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Will Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned con man who becomes romantically involved with Jess, a novice con artist played Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street). Three years after they’ve ended their relationship, Jess shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of Nicky’s latest scheme, throwing him off his game. But who’s scamming who in this latest film from the writing and directing team of John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (Crazy, Stupid, Love., I Love You Phillip Morris)? Some critics found the result modestly entertaining (if unmemorable), while others were bored.
While "bored" is rarely a word used to describe any work by the Wachowskis, you will see other labels such as "impenetrable" and "incoherent." The duo's follow-up to Cloud Atlas, finally released in February after a lengthy delay, is an original sci-fi story following Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a human who could change the balance of the universe by claiming a very large inheritance: Earth. Channing Tatum plays Caine, a genetically engineered soldier (part wolf, part man) sent to track her down on Earth, and Eddie Redmayne hams it up as the evil Balem. The result is visually dazzling, but you'll be hard-pressed to find many other aspects of the film that were complimented by reviewers. Perhaps the Wachowskis will reverse their recent slide with their first TV series, Sense8, which debuts on Netflix on June 5th. Then again, maybe not.
The Wire The Complete Series
Normally, when one of the greatest drama series in TV history comes to Blu-ray for the first time, it should be cause for celebration. That may still be the case, but this 20-disc set (which includes all five seasons and 60 episodes of the HBO series, plus extras like the three short prequels previously available on demand) is not exactly The Wire as you have seen it before. Every episode has been remastered in HD, which—crucially—also involves expanding the aspect ratio from the original 4:3 to 16:9. As creator David Simon explains, for every scene that benefits from the expanded viewport, there's another that loses something in the transition.
|More movie releases on June 2, 2015|
|54||Camp X-Ray DRAMA | Kristen Stewart|
|74||Eastern Boys FOREIGN/DRAMA|
|72||Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia DOCUMENTARY|
|78||Li'l Quinquin FOREIGN/COMEDY/DRAMA | French miniseries (released as a movie in the US) from Bruno Dumont|
|60||McFarland, USA DRAMA/SPORTS | Kevin Costner, Maria Bello|
|Private Number THRILLER/HORROR | Tom Sizemore, Judd Nelson|
|62||The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water FAMILY/ANIMATION|
|69||Spring SCI-FI/HORROR | Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker|
|61||The Taking of Tiger Mountain FOREIGN/ADVENTURE|
|Wolfen (1981) HORROR/DRAMA | Albert Finney, Gregory Hines|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Bonanza Season 8|
|Falling Skies Season 4|
|89||Justified Season 6|
|53||Killing Jesus TV movie|
|The L Word Complete series set|
|New Worlds UK miniseries|
|Parks and Recreation Season 7|
|Parks and Recreation Complete series set|
|Pretty Little Liars Season 5|
|92||Rectify Season 2|
|Rizzoli & Isles Season 5|
|Soap Complete series set|
|Turbo Fast Season 1|
This high school comedy stars Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) as Bianca, a Designated Ugly Fat Friend to her prettier, more popular friends played by Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos. But she enlists Robbie Amell’s Wesley to help reinvent herself before her senior year is a total flop. Bella Thorne, Alison Janney, Romany Malco, and Ken Jeong round out the cast of Ari Sandel’s directorial debut.
Matthew Vaughn's first directorial effort since X-Men: First Class is another comic book adaptation, this time based on Mark Millar’s series The Secret Service. Borrowing a fast-paced, comedic tone from Vaughn’s Kick-Ass, the film stars Colin Firth as a veteran spy of the Kingsman organization who recruits newcomer Taron Egerton into the agency’s training program. The pair, with an assist from Mark Strong and Michael Caine, face off against a lisping, twisted genius played by Samuel L. Jackson, and his blade-legged assistant (Sofia Boutella).
While the pairing of Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence usually produces auspicious results, that wasn't the case for this long-delayed, 1920s-set tale of love in the North Carolina mountains from director Susanne Bier (Things We Lost in the Fire). Poor reviews greeted the film upon its UK release last fall, and again upon its American release this spring, with critics finding it tedious to sit through.
|More movie releases on June 9, 2015|
|23||All Relative DRAMEDY | Connie Nielsen, Jonathan Sadowski, Sara Paxton|
|32||Cas & Dylan DRAMEDY | Richard Dreyfuss, Tatiana Maslany|
|F/X (1986) ACTION/THRILLER | Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy|
|33||Free the Nipple DRAMEDY | Lