Due to the holiday, it’s a light week for new releases (to put it mildly). But what lacks in quantity is more than made up for in quality, as we think you’ll enjoy all of these Blu-ray and DVD releases that are now available!
In 1969, Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger)–cash-strapped and in a child custody tilt with ex-husband Sid Luft (Rufus Sewell)–agreed to an extended London nightclub booking to regain her footing. The highlights of the needed engagement, however, would be counterbalanced by her familiar and persistent inner demons. Zellweger gives a mesmerizing effort in limning the final months of the entertainment legend’s troubled life; Finn Wittrock, Jessie Buckley, Michael Gambon, Darci Shaw also star.
Afghanistan, 2009: After their commanding officer was killed, young Pvt. Andrew Briggman (Nat Wolff) and his unit received the intense Sgt. Deeks (Alexander Skarsgård) for a topkick. As the new superior began to show the depravity below the surface–having his men murder local civilians, and frame them as insurgents–Briggman faced both moral conflict and mortal danger. Intense, fact-inspired effort co-stars Adam Long, Jonathan Whitesell, Osy Ikhile, and Rob Morrow.
Newly released after twenty years for a third-strike pot possession as a kid, stunted fast food worker Russ Millings (Ethan Hawke) was just trying to get through his parole when he found an infant girl abandoned in his workplace dumpster. Coming up with no recourse than trying to care for her himself, he may have found the grounding he has so desperately sought. Intriguing writing/directing bow for Logan Marshall-Green co-stars Elaine Hendrix, Chris Sullivan, Mo McRae, Loni Love.
High school drama clubber Ana Rue (Ema Horvath) wanted an acting career in the worst way…and that’s how she went about getting it, when she took an online challenge to read a passage from the cursed student production “The Gallows.” The ensuing viral notoriety brought her confidence–but it also garnered the attention of a restless spirit who didn’t appreciate being upstaged. The curtain goes up on renewed horror with Chris Milligan, Brittany Falardeau, Anthony Jensen, Dennis Hurley.