The Angry Birds Movie and Other Notable DVD & Blu-ray New Releases

Despite what those birds may tell you, there’s nothing to be angry about when it comes to what great new releases are now available. Take a look!:

The Angry Birds Movie

Those aggravated avians from the apps finally slingshot to the silver screen with this engaging animated adventure. Chastised by their cheery island community of flightless birds for their perpetually rotten tempers, grumpy Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), speedy Chuck (Josh Gad), and explosive Bomb (Danny McBride) are naturally wary when an ambassadorial party of green pigs sails ashore…and may be the homeland’s only hope when the pistachio porkers’ true agenda comes to light. Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Bill Hader, Sean Penn also provide voices. 97 min.

Raiders: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made!

Back in the ‘80s, Mississippi pre-teens Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, and Jayson Lamb were so transfixed by “Raiders of the Lost Ark” that virtually every spare moment of the next seven years was spent filming a shot-for-shot home-movie remake. This engaging documentary looks at the cult of appreciation that sprung up around their labor of love, their eventual face-to-face with Steven Spielberg, and their subsequent crowd-funded reunion to lens the then-too-costly airport sequence. 95 min.


It’s spring break, and high school seniors Logan (Devon Werkheiser) and Blake (Sean Marquette) are heading off to scenic Puerto Vallarta so Logan can pursue his crush (Sara Paxton), who soundly rejects him. After hooking up with a sexy local girl (Camilla Belle), Logan realizes that his watch─a treasured family heirloom─has gone missing. Now, Logan and Blake must embark on a wacky quest to retrieve the watch from a dangerous drug lord (Jordi Mollà). Teri Hatcher, John Michael Higgins also star in this raunchy throwback to the teen comedies of the 1980s. 102 min.

Lou Grant: The Complete Second Season

Season Two’s twenty-four episodes finds city editor Grant continuing to lead his crack staff at the Los Angeles Tribune as they strive to report the stories upon which society turns. Investigating matters of journalistic ethics as well as powerful, sometimes controversial stories with hard questions and no easy answers, the series was a beacon of quality programming, impressing audiences and critics alike. Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams, Jack Bannon, and Nancy Marchand also star in a series whose timely and thoughtful examination of both the inner workings of the newspaper business and contemporary societal concerns made it one of the premier dramas of it’s era.