If you’re feeling the post-awards season blues, there are plenty of Oscar-worthy movies on DVD this week to keep you cinematically satisfied.
This year’s winner for the Oscar’s Best Picture, Moonlight is a gripping coming of age story of one man’s tumultuous journey to self-acceptance. We have one copy to give away — tell us below why you would like to win it and you’ll automatically be entered in the giveaway!
Prepare to be amazed as ancient mystical forces threaten the real world in the latest addition to the MCU — Doctor Strange.
Check out all the other new movies on DVD below! ~Ashleen Grange
Moonlight – Set in Miami, Moonlight follows the story of a young boy named Chiron through three phases of his life. As a kid, he is nicknamed Little (Alex Hibbert) and lives with his drug-addicted mother (Naomie Harris). He is seen running away from school bullies and meets drug dealer Juan (Mahershala Ali), who mentors him and invites him into his home. As a teenager, Chiron (Ashton Sanders) continues to be bullied at school. He questions his sexuality as he spends time with Kevin (Jharrel Jerome). Ten years later, Chiron, now referred to as Black (Trevante Rhodes), is a changed man on the outside. He looks tough but is still the same emotional kid. Old feelings come back when he reunites with Kevin (Andre Holland).
Doctor Strange – A brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon named Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) has a horrific car accident when his car goes over the side of a cliff. Although his life is saved, when he wakes up in the hospital, he finds he has serious nerve damage to his hands and can no longer work as a doctor. When Strange is given a tip from someone who survived a similar accident, he goes on a quest for a miracle cure and finds a mystical and mysterious sorcerer called the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). She teaches him to put his massive ego aside and instead, give himself over to the mystical arts in order to defend the world against evil.
Trailer: Doctor Strange
Allied – In 1942 Casablanca during WWII, Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), a French-Canadian intelligence officer, meets French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard), on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. They fall in love and afterwards Max convinces Marianne to come with him to London. They marry and soon have a child together. However, their relationship is threatened by the pressures of war, especially when Max is told that Marianne may be a Nazi spy. He’s given 72 hours to find out the truth, and if the suspicions are true, he’s ordered to execute her or be hanged himself.
Rules Don’t Apply – In 1950s Hollywood, aspiring young actress Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle with the absurd eccentricities of their boss, the wildly unpredictable billionaire Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty). Marla is a strict Baptist who doesn’t fraternize with boys, much to the chagrin of Frank who, despite his mounting attraction, is forbidden to make a move for fear of losing his job. However, the two eventually come to the conclusion that the rules “don’t apply” to them. Their situation is made even more tense when Hughes begins making passes at Marla. Things really start to heat up when Hughes puts a ring on Marla’s finger.
Trailer: Rules Don’t Apply
Shut In – Child psychologist Mary (Naomi Watts) is trying to put her life back together after losing her husband in a car accident. Her teenage son (Charlie Heaton) was in the same car accident and although he survived, he’s in a coma. Mary, who works out of her home, is given a new patient, Tom (Jacob Tremblay), a little boy grieving after his mother’s death. He escapes from custody during a winter storm and is presumed dead by authorities, though a body has not been found. Mary suddenly starts hearing Tom’s voice in her house and catching glimpses of him. She finds her strength and courage put to the test when more mysterious things begin happening as she’s trapped in home during the storm.
Trailer: Shut In
1:54 – Tim (Antoine Olivier Pilon) is a shy 16-year-old who joins the track team. When the coach asks each team member what their goals are, both he and a student named Jeff (Lou-Pascal Tremblay) say their goal is to compete at Nationals in the 800 metres. That’s all it takes for Tim to become the object of bullying. However, when Tim makes friends with a girl named Jen (Sophie Nélisse), things begin to look up a little bit. Tim pushes himself to get a time of 1:52, which is needed to compete at Nationals, but the pressure he undergoes from his family and his coaches, not to mention the bullies, pushes him close to the edge, both physically and mentally.