Comedy dominates the list for titles released on DVD/Blu-ray. Most of the releases are of films that came out in the months earlier this year with a smattering animated favorites. Hot blockbusters like Angry Birds and Neighbors 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.
August 2, 2016
Puerto Ricans in Paris- Blu-ray/DVD
PUERTO RICANS IN PARIS Two New York detectives (Luis Guzmán, Edgar Garcia) work under cover in Paris to catch a thief who’s threatening to flood the fashion market with bootlegged handbags.
Meet the Blacks- Blu-ray/DVD
MEET THE BLACKS When some unexpected money comes his way, Carl Black (Mike Epps) moves his family from cold and windy Chicago to bright and sunny Beverly Hills, Calif. As the Blacks settle into their beautiful new home, they start to notice some strange behavior in the neighborhood.
The Lobster- Blu-ray/DVD
THE LOBSTER It’s the future and we find people have evolved into a society of couples that by law will not allow people to be single. Here we find newly divorced David (Colin Farrell) being admitted to the Hotel, a place where in 45 days he must find a true love to be his wife among the others who are single on the property. If they do not couple within that period of time they will be turned into their prechosen animal and set loose in the nearby woods.
KEANU Rell’s life is changed forever when a cute kitten comes to his door, and he names it Keanu. Unfortunately, one weekend later, Keanu is abducted by persons unknown. Now Rell and his cousin, Clarence, are men on a mission to find Keanu against the odds. Unfortunately, those odds prove to be perilously high as they find Keanu in the care of the ruthless gangster, Cheddar, and he will only part with him for a price.
Mother’s Day- Blu-ray/DVD
MOTHER’S DAY Follows the lives of different mothers on Mothers Day. Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) is happily divorced, until she finds out her ex-husband eloped with a much younger woman. Now she must learn to deal with big changes in her life as her two boys now have a step-mom. Miranda (Julia Roberts) doesn’t have any kids and is focusing on her career. Kristin (Britt Robertson) is enjoying life as a new mother but is feeling pressure from her boyfriend to get married. Bradley (Jason Sudeikis) is trying hard to be the best parent for his two girls since their mom passed away last year, however his idea of Mothers Day is pretending it doesn’t exist at all.
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.
August 9, 2016
11.22.63 A teacher discovers a time portal that leads to October 21st, 1960 and goes on a quest to try and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which is complicated by the presence of Lee Harvey Oswald and the fact that he’s falling in love with the past itself.
A Hologram for the King- Blu-ray/DVD
A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING A beautiful doctor (Sarita Choudhury) and a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) help an American businessman (Tom Hanks) who’s trying to close the deal of a lifetime in Saudi Arabia.
Fathers and Daughters- Blu-ray/DVD
FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS A Pulitzer Prize-winning author (Russell Crowe) checks into a mental health facility after the death of his wife, while his daughter (Amanda Seyfried) falls for an aspiring novelist (Aaron Paul) years later.
August 16, 2016
Angry Birds- Blu-ray/DVD
ANGRY BIRDS we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.
GOD’s Not Dead 2- Blu-ray/DVD
GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 High school history teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) comes under fire for answering a student’s (Hayley Orrantia) question about Jesus. When Grace refuses to apologize, the school board votes to suspend her and threatens to revoke her teaching certificate.
Gotham: Season 2- Blu-ray/DVD
GOTHAM 2 Jim Gordon is a rising detective in corrupt Gotham City, where his late father was a successful district attorney. Brave, honest and determined to prove himself, Jim hopes to return the city to the glamorous, purer version he remembers as a child. He and his partner, legendary Detective Harvey Bullock, must navigate the dirty politics of Gotham’s justice system, even as they tackle a high-profile case, the murder of billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne.
August 23, 2016
Tab Hunter Confidential-Blu-ray/DVD
TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL Throughout the 1950s, Tab Hunter reigned as Hollywood’s ultimate heartthrob. In dozens of films, and in the pages of countless magazines, Tab’s astonishing looks and golden-boy sex appeal drove his fans to screaming, delirious frenzy, solidifying him the prototype for all young matinee idols to come. But throughout his years of stardom, Tab had a secret. Tab Hunter was gay, and spent his Hollywood years in a precarious closet that repeatedly threatened to implode and destroy him. Decades later, Tab’s dramatic, turbulent and ultimately inspiring life story has become an explosive documentary feature.
CLOWN a story of a loving father who dons a clown outfit and makeup to perform at his son’s sixth birthday, only to later discover that the costume – red nose and wig included– will not come off and his own personality changes in a horrific fashion. To break the curse of the evil outfit, the father must make grim choices with his own family facing danger.
Ratchet and Clank- Blu-ray/DVD
RATCHET AND CLANK Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way they’ll learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity
The Huntsman: Winter’s War- Blu-ray/DVD
THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR Betrayed by her evil sister Ravenna (Charlize Theron), heartbroken Freya (Emily Blunt) retreats to a northern kingdom to raise an army of huntsmen as her protectors. Gifted with the ability to freeze her enemies in ice, Freya teaches her young soldiers to never fall in love. When Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and fellow warrior Sara defy this rule, the angry queen does whatever she can to stop them.
August 30, 2016
The Jungle Book- Blu-ray/DVD
THE JUNGLE BOOK Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray),
The Phenom- Blu-ray/DVD
THE PHENOM Ever since Hopper (Johnny Simmons) was a child, he has dreamed of becoming a major-league pitcher. Relentlessly pushed by his abusive father (Academy Award Nominee Ethan Hawke), he’s on the verge of becoming one of the game’s most promising players when he unexpectedly breaks down on the mound. Now Hopper’s only hope lies with an unorthodox sports therapist (Academy Award Nominee Paul Giamatti) who urges him to let go of the past so he can find success on the field.
The Commitments- Blu-ray/DVD
THE COMMITMENTS Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins) knows he’s the world’s greatest band manager…. Now he just needs a band. Auditioning everyone he can find, Jimmy gathers ten of the most talented, least experienced musicians from the rough streets of working class Dublin, Ireland, with a plan to launch the best soul band ever to take the stage.
September 6, 2016
Money 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
THE 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Monster High: Welcome to Monster High- Blu-ray/DVD
MONSTER 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 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 4, 2016
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 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: 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
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
Alice Through the Looking Glass- Blu-ray/DVD
ALICE 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 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.