We know that even with Black Friday and Cyber Monday now in the history books that you still want to do some shopping. It’s a good thing then that this week is packed with new DVD and Blu-ray releases that are perfect for yourself or anyone else on your holiday wish list. Check out what hot hits are now available!
Booted from his last job, West Virginia construction worker Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) had his fill of the familial bad luck that dogged him, his one-armed Iraq War vet brother Clyde (Adam Driver), and his leadfooted hairdresser sister Mellie (Riley Keough). He’s got a plan to reverse the family fortunes for good, though…and all they’ve got to do is plunder the NASCAR receipts from a vault beneath the Charlotte Speedway. Steven Soderbergh’s flavorful heist farce co-stars Daniel Craig, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, and Sebastian Stan.
Beachcomber Walter Eckland (Cary Grant) leads a peaceful, quiet life on a Pacific island in 1943, working for the Allies as a planespotter watching for Japanese aircraft. His solitude is disrupted when French schoolteacher Catherine Freneau (Leslie Caron) and her seven female charges are stranded with him. The uncouth Walter and the refined Catherine clash before slowly starting to fall for one another. Trevor Howard, Jack Good, Sharyl Locke co-star in this delightful romantic comedy.
There was never a war of words that polished attorney Frank Valera (Antonio Banderas) didn’t walk away from the winner. However, once his wife and young daughter were brutally murdered, Valera swore he’d hunt down those responsible. Besides training himself to his physical limits, he also took a vow of silence…a vow he’d only break to deny his prey’s pleas for mercy. Brutal revenge actioner also stars Karl Urban, Paz Vega, Robert Forster, David Sakurai.
In 17th-century Amsterdam, wealthy merchant Cornelis Sandvoort (Christoph Waltz) thought it would balm his fruitless arranged union to the much younger Sophia (Alicia Vikander) if he commissioned her portrait from painter Jan van Loos (Dane DeHaan). Instead, artist and model fell into a torrid affair…and Jan turned to some risky speculation in the then-burgeoning tulip market as a means of buying their escape. Lush take on the Deborah Moggach novel co-stars Judi Dench, Zach Galifianakis, Cara Delevingne, Holliday Grainger, Jack O’Conner.
Middle-aged, happily married businessman Teddy Pierce (Gene Wilder, who directed) had his ordinary existence upended by the mere glimpse of a brunette knockout (Kelly LeBrock) in a scarlet dress. Now obsessed with the unobtainable mystery woman, his fixation with meeting her causes him calamity at home and at the office. Engaging redo of the French comedy “Pardon Mon Affaire” co-stars Charles Grodin, Judith Ivey, Joseph Bologna and Gilda Radner; features Stevie Wonder’s Best Song Oscar-winner “I Just Called to Say I Love You.”
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
Come back to Stars Hollow and catch up, as ever-unconventional mother-daughter duo Lorelai and Rory Gilmore (Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel) return after a nine-year absence in this anticipated limited series. Over the scope of four seasons, Lorelai has to face her fear of commitment to Luke (Scott Patterson), as Rory deals with her sputtering journalistic career. Kelly Bishop, Keiko Agena, Yanic Truesdale, Melissa McCarthy, Sean Gunn, and many other series regulars are on hand.
This four-part HBO documentary series focuses on the successful–if somewhat unexpected–partnership between music industry heavy hitters Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. Hailing from very different backgrounds, they would team up in 2006 to found Beats Electronics, a company that specialized in audio products such as speakers and headphones. Features interviews with Dre, Iovine, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Gwen Stefani, and more.
Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon s signature whimsical style, this release stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical French vagabond. When Fiona’s (Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her elderly Aunt Martha (Academy Award®-nominee Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom (Abel), the affable, but annoying tramp who just won t leave her alone. What follows is a wondrously fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights.