicious spirits.

September 20, 2016

Ma Ma- Blu-ray/DVD

MA MA Magda (Penelope Cruz) a recently unemployed school teacher has been raising her son Dani (Tio Planell) since the separation from her husband Raul (Alex Brendemühl) due to his impropriety. During a visit with Julian (Asier Etxeandia) her gynecologist, she finds out that theirs’s a lump on her breast wall. Upset, but not overwrought she attends Dani’s soccer game where she meets Arturo (Luis Tosar) a professional scout that feels her son is a good prospect for a junior league.Just before the game ends, Arturo gets a call from a hospital that they have his wife in a coma and daughter in critical condition who were brought there from an accident. Distraught, Arturo faints from high blood pressure with Magda accompanying him to the Hospital where his family has been taken. Thus begins a story that works with the disturbing elements and a surprising odd romantic thread that brings everyone together.

TEENAGE MUTANT boxTeenage Mutant Turtles 2- Blu-ray/DVD

TEENAGE MUTANT TURTLES 2 The turtles face a new challenge when Shredder escapes from custody and joins forces with Baxter Stockman, a mad scientist who plans to use a serum to take over the world. Along for the ride are Bebop and Rocksteady, two dimwitted henchmen who provide plenty of muscle. Luckily, the turtles have their own allies in April O’Neil, Vernon Fenwick and Casey Jones, a hockey-masked vigilante. As the pizza-loving heroes prepare for battle, the notorious Krang also emerges to pose an even greater threat.

Free State of Jones- Blu-ray/DVD

FREE STATE OF JONES Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey stars in this epic, untold true story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Despite overwhelming odds, Knight banded together with other small farmers and local slaves and launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones.

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising- Blu-ray/DVD

neighbors 2NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING Now that Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they’d reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, they learn that the new occupants next door are a hard–partying, out-of-control sorority, led by Shelby (Chloe Grace Moretz). Mac and Kelly are forced to team up with their charismatic ex-neighbor and nowsecret weapon, Teddy (Zac Efron), since the ladies of Kappa Nu aren’t going down without a fight.  It’s parenthood vs. sisterhood when the new neighbors assert their right to party just as hard as the boys.

September 27, 2016

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates- Blu-ray/DVD

MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES You are cordially invited to the comedy event of the year! In order to avoid embarrassing their family, hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) place an online ad to find “respectable” dates for their sister’s Hawaiian wedding. Instead, the boys find themselves out-hustled by an uncontrollable duo (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza). Based on hilarious true events.

Monster High: Welcome to Monster High- Blu-ray/DVD

MONSTER HIGH boxartMONSTER HIGH: WELCOME TO MONSTER HIGH Monsters once lived in hiding—even from each other—because they were afraid they would be in danger if humans knew they existed. But Draculaura, the daughter of Dracula, along with her best ghoulfriends, dreamt of a school where everyone was welcome and accepted for who they are. Determined to make their dream come true, the ghouls travel the world on an epic adventure to recruit new students. But even in this amazing place, there’s drama: a villainess zombie is spreading trouble rather than friendship, and every student must live with the fear that their secret will be revealed. Now the ghouls must save their school so that every monster has a place where they belong and their uniqueness is celebrated!

The Neon Demon- Blu-ray/DVD

THE NEON DEMON Jesse (Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles just after her 16th birthday to launch a career as a model. The head of her agency tells the innocent teen that she has the qualities to become a top star. Jesse soon faces the wrath of ruthless vixens who despise her fresh-faced beauty. On top of that, she must contend with a seedy motel manager and a creepy photographer. As Jesse starts to take the fashion world by storm, her personality changes in ways that could help her against her cutthroat rivals.

WARCRAFT boxWarcraft- Blu-ray/DVD

WARCRAFT  The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, an unlikely set of heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their families, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople- DVD

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE Young Ricky (Julian Dennison) has lost his way early in life being shuffled from one foster home after another. He hasn’t given up on himself, but tries real hard to let people know he’s around by getting into trouble. If he isn’t lighting a fire someplace, he’s spitting from a bridge onto cars motoring under it. He’s has so many ways of being disobedient that Child Welfare head Paula (Rachel House) has nearly given up on placing him in another home. That is until she gets word from Bella (Rima Te Wiata), a farmer on the edge of the New Zealand Bush, who wants to take a chance on him.

