It’s time for a look at what the latest new releases are…and what they are is fantastic! We think you’ll love this assortment of titles that are now available, from comedy to action to everything in between. So set aside a few minutes to browse what titles are hitting home video this week!
Turning Red (2022)
In early-‘oughts Toronto, life for 13-year-old Meilin Lee (voiced by Rosalie Chiang) was about her BFFs, boy bands, and most of all, hyper-achieving to keep the hover-‘rents (Sandra Oh, Orion Lee) happy. That was until she got smacked by an old family curse–that turns her into an 8-foot red panda when stressed–and her comically calamitous coming to terms with it fuels this incisive and endearing Pixar effort. Also with the voices of Wai Ching Ho, James Hong, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.
Without Remorse (2021)
Navy SEAL John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) saw a hostage extraction mission in Syria go sideways when the slain captors turned out to be Russian military–and stateside retaliatory strikes on his squad by the FSB claimed his pregnant wife (Lauren London). The recovered soldier heads for Murmansk on a mission of vengeance–but he finds he may just be a cat’s paw for triggering WW III. Thriller based on Tom Clancy’s fiction co-stars Jodie Turner-Smith, Jamie Bell, Guy Pearce, Brett Gelman.
The Wedding Veil (2022)
Shopping in San Francisco, three grad school gal pals–Boston museum curator Avery (Lacey Chabert), Chicago professor Emma (Autumn Reeser), and NYC auction appraiser Tracy (Alison Sweeney)–happened upon an antique wedding veil, and were told the possessor would find their true love. After splitting the cost, Avery gets first dibs…will philanthropist Peter (Kevin McGarry) make the legend true? Start of a projected Hallmark all-star trilogy co-stars Fiona Vroom, Karen Kruper.
The Outfit (2022)
When Saville Row clothier Leonard Burling (Mark Rylance) came to 1950s Chicago to ply his trade, his first and best customer was mobster Roy Boyle (Simon Russell Beale)…and he passively allowed Boyle’s gang to use his establishment as a conduit for operations. When a bloody turf war breaks out, however, apparent loyalties may not prove so cleanly cut. Directing bow for screenwriter Graham Moore co-stars Dylan O’Brien, Johnny Flynn, Zoey Deutch, Nikki Amuka-Bird.
When undercover agents get in trouble, it’s seasoned FBI operative Travis Block’s (Liam Neeson) job to get them out of it. But his latest assignment–involving an agent (Taylor John Smith) ready to divulge damning information about the Bureau to a journalist (Emmy Raver-Lampman)–puts Block’s family in danger as he learns his old friend and boss (Aidan Quinn) is behind a murderous conspiracy. With Claire van der Boom, Yael Stone.
Martyrs Lane (2021)
For 10-year-old Leah (Kiera Thompson), life in a country vicarage with her moody mother (Denise Gough), detached father (Steven Cree), and bullying big sister (Hannah Rae) could be isolated and lonely indeed. The welcome appearances at her bedroom window of Rachel (Sienna Sayer)–a little girl in an angel costume–will become less comforting as the family’s unspoken secrets are touched upon, in writer-director Ruth Platt’s riveting ghost story.
While hanging in their blighted Paris banlieue, teenage taggers Amélie (Mathilde Lamusse), Bintou (Suzy Bemba) and Morjana (Samarcande Saadi) happened on the Moroccan myth of Kandisha, a succubus who can be summoned by victims for vengeance on their assaulters. After a near-rape by her ex, Amélie elects to do so…but learns that Kandisha’s bloodlust can’t be sated by merely one quarry. Distinctive chiller co-stars Sandor Funtek.
Asking for It (2022)
Having withdrawn inward after a date rape by an acquaintance, small-town waitress Joey (Kiersey Clemons) got a special invite from customer Regina (Alexandra Shipp)–to a boot-camp commune where other victimized women train for payback to misogynists. When they target an upcoming rally for a alt-right men-first organization, they’ll find the confrontation they wished for. Incendiary revenge thriller co-stars Vanessa Hudgens, Gabourey Sidibe, Radha Mitchell, Ezra Miller, Luke Hemsworth.