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DVD Top Movie Releases for July 2019

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July 2

  • The Best of Enemies

    photo for The Best of Enemies Based on a true story, the drama centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever. Vitals: Director: Robin Bissell. Stars: Sam Rockwell, Taraji P. Henson, Wes Bentley, Anne Heche, John Gallagher Jr., Bruce McGill. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 133 min., Drama, Box office gross: $10.205 million, Universal. Extras: "Make a Connection" featurette, "Ann Atwater" featurette, "An Unlikely Friendship" featurette, trailer. 2 stars


July 9

  • Pet Sematary

    photo for Pet Sematary Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences. Vitals: Director: Kevin Kölsch & Dennis Widmyer. Stars: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence, Hugo & Lucas Lavoie, John Lithgow. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: R, 101 min., Horror, Box office gross: $54.526 million, Paramount. Blu-ray extras: Alternate ending; deleted and extended scenes; "Night Terrors – Family Haunting Visions": Louis, Rachel, Ellie; "The Tale of Timmy Baterman:' "Beyond the Deadfall": "Chapter One: Resurrection" in which the directors, screenwriters and cast discuss bringing this classic back to life; "Chapter Two: The Final Resting Place" deeper look into finding the right location for the terror to unfold; "Chapter Three: The Road to Sorrow" inside the film’s tragic themes and creating the iconic cat “Church”; "Chapter Four: Death Comes Home" with the creepy elements behind the climax and final scenes of the film. 2 stars

  • Transit

    photo for Transit A haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers’s 1942 novel, "Transit Visa." Georg (Franz Rogowski), a German refugee, flees German-occupied Paris to the port city of Marseille, there assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose transit papers he is carrying. In Marseille, Georg delves into the delicate and complex culture of the refugees, who congregate in the corridors of a small hotel, in the waiting room of consulates, in cafés, and in bars in the harbor. He also becomes enmeshed in the lives of a young mother and son and falls for Marie (Paula Beer), a mysterious woman who is searching for her missing husband -- the man who Georg is impersonating. Vitals: Director: Christian Petzold. Stars: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batmann, Maryam Zaree. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: NR, 101 min., Drama, Box office gross: $.806,560 million, Music Box Films. Extras: "Making of Transit" interview featurette with Franz Rogowski; interview with director Christian Petzold; "Franz Rogowski: Shooting Star"; filmmaker Q&A from the Film Society of Lincoln Center; press conference with the cast and crew from the Berlin film premiere; "In Transit: Thrown Into the World," a conversation with Christian Petzold and Barbara Auer; collector's booklet featuring interviews and an essay by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky. 3 stars

  • After

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After Romance follows Tessa (Josephine Langford), a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart, as she enters her first semester in college. Armed with grand ambitions for her future, her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark and mysterious Hardin Scott (Hero Fiennes Tiffin), a magnetic, brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself and what she wants out of life. Vitals: Director: Jenny Gage. Stars: Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Selma Blair, Inanna Sarkis, Shane Paul McGhie, Jennifer Beals, Peter Gallagher. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 105 min., Drama, Box office gross: $12.138 million, Universal. Extras: Deleted scenes. 2 stars

  • Little

    photo for Little New twist on the “body swap” genre; a comedy about the price of success, the power of sisterhood and having a second chance to grow up -- and glow up -- right. Regina Hall and Marsai Martin both star as Jordan Sanders -- Hall as the take-no-prisoners tech mogul adult version of Jordan and Martin as the 13-year-old version of her who wakes up in her adult self’s penthouse just before a do-or-die presentation. Issa Rae plays Jordan’s long-suffering assistant April. Using heart and humor, the comedy teaches us to not shy away but to celebrate the greatest and most authentic versions of ourselves. Vitals: Director: Tina Gordon. Stars: Regina Hall, Issa Rae and introducing Marsai Martin. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 108 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $40.673 million, Universal. Extras: Gag reel; "More Than a LITTLE Talent" behind-the-scenes look at the cast that brings Black Girl Magic to the silver screen; "Regina Goes Method" look at Regina Hall’s unique approach to playing the character of Jordan Sanders; "Marsai Martin Presents set tour; "Black Momma Whuppin’ Situation" behind-the-scenes of the parking lot fight with Issa Rae and Marsai Martin; "Issa Rae’s Assistant Survival Guide." 2 stars

July 16

  • Shazam!

    photo for Shazam! We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!, this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart -- inside a ripped, godlike body -- Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong). Vitals: Director: David F. Sandberg. Stars: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Faithe Herman. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 132 min., Action Adventure, Box office gross: $139.765 million, Warner. Extras: Shazam exclusive motion comic, "The Magical World of Shazam," "Super Fun Zac," "Carnival Scene Study," "Shazamily Values," "Who is Shazam?", deleted scenes, gag reel. 3 stars

  • Breakthrough

    photo for Breakthrough When Joyce Smith’s (Chrissy Metz) adopted son John (Marcel Ruiz) falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost as John lies lifeless. In the face of every bleak medical case history and dire scientific prediction, Joyce’s unwavering belief inspires her community to pray for John’s recovery. Based on the incredible true story, the film is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle. Vitals: Director: Roxann Dawson. Stars: Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter, Marcel Ruiz, Sam Trammell, Dennis Haysbert. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 116 min., Dmama, Box office gross: $40.510 million, Fox. Extras: "A Tapestry of Miracles: Making Breakthrough," “Carry My Soul” Phil Wickham deleted scene, "Trapped in Icy Waters," audio commentary by DeVon Franklin and Roxann Dawson, gallery. 2 stars

July 23

  • Alita: Battle Angel

    photo for Alita: Battle Angel When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this discarded cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. When deadly and corrupt forces come after Alita, she discovers a clue to her past - she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she's grown to love. Vitals: Director: Robert Rodriguez. Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keenan Johnson. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 122 min., Science Fiction, Box office gross: $85.710 million, Fox. Extras: "Alita’s World" motion comics: "The Fall," "Iron City," "What it Means to be a Cyborg" and "Rules of the Game"; "From Manga to Screen" behind-the-scenes look into the origins of Yukito Kishiro’s manga, “Gunnm,” and the long road to bring it to life on the big screen. Blu-ray adds "Evolution of Alita": how Alita was brought to life, from the casting of Rosa Salazar, to performance capture, and final VFX by WETA Digital; "Motorball" inside Iron City’s favorite pastime featurette; James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez and cast Q&A moderated by Jon Landau; "Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Cooking School: Chocolate"; "2005 Art Compilation" (2019), James Cameron’s original compilation of concept art for the then-titled “Battle Angel: Alita,” presented with new voiceover and music; four scene deconstructions. 3 stars

  • Hellboy

    photo for Hellboy Hellboy is back, and he’s on fire. From the pages of Mike Mignola’s seminal work, this action-packed story sees the legendary half-demon superhero (David Harbour) called to the English countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giants. There he discovers The Blood Queen, Nimue (Milla Jovovich), a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now hell-bent on stopping Nimue without triggering the end of the world. Vitals: Director: Neil Marshall. Stars: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae Kim, Thomas Haden Church. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: R, 121 min., Fantasy Action, Box office gross: $21.903 million, Lionsgate. Extras: Deleted scenes, previsualizations. Blu-ray adds “Tales of the Wild Hunt: Hellboy Reborn” (three-part documentary). 2 stars

  • Missing Link

    photo for Missing Link Hugh Jackman is Sir Lionel Frost, a brave and dashing adventurer who considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is no one else seems to agree. Zach Galifianakis is Mr. Link. As species go, he’s as endangered as they get; he’s possibly the last of his kind, he’s lonely, and he believes that Sir Lionel is the one man alive who can help him. Along with the independent and resourceful Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), who possesses the only known map to the group’s secret destination, the unlikely trio embarks on a riotous rollercoaster ride of a journey to seek out Link’s distant relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Vitals: Director: Chris Butler. Stars: Voices of Hugh Jackman, David Walliams, Stephen Fry,Matt Lucas, Zach Galifianakis, Timothy Olyphant, Zoe Saldana, Amrita Acharia, Emma Thompson. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 94 min., Family Animated, Box office gross: $16.622 million, Fox. Extras: Commentary by Chris Butler, "Creating Mr. Link," "Bringing the Final Battle on the Ice Bridge to Life," "Animation Inspiration," "VFX Breakdown Reel – Realizing the Potential of Stop Motion," "Oh What a Mystery: Pulling the Camera Back on Missing Link’s Magic," "Making Faces," "Inside the Magic of Laika," gallery. 2 stars

July 30

  • The Intruder

    photo for The Intruder When a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller (Dennis Quaid) continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale.Vitals: Director: Deon Taylor. Stars: Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Joseph Sikora, Dennis Quaid. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 102 min., Thriller, Box office gross: $35.244 million, Sony. Extras: "Making a Modern Thriller" featurette; alternate ending; six deleted scenes; gag reel; feature commentary with director Deon Taylor, writer David Loughery, producer Roxanne Avent, Meagan Good, and Michael Ealy. 2 stars

  • Long Shot

    photo for Long Shot Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she's a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for ... well, mostly everything. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and childhood crush. When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speech writer, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors. A fish out of water on Charlotte's elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamorous lifestyle in the limelight. However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents as he turns her on to a wild new world of raging parties, secret rendezvous, and hilarious rule-breaking. Vitals: Director: Jonathan Levine. Stars: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Ravi Patel, Bob Odenkirk, Andy Serkis. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: R, 125 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $30.276 million, Lionsgate. Extras: “All’s Fair in Love & Politics: Making Long Shot” featurette, “Seven Minutes in Heaven: Seth + Charlize Uncensored” featurette, “Secret Weapons” featurette, “Epic Flarsky Falls” featurette, “Prime Minister Steward O-Rama” featurette, “Hanging with Boyz II Men” featurette, “Just Kinda Crushing It!” featurette, “The First Mister: A Portrait” featurette, “An Imperfect Union” featurette, “Love & Politics” featurette, “Friends Like These” featurette. 2 stars

  • UglyDolls

    photo for UglyDolls In Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. When Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) and the UglyDolls discover Perfection, a town where dolls are seen through a strict model of attractiveness, they confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing. Features original songs performed by Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton and Pitbull. Vitals: Director: Kelly Asbury. Stars: Voices of Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton, Wanda Sykes, Wang Leehom, Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, Lizzo, Nick Jonas and Pitbull. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 87 min., Family Animated, Box office gross: $19.957 million, Universal. Extras: Sing-Along Edition: "Sing Along Tease," "Fun with the Cast of UglyDolls," "Making UglyDolls," theatrical trailers. 2 stars

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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.

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