One of the biggest hit movies of the summer is coming out today on Blu-ray and DVD: Yesterday, starring Lily James and Himesh Patel. Also available today are three more films: the horror movie Child’s Play, the action comedy Shaft and the straight-to-DVD release The First King. Read more about them below and watch the trailers. ~Alexandra Heilbron
Yesterday – After another failed gig, musician Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) tells his childhood friend and manager (Lily James) that he wants to quit music. However, after he’s hit by a bus during a global blackout, Jack awakes to a world where no one else remembers The Beatles. Taking advantage of this, Jack goes on to gain fame by becoming his generation’s newest and greatest songwriter. Click here to read our review and click here to see Yesterday filming locations and The Beatles tourist sites in Liverpool and London.
Child’s Play – Trying to adjust to life in a new city and no friends, Andy is given the latest toy doll Buddi by his mom. Giving him the new name Chucky, everything seems to be fine until a series of grisly murders is committed. Andy suspects the culprit is his toy doll Chucky (voiced by Mark Hamill) and attempts to convince his mom Karen (Aubrey Plaza) and Detective Mike Norris (Brian Tyree Henry), but neither believe him.
Trailer: Child’s Play
Shaft – When his best friend dies under mysterious circumstances, John Shaft Jr. (Jessie T. Usher) must turn to his father John Shaft II (Samuel L. Jackson) to help uncover the truth. But when the heat is turned up on them, the case grows into a larger family affair as they recruit John Shaft Sr. (Richard Roundtree). Click here to watch our interview with star Jessie T. Usher.
The First King – Romulus and Remus are two shepherds and loyal brothers who are destined to found the greatest empire the world has ever seen — but only one can rule. The journey to greatness is paved with blood and the fate of the chosen one lies in the hands of their brother.
Trailer: The First King