This week we have three new movies out on Blu-ray and DVD. The new titles include Captain America: The Winter Soldier (review | Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson), Brick Mansions (the late Paul Walker), and Words & Pictures (Clive Owen, Navid Negahban). The Winter Soldier is at the top of my lost. I saw Captain America at the theater. I loved it and plan on watching it again on DVD. 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 9, 2014
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (review)
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy — the Winter Soldier. Movie stars Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson.
- Brick Mansions
In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police constructed a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the rest of the city. Undercover cop Damien Collier is determined to bring his father’s killer Tremaine to justice and every day is a battle against corruption. For Lino, every day is a fight to live an honest life. Their paths never should have crossed, but when Tremaine kidnaps Lino’s girlfriend, Damien reluctantly accepts the help of the fearless ex-convict, and together they must stop a sinister plot to devastate the entire city. Stars Paul Walker.
- Words & Pictures
Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus laments his students’ obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years filling his time with drink versus the art of language. He meets his match in Dina Delsanto — a painter and new teacher on campus, who was once celebrated for her art. The two flirt and provoke each other with equal relish. Jack hatches a plan for galvanizing student interest in their studies: he declares a war between Words and Pictures, confident that the former can convey greater meaning than the latter. Dina and her art students accept the challenge between Jack and his English students, and the battle lines are drawn. Film stars Clive Owen and Navid Negahban.