Trolls Leads Off This Week’s Fun Batch Of DVD & Blu-ray New Releases

February keeps on plugging ahead with a batch of new releases that will please the entire family. You want children’s films? Drama? Adventure? Excitement? Comedy? We’ve got you covered. Check out what movies are now available!


Based on the popular, spiky-haired toys, this computer-animated tale finds the ever-joyful Trolls celebrating the 20th anniversary of the day a group of them escaped imprisonment by the Bergens, a race of nasty giants who eat them to consume their happiness. When a bunch of Trolls are captured by the hungry Bergens, it’s up to the brave Princess Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick) and the reluctant Branch (Justin Timberlake) to mount a daring rescue. Also features the voices of Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Russell Brand, Gwen Stefani.

Almost Christmas

Facing his first Christmas since the death of his beloved wife, widower Walter (Danny Glover) decides to invite his whole family to his house to make the most out of the holiday season. Will Walter’s Christmas wish–that his four grown children (Gabrielle Union, Kimberly Elise, Romany Malco, Jessie T. Usher), plus assorted in-laws and grandkids spend the next five days together without incident–come true? Mo’Nique, Omar Epps, J.B. Smoove, Nicole Ari Parker co-star in this bittersweet Yuletide comedy/drama.

American Pastoral

By the ‘60s, one-time high school jock “Swede” Levov (Ewan McGregor) was seemingly living the dream–assumption of the family manufacturing concern, and a long and happy suburban marriage with beauty queen classmate Dawn (Jennifer Connelly). However, when their misfit teenage daughter Merry (Dakota Fanning) became embroiled in radical terrorism–and then disappeared from view–their every belief would come crashing in. Telling adaptation of the Philip Roth Pulitzer Prize-winner, and McGregor’s directing debut, co-stars David Strathairn, Rupert Evans, Molly Parker, Peter Riegert.

The Take

In Paris, smalltime American thief Michael Mason (Richard Madden) is labeled a terrorist when it turns out a bag he stole contained a bomb that exploded and left four people dead. He forms an unlikely alliance with tough CIA agent Sean Briar (Idris Elba) as the pair embarks on a dangerous mission to stop the real terrorists and clear Mason’s name. Charlotte Le Bon, Kelly Reilly, José Garcia also star in this exciting actioner. AKA: “Bastille Day.”

Life on the Line

Beau (John Travolta) works a dangerous job as a Texas lineman, risking his life high above the ground to keep the electrical grid humming along. With a dangerous storm fast approaching, Beau and his brave crew–which includes the less-than-desirable sometime boyfriend (Devon Sawa) of the niece (Kate Bosworth) he raised–will put themselves in harm’s way as they struggle to complete crucial repairs while there’s still time. Taut actioner co-stars Gil Bellows, Julie Benz, and Sharon Stone.