Just a few days after the Academy Awards you can now own two of the winners on DVD and Blu-Ray. “Room” scored Best Actress for Brie Larson while “The Danish Girl” won Best Supporting Actress for Alicia Vikander. Also coming home this week is the “Rocky” spin off “Creed” which earned a Best Actor nomination for Sylvester Stallone. Aside from the Oscar films, you have several TV shows and the drunken-stoned Christmas comedy “The Night Before” making their way to DVD and Blu-Ray. All and all there are 16 releases this week so you have lots to choose from.
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R – drama
Seven years ago Joy (Brie Larson) was abducted. She has spent those 7 years locked in a windowless room where she has raised her 5 year old son that she has had with her captor. The two finally escape and must now adjust to life in the outside world.
“Room” has gotten very good reviews and Brie Larson won both the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Actress.
Brie Larson, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Jacob Tremblay
The Danish Girl (2015)
R – drama
Artist Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) has her husband pose as a woman for a painting she’s working on. Her husband (Eddie Redmayne) comes to feel more at home in women’s clothing and this sets into a chain of events which leads to her husband becoming Lili Elbe after being one of the first people ever to undergo a sex change surgery.
“The Danish Girl” has received mixed reviews that generally are favorable. Alicia Vikander won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Eddie Redmayne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw, Gwyneth Paltrow
PG-13 – drama
Apollo Creed was one of Rocky Balboa’s fiercest opponents before becoming one of his best friends. Year’s after Apollo’s death in the ring his son Adonis (Michael B. Jordan) has become a boxer and now wants Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) to train him.
“Creed” has gotten great reviews. Sylvester Stalone won the Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar as well.
Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Graham McTavish
The Night Before (2015)
R – comedy
Three friends (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie) have spent every Christmas Eve together for the past 10 years. Now that their lives are changing the friends agree that this will be their last Christmas Eve together and decide to go out in a crazy wild drug and alcohol filled blast.
“The Night Before” has gotten somewhat mixed reviews that do lean towards the positive. It’s basically a Christmas version of “The Hangover.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, Lizzy Caplan, Mindy Kaling, Michael Shannon, Tracy Morgan, James Franco, Miley Cyrus
A retired composer (Michael Caine ) and his filmmaker best friend (Harvey Keitel) go on a vacation in the Swiss Alps where they look back on their lives and careers.
“Youth” has gotten mostly positive reviews and was nominated for Oscars and Golden Globes.
Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda
R – gangster
Based on the true story of how twin British gangsters Ron and Reggie Kray took over London’s underworld in the 1960s.
“Legend” has been criticized a bit as a movie but Tom Hardy’s performance as the twins has been praised.
Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Taron Egerton, Paul Anderson
Miss You Already (2015)
PG-13 – drama
Jess (Drew Barrymore) and Milly (Toni Collette) are best friends. One is going through a pregnancy while the other is dealing with cancer.
“Miss You Already” has gotten mostly positive reviews although the film does seem to be a bit uneven.
Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper, Jacqueline Bisset, Tyson Ritter
Sunshine Superman (2014)
PG – documentary
This is the story Carl Boenish the father of modern BASE jumping featuring video he shot before his death.
“Sunshine Superman” is getting great reviews.
All Roads Lead to Rome (2015)
PG-13 – comedy
Maggie (Sarah Jessica Parker) takes her daughter Summer to Italy where she bumps into her ex-boyfriend Luca (Raoul Bova). Summer (Rosie Day) is miserable in Italy and sneaks off trying to get back to New York so Maggie and the ex have an adventure looking for her.
“All Roads Lead to Rome” screams terrible.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Raoul Bova, Rosie Day, Claudia Cardinale, Paz Vega
Aliens come to Earth and give humans everything they could want but not everyone trusts the aliens and question their motives.
This mini series based on the book of the same name has gotten pretty good reviews although it does take a little while for things to get going.
Julian McMahon, Charles Dance, Mike Vogel, Yael Stone, Daisy Betts
Don Verdean (2015)
Pg-13 – comedy
Don Verdean (Sam Rockwell) claims to be an archaeologist who specializes in finding biblical artifacts. A church hires him and he ends up spinning a web of lies and delivering fraudulent artifacts with each one making the lies more complicated.
“Don Verdean” has not gotten good reviews.
Sam Rockwell, Will Forte, Amy Ryan, Jemaine Clement, Danny McBride, Leslie Bibb
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Cosmic Clash
The Justice League takes on Braniac who wants to take over Earth.
Don’t get the Lego DC Comics Super Heroes movies confused with The Lego Movie series. While they share some of the same characters, the movies take place in different universes, have different actors, and different writers. This movie is set in the world of the Lego Batman video games while The Lego Movie Batman spinoff is set to hit theaters sometime next year. Confused?
Troy Baker, Nolan North, Phil LaMarr
R – drama
This is the story of a Life Magazine photographer (Robert Pattinson) who gets to know actor James Dean (Dane DeHaan) before he is big.
“Life” has had only average reviews. James Dean fans may love or hate this film.
Robert Pattinson, Dennis Stock, Dane DeHaan, Ben Kingsley
The Americans: Season 3 (2015)
The 3rd season of the FX show about KGB spys living as an average family in 1980s America.
“The Americans” season 3 has received great reviews.
Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Darryl Hickman, Richard Davalos, Holly Taylor
The Fall: season 2 (2015)
Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) is hunting serial killer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) in Belfast.
Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, Laura Donnelly
Z Nation: season 2 (2015)
The 2nd season of SyFy’s zombie apocalypse comedy opens after a nuclear attack. A zombie human hybrid might be the key to saving everyone.
Harold Perrineau Jr., Tom Everett Scott, D.J. Qualls, Kellita Smith, Keith Allan, Michael Welch