Mindy, Cindy and Windy are three suburban high schoolers who make a blood oath as they start their senior year of high school: they'll each lose their virginity by the end of final semester. When various comical attempts fail, they hunker down for their climactic (as it were) last chance at defloration: the night of the senior prom. In the meantime, their parents find out about the pact and will do anything to foil their daughters’ prom night sex adventure.
Vitals: Director: Kay Cannon. Stars: John Cena, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan, Gideon Adlon, Graham Phillips, Miles Robbins, Jimmy Bellinger, Gary Cole, Gina Gershon.
2018, CC, MPAA rating: R, 101 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $59.038 million, Universal.Extras: Deleted scenes; gag reel; Line-O-Rama; "Rescue Mission" discussion with Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena and director Kay Cannon discuss parental mistakes and lessons learned; "Prom Night" in which the filmmakers and cast discuss how they achieved the perfect prom look and also share some of their own personal prom stories; "The History of Sex with Ike Barinholtz"; "John Cena’s Prom Survival Kit for Parents"; "Chug! Chug! Chug! butt chugging" featurette; "Puke-a-Palooza" projectile vomit behind-the-scenes.
Jon Hamm stars as Mason Skiles, a former U.S. diplomat, who gets sent to Beirut to negotiate a swap for the release of a terrorist leader, believed to be imprisoned by Israeli secret police, in exchange for a CIA agent who has been kidnapped. Confronted by ghosts from his past, Mason faces a formidable question: Who do you trust in a world where the truth emerges only when it’s convenient -- or profitable?
Vitals: Director: Brad Anderson. Stars: Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Dean Norris, Larry Pine, Shea Whigham.
2018, CC, MPAA rating: R, 110 min., Thriller, Box office gross: $5.019 million, Universal.Extras: "The Story Behind Beirut" making-of featurette; "Sandy Crowder" fetaurette, in which Rosamund Pike discusses her role as CIA Agent Sandy Crowder.
7 Days in Entebbe
Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris. A forced landing in Entebbe, Uganda, sets off a chain of events instigated by a terrorist group called Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. With their target being Israel's release of dozens of their members, the External Operations cell that hijacks the flight houses their hostages in groups split between Jewish and non-Jewish passengers in order to force negotiations with the Israeli government. The Israeli Defense Force must succeed in their rescue or face the loss of dozens of innocent lives.
Vitals: Director: José Padilha. Stars: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl, Eddie Marsan, Lior Ashkenazi.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 107 min., Drama, Box office gross: $3.209 million, Universal.Extras: "The Entebbe Team," "Inside the Raid," additional dance sequences.
A Quiet Place
A taut and original thriller that follows a family who must navigate their lives in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest whisper or footstep can bring death, Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Lee (John Krasinski) are determined to find a way to protect their children at all costs while they desperately search for a way to fight back.
Vitals: Director: John Krasinski. Stars: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 95 min., Thriller, Box office gross: $50.203 million, Paramount.Extras: "Creating the Quiet" behind the scenes featurette, "The Sound of Darkness," "A Reason for Silence" visual effects.
Primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it's soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.
Vitals: Director: Brad Peyton. Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, Naomie Harris, Marley Shelton, Jake Lacy.
2018 CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 107 min., Sci Fi Action Adventure, Box office gross: $94.406 million, Warner.Extras: "Not Just a Game Anymore," "Rampage: Actors in Action," "Trio of Destruction," "Attack on Chicago," "Bringing George to Life," gag reel, deleted scenes.
Isle of Dogs
Animnated story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to vast Trash Island, Atari sets off in search of his bodyguard dog, Spots. With the assistance of his newfound mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
Vitals: Director: Wes Anderson. Stars: Voices of Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand.
2018, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 101 min., Adventure, Box office gross: $31.738 million, Fox.Blu-ray extras: Six featurettes: "Animators," "Isle of Dogs Cast Interviews," "Puppets," "An Ode to Dogs," "Magasaki City and Trash Island," "Weather and Elements"; image gallery; theatrical trailer.
Super Troopers 2
Sequel to the original "Super Troopers" movie by the Broken Lizard team. When a border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers are tasked with establishing a new Highway Patrol station in the disputed area.
Vitals: Director: Jay Chandrasekhar. Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Erik Solhanske, Paul Soter, Brian Cox, Rob Lowe, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Lynda Carter.
