New DVD releases: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ ‘Still Alice,’ ‘Mortdecai’

May 9, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (Universal) A college tyro falls underneath a spell of charismatic and puzzling Christian Grey, a successful businessman with “singular amorous tastes.” Much-anticipated shade instrumentation of E L James’ amorous trilogy, with Dakota Johnson as Anastasia, a lady drawn to Mr. Grey, who is played by Jamie Dornan. (R; clever passionate content, nudity, language)


STILL ALICE (Sony) Oscar leader Julianne Moore plays a linguistics highbrow who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, and afterwards struggles to adhere to a emergence of a normal life while her bargain of it starts slipping away. With Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth. (PG-13; mature themes, brief language)

MORTDECAI (Lionsgate) Johnny Depp plays a foppish English art play who is recruited to rescue a Spanish masterpiece that competence reason a pivotal to a dark Nazi fortune. Broadly played heist comedy destined by Pewaukee local David Koepp, with Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, Paul Bettany. (R; some language, passionate material)

BLACKHAT (Universal) A hacker behind bars is recruited to assistance a feds frustrate a cyberterrorist who’s formulating mayhem worldwide. Cyber-thriller destined by UW-Madison grad Michael Mann, with Chris Hemsworth (Thor in a Marvel universe) as a hacker to a rescue and Viola Davis as his FBI handler. (R; violence, some language)

TRACERS (Lionsgate) Taylor Lautner plays a bike follower who, in debt to a crime gang, falls in with a organisation of thieves who use parkour techniques to lift off their heists. (PG-13; violence, passionate content, language)

THE COBBLER (RLJ/Image) A shoe repairman (Adam Sandler) discovers that, by an aged family heirloom, he can travel in anyone else’s boots only by putting them on. Fable-ish comedy co-written and destined by Tom McCarthy (“The Station Agent,” “The Visitor”), with Ellen Barkin, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Steve Buscemi, Melonie Diaz, Dustin Hoffman. (PG-13; some violence, language, brief nudity)

WHITE RABBIT (Breaking Glass) Thriller about a teen (Nick Krause) who, condemned by visions after a dire childhood incident, is pushed over a dilemma by high propagandize bullying and a girl’s betrayal. With Britt Robertson. (Not rated; violence, unfortunate images)

JUST BEFORE we GO (Anchor Bay) Black comedy with Seann William Scott as a male who, after determining he has zero left to live for, decides to lapse to his hometown, confront a people who he believes done him feel so miserable, and afterwards kill himself. With Olivia Thirlby, Elisha Cuthbert, Garret Dillahunt, Rob Riggle. (R; passionate content, language, some drug use)

TWO MEN IN TOWN (Cohen Media Group) After murdering a sheriff’s emissary and portion 18 years in prison, a male is released, though his aged squad and a policeman who mislaid a male won’t let him reconstruct his life. With Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel, Brenda Blethyn, Luis Guzman. (R; language)

THESE FINAL HOURS (Well Go USA) En track to an end-of-the-world celebration — before a universe unequivocally does come to an finish — a immature Australian male tries to save a small lady amid a riotous disharmony around him. (Not rated; violence)

THE SLEEPWALKER (IFC) A immature integrate vital in a family’s isolated nation estate have their lives upended when a wife’s inconstant sister arrives. (Not rated; mature themes)

DINOSAUR ISLAND (Alchemy) Family journey about a child and a lady stranded on an island that seems to lift in things from via time — including dinosaurs. (Not rated)

A YEAR IN CHAMPAGNE (First Run) Documentary about a bubbly pretension beverage, going behind a scenes during and into a story of winemakers in a namesake segment of France. In French with English subtitles. (Not rated)

MAGICAL UNIVERSE (IFC) Documentary, filmed over a impetus of a decade, about Maine visitor artist Al Carbee, by a immature integrate who detected and befriended him. (not rated)

EXTRATERRESTRIAL (Shout! Factory) Horror/sci-fi film about friends whose weekend stay in a cabin is interrupted by an visitor crash-landing — and worse. (Not rated; violence)

SAGRADA: THE MYSTERY OF CREATION (First Run) Documentary explores a building of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain — a basilica whose construction began in a late 19th century and still continues today. In English, French and Spanish, with English subtitles. (Not rated)

AN IRISH EXORCISM (Virgil) Found-footage fear about a student’s try to request an tangible exorcism. (Not rated; violence, gore)

ICETASTROPHE (Alchemy) A meteorite crashes into Earth, and sets out to widespread a fast-moving low solidify over a planet. Disaster-movie fear with Victor Webster, Jennifer Spence, Richard Harmon. (Not rated)


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SEVENTH SON (Universal), THE LOFT (Universal), DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS (Anchor Bay/Gravitas Ventures), BALLET 422 (Magnolia), THE BLUE ROOM (IFC), CUT BANK (Lionsgate), BEFORE we DISAPPEAR (IFC), SO BRIGHT IS THE VIEW (IndiePix), SEE YOU IN VALHALLA (ARC Entertainment), ASSASSIN’S GAME (Lionsgate), SWORD OF VENGEANCE (Well Go USA), LET US PREY (Dark Sky), ALL YOURS (Breaking Glass), TOOKEN (Cinedigm)


