New DVD and Blu-ray movies this week include Tomorrowland (review | George Clooney, Britt Robertson), San Andreas (Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino), Mad Men: The Final Season Part 2 (Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss), and Bates Motel: Season Three (Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore). I’m not sure how I’m going to pull this off, but I want to watch all four titles. Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-ray and DVD films for this week.
DVDs coming out the week of October 13, 2015
From Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world-and them-forever. Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.
A seemingly ideal day turns disastrous when California’s notorious San Andreas fault triggers a devastating, magnitude 9 earthquake, the largest in recorded history. As the Earth cracks open and buildings start to crumble, Ray Gaines (Dwayne Johnson), an LAFD search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, must navigate the destruction from Los Angeles to San Francisco to bring his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) and their only daughter (Alexandra Daddario) to safety.
Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 2
The series revolves around the conflicted world of Don Draper (Hamm), the biggest ad man (and ladies man) in the business, and his colleagues at the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Advertising Agency. As Don makes the plays in the boardroom and the bedroom, he struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels. The series also depicts authentically the roles of men and women in this era while exploring the true human nature beneath the guise of 1960’s traditional family values.
Bates Motel: Season Three
After a blissful summer of closeness with his mother in the safe confines of their home, Norman (Freddie Highmore) returns to school and is flooded with fears about what really happened with Blaire Watson. Norma (Vera Farmiga) is forced to face the truth about Norman for the first time and turns for support to the other man in her life, Norman’s half-brother, Dylan (Max Thieriot). This relationship triggers Norman’s jealousy and a new kind of love triangle erupts between Norma and her two sons. When Norma’s estranged brother, Caleb (Kenny Johnson) returns to White Pine Bay, the family bond is challenged more than ever. Norma also finds herself growing closer to the enigmatic Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell), while trying to protect her business and her son before fate crashes down on her. Watch all 10 chilling episodes back-to-back and uninterrupted in Bates Motel Season Three.