A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search for food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
Vitals: Director: Osgood Perkins. Stars: Sophia Lillis, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw, Charles Babalola, Ian Kenny, Samuel Leakey, Abdul Alshareef, Manuel Pombo, Beatrix Perkins.
2020, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 87 min., Horror-Thriller, Box office gross: $15.347 million, Warner.Extras: "Storybook."
Based on the bestselling comic book. Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel), a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the super hero Bloodshot by the RST corporation, with an army of nanotechnology in his veins; he’s an unstoppable force, stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not -- but he’s on a mission to find out. Vitals: Director: David S.F. Wilson. Stars: Vin Diesel, Eiza Gonzalez, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, Guy Pearce.
2020, CC, MPAA rating: 109, PG-13 min., Sci-Fi Action, Box office gross: $10.021 million, Sony.
I Still Believe
The uplifting true-life story of Christian music megastar Jeremy Camp. This inspiring tale follows Jeremy’s search for his artistic voice, leading him to his wildest professional dreams, as well as the love of his life. But Jeremy’s hope and faith are put to the test when tragedy strikes.
Vitals: Director: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin. Stars: Britt Robertson, Melissa Roxburgh, Nathan Dean, Shania Twain, Gary Sinise.
2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 116 min., Drama, Box office gross: $9.868 million, Lionsgate.Extras: Audio commentary with director Andy Erwin & writer-director Jon Erwin, “Origin” featurette, “Casting” featurette, “Music” featurette, “Bart & Jeremy” featurette, deleted scenes.
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? This is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham's most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya's paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.
Vitals: Director: Cathy Yan. Stars: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Derek Wilson, Ewan McGregor, Matthew Willig, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Chris Messina, Rosie Perez.
2020, CC, MPAA rating: R, 99 min., Action Adventure, Box office gross: $84.158 million, Warner.Extras: "Birds Eye View Mode," "Birds Of Prey: Birds of a Feather," "Romanesque," "Love, Skate Relationship," "Grime and Crime," "Sanity Is Sooo Last Season," "Wild Nerds," gag reel.
The Call of the Wild
Adapted from the novel by Jack London, this live-action/animation hybrid vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Canadian Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team — and later its leader — Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.
Vitals: Director:. Stars: Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Cara Gee, Michael Horse, Jean Louisa Kelly, Colin Woodell, Adam Fergus.
2020, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 100 min., Adventure, Box office gross: $62.342 million, Fox.Extras: "Origins," "The On-Set Experience," "State of the Art," "The World of the Wild."
The enigmatic Mr. Roarke (Michael Peña) makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives.
Vitals: Director: Jeff Wadlow. Stars: Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Jimmy O. Yang, Portia Doubleday, Ryan Hansen, Michael Rooker.
2020, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 109 min., Adventure Fantasy, Box office gross: $26.441 million, Sony.Extras: Deleted scenes, unrated director and cast commentary.
Romantic drama follows the story of a young woman Mae (Issa Rae), whose mother, a famed photographer, passes away and leaves her with tons of unanswered questions. In her journey to find out more about her own origins, Mae stumbles upon not only a letter and photos her mother left behind, but also an unexpected and powerful romance with an up and coming journalist (LaKeith Stanfield).
Vitals: Director: Stella Meghie. Stars: Issa Rae, LaKeith Stanfield, Lil Rel Howery, Rob Morgan, Coutney B Vance.
2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 106 min., Drama, Box office gross: $20.578 million, Universal.Extras: "Shooting The Photograph" behind-the-scenes featurette; "Culture in Film" in which the filmmakers and cast discuss the importance of representation in the industry, the significance of being both in front of and behind the camera, and why this story matters; "The Film Through Photographs."
Sonic the Hedgehog
Powered with incredible speed, Sonic the Hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz), aka The Blue Blur, embraces his new home on Earth. That is, until he accidentally knocks out the power grid and sparks the attention of super-uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Now it’s super-villain vs. super-sonic in an all-out race across the globe to stop Robotnik from using his unique power for world domination. Sonic teams up with The Donut Lord, aka Sheriff Tom Wachowski (James Marsden), to save the planet. Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega.
Vitals: Director: Jeff Fowler. Stars: James Marsden Ben Schwartz Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey.
