It must be time to start your Christmas shopping for your loved ones who enjoy movies, because the studios are releasing a boatload of new releases on Blu-ray and DVD this week! Check out all the exciting new releases below. ~Alexandra Heilbron
Mile 22 – James Silva (Mark Wahlberg), an elite American intelligence officer, works with an underground team of highly skilled professionals who are tasked with dangerous assignments. When an Indonesian man says his government is planning an attack on the United States, Silva is given the job of smuggling him through the streets of Indonesia to a private getaway plane 22 miles away. Click here to buy the Blu-ray.
Trailer: Mile 22
Alpha – During the last Ice Age, a young man named Keda (Kodi Smit-McPhee) embarks on his first bison hunt with his tribe. When Keda falls off a cliff, the tribe believes he’s dead and leave him. When he comes to, Keda has to survive in the wilderness, where he befriends a wolf. Click here to buy the Blu-ray.
Juliet, Naked – Annie (Rose Byrne) lives in a small British village with Duncan (Chris O’Dowd), who never stops talking about his obsession — obscure rocker Tucker Crowe. Rose is sick of hearing about Tucker Crowe and she’s just about had it with Duncan. When an acoustic demo of Tucker’s hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, Duncan posts a glowing review on a Tucker Crowe fan site. Annie is underwhelmed and writes a scathing review of the album, which prompts Tucker to write her an email, telling her he agrees with her. They begin corresponding and when Tucker visits England, he asks to meet Annie. Click here to buy the Blu-ray.
Trailer: Juliet, Naked
The Children Act – High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is given the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), who has refused a blood transfusion that could save his life, because he and his parents are Jehovah’s Witnesses. She goes to see Adam in the hospital and finds him to be an exceptionally bright 17-year-old boy who loves music and poetry. She finally makes a decision in the case, but it’s one that brings complications into her orderly life. Click here to buy the DVD.
Trailer: The Children Act
Puzzle – Housewife Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) feels trapped in her daily routine and only seems to find enjoyment in completing complex puzzles. Her controlling husband doesn’t approve of her activity and finds it childish. One day, Agnes answers an ad for a puzzle partner. She meets Robert, a wealthy recluse who appreciates her talent for puzzles and wants her to be his partner at an upcoming puzzle competition. As Agnes’ marriage begins to weaken, her friendship with Robert grows deeper and she develops a courage she didn’t know she had. Click here to buy the DVD.
The Meg – A deep-sea submersible is trapped with its crew at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean after being attacked by a prehistoric 75-foot-long shark. Deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited to save the crew from this threat. There’s just one problem — Taylor escaped an attack by the same shark years earlier and has to face his own fears in order to help the crew. Click here to buy the Blu-ray.
Trailer: The Meg
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis – Atlantis, a hidden kingdom long since forgotten to surface dwellers, teeters on the brink of war. Join Aquaman and the newly formed Justice League as they face off against Orm, otherworldly weapons and perilous odds. Click here to buy the Blu-ray.
Trailer: Justice League: Throne of Atlantis