New Blu-ray and DVD movies this week: The Internship (Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson); The Conjuring; The Way, Way Back (Steve Carell, Toni Collette); Before Midnight (Ethan Hawke); and Only God Forgives (Ryan Gosling). The Conjuring looks scary and The Internship looks funny. Those are the two movies I’ll probably watch this week. Read on for a summary of the new DVD releases.
Blu-ray and DVD movie coming out the week of October 22, 2013
- The Internship
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson team up to crash the digital world in this laugh-out-loud buddy comedy you’ve been searching for. Trying to reboot their obsolete careers, old-school salesmen Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson) talk their way into an internship program at the state-of-the-art Google campus, vying for a handful of spots among tech-savvy college students who are half their age and twice as smart. The competition is fiercely funny as Billy and Nick break all the rules in a hilarious quest to land their dream jobs.
- The Conjuring
Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on the true life story, The Conjuring tells the tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives.
- The Way, Way Back
The film features an all-star comedic cast, including Steve Carell, Maya Rudolph, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, and Amanda Peet. While 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) is being dragged on a family trip with his mom (Collette) and her overbearing boyfriend (Carell), he finds a gregarious friend (Rockwell) at a local water park. The two form a powerful bond as Duncan learns to swim through the challenges of life, love, family and friendship, resulting in a vacation he’ll never forget.
- Before Midnight
Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Cline (Julie Delpy) first met in their twenties in Before Midnight; reunited in their thirties in Before Midnight; and, now, in director Richard Linklater’s amazing Before Midnight, they face the past, present and future; family, romance and love. Now on a writer’s retreat in Greece, the couple looks for a night of passion, but instead their idyllic night turns into a test of their relationship and a discussion of what the future holds for them.
- Only God Forgives
Julian (Ryan Gosling), an American fugitive from justice, runs a boxing club in Bangkok as a front for his drug business. His mother (Kristin Scott Thomas), the head of a vast criminal organization, arrives from the US to collect the body of her favorite son, Billy. Julian’s brother has just been killed after having savagely murdered a young prostitute. Crazy with rage and thirsty for vengeance she demands the heads of the murderers from Julian. But first, Julian must confront Chang (Vithaya Pansringarm), a mysterious retired policeman — and figurehead of a divine justice — who has resolved to scourge the corrupt underworld of brothels and fight clubs.