This week we have four new movies out on Blu-ray and DVD. The new titles include Draft Day (Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner), They Came Together (Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader), For No Good Reason (Johnny Depp), and Night Moves (Peter Sarsgaard, Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg). Draft Day is at the top of my list. I didn’t see it at the theater last spring. Now it’s out on DVD — just in time for football season. Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-ray and DVD releases for this week.
Blu-ray and DVD movies coming out the week of September 2, 2014
- Draft Day
On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL. Stars Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner.
- They Came Together
They Came Together is a 2014 American comedy film directed by David Wain and written by Wain and Michael Showalter. It is a parody of romantic comedies infused with Showalter and Wain’s absurd approach. Stars Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader.
- For No Good Reason
Experience 15 years in the life of seminal British artist Ralph Steadman, whose surreal, often confrontational artwork is frequently associated with Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas). Through Johnny Depp’s lead in this intimate portrait, we are able to reach the heart of what makes this artist tick, his friendships and fallings out, his love for art and his passion for civil liberties. This inventive, energetic, occasionally harrowing, but inspiring and uplifting film includes contributions from Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant, Tim Robbins and others who offer insight into the man behind the legend.
- Night Moves
Kelly Reichardt s suspense-thriller Night Moves is the story of three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam. Harmon (Peter Sarsgaard, The Killing) is a former Marine, radicalized by tours of duty overseas. His life in the military is behind him, but at heart he remains excited by the prospect of mayhem and destruction. Dena (Dakota Fanning, The Twilight Saga) is a high-society dropout who s moved west and cut ties with her family, edging ever deeper into radical politics. And Josh (Jesse Eisenberg, Social Network), their leader, is a self-made militant, devoted to the protection of the earth by any means necessary. As the three plan, carry out and then witness the fallout of their attention-grabbing act of sabotage, they find their own personal limits tested on a journey of doubt, paranoia and unintended consequences.