New DVD and Blu-ray movies this week include Creed (Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan), The Night Before (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen), Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales (animated), Legend (Tom Hardy), LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash (animated), Miss You Already (Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore), and The Danish Girl (Eddie Redmayne). My fanboy kids will want to see the new Lego Star Wars (review) and Lego Justice League movie. As for me, I want to see Creed and The Night Before. Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-rays and DVDs for this week.
DVDs coming out the week of March 1, 2016
Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), son of deceased world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, has boxing in his blood. Looking to win his own title, Adonis heads to Philadelphia and convinces his father’s rival-turned-friend, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), to train him — even as Rocky battles his own deadly opponent outside the ring. Now Adonis has a shot, but first he must develop the heart of a true fighter in this new chapter of the Rocky story from critically acclaimed director Ryan Coogler.
The Night Before
Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen), and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball — the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.
Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales (review)
The fun begins following the victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, at the end of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. R2-D2 and C-3PO have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the other Rebels with the tales of their adventures that led to the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. An accidental kidnapping occurs while the droids are reminiscing, and suddenly you’re taken on a new journey that leads to the retelling of the entire Star Wars saga, as told by R2-D2 and C-3PO! It’s hilarious and playful, packed with all your favorite interlocking characters.
From Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential) comes the true story of London’s most notorious gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray (Tom Hardy, Mad Max: Fury Road). As the brothers rise through the criminal underworld, Ronnie advances the family business with violence and intimidation while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local girl Frances Shea (Emily Browning, Sucker Punch). In and out of prison, Ronnie’s unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie’s marriage threaten to bring the brothers’ empire tumbling to the ground.
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash
Can Batman prevail against an unstoppable intergalactic machine with the power to bend time itself? Until now, the Justice League has triumphed over every foe who has challenged them. But all of those enemies had one thing in common: the were alive. This time, they face Brainiac a super-intelligent invulnerable machine whose mad quest endangers all life in the galaxy. With the fate of the Earth and the Justice League at stake, can the World’s Greatest Detective outsmart the most evil supercomputer in the galaxy?
Miss You Already
Miss You Already is an honest and powerful story following two best friends, Milly (Toni Collette) and Jess (Drew Barrymore), as they navigate life’s highs and lows. Inseparable since they were young girls, they can’t remember a time they didn’t share everything — secrets, clothes, even boyfriends — but nothing prepares them for the day Milly is hit with life-altering news. A story for every modern woman, Miss You Already celebrates the bond of true friendship that ultimately can never be broken, even in life’s toughest moments.
The Danish Girl
Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander star in this remarkable love story inspired by true events from Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper. When Gerda (Vikander) asks her husband Einar Wegener (Redmayne) to fill in as a portrait model, Einar’s long-repressed feelings surface and she begins living her life as a woman. Embarking on a groundbreaking journey that’s only made possible by the unconditional love of her wife, Einar fights to become the person she’s meant to be, transgender pioneer Lili Elbe.