New Blu-ray and DVD movies include Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (review), Rush (Chris Hemsworth), The Fifth Estate (Benedict Cumberbatch), and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Johnny Knoxville). The kids and I saw Cloudy 2 at the theater. We loved it and plan on watching it again on DVD. I also think Rush looks interest even though I have not seen it. The Thor guy is in it, but he traded in his hammer for a racing car. Read on for a summary of the new DVD releases.
Blu-ray and DVD movie coming out the week of January 28, 2014
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (review)
In the wake of the disastrous food storm at the end of the first movie, Flint Lockwood and friends are forced to leave their town of Swallow Falls. But when it is discovered that sentient food beasts have overrun the island, they are asked to return to save the world again.
Two-time Academy Award-winner Ron Howard delivers the exhilarating true story of a legendary rivalry that rocked the world. During the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, two drivers emerged as the best: gifted English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth, The Avengers) and his methodical, brilliant Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl, Inglourious Basterds). As they mercilessly clash on and off the Grand Prix racetrack, the two drivers push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there’s no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. Co-starring Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy), it’s a heart-racing, epic, action-drama.
- The Fifth Estate
Benedict Cumberbatch gives a brilliant performance as Julian Assange, the narcissistic, polarizing founder of WikiLeaks, in The Fifth Estate. This dramatic thriller, based on true events, reveals the Internet upstart’s quest to expose the deception and corruptions of power — turning them into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. After Assange and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to shine a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes, they find themselves battling each other over whether the cost of exposing the truth to the public is too high. Riveting, smart and thought provoking, The Fifth Estate poses the ultimate question: “Hero or traitor?”
- Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with one of the most unlikely companions, his 8 year-old grandson Billy. Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and Billy (Jackson Nicoll) will take movie audiences along for the most insane hidden camera road trip ever captured on camera. Along the way Irving will introduce the young and impressionable Billy to people, places and situations that give new meaning to the term childrearing. The duo will encounter child beauty pageant contestants (and their mothers), funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons and a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens. Real people in unreal situations, making for one really messed up comedy.