The day after the Fourth of July apparently isn’t a big one for new Blu-ray and DVD releases. New movies this week include By the Sea (Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie), I Saw the Light (Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Hiddleston), and Term Life (Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld). None of the titles really jump out at me, but it would be interesting to hear Thor’s brother sing in I Saw the Light. Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-rays and DVDs for this week.
Blu-rays and DVDs coming out the week of July 5, 2016
By the Sea
Written, directed and produced by Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie Pitt, By the Sea follows an American writer named Roland (Brad Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Angelina Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds and village locals, the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.
I Saw the Light
I Saw the Light is the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston), who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life. Also starring Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson and Wrenn Schmidt.
Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld are hunted by a vengeful mob boss and dirty cops in this action packed crime thriller co-starring Bill Paxton. When the heist he planned goes horribly wrong and he’s framed for a drug lord’s son’s murder, Nick Barrow (Vaughn) must expose the enemies who set him up before they track down and kill him. Taking out a million-dollar life insurance policy to help his estranged daughter Cate (Steinfeld), Nick is forced to take her on the run until the policy kicks in or he finds a way to clear his name. Also starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson (Empire).