2018, CC, MPAA rating: R, 99 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $30.566 million, Fox.Extras: "(making) Super Troopers 2," extended & deleted scenes, "Kevin Heffernan: Method Actor," theatrical trailers.
I Feel Pretty
A woman who struggles with feelings of deep insecurity and low self-esteem, that hold her back everyday, wakes from a brutal fall in an exercise class believing she is suddenly a supermodel. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?
Vitals: Director: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein. Stars: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper, Lauren Hutton, Aidy Bryant, Naomi Campbell.
2018, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 110 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $47.072
million, Universal.Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel, "Being Pretty."
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone - or something - begins to punish those who tell a lie -- or refuse the dare. Unrated director's cut.
Vitals: Director: Jeff Wadlow. Stars: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Nolan Gerard Funk, Hayden Szeto, Sophia Taylor Ali.
2018, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 100 min., Horror, Box office gross: $40.372
million, Universal.Extras: "Game On: The Making of Truth or Dare," "Directing the Deaths," commentary with co-Writer/director Jeff Wadlow and actress Lucy Hale.
Ready Player One
In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spend their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone—the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the OASIS to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends—known as the High Five—are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world.
Vitals: Director: Steven Spielberg. Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kame, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance.
2018, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 140 min., Sci-Fi Action Adventure, Box office gross: $135.333 million,Warner.Extras: "The '80’s: You’re The Inspiration." Blu-ray adds "Game Changer: Cracking the Code," "Effects for a Brave New World," "Level Up: Sound for the Future," "High Score: Endgame," "Ernie & Tye's Excellent Adventure."
A new comedy from Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman ("Up in the Air") and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody ("Juno"). Marlo (Charlize Theron)is a New York suburbanite who's about to give birth to her third child. Her husband, Ron, is loving and works hard, but remains clueless about the demands that motherhood puts on his wife. When the baby is born, Marlo's wealthy brother (Mark Duplass) hires a nighttime nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis) to help his sister handle the workload. Hesitant at first, Marlo soon learns to appreciate all that Tully does -- forming a special bond with her new, lifesaving friend. Vitals: Director: Jason Reitman. Stars: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston, Emily Haine, Elaine Tan, Kitty Crystal.
2018, CC, MPAA rating: R, 96 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $9.0444
million, Universal.Extras: "The Relationships of Tully."
The Miracle Season
Based on the inspiring true story of the West High School girl's volleyball team. After the tragic loss of star player Caroline "Line" Found in an accident, the remaining team players must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach, Kathy Bresnahan, and Caroline’s iron-willed father in hopes of winning the state championship. Together they regain their strength and spirit in order to “Live Like Line!” Vitals: Director: Sean McNamara. Stars: Helen Hunt, Tiera Skovbye, Erin Moriarty, Danika Yarosh, Nesta Cooper, William Hurt.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 101 min., Sports Drama, Box office gross: $10.195
million, Fox.Extras: "Star Player" featurette, gallery.
Reimagining of 1987's "Overboard," which reverses the roles of the lead characters of the original. "Leonardo" (Eugenio Derbez) is a selfish, spoiled, rich playboy from Mexico's richest family and "Kate" (Anna Faris) is a working-class single mom of three hired to clean Leonardo's luxury yacht. After unjustly firing Kate and refusing to pay her, Leonardo falls overboard when partying too hard and wakes up on the Oregon coast with amnesia. Kate shows up at the hospital and, to get payback, convinces Leonardo he is her husband and puts him to work -- for the first time in his life. At first miserable and inept, Leonardo slowly settles in. Eventually, he earns the respect of his new "family" and co-workers. But, with Leonardo's billionaire family hot on their trail and the possibility of his memory returning at any moment, will their new family last or will Leonardo finally put the clues together and leave them for good? Remake of the 1987 Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell vehicle.
Vitals: Director: Rob Greenberg, Bob Fisher. Stars: Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, Eugenio Derbez, John Hannah, Emily Maddison, Swoosie Kurtz.
2018, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 112 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $48.388
million, Lionsgate.Extras: “Chemistry Is Comedy” featurette, “Culture Clash” featurette, “Captains of the Ship: Bob & Rob” featurette, audio commentary with writer-director Rob Greenberg, writer-producer Bob Fisher, and producer Benjamin Odell.
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.