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Tuesday, August 16 -- Monday, August 22

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  • God's Not Dead 2

    photo for God's Not Dead 2 Faith-based drama centers on Grace (Melissa Joan Hart), a Christian teacher, who is forced before a judge for honestly answering a question about Jesus in the classroom. With the principal and superintendent joining forces with a zealous civil liberties group, Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her the career she loves and expel God from the classroom. Vitals: Director: Harold Cronk. Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe, Ernie Hudson, David A.R. White, Hayley Orrantia, Robin Givens, Fred Thompson. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 120 min., Drama, Box office gross: $20.615 million, Pure Flix Entertainment. 2 stars


    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015) (Criterion)
  • Session 9 (2001)

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photo for >The Affair: Season 2 The Affair: Season 2 (2015) Four-disc set with all 12 episodes. With a murder unsolved and a betrayal exposed, everyone's truth is suspect. Full of complex family ties, passionate betrayals and the vengeful emotions that have resulted from an illicit summer liaison, the Showtime series follows the differing perspectives of the two couples -- Noah Solloway and Helen Solloway, and Alison Lockhart and Cole Lockhart -– all still reeling from the ramifications of Noah and Alison's extramarital affair. Told from four different points of view, the story cracks wide open to reveal a complicated web of intrigue and deceit more dangerous than anyone imagined. As the two estranged couples try individually to plan for the future, a new series of deceptions will once again force them to question everything they believed. Formats: DVD. Extras: Character profiles, tour of Montauk on Long Island where the series takes place, "Memory Lanes." (Showtime/CBD/Paramount).

The Angry Birds Movie (2016) Voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Hale. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to three unlikely outcasts -- Red, Chuck and Bomb - to figure out what the pigs are up to. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Bonus scene: "Chuck's Rescue," Symphony Mode, "Making Music! With Composer Heitor Pereira," Blake Shelton music video "Friends," photo gallery. Blu-ray adds all-new short "The Early Hatchling Gets the Worm," three more Hatchlings shorts, Deleted Scenes, "Crafty Birds – How to Build Your Own Piggy Tower," "Dance Along Birds and Pigs," "Creating the Real World of Angry Birds," Meet the Birds," "Meet the Pigs," "Meet the Hatchlings." (Sony).

A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits (2016) Sofia Carson, Jennifer Tilly, Thomas Law. Contemporary musical finds Tessa Golding (Sofia Carson) forced to go on vacation with her evil stepmother, Divine, and evil stepsisters, Olympia and Athena. Once at the posh resort, she realizes she was brought only as a servant to assist the stepsisters as they compete for the lead roles in a live musical performance of "Cinderella" with Reed West, the infamous pop-star, as the Prince. Tessa secretly dreams of auditioning but Divine forbids it. Georgie, a make-up artist, transforms Tessa's identity to "Bella Snow" so she can audition without Divine and her mischievous daughters getting in the way. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Cinderella Mash" (music video), "Do You" (music video), "Style#n Cinderella" featurette, "Get Your Glam On" featurette, "How to Get Loose" featurette, deleted scenes, gag reel. (Warner).

God's Not Dead 2 (2016) Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe, Ernie Hudson, David A.R. White, Hayley Orrantia, Robin Givens, Fred Thompson. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Pure Flix Entertainment).

Gotham: The Complete Second Season (2015-16) All 22 episodes of the second season of the story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival. In this season, Detective Gordon's moral compass wavers as he confronts Gotham City's most notorious criminals while simultaneously attempting to gain the trust of young Bruce Wayne, a boy now clearly on the path toward the man he is destined to be. And all the while, Gotham follows the intriguing origin stories and evolution of some of the city's most infamous personalities, including Edward Nygma/The Riddler, Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Hugo Strange and Mr. Freeze. Formats: Six-disc DVD, four-disc Blu-ray, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Gotham: 2015 Comic-Con Panel, "Gotham by Noir Light" featurette, "Alfred: Batman's Greatest Ally" featurettes, "Cold Hearted – The Tale of Victor Fries" featurette, character featurettes. (Warner).

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015) Whether headlining films in Sweden, Italy, or Hollywood, Ingrid Bergman always pierced the screen with a singular soulfulness. With this new documentary, made on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of Bergman's birth, director Stig Björkman allows us unprecedented access to her world, culling from the most personal of archival materials -- letters, diary entries, photographs, and Super 8 and 16 mm footage Bergman herself shot -- and following her from youth to tumultuous married life and motherhood. Intimate and artful, this lovingly assembled portrait, narrated by actor Alicia Vikander, provides luminous insight into the life and career of an undiminished legend. High-definition digital transfer, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: New interview with director Stig Björkman; Super 8 home movies shot by Bergman in the 1930s; two deleted scenes, showing Bergman's daughters reading an essay she wrote at age 17 and an interview with film historian and Bergman scholar Rosario Tronnolone; extended versions of scenes featuring interviews with actors Sigourney Weaver and Liv Ullmann and Bergman's daughter Isabella Rossellini and with the three Rossellini siblings; clip from the 1932 film "Landskamp," featuring Bergman in her first screen role; outtakes from Bergman's 1936 film "On the Sunny Side"; music video for Eva Dahlgren's song "The Movie About Us," which is included on the film's soundtrack; trailer; an essay by film scholar Jeanine Basinger. (The Criterion Collection).

photo for Microwave Massacre Microwave Massacre (1983) Stars legendary stand-up comedian and actor Jackie Vernon as Donald, a disgruntled construction worker whose wife's predilection for haute cuisine drives him to cannibalism. Donald unwittingly stumbles upon a solution to his two major problems in his life -- his nagging wife and his lack of decent meals -- when, one night, he bludgeons his better half to death with a pepper grinder in a drunken rage. Thinking on his feet, Donald dismembers the body and sets about microwaving the remains, which turn out to be rather delicious. Trouble is, now he has a taste for human flesh that needs satisfying. Eschewing all notions of good taste, Wayne Berwick's horrorfest is a deliciously depraved exercise in political incorrectness that has gone on to gain a cult following thanks to a characteristically deadpan performance from Vernon, who delivers such choice lines as "I'm so hungry I could eat a whore." Vegetarians need not apply! Director-approved special edition in a new 2K restoration from the original camera negative, with original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray). Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: New audio commentary with writer-producer Craig Muckler, moderated by Mike Tristano; new making-of featurette including interviews with Muckler, director Wayne Berwick and actor Loren Schein; trailer; original treatment and eight-page synopsis (BD/DVD-ROM content); reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Wes Benscoter. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

Our Last Tango (2015 -- Argentina) Documentary tells the life and love story of Argentina's most famous tango dancers, Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, who met as teenagers and danced together for nearly 50 years until a painful separation tore them apart. Relaying their story to a group of young tango dancers and choreographers from Buenos Aires, their story of love, hatred and passion is transformed into unforgettable tango-choreographies. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016) After Steven Spielberg's classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action adventure film. They finished every scene ... except one; the film's explosive airplane set piece. Over two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to complete their masterpiece. Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies, Eli Roth and more, "Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made" is just that: the story of this long-gestating project's culmination, chronicling the friends' dedication to their artistic vision -- mixed in with some movie magic -- to create a personal, epic love letter to a true modern classic. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Commentarties, deleted scenes, more. (Drafthouse Films/MVD Entertainment).

photo for Session 9 BLU-RAY DEBUT Session 9 BLU-RAY DEBUT (2001) David Caruso, Josh Lucas. Larry Fessenden. It looms up out of the woods like a dormant beast. Grand, imposing ... abandoned and deteriorating, the Danvers State Mental Hospital, closed down for 15 years is about to receive five new visitors. Donning protective gear, the men of the Hazmat Elimination Co. venture into the eerily vast and vacant asylum that is filled with an evil and mysterious past. Rampant patient abuse, medieval medical procedures and rumors of demonic possession are some of the many dark secrets the hospital holds -- but then so do each of the men. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New "Return to Danvers: The Secrets of Session 9" featuring interviews with director/co-writer Brad Anderson, actor/co-writer Stephen Gevedon, actors Josh Lucas, Brendan Sexton III, Larry Fessenden, composers The Climax Golden Twins and director of photography Uta Briesewitz; new "Horror's Hallowed Grounds" - revisiting the locations of the film; commentary with Brad Anderson and Stephen Gevedon; deleted scenes/alternate ending; story to screen; "The Haunted Palace"; theatrical trailer. (Scream Factory).

photo for Sundown Sundown (2015) Devon Werkheiser, Sean Marquette, Camilla Belle, Teri Hatcher, John Michael Higgins. Best friends Logan and Blake jet to exotic Puerto Vallarta over spring break, hoping to hook up with their crushes. But after Logan meets a local beauty named Gaby, he awakens to find he’s minus a valuable watch. Suddenly, the pair are plunged into a wild underworld of gangstas, strip clubs, and high-speed chases. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).

The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Seventh Season (2015-16) In season seven, after saying an emotional goodbye to Elena Gilbert, some characters will recover while others falter. Formats: Five-disc DVD, three-disc Blu-ray, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: The Vampire Diaries: 2015 Comic-Con Panel, "Directing Vampires" behind-the-scenes featurette,, deleted scenes, gag reel. (Warner).

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