All the Money in the World
Follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money. Inspired by the real-life 1973 Getty kidnapping.
Vitals: Director: Ridley Scott. Stars: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Timothy Hutton, Charlie Plummer.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 132 min., Crime Drama, Box office gross: $25.038
Extras:Eight deleted scenes, “Ridley Scott: Crafting a Historical Thriller” featurette, “Hostages to Fortune: The Cast”; “Recast, Reshot, Reclaimed” featurette that follows the unprecedented recasting of the character J. Paul Getty a little over a month before the film’s theatrical release.
Liam Neeson plays an insurance salesman, Michael, on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding and is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. One that carries life and death stakes for himself and his fellow passengers.
Vitals: Director: Jaume Collet-Serra. Stars: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 105 min., Suspense-Action, Box office gross: $36.242 million, Lionsgate.
Extras: “End of the Line” featurette, “Off the Rails” featurette.
Den of Thieves
Gritty crime drama follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Los Angeles.
Vitals: Director: Christian Gudegast. Stars: Gerard Butler, 50 Cent, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jordan Bridges, Evan Jones, Dawn Olivieri, Cooper Andrews, Sonya Balmores, Eric Braeden, Brian Van Holt, Maurice Compte, Lewis Tan, Meadow Williams, Michael Papajohn.
2018, CC, MPAA rating: R, 140 min., Action, Box office gross: $44.694 million, Universal.
Extras: Alternate ending, “Alpha Males,” “Into the Den,” “Alameda Corridor,” outtakes, commentary with director Christian Gudegast and producer Tucker Tooley, theatrical trailers.
Fraternal twins Kyle (Owen Wilson) and Peter (Ed Helms,) accidentally discover they’ve been living with a lie all their lives. The kindly man in the photo on their mantle isn’t their father after all, but an invention their mother (Glenn Close) concocted to conceal the truth: that she actually doesn’t know who their real father is. See, it was the seventies, and things were crazy, and … well. Armed with only a handful of clues, the brothers resolve to find the mystery man in what results in a wild road trip of discovery and revelations — about their mother, themselves and each other.
Vitals: Director: Lawrence Sher. Stars: Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Glenn Close, J.K. Simmons, Katt Williams, Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames, Harry Shearer, Christopher Walken, June Squibb.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 113 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $17.501
Extras: Deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds a gag reel.
The Greatest Showman
An original musical screenplay brings to life the story of P.T. Barnum and his creation of “the greatest show on earth.” Rising from nothing, P.T. sets out to make a better life for his family. His creativity and drive take him on an fantastic journey beyond what he or anyone else could have imagined. In the end he creates a magical experience that will be enjoyed and celebrated by generations to come: the Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Vitals: Director: Michael Gracey. Stars: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 105 min., Musical/Drama, Box office gross: $169.744 million, Fox.
Extras: Two hours of behind the scenes footage, sing-alone edition and music machine “jukebox” features.
Set in 1892, the Western tells the story of a legendary Army captain (Christan Bale) who, after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike), whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche, and ruthless outliers that they encounter along the way.
Vitals: Director: Scott Cooper. Stars: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Ben Foster Wes Studi.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 133 min., Western, Box office gross: $29.532 million, Lionsgate.
Extras: “A Journey to the Soul: The Making of Hostiles” three-part documentary.