New DVD and Blu-ray movies worth mentioning this week include McFarland, USA (Kevin Costner); Jupiter Ascending (Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis); The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (animated); and Focus (Will Smith). I’ve seen McFarland (review), Jupiter Ascending (review), and Spongebob (review). They’re all worth watching depending on what types of movies you like. I have not seen Focus, but I plan to. It looks interesting. Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-ray and DVD films for this week.
DVDs coming out the week of June 2, 2015
McFarland, USA (review)
In the tradition of Disney sports movies comes McFarland, USA based on a true story of underdogs triumphing over tremendous obstacles. This heartwarming drama follows novice runners who strive to build a cross-country team under Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner) in their predominantly Latino high school. Everyone has a lot to learn about each other, but when Coach realizes the boys’ exceptional running ability, things change. Beyond their talent, it’s the power of family, commitment to each other and work ethic that transform them into champions — helping them achieve their own American dream.
Jupiter Ascendingg (review)
From the streets of Chicago to the far-flung galaxies whirling through space, “Jupiter Ascending” tells the story of Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), who was born under a night sky, with signs predicting she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along — her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
A con artist (Will Smith) takes on an inexperienced apprentice in this crime comedy from the filmmaking duo behind Crazy Stupid Love, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.