SELMA Drama about Martin Luther King Jr. and a ancestral 1965 impetus from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., to pull for equal voting rights. Directed by Ava DuVernay, with David Oyelowo as King, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as Alabama Gov. George Wallace and Oprah Winfrey (who also co-produced) as voting rights romantic Annie Lee Cooper. Oscar leader for best strange strain for “Glory.” (PG-13; mature themes, violence, brief language)

MR. TURNER Portrait of shining though taciturn British painter J.M.W. Turner, destined by Mike Leigh (“Topsy-Turvy,” “Secrets Lies”). Timothy Spall took home best-actor honors from a Cannes Film Festival final summer for his performance. (R; some passionate content)

BLACK OR WHITE Kevin Costner plays a lamentation (and hard-drinking) grandfather fighting to keep control of his dear granddaughter; in a other dilemma is a girl’s other grandmother, played by Octavia Spencer. Drama about race, family and identity, destined by Mike Binder (“The Upside of Anger”), with Anthony Mackie, Andre Holland, Jillian Estell. (PG-13; brief language, mature themes, drug use, drinking)

THE PYRAMID Archaeologists event on an common pyramid buried in a Egyptian desert, and confirm to do some exploring — until they find themselves trapped and being wanted by different creepy creatures. (R; violence, gore)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS Musical, told mostly in song, about a birth, life and genocide of a intrigue — she (Anna Kendrick) tells her side from a ratiocination behind to a beginning, while he (Jeremy Jordan) tells his side from a start to a end. Written and destined by Richard LaGravenese (“P.S. we Love You”), with songs by Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown. (PG-13; passionate material, brief language)

BLACK SEA Jude Law leads a unfortunate organisation to a bottom of a Black Sea to collect a fallen Nazi U-boat reportedly filled with gold. Thriller destined by Kevin Macdonald (“The Last King of Scotland”). (R; pervasive language, violence)

SPARE PARTS George Lopez as a clergyman brief on knowledge though prolonged on wish heading a organisation of Latino students in their query to enter a robotics competition. Inspirational play co-starring Marisa Tomei, Jamie Lee Curtis, Esai Morales. (PG-13; some language, violence)

MISS JULIE Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell in a shade chronicle of Aug Strindberg’s play about passion, category and passionate dynamics. Directed by Liv Ullmann; with Samantha Morton. (PG-13; mature themes, unfortunate images, language)

LOST RIVER A lady is dynamic to hang onto a family home, even as her city is falling into darkness. Dark play with Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Iain De Caestecker; destined by Ryan Gosling. (R; aroused images, language, some passionate content)

LOVE, ROSIE Romantic comedy-drama with Lily Collins and Sam Claflin as lifelong friends with unprepared business. (R; language, some passionate content)

AGAINST THE SUN During World War II, 3 members of a bomber organisation find themselves adrift though food or H2O in a Pacific. Drama formed on a loyal story, with Tom Felton, Garret Dillahunt, Jake Abel. (PG; thematic material, language)

AMIRA SAM An Iraq War maestro harbors a fight buddy’s Iraqi niece who’s during risk of being deported. (Not rated)

MURDER OF A CAT Black comedy about an underachiever perplexing to solve a murder of his dear pet. With Fran Kranz, Nikki Reed, J.K. Simmons, Blythe Danner, Greg Kinnear. (Not rated)

THE FRONTIER A late highbrow and romantic is reunited with his disloyal son as he starts essay his memoir. With Max Gail, Coleman Kelly, Anastassia Sendyk. (Not rated)

HATING OBAMA Documentary sets out to demeanour during a purpose of foe in a greeting to President Barack Obama and his reign in a White House. (Not rated)

RON JEREMY: LIFE AFTER THE BUFFET Documentary about porn star Jeremy and how his life altered after he was diagnosed with a vital aortic dissection. (Not rated; mature content)

THE WEDDING RINGER Kevin Hart runs a best-man-for-hire business, though he meets his compare in a friendly schlub played by Josh Gad, who needs him to supply him with a backstory for his whole life. With Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting. (R; wanton and passionate content, pervasive language, some drug use, brief nudity).

PADDINGTON Big-screen instrumentation of a stories about a dear bear found during (and named after) an English sight station. With Sally Hawkins and Hugh Bonneville as a integrate who acquire Paddington into their home; Julie Walters as their housekeeper; and Nicole Kidman as a taxidermist dynamic to supplement something new to her collection. Ben Whishaw, who plays a new Q in a rebooted James Bond series, is a voice of computer-generated Paddington. (PG; bold humor)

INHERENT VICE Paul Thomas Anderson adapts Thomas Pynchon’s novel, centered on a laid-back private investigator who gets held adult in a universe of drugs, assault and enlightenment clashes when he decides to assistance an ex-girlfriend in 1970 Los Angeles. With Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Martin Short, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Katherine Waterston. (R; pervasive drug use, passionate content, nudity, language, some violence)

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