This week’s new Blu-ray and DVD movies include Blue Jasmine (Cate Blanchett), Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks), In a World (Lake Bell), and Machete Kills (Danny Trejo). I have not seen any of these films, but it’s hard to go wrong with Tom Hanks, Cate Blanchett and Lake Bell. On the other hand, I don’t plan on watching Machete Kills. I saw the first Machete movie and didn’t think much of it. I’m surprised there is a second one. Read on for a summary of the new DVD releases.
Blu-ray and DVD movie coming out the week of January 21, 2014
- Blue Jasmine
Cate Blanchett stars as a former New York socialite teetering between her troubled past and a fresh start in San Francisco.
- Captain Phillips
Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) attempts to escape from armed Somali pirates while the U.S. Navy tries to rescue him.
- In a World
An underachieving vocal coach (Lake Bell) is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voiceover star.
- Machete Kills
Danny Trejo returns as legendary ex-Federale Machete Cortez in this action-packed thrill ride from innovative director Robert Rodriguez. In his latest mission, Machete is recruited by the U.S. President (Carlos Estevez) to stop a crazed global terrorist (Mel Gibson) from starting a nuclear war. With a bounty on his head, Machete breaks all the rules as he faces death at every turn from a star-studded cast of deadly assassins. The movie also features Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Antonio Banderas, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Demian Bichir, Machete Kills.