New DVDs and Blu-rays this week include Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (giveaweay | Dylan O’Brien), Fantastic Four (review | Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell), Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner), Ted 2 (Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried), and Time Out of Mind (Richard Gere, Jena Malone). I saw the latest Mission Impossible movie at the theater and really enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to seeing it again. Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-ray and DVD for this week.
DVDs coming out the week of December 15, 2015
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (review)
In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.
Fantastic Four (review)
Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet.
Everyone’s favorite foulmouthed teddy bear is back for a second round of hilarious antics and outrageous adventures. When Ted (voiced by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane) is declared property by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Ted and his best friend John (Mark Wahlberg, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Other Guys) must go to court to fight for Ted’s personhood. With the help of their smart, beautiful (and pot-loving) lawyer (Amanda Seyfried, Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables), the thunder buddies for life battle to legalize Ted in this “wickedly funny” (Los Angeles Times) sequel that will keep fans laughing right up to the very end.
Time Out of Mind
Richard Gere delivers a soul-baring performance as George, a man whose struggle to find food and a place to sleep in New York City is beautifully captured with remarkable realism and heartrending compassion. Shuffled into the unforgiving bureaucracy of a men s shelter, George seems destined to wind up as just another lost soul swallowed up by the system until he meets a gregarious, down-and-out ex-jazzman (played by Broadway legend Ben Vereen) who inspires George to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Jena Malone). From Academy Award-nominated writer/director Oren Moverman (The Messenger), Time Out of Mind is an unforgettable plunge into a world that is all too easily overlooked.