Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea...including him. Captain Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.
Vitals: Director:. Stars: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin R. McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Stephen Graham..
2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 129 min., Action, Box office gross: $169.550 million, Disney.Blu-ray Extras: Seven part "Dead Men Tell More Tales: The Making of a New Adventure" featurette: "A Return to the Sea," "Telling Tales: A Sit-down with Brenton & Kaya," the young actors behind Henry and Carina, "The Matador & The Bull: Secrets of Salazar & The Silent Mary" in which Javier Bardem reveals more about his menacing new character and the foreboding ship he helms, "First Mate Confidential," "Deconstructing the Ghost Sharks," "Wings Over the Caribbean" in which Captain Jack has a memorable encounter with Sir Paul McCartney, and "An Enduring Legacy"; Bloopers of the Caribbean; producer Jerry Bruckheimer photo diary; deleted scenes.
A Ghost Story
Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief. Vitals: Director: David Lowery. Stars: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Brea Grant, Will Oldham. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 92 min., Drama, Box office gross: $.495 million, Lionsgate.Extras: Audio commentary with director David Lowery, cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo, production designer Jade Healy, and composer Daniel Hart; “A Ghost Story and the Inevitable Passing of Time” featurette; “A Composer’s Story” featurette; deleted scene.
The Book of Henry
Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives. Single suburban mother Susan (Naomi Watts) works as a waitress at a diner, alongside feisty friend Sheila (Sarah Silverman). Her younger son Peter (Jacob Tremblay) is a playful 8-year-old. Taking care of everyone and everything is Susan’s older son Henry (Jaeden Lieberher), age 11. Protector to his adoring younger brother and tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother -- and, through investments, of the family -- Henry blazes through the days like a comet. Susan discovers that the family next door, which includes Henry’s kind classmate Christina (Maddie Ziegler), has a dangerous secret -- an abusive stepfather -- and that Henry has devised a surprising plan to help. As his brainstormed rescue plan for Christina takes shape in thrilling ways, Susan finds herself at the center of it.
Vitals: Director: Colin Trevorrow. Stars: Naomi Watts, Lee Pace, Jacob Tremblay, Maddie Ziegler, Sarah Silverman, Dean Norris, Tonya Pinkins, Jaeden Lieberher, Bobby Moynihan.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 105 min., Drama, Box office gross: $4.288 million, Universal.Extras: TBA.
Baby (Ansel Elgort), a talented, young getaway driver coerced into working for a crime boss, (Doc, played creepily by Kevin Spacey), relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby looks for a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But Doc keeps bringing him back into the game, and when a misfit crew of robbers screws things up, baby must face the music when the doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. Stylish, thrilling, exciting, innovative and choreographed to a killer soundtrack (which has become one of the best-selling records of the year). Great acting all around. Vitals: Director: Edgar Wright. Stars: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, with Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 113 min., Action Thriller, Box office gross: $105.930 million, Sony.Extras: "I Need A Killer Track: The Music" featurette explores how the film's phenomenal soundtrack dictated both the writing process and all aspects of production; "That's My Baby: Edgar Wright" featurette follows Wright's vision of the film from its inception two decades ago, to its ultimate realization on the big screen; "Meet Your New Crew: Doc's Gang" behind the scenes featurette; "Devil Behind The Wheel: The Car Chases" featurette examines the amazing craftsmanship and sheer determination that made the film's incredible car chases possible, from closing down Atlanta's interstates to creating eyepopping maneuvers for a variety of vehicles; "Mint Royale -- Blue Song" music video, directed by Wright years ago for the band Mint Royale, showcases some early inspiration for Baby Driver; director commentary; filmmaker commentary (Edgar Wright and director of photography Bill Pope). Blu-ray adds 20 minutes of extended/deleted scenes; "Mozart in a Go-Kart: Ansel Drives" featurette riding shotgun with star Ansel Elgort as he works with the talented stunt drivers to become the ultimate getaway driver; "Find Something Funky on There: The Choreography" featurette: With every frame of "Baby Driver" set to a specific beat, it took precise choreography by the cast, crew and editors to create a cinematic dance like nothing that's been done before; "Animatics" featurette with over 35 minutes of the numerous pre-vis animatics developed by Wright; "Ansel Elgort Audition"; "Annotated Coffee Run Rehearsal" featurette on Day one of production, which involved one of the film's most elaborately choreographed sequences where every movement is carefully crafted; "Hair, Make Up & Costume Tests"; "Complete Storyboard Gallery."
Cpl. John McBurney is an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounded leg while offering him comfort and companionship. Remake of the 1971 film directed by Don Siegel and starring Clint Eastwood.
Vitals: Director: Sofia Coppola. Stars: Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell, Oona Laurence.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 93 min., Drama, Box office gross: $10.576 million, Universal.Extras: "A Shift in Perspective": Filmmakers and cast discuss how this version of "The Beguiled" is a departure from the novel of the same name and its earlier film adaptation; "A Southern Style" behind-the-scenes featurette.
When Scott and Kate Johansen’s daughter gets into the college of her dreams it’s cause for celebration. That is, until Scott and Kate (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) learn that the scholarship they were counting on didn’t come through, and they’re now on the hook for tuition they can’t begin to afford. With the help of their friend and neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas) -- also in need of a major payday -- they decide to open an illegal casino in his suburban house, risking everything together on a Vegas-style bacchanal where money flows, inhibitions are checked at the door, and all bets are off.
Vitals: Director: Andrew Jay Cohen. Stars: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Jeremy Renner.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 88 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $25.353 million, Warner.Extras: Gag reel. Blu-ray adds: "The House: Playing With a Loaded Deck": Pranks, practical jokes and unpredictability; "If You Build The House They Will Come" featurette on how the cast and crew transformed an ordinary quiet suburban house to a full-blown underground Vegas-style casino complete with high-roller tables, a pool party and Fight Night, and how the cast went to poker school, learning to place their bets from the pros; deleted scenes; extended/alternate Scenes; Line-O-Ramas.
Twelve years after discovering her mother’s suicide, 17-year-old Clare Shannon (Joey King) is bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father Jonathan (Ryan Phillippe) and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes. While Clare is initially skeptical of this magic box, she can’t help but be seduced by its dark powers, and is thrilled as her life radically improves with each wish. Clare finally has the life she’s always wanted and everything seems perfect -- until the people closest to her begin dying in violent and elaborate ways after each wish. Clare realizes that she must get rid of the box, but finds herself unable and unwilling to part with her new-and-improved life -- leading her down a dark and dangerous path.
Vitals: Director: John R. Leonetti. Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Joey King, Shannon Purser, Ryan Phillippe, Elisabeth Rohm.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 90 min., Horror, Box office gross: $11.737
million, Broad Green Pictures.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man -- but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Vitals: Director: Jon Watts. Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 133 min., Action, Box office gross: $328.064 million, Company.Extras: "The Spidey Study Guide," an entertaining pop-up factoid track with facts on the movie in relation to the comics; 10 deleted scenes; gag reel; seven featurettes: “A Tangled Web,” “Searching for Spider-Man,” "Spidey Stunts,” “Aftermath,” “The Vulture Takes Flight,” “Jon Watts: Head of the Class” and “Pros And Cons of Spider-Man”; four "Rappin’ With Cap: Captain America PSAs; photo gallery.
When four lifelong friends, known as the Flossy Posse, get together nothing can stop them but themselves. As the four independent friends reunite from across the country and travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
Vitals: Director: Malcolm D. Lee. Stars: Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter, Kate Walsh, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 122 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $112.072 million, Universal.Extras: Deleted scenes; gag reel; "Planning The Trip" behind-the-scenes featurette with cast and crew; "Outrageous Moments" on-set hijinks; "The Essence of NOLA" featurette on New Orleans and the Essence Music Festival; extended performance “Because of You” by Ne-Yo; deleted scenes with commentary by director Malcolm D. Lee.
Olivier Assayas, the internationally-acclaimed director of "Clouds of
Sils Maria" and "Summer Hours," returns with this ethereal and
mysterious ghost story starring Kristen Stewart as a high-fashion
personal shopper to the stars who is also a spiritual medium. Grieving
the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Paris home,
determined to make contact with him. A stirring depiction of grief in
the form of a psychological thriller, "Personal Shopper" -- which won
Assayas the best director award at Cannes -- is a chilling meditation
on modern modes of communication and the way we mourn those we love.
Vitals: Director: Olivier
Assayas. Stars: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders
Danielsen Lie, Ty Olwin.
2017 -- France, CC, MPAA rating: R, 115 min., Drama, Box office
million, IFC Films/The Criterion Collection.Extras: New interview with Assayas;
2016 festival press conference featuring members of the film's cast
and crew, including actor Kristen Stewart; an essay by critic Glenn
In the US, a child goes missing every 40 seconds. You never think it will happen to you. Until it does. A typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mom Karla Dyson (Halle Berry) when her son suddenly disappears. Without a cell phone and knowing she has no time to wait for police help, Karla jumps in her own car and sets off in pursuit of the kidnappers. A relentless, edge-of-your seat chase ensues, where Karla must risk everything to not lose sight of her son. In a heart pounding race against time, Karla will stop at nothing to save her son's life.
Vitals: Director: Luis Prieto. Stars: Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Chris McGinn, Lew Temple, Christopher Berry.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 95 min., Thriller, Box office gross: $10.016 million, Universal.Extras: TBA.
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