OCTOBER

October 4, 2016

Wild Oats- DVD

wild-oatsWILD OATS Eva (MacLaine), a widow and retired history teacher, enjoys a quiet life. Everything changes when she receives a life insurance check accidentally made out for $5,000,000 instead of the expected $50,000. At the not-so-gentle urging her best friend Maddie (Lange), Eva deposits the money and the two friends head to the Canary Islands with every intention of living it up. But their fantasy is short-lived when they discover that they have become media sensations overnight. Fugitives from justice, the two are forced to outwit a trio of conmen, led by the local Wine “warlord”, Carlos (Santiago Segura), outmaneuver a dogged life insurance agent Vespucci (Howard Hesseman) who has teamed up with Eva’s daughter, Crystal (Moore), and outrun the law. What they don’t expect is to be good at it.

ClownTown- DVD

CLOWNTOWN  A group of friends get stranded in a seemingly abandoned town and find themselves stalked by a gang of violent psychopaths dressed as clowns.

 

Ice Girls- Blu-ray/DVD

ICE GIRLS Fifteen-year-old aspiring figure skating champion Mattie Dane is forced to put her dreams on ice after a bad fall during a tournament — and her mother’s decision to relocate the family to a new town. But a chance encounter with the owner of a local skating rink ultimately rekindles Mattie’s passion to compete and sets up an intense rivalry with a talented classmate who’ll stop at nothing to win. Featuring legendary skating stars Elvis Stojko and Tessa Virtue, Ice Girls is an uplifting underdog tale that will leave you cheering!

vikings season 4Vikings Season 4 Vol 1- Blu-ray/DVD

VIKINGS Season 4 Vol 1 Vikings returns for a gripping fourth season. Season 3 culminated with the extraordinary battle in Paris, where Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) seized victory from the jaws of defeat–but still returns to Kattegat dangerously ill. Thoughts of his death galvanize the forces who seek to succeed him as king, including his wife Queen Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) and his oldest son, Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig). Meanwhile, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) continues power struggles with her calculating, former second in command, Kalf (Ben Robson); Rollo (Clive Standen) betrays his Vikings heritage by remaining in Frankia and Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) is seized for his brutal actions to the Christian priest Athelstan.

X-Men Apocalypse- Blu-ray/DVD

X-MEN APOCALYPSE It’s been thousands of years since Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) the all-encompassing mutant has reared his head upon the Earth. Seeing how man and mutants have developed, he wants to become the lord of them all by stealing their super powers and combining them into himself. Now more powerful than ever he has to acquire the final mutants special powers including Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), Raven (Jennifer Lawrence), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters).

American Horror Story: Hotel- Blu-ray/DVD

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL Both physical and psychological horrors affect a decomposing family, workers and residents of an insane asylum, a coven of witches, a cast of circus freaks, and the employees and guests at a struggling hotel in this haunting anthology series, focusing on the themes of infidelity, sanity, oppression, discrimination, and addiction.

Banshee: The Complete 4th Season- Blu-ray/DVD

BANSHEE 4 boxartBANSHEE: THE COMPLETE 4TH SEASON action drama charts the final twists and turns that follow Lucas Hood, an ex-convict who assumed the identity of sheriff in the Amish-area town Banshee, where his former lover and partner-in-crime was living under her own alias, Carrie Hopewell. The final season takes place two years after Lucas gave up his badge after a bloody, multimillion-dollar heist at the Camp Genoa Marine Base which proved costly: Carrie’s husband Gordon was killed, and Lucas’s longtime computer-hacker partner, Job, was abducted by a shady criminal ring. After settling a score with a “recruiter” from Lucas’s past whom he hoped would have intel on Job, Lucas went on a bender before being rescued by an unlikely savior, Proctor’s niece.  Emerging from a self-imposed exile, Lucas returns to Banshee to find it a changed town. Brock Lotus is now sheriff, Kai Proctor is the mayor, and the old “Cadi” police station has been replaced by a state-of the-art facility. A new deputy with ties to Proctor, Nina Cruz, has joined Brock’s team, along with Kurt Bunker, the skinhead-turned-deputy who continues to make amends for his dark past while fighting the racist overtures of the group led by his younger brother Calvin. After reuniting with Carrie, their daughter Deva, and ex-boxer Sugar Bates, Lucas becomes immersed in a new Banshee crisis: rooting out a vicious serial murderer whose latest victim is someone near and dear to his heart.

October 11, 2015

Ice Age: Collision Course- Blu-ray/DVD and 4Kice age collison course box

ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE Your favorite ICE AGE heroes are back and cooler than ever in this all-new adventure! Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn accidently triggers cosmic events that threaten the ICE AGE world.  Now Buck, Manny, Ellie, Sid, Diego and the rest of the herd must work together on a hilarious journey filled with nonstop action and colorful new characters in order to survive the global Scrat-tastrophe!

The Infiltrator- Blu-ray/DVD

THE INFILTRATOR Working for the feds as a U.S. Customs agent under Bonni Tischler (Amy Ryan), Robert “Bob” Mazur (Bryan Cranston) has had some pretty good scores. But, to really make him happy he wants the chance at running the tables to bring down the biggest fish in the drug pond. An opportunity pops up when Tischler gets a lead involving the Medellín Drug Cartel in Columbia lead by kingpin Pablo Escobar.

October 18, 2016

Peppa Pig: Sun, Sea and Snow- DVD

PEPPA PIG: SUN, SEA AND SNOW It’s always perfect weather for Peppa Pigs’s amusing adventures and her loud snorts of laughter, and not even snow, rain, or fog can stop the wintry fun! Join Peppa, her little brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig as they enjoy a most unusual trip to the seaside, a super ski day, muddy puddle-jumping and more.
Lego Jurassic World: The indominus Escape-Blu-ray/DVD

LEGO JURASSIC WORLD: THE INDOMINUS ESCAPEtwo of the most beloved brands of all time come together like never before! When Simon Masrani accidentally destroys one of the park’s main attractions (he really should learn how to fly that helicopter), he calls upon his trusted employee Claire to save the day. After some quick dino-DNA building in Dr. Wu’s lab, Claire comes up with the perfect solution that is sure to delight Masrani and kids everywhere – the Indominus rex™– the smartest, biggest and scariest hot dog-loving hybrid dinosaur ever created! Unfortunately, disaster strikes after the Indominus eats all the hot dogs and escapes from its pen in a hungry rage. It’s now up to the talented and rugged dinosaur trainer Owen Grady to save the day and battle the Indominus rex™ in an epic, action-packed finale!

Alice Through the Looking Glass- Blu-ray/DVD

alice looking glass BOXALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter who’s desperately searching for his family; Anne Hathaway as Mirana, the kind, mild-mannered White Queen; Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth, the short-tempered, big-headed Red Queen; and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, the heroine at the heart of the story. Sacha Baron Cohen joins the ensemble as Time, a magical being that is part human, part clock, and the late Alan Rickman—to whom the film is dedicated—is the voice of Absolem, the blue Monarch butterfly who metamorphosed from the blue caterpillar “Alice in Wonderland.”

Teen Wolf Season 5- Blu-ray/DVD

TEEN WOLF season 5 pt 2 boxTEEN WOLF Season 5 On the eve of their senior year, Scott McCall and his friends find themselves facing the possibility of a future without one another, a next phase of their lives that might take them in different directions despite their best intentions. Little do they know that outside forces are already plotting to break the pack apart long before they ever see graduation. New villains use a combination of science and the supernatural for a malevolent and mysterious purpose that will eventually put Scott and his friends against their greatest enemy yet.

Bates Motel Season Four- Blu-ray/DVD

BATES MOTEL  As Norman (Freddie Highmore) continues to spiral out of control, Norma’s (Vera Farmiga) desperation to help her son amplifies. Growing increasingly fearful of him, Norma goes to great lengths to find Norman the professional help he needs. This further complicates their once unbreakable trust while Norman struggles to maintain his grip on reality. As Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) finds himself drawn back into their lives, he must ask himself just how much further he is willing to go to protect Norma. Watch all 10 spine-chilling episodes back-to-back and uninterrupted in Bates Motel Season Four.

NOVEMBER 2016

November 1, 2016

Bad Moms- Blu-ray/DVD

BAD MOMS  In this outrageous comedy from the writers of The Hangover, Amy (Mila Kunis) has a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However she’s over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms (Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn) on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities – going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence – putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate) and her clique of devoted perfect moms (Jada Pinkett Smith and Annie Mumolo).

November 15, 2016

Looking: The Complete Series- Blu-ray/DVD

LOOKING: THE COMPLETE SERIES revolves around three 30-something friends living in San Francisco, who explore the exciting, sometimes overwhelming, options available to a new generation of gay men. Friendship may bind them, but each is at a markedly different point in his journey: Patrick (Groff) is a 29-year-old video game designer returning to the dating world in the wake of his ex’s engagement; aspiring artist Agustín (Alvarez), 31, questions the idea of monogamy amid a move to domesticate with his boyfriend; and the group’s oldest member, longtime waiter Dom (Murray Bartlett), 39, is facing middle age with dreams still unfulfilled. The trio’s stories intertwine dramatically as they search for happiness and intimacy in an unparalleled era for gay men.

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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