New DVD Releases
Aviron Pictures, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 103 minutes
The story follows Tessa, a dedicated student, dutiful daughter, and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart, as she enters her first semester in college. Armed with grand ambitions for her future, her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark and mysterious Hardin Scott, a magnetic, brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself and what she wants out of life.
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 109 minutes
In postwar Germany in 1946, Rachael Morgan arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis, a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 122 minutes
When Alita awakens with no memory in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman. And the doctor Ido also tries to shield Alita from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past.
NEON, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 89 minutes
The documentary presents footage from a concert in 1972 at a Baptist church in Los Angeles where Aretha Franklin performs some of her bestselling gospel songs.
BEACH BUM, THE
UNIVERSAL, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 95 minutes
The adventures of rebellious stoner Moondog, a beach bum and lovable rogue who lives life on his own terms.
BEST OF ENEMIES, THE
STX Entertainment, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 133 minutes
Based on a true story, the film centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader, who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina, during the racially charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 116 minutes
Based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. A reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.
Marvel Studios, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 124 minutes
Set in the 1990s, this is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
UNIVERSAL, produced in 2019, 110 minutes
A decade since an extraterrestrial force occupied the planet, deceiving humanity with the promise of peace and unity, Chicago police officer William Mulligan is tasked with maintaining law and order in a city on the brink of rebellion. Gabriel, the young brother of a fallen militant and the son of Mulligan’s ex-partner, is faced with the crucial choice: collaborate, or fight back.
Summit Entertainment, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 119 minutes
An action thriller infused with irreverent humor that stars Liam Neeson as Nels Coxman, a family man whose quiet life with his wife is upended following the mysterious death of their son. Nels’s search for justice turns into a vengeful hunt for Viking, a drug lord he believes is connected to the death. As one by one Viking’s associates ‘disappear,’ Nels goes from upstanding citizen to ice-cold vigilante, letting nothing, and no one, get in his way.
DARK WAS THE NIGHT
Echo Bridge Acquisition Corp. LLC, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 80 minutes
In the aftermath of tragedy, a woman and her teenage son must forge into uncharted territory in order to move on with their lives
FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY
Universal Studios Home Entertainment, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 109 minutes
Reformed gangster and former wrestler Ricky, his wife Julia, and their daughter Saraya and son Zak make a living performing in tiny venues across the country. Ricky and Julia want a better life for their children, and when brother and sister get the chance to audition for WWE, it seems the family dream is coming true, and all their troubles will be solved. However, Saraya and Zak are about to learn that becoming a WWE Superstar demands more than they ever imagined possible as athletes.
FRANK AND AVA
Gravitas Ventures, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 112 minutes
A down-and-out Frank Sinatra, trying to hold on to his voice and salvage his career, falls hard and fast for the sultry starlet, Ava Gardner, in this tumultuous, heart-stirring Hollywood romance.
Lionsgate, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 101 minutes
Gloria is a free-spirited divorcee who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity, and family.
Lionsgate, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 121 minutes
The legendary half-demon superhero is called to the countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giants. There he discovers the Blood Queen, Nimue, a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now hellbent on stopping Nimue without triggering the end of the world.
I’M NOT HERE
Gravitas Ventures, produced in 2017, released in 2019, 82 minutes
A man struggles with the tragic memories of his past to make sense of his present, but soon realizes that time isn’t the enemy he thinks it is.
Lionsgate, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 113 minutes
Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to deep space. The crew, death row inmates led by a doctor with sinister motives, has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.
Columbia Pictures, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 102 minutes
When a young married couple buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hid-den motivations beyond his next sale.
Lionsgate, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 100 minutes
In this thrilling Western, a young boy, Rio, is forced to go on the run across the American Southwest in a desperate attempt to save his sister from his villainous uncle. Along the way, he encounters Sheriff Pat Garrett, on the hunt for an infamous outlaw.
KING OF THIEVES
Lionsgate, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 108 minutes
A true crime film about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London’s jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on the infamous true events.
Lionsgate, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 125 minutes
When Fred Flarsky reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field, he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.
Screen Media Films, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 101 minutes
Donald Crowhurst, an amateur sailor, competes in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to singlehandedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife Clare and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat, the Teignmouth Electron.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 96 minutes
Roman Coleman, a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his past, rediscovers his own humanity in a social rehabilitation program. There he must gentle an especially unbreakable mustang named Marcus. During the program, Roman is helped by a no-nonsense veteran trainer and an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider. His journey with Marcus inspires a heartfelt connection and challenges him to be a better person.
STX Entertainment, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 91 minutes
An uplifting comedy about Martha, a woman who moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, Sheryl, Olive, and Alice, proving that it’s never too late to follow their dreams.
Blue Fox Entertainment, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 107 minutes
The true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood as she represents and fights for Asefa Ashwari, an Afghan woman who fled her home country after being persecuted by the Taliban. Despite setbacks and losses, their efforts culminate in arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as they seek to save not only Asefa’s life but countless others across the world.
Bleecker Street, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 94 minutes
Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion for singing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent, and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, it is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 112 minutes
Explores the formative years of the renowned author’s life as he finds friendship, courage, and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including the author’s tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire him to write his famous Middle-earth novels.
Good Deed Entertainment, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 92 minutes
Grieving the recent death of his wife, Shmuel decides that, in order to move on, he must understand the science behind the decomposition process of his wife’s body, despite the blasphemy inherent in any scientific inquiry. He seeks out Albert, a community college biology professor who Shmuel enlists to teach informal science lessons. As their macabre misadventures and unlikely friendship grow, they prove they will stop at nothing to satiate their curiosity and find Shmuel the peace he seeks.
TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL
Lionsgate, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 109 minutes, $72M, sales rank: 35
Tyler Perry revives his signature character, the tough and vindictive Madea Simmons, for her final film performance in this comedy to die for! Madea and her family head out to a family reunion, but the trip becomes a nightmare when the party suddenly turns into a funeral and threatens to reveal sordid family secrets. Only Madea can bring the entire family together and save the day in her own special way.
UNIVERSAL, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 127 minutes
A recently paroled ex-convict, Dell, strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a quadriplegic billionaire, Philip Lacasse, in this ‘funny and warm-hearted buddy comedy.’ From worlds apart, Dell and Philip form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life’s possibilities.
UNIVERSAL, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 116 minutes
Haunted by trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. The endearing American family faces doppelgangers of themselves.
WHAT MEN WANT
Paramount, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 117 minutes, $55M, sales rank: 33
Ali Davis is left on the outside by her fellow sports agents because she is a woman in a male-dominated profession, but she acquires an unexpected edge when she develops the ability to hear men’s thoughts.
WOODSTOCK: THREE DAYS THAT DEFINED A GENERATION
PBS, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 95 minutes
In August 1969, half a million people from all walks of life journeyed from every corner of the country to a dairy farm in upstate New York for a concert unprecedented in scope and influence.