New DVD and Blu-ray movies this week include The Longest Ride (Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood), Ex Machina (Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander), It Follows (Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi), Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Richard Gere, Dev Patel), X-Men: Days of Future Past the Rogue Cut (Anna Paquin, Hugh Jackman), Sils Maria (Juliette Binoche, Chloë Grace Moretz, Kristen Stewart), and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (Kevin James). Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-ray and DVD films for this week.
DVDs coming out the week of July 14, 2015
The Longest Ride
Up-and-coming stars Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood will tug at your heartstrings as they bring Nicholas Sparks’ beloved novel to life. Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Sparks, The Longest Ride centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, The Longest Ride explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.
Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test-charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated — and more deceptive — than the two men could have imagined.
After a strange sexual encounter, a teenager finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something is after her.
Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Check in again for more love and laughter as new arrival Richard Gere joins an all-star ensemble cast — including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel — returning for this heartwarming sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Now that his first venture has been proven successful, ever-confident Sonny (Patel) is busy juggling plans for a second resort… as well as his own wedding. But his efforts are constantly hampered by hilarious complications, and in order to pull it all together, he’ll need a little help and encouragement from his resident friends.
X-Men: Days of Future Past the Rogue Cut
With a never-before-seen, alternate cut of the film — plus nearly 90 minutes of all-new, immersive special features, The X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut takes you deeper into the X-Men universe than ever before. Rogue makes her return as the all-star characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves and unite to battle armies of murderous Sentinel robots who are hunting down mutants and humans alike. Packed with an all new cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past and nearly 90 minutes of new content, the Rogue Cut is the ultimate fan collectible! Go behind-the-battle for Earth with the definitive documentary “Mutant vs Machine” or look into the future with a sneak peek of the new Fantastic Four film.
Clouds of Sils Maria
Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years earlier. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young woman who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in Sils Maria, a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Chloë Grace Moretz) is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.