Tom Hanks’ Academy Award nominated film “Bridge of Spies” comes home this week. The film is in the running for 6 Oscars including best picture. Also coming to DVD and Blu-Ray is “The Suffragette” which won several independent film awards. The rest of this week’s DVDs and Blu-Rays releases are a bit shaky.
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
PG-13 – drama
This is based on the true story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks) who has to negotiate with Russia for the return of a downed U-2 Spy Plane pilot.
“Bridge of Spies” is nominated for 6 Academy Awards including best picture, best original screenplay, and best supporting actor for Mark Rylance. It also features Bono’s daughter Eve Hewson if you’re a U2 fan.
Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Scott Shepherd, Sebastian Koch, Alan Alda, Austin Stowell, Mikhail Gorevoy, Will Rogers (IV), Noah Schnapp, Domenick Lombardozzi, Dakin Matthews, Peter McRobbie, Eve Hewson, Michael Gaston
Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)
R – drama/comedy
Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton have been hired as political consultants for two opposing candidates in the Bolivian presidential election.
“Our brand is Crisis” is based on a 2005 documentary of the same name which seems to have people a bit confused as to why the documentary was reinterpreted as a comedy. The comedic moments seem forced and awkward. The film has also been called boring.
Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Zoe Kazan, Scoot McNairy, Ann Dowd
The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
PG-13 – action/science fiction
Vin Diesel is the immortal witch hunter Kaulder who has been keeping the world safe for may years. Now his greatest enemy the Queen Witch is back and is hell bent on unleashing the Black Death on the world.
This attempt at setting up another Vin Diesel franchise fails miserably. Problems with the acting and script are easy to find.
Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie, Michael Caine, Olafur Darri Olafsso, Julie Engelbrecht
PG-13 – drama
This is a film about the Women’s Suffrage Movement in England during the early 1900’s.
“Suffragette” has won several independent film awards and has been well received by critics.
Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Natalie Press
Rock the Kasbah (2015)
R – drama/comedy
Richie Lanz (Bill Murray) is a washed up manager with only one client left(Zooey Deschanel). During a USO tour she dumps him and abandons him in Afghanistan where Lanz then stumbles upon a new singer (Leem Lubany) who he gets to perform on the Afghani version of American Idol.
“Rock the Kasbah” has received terrible reviews. The humor and script has been criticized and Bill Marray called annoying.
Bill Murray, Scott Caan, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Beejan Land, Leem Lubany, Fahim Fazli, Eugenia Kuzmina, Sarah Baker, Taylor Kinney, Danny McBride