2020, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 99 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $146.066 million, Paramount.Blu-ray extras: Commentary by director Jeff Fowler and the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz; "Around the World in 80 Seconds: Sonic’s next adventure!"; deleted scene; bloopers—; "“Speed Me Up” Music Video"; "For the Love of Sonic" with Jim Carrey and the cast; "Building Robotnik with Jim Carrey"; "The Blue Blur: Origins of Soni"; "Sonic On Set."
Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on an journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him.
Vitals: Director: Dan Scanlon. Stars: Voices of Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Kyle Bornheimer, Lena Waithe, Ali Wong, Grey Griffin, Tracey Ullman, Wilmer Valderrama, George Psarras, John Ratzenberger.
2020, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 102 min., Animated Family Adventure, Box office gross: $61.555 million, Pixar/Disney.
The Way Back
Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) once had a life filled with promise. In high school, he was a basketball phenom with a full university scholarship, when suddenly, for reasons unknown, he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now years later, Jack is spiraling down, triggered by an unspeakable loss, and drowning in the alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any hope for a better life. When he is asked to coach the basketball team at his alma mater, which has fallen far since his glory days, he reluctantly accepts, surprising no one more than himself. As the boys start to come together as a team and win, Jack may have finally found a reason to confront the demons that have derailed him. But will it be enough to fill the void, heal the deep wounds of his past, and set him on the road to redemption?
Vitals: Director: Gavin O'Connor. Stars: Ben Affleck, Janina Gavankar, Michaela Watkins, Da'Vinchi, Hayes MacArthur, Rachael Carpani, Glynn Turman. 2020, CC, MPAA rating: R, 108 min., Drama, Box office gross: $13.590 million, Warner.Extras: "The Way Back: This Sporting Life," "Every Loss Is Another Fight: The Road to Redemption."
Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. Reimagining of Jane Austen's novel.
Vitals: Director: Autumn de Wilde. Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Tanya Reynolds, Josh O'Connor, Johnny Flynn, Gemma Whelan, Mia Goth, Bill Nighy, Callum Turner, Miranda Hart, Rupert Graves.
2020, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 124 min., Drama Comedy, Box office gross: $10.055 million, Universal.Extras: Deleted scenes; gag reel; "A Playful Tease
The Autumn Gaze"; "Crafting a Colorful World"; commentary with director Autumn de Wilde, screenwriter Eleanor Catton, and director of photography Christopher Blauvelt.
Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Inspired by the motion picture "Force Majeure" by Ruben Östlund.
Vitals: Director: Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell, Zach Woods, Zoe Chao, Giulio Berruti, Kristofer Hivju, Miranda Otto.
2020, CC, MPAA rating: R, 86 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $8.287 million, Fox.Extras: Deleted scenes, "Outtakes: Dinner with Charlotte," "Origins of the Film," "Locations."
Brahms: The Boy II
Follow up to 2016's "The Boy." A new family moves into the eerie Heelshire Mansion after surviving a traumatic home invasion that left their son near mute. Jude discovers a life-like porcelain doll named Brahms in the backyard of the mansion and he quickly finds comfort in Brahms, but the evil history behind this sinister doll slowly unravels, causing terror to strike, again.
Vitals: Director: William Brent Bell. Stars: Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Convery, Ralph Ineson.
2020, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 87 min., Horror, Box office gross: $12.611 million, Universal.Extras: Alternate ending, deleted and alternate scenes.
The Invisible Man
Follows a modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character. Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) slowly begins to rebuild her life after the suicide death of her abusive ex-boyfriend (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) -- though she suspects his death was a hoax. Before long, she begins to question whether or not he is truly gone, and she must prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
Vitals: Director: Leigh Whannel. Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen.
2020, CC, MPAA rating: R, 124 min., Horror, Box office gross: $64.914 million, Paramount.Extras: Deleted scenes; "Moss Manifested" in which Elisabeth Moss describes the physical and emotional challenges she faced while portraying Cecilia, a woman whose truth is constantly questioned by those around her; "Director’s Journey With Leigh Whannell" in which Leigh Whannell acts as tour guide through principal photography, from day 1 to day 40; "The Players" behind-the-scenes; "Timeless Terror" behind the scenes look at how writer/director Leigh Whannell re-imagined this iconic character through the lens of modern technology and socially relatable themes.
All DVDs are screened on a reference system consisting of a
Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player w/SACD & DVD-Audio, a
Rotel RSX-972 Surround Sound Receiver, and Phase Technology 1.1 (front), 33.1 (center),
and 50 (rear) speakers and Power 10 subwoofer.