Deepwater Horizon, The Accountant, and Other DVD & Blu-ray New Releases

If this post seems especially bright to you, that’s because the stars are coming out for this week’s new release rundown. Take a look at what titles are now available on DVD and Blu-ray!

Deepwater Horizon

By April 2010, electrical engineer Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and project supervisor Jimmy Harrell (Kurt Russell) had tried to impress upon the powers-that-be at oil giant BP that too many corners were being cut at its massive drilling rig in Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, their warnings fell on deaf ears…and they would join the heroic response when the well fatefully blew. Peter Berg’s riveting dramatization of America’s worst ecological disaster also stars John Malkovich, Kate Hudson, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O’Brien.

The Accountant

Appearing to most as a small town CPA, socially awkward math savant Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) actually works as a forensic account for dangerous criminal organizations. In an effort to put a treasury agent (J.K. Simmons) off his trail, he takes a legit job, working with a robotics company employee (Anna Kendrick) to look into a multi-million dollar discrepancy. But when their investigation makes them both targets of a contract killer (Jon Bernthal), it’s Wolff’s lethal skills, not his number crunching, that will save their lives. Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow co-star in this offbeat thriller.

The Birth of a Nation

Born into slavery in early 19th-century Virginia, Nat Turner (writer/director Nate Parker) channeled his considerable intelligence and charisma into study and sharing of the Bible’s teachings. In 1831–faced with injustice and cruelties he could no longer passively reconcile–he orchestrated a violent slave rebellion whose ultimate casualty toll belied its swift quelling. Ambitious, stunning, and controversial historical account co-stars Aja Naomi King, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Aunjanue Ellis, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Junior.

Kevin Hart: What Now?

Kevin Hart returns home to Philadelphia for a hilarious stand-up show filmed at Lincoln Financial Field for a crowd of over 50,000 people. In addition to the comedy concert, which features the comic’s riotous observations on everything from parenting to current events, the film also includes a spy spoof segment with Hart as a James Bond-esque secret agent, and appearances by Halle Berry and Don Cheadle.

Max Steel

Max McGrath (Ben Winchell) is just your ordinary, average 16-year-old. At least, he was until he discovered he was somehow able to produce a powerful form of liquid energy. Max develops a symbiotic bond with a mysterious alien named Steel (voiced by Josh Brener) to become Max Steel, a superhero who must use his abilities to save the world from a dangerous extraterrestrial threat. Mario Bello, Andy Garcia, Ana Villafañe co-star in this sci-fi actioner, based on Mattel’s action figure line.