Greta (Lauren Cohan), a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, arrives to discover that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy — as a way to cope with the death of their actual son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring Greta’s worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive.
Vitals: Director: William Brent Bell. Stars: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton, Diana Hardcastle.
2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 97 min., Horror-Thriller, Box office gross: $35.480 million, Universal.
Travis is a fun-loving, smooth-talking bachelor living in a small coastal town who’s never considered a serious relationship — until he falls hard for his beautiful new neighbor, Gabby. But when fate threatens Travis and Gabby’s love, Travis must make a choice that will alter their lives forever in this syrupy romance. From novelist Nicholas Sparks, the author of “The Notebook” and “Dear John.”
Vitals: Director: Ross Katz. Stars: Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace Alexandra Daddario, Tom Welling, Tom Wilkinson.
2015, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 111 min., Romance, Box office gross: $18.666 million, Lionsgate.
Extras: Deleted scenes, “Cinematic Choices: Making The Choice” featurette, “Choosing Home: Nicholas Sparks and North Carolina” featurette, “Nicholas Sparks with …” featurette, “Molly & Moby: Choice Dogs,” audio commentary with director Ross Katz and actor Benjamin Walker.
Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a mercenary with a Special Forces background. After being diagnosed with cancer, he agrees to be part of an experimental project designed to turn him into a super soldier with accelerated healing and drug, toxin and disease resistance. Yet, this rogue experiment does much more: Instead of destroying his cancer, it makes the cells a permanent part of his body. It disfigures him and destabilizes his mind making him incredibly violent and unpredictable. With a dark sense of humor, a twisted sense of morality and the need for revenge, Wade Wilson becomes the anti-hero known as Deadpool.
Vitals: Director: Tim Miller. Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Karan Soni, Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Michael Benyaer, Stefan Kapicic, Brianna Hildebrand.
2016, CC, MPAA rating: R, 108 min., Action Adventure, Box office gross: $355.108 million, Fox.
Blu-ray extras: Deleted and extended scenes; commentary with Ryan Reynolds and writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese; gag reel; galleries of conceptual art, storyboards, costumes, and more; “From Comics to Screen to Screen”; commentary with director Tim Miller and Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld; “Deadpool’s Fun Sack.”
Uptight Jason (Zac Efron) is a week away from marrying his boss’s daughter. But everything changes when Jason is fooled into driving his foul-mouthed, free-living granddad (Robert De Niro) to Florida for spring break — and thrown into a series of frat parties, bar fights,
and epic misdeeds on a road trip that gives new meaning to family bonding. In a new, dirtier, unrated version.
Vitals: Director: Dan Mazer. Stars: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Hough, Jason Mantzoukas, Danny Glover, Dermot Mulroney.
2016, CC, MPAA rating: R/NR, 102/108 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $35.537 million, Lionsgate.
Extras: “The Filthy Truth: The Making of Dirty Grandpa” featurette, “Daytona Heat” featurette, “Filthy Filmmakers Who Have No Shame” audio commentary. Blu-ray adds “Lessons in Seduction” featurette, “I Got Nothin’ to Hide: A Look at Daytona’s Most Vibrant Drug Dealer”
featurette, gag reel.
The 5th Wave
In this science fiction actioner, four waves of increasingly deadly Alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie (Chloe Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope — if she can only trust him.
Vitals: Director: J Blakeson. Stars: Chloe Grace Moretz, Liev Schreiber, Nick Robinson, Alex Roe, Maika Monroe, Maggie Siff, Maria Bello, Ron Livingston..
2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 112 min., Science Fiction, Box office gross: $34.725 million, Sony.
Extras: Commentary with director J Blakeson and Chloe Grace Moretz, two featurettes: “Inside The 5th Wave” and “Sammy on the Set.” Blu-ray adds gag reel, deleted scenes, three additional featurettes: “The 5th Wave Survival Guide,” “Training Squad 53” and “Creating a New World.”
The Finest Hours
The remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast. Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Mass., Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.
Vitals: Director: Craig Gillespie. Stars: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Eric Bana, Holliday Grainger, Ben Foster, John Ortiz.
2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 117 min., Drama, Box office gross: $27.452 million, Disney.
Extras: “Brotherhood,” in which cast members reflect on the bonds they forged during the shoot; “The Finest Inspiration: The U.S. Coast Guard” featurette. Blu-ray adds “Against All Odds: The Bernie Webber Story,” “Two Crews” featurette, “What Is Your Finest Hour?” in which a Coast Guard member recounts an incredible rescue.