This week’s new releases are scaring up plenty of thrills and excitement, highlighted by the latest installment in the Insidious horror saga. Let’s take a look at what notable new DVD and Blu-ray releases are now available!
Scare-packed sequel (and prequel to the series’s first two entries) finds supernaturally gifted demonologist Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) called to her childhood home to investigate a rash of paranormal occurrences. Elise will be forced to confront the horrors of her own past as she uses her psychic abilities to protect her own family from a malevolent entity. With Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Josh Stewart, and Bruce Davison.
Owen Wilson and Ed Helms star in this uproarious comedy as fraternal twins who are shocked when their mom (Glenn Close) tells them that she’s been lying to them their whole lives about their supposedly dead father, and that she really has no idea who he actually is. The brothers’ hilarious road trip in search of answers brings them into contact with such potential pops as a criminal (J.K. Simmons), a veterinarian (Christopher Walken), and Terry Bradshaw (as himself).
Light craft pilot Sean Haggerty (Daniel Radcliffe) turned to drug-running for a Mexican cartel to cover the medical bills of his catastrophically ill wife Jen (Grace Gummer). The arrangement, though, didn’t miss the attention of the DEA, who promised her treatment if Sean turned his final trip into a sting for his employers. Once he was in the air, the criminals turned out to be a step ahead…leaving both of their lives in a perilous balance. White-knuckle thriller co-stars Pablo Schreiber, Robert Wisdom, Cesar Perez.
After developing a genetically modified strain of rice, agribusiness scientist Linda (Brie Larson) is unexpectedly tasked by the front office with journeying to India and selling regional growers on its benefits. After fitfully trying to deal with her new surroundings–and the determined attentions of charming farmer Rajit (Utkarsh Ambudkar)–all she’s raising is questions about the bosses’ agenda, and her own affections. Long-shelved, controversial rom-com co-stars Donald Sutherland, Scott Bakula, Tyne Daly.
A shy young student leaves her small town and religious family to study at a university in Oslo, but once on campus she experiences what appears to be a violent, unexpected seizure. Overwhelmed by the increasing intensity of the mystifying episodes and her powerful feelings for a beautiful classmate, Thelma struggles to control her supernatural abilities. Elli Harboe, Kaya Wilkins star.
It was 1982 in the Virginia suburbs, and transplanted-from-D.C. tween Aurelie Dickson (Kira McLean) was so desperate to fit in at the new school that she begged her strapped and idiosyncratic folks (Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson) for the cost of a pricey perm. When the ‘do proves disastrous–and the bullying ratchets up as a result–her never-ending efforts to fund a fix make for some surprising revelations in this wryly charming effort; Nena Daniels, Michael Greene co-star.
Set in a small Alaska town, this taut neo-noir thriller focuses on the friendship that develops between native Virginians Sam (Jon Bernthal), a former rodeo star who now runs a local motel, and newly arrived drifter Elwood (Christopher Abbott). What Sam doesn’t know is that his new pal is actually a violent contract killer who’s responsible for three murders, including the husband of Sam’s would-be girlfriend (Rosemarie DeWitt). With Imogen Poots, Odessa Young.
Marrieds Ray (Nicolas Cage) and Maggie (Robin Tunney) were looking for a change when they sank their savings into a desert highway motel. However, once Ray discovers that the former owner tricked the place out with a hidden crawlspace and two-way mirrors in the rooms, the temptation to peep proves too much…and circumstance makes him a person of interest after a sultry guest turns up dead. Effective nail-biter co-stars Marc Blucas, Ernie Lively, Jacque Gray.
A young stage actress (Felicity Kendal), who’s spent her entire lifetime roaming the Indian landscape with her parents’ declining touring company, finds herself falling into a passionate affair with a kindly playboy (Shashi Kapoor) bearing Bollywood production aspirations. Ismail Merchant and James Ivory’s acclaimed allegory about the post-colonial decline of British influence also stars Madhur Jaffrey, Geoffrey Kendal, Laura Liddell, Utpal Dutt.
It seemed a given that superstar shooting guard Lewis Scott (Damon Wayans) was going to lead the Utah Jazz past the Boston Celtics and into the NBA championship finals. That was too much to bear for wicked hardcore Beantown fans Jimmy Flaherty (Dan Aykroyd) and Mike O’Hara (Daniel Stern)…who decide that the only fix is to kidnap Scott on the eve of the deciding game! Superb sports farce scripted by Judd Apatow and Colin Quinn co-stars Gail O’Grady, Christopher McDonald, and Larry Bird.