This week’s new DVD and Blu-ray movies include Flight (Denzel Washington), Celeste and Jesse Forever (Andy Samberg), Alex Cross (Tyler Perry), Deadfall (Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde), Here Comes the Boom (Kevin James, Salma Hayek), Ben 10: Omniverse – A New Beginning (animated) and Ultimate Spider-Man: Avenging Spider-Man (animated). It’s hard to go wrong with a Denzel Washington movie, but I’m sure my kids will rather watch Ben 10 and Ultimate Spider-Man. I’ve already reserved both DVDs at the library. Looks like the new Ben 10 DVD is a reboot of the old Cartoon Network series.
Blu-ray and DVD movies coming out the week of February 5, 2013
In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot, who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on that plane? Flight is directed by Academy Award winner Robert Zemekis and stars Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle and Melissa Leo.
- Celeste and Jesse Forever
Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) are high school sweethearts who married young and are now at a crossroads at the age of thirty. While Celeste is a success in business, Jesse is unemployed and adrift. Celeste thinks that if they divorce now they could still remain friends. Jesse passively accepts the decision even though he is still in love with her. As reality sets in, Celeste slowly and painfully realizes she has been cavalier about their relationship, but her timing with Jesse is less than fortuitous.
- Alex Cross
Based on the character created by James Patterson and popularized by Morgan Freeman in Kiss The Girls and Along Came a Spider, Tyler Perry takes over as Dr. Alex Cross, a homicide detective/psychologist with the Detroit Police Department. Cross meets his match in a serial killer (Matthew Fox). The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits in this taut and exciting action thriller.
Siblings Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde) are fleeing from a casino heist when their getaway results in a car accident and a dead state trooper. On the run, they go separate ways, Addison creating mayhem cross-country and Liza being rescued by ex-boxer Jay (Charlie Hunnam), who is en-route for a Thanksgiving homecoming. Upon a sibling reunion, a thrilling showdown occurs that pushes the bonds of family to the limit.
- Here Comes the Boom
No one believes in high school teacher Scott Voss (Kevin James) when he decides to moonlight as a mixed martial arts fighter. However, in his quest, Scott discovers a courage and determination that inspires his students and becomes a hero. Also featuring Bas Rutten, Mike Goldberg, Bruce Buffer, Herb Dean, Jacob ‘Stich’ Duran, Mark DellaGrotte and Wanderlei Silva.
- Ben 10: Omniverse – A New Beginning
It’s an all-new series. With an all-new Omnitrix and new alien heroes. A quirky new underground world full with intergalactic life. A new partner named Rook helping Ben save the world and bail him out of trouble. And a new Ben like you’ve never seen him – a little older but not always a little wiser. It’s going to be a wild ride! This DVD includes 10 all-new action packed episodes and more.
- Ultimate Spider-Man: Avenging Spider-Man
Over the past year, Peter Parker has been saving New York City from evil villains as the masked hero Spider-man, while also balancing his heroics with homework and friends. When S.H.I.E.L.D. director, Nick Fury, offers Peter the chance to raise his game to the next level to become the ultimate Spider-man. Midtown High becomes a secret operations base for young heroes under the watchful eye of Fury, and the school’s new acting principal, Agent Coulson. Spidey takes on S.H.I.E.L.D. missions across the Marvel Universe, encounters new villains, and battles his biggest threat yet.
DVDs released last week
- Hotel Transylvania (review)
Welcome to Hotel Transylvania Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend Dracula (Adam Sandler) has invited all his best friends Frankenstein and his wife the Mummy the Invisible Man the Werewolf family and more to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday. For Dracula catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything!
- Madly Madagascar (giveaway)
Your favorite Madagascar pals are back in an all-new adventure! Alex’s favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day, brings hilarious surprises and excitement for the entire gang. Melman plans a big surprise for Gloria, Marty tries to impress a new friend and everyone wants to get their hands on King Julien’s love potion. You’ll fall in LOVE with Madly Madagascar!
- The Awakening
They say, the boy was scared to death. When the death of a child at a boarding school is blamed on a ghost, hoax exposer Florence Cathcart is certain that science and reason can explain it. But the truth she discovers is more terrifying than she could ever imagine, and soon the ghost hunter becomes the hunted. Starring Rebecca Hall (The Town), Dominic West (John Carter) and Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter), The Awakening is a terrifying mystery filled with haunting twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2
The Dark Knight along with new sidekick Robin have finally reclaimed Gotham City and allowed a ray of hope to penetrate the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. With Batman back in the spotlight the extended media coverage has awoken a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum. The Joker! Forever destined to be mortal enemies, The Joker has a diabolical scheme that may pull Batman down to the darkest levels of insanity. While on the horizon a global catastrophe races towards Gotham and with it comes a familiar face, The Man of Steel. This time he has Batman in his sights. Witness as the aging Dark Knight wages a tireless war against crime while proving that courage and will are indeed timeless.
- Seven Psychopaths
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu.
- Cold Light of Day
Will Shaw (Henry Cavill) arrives in Spain for a weeklong sailing vacation with his family, despite having a strained relationship with his disciplinarian father Martin (Bruce Willis). The situation takes an unexpected and violent turn when his family is kidnapped by intelligence agents. Will’s world turns upside down as he gets tangled in an intergovernmental web of lies and secrets, with a briefcase in the center of the mystery. Will finds himself on the run and realizes that he must recover the briefcase and take down secret agents in order to get his family back alive.
- All Superheroes Must Die
Four superheroes awaken in a seemingly abandoned town, stripped of their powers and at the mercy of their sinister arch-nemesis who forces them into a series of brutal challenges — where the stakes include the lives of the innocent, as well as their own.
- Paranormal Activity 4
When Katie disappeared with her nephew Hunter, there were no survivors. Five years later she’s returned with a mysterious boy, ready to target new victims with her demonic rage. Now, a family’s young daughter will capture every one of the terrifying occurrences, beginning with her new neighbors’ arrival. It all leads to an ending so intense, it will leave you shaking.