New DVD and Blu-ray releases this week include Begin Again (Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo), Life of Crime (Jennifer Aniston), Deliver Us From Evil (Eric Bana), Prince (Bruce Willis), and America: Imagine a World without Her. I have not seen any of them, but Life of Crime might be worth watching. 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 October 28, 2014
Life of Crime
Ordell and Louis are criminals with a grand plan — to snatch the wife of a wealthy Detroit developer and collect some easy ransom money. But what they haven’t figured on is that the husband has a secret mistress and has absolutely no desire to get his wife back. So, it’s time for Plan B, and with the help of one seriously ticked-off housewife, they are going to take the scumbag for everything he’s got. Stars Jennifer Aniston, Mos Def, and Isla Fisher
British songwriter Gretta (Keira Knightley) is adrift in Manhattan after getting dumped by her philandering rock star boyfriend (Adam Levine). While playing at an open mic night at a local bar, she is discovered by struggling music producer Dan (Mark Ruffalo). Sensing her songwriting potential, Dan pushes Gretta to sign with him and record an ambitious outdoors album all across the city.
Deliver Us From Evil
A New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) begins investigating a series of bizarre and disturbing inexplicable crimes. When he uncovers that the crimes are of super-natural origins, he must join forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are taking over and terrorizing their city. Filled with action and thrilling suspense, the film is inspired by the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.
When his daughter is kidnapped, a retired assassin is drawn back into the life he gave up. To rescue her, he must confront his former rival. Stars Jason Patric, Bruce Willis, and John Cusack.
America: Imagine a World without Her
Someone once observed: “America is great because she is good; if she ever ceases to be good she will cease to be great.” Today that notion of the essential goodness of America is under attack, replaced by another story in which theft and plunder are seen as the defining features of American history — from the theft of Native American and Mexican lands and the exploitation of African labor to a contemporary foreign policy said to be based on stealing oil and a capitalist system that robs people of their “fair share”. Our founding fathers warned us that, although the freedoms they gave us were hard fought, they could very easily be lost. America stands at a crossroads, and the way we understand our past will determine our future. The movie takes 21st-century Americans into the future by first visiting our past.