May is upon us and with it comes another batch of great new releases. From a contemporary remake of a classic fave to a beloved Ronald Reagan Western and beyond, this week’s offerings promise to thrill and enchant you. Here’s the best of what titles are making their debuts this week!
Action and comedy mix in this modern update of the classic crimefighter of radio, serial, comic, and TV fame. After his father’s death, playboy and newspaper publisher Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the masked vigilante the Green Hornet. Along with martial arts master Kato (Jay Chou), the Hornet uses an arsenal of high-tech gadgets to do battle against a ruthless Russian mobster (Christoph Waltz) who plans to unite all of L.A.’s crime families into one evil organization. Cameron Diaz co-stars.
What would you do if you found out your best pal’s wife was cheating on him? This thought-provoking seriocomedy from Ron Howard stars Vince Vaughn as a man who accidentally learns that his friend and business partner’s (Kevin James) wife (Winona Ryder) is having an affair. Now Vaughn has to decide if he should tell James the truth and risk ruining an important upcoming presentation that could mean big money for their auto design firm. With Jennifer Connelly, Channing Tatum.
Ronald Reagan is the fast-triggered gunslinger, John Payne is the quick-witted cardsharp, and Rhonda Fleming is the high-living dancehall owner who comes between them, in this frontier drama based on a Bret Harte story. With Coleen Gray, Chubby Johnson; look for a young Angie Dickinson.
Urbane romantic comedy finds widowed Scottish army man Alec Guinness taking 20-year-old son Vernon Gray to France to get better acquainted and find romantic matches for each other. Complications arise when the pair falls for the women each chose for the other. With Odile Versois, Elina Labourdette.
This wildly entertaining supernatural dramedy from the BBC chronicles the adventures of werewolf George (Russell Tovey), ghost Annie (Lenora Crichlow), and vampire Mitchell (Aidan Turner). Sharing a house together, the trio attempt to make sense of their complicated lives and otherworldly abilities while avoiding those wishing to do them harm. With Jason Watkins, Sinead Keenan. All eight episodes from the third season-including “Lia,” “Adam’s Family,” “The Pack,” “Daddy Ghoul,” and “The Wolf-Shaped Bullet”-are featured in a three-disc set.
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Here’s a look at last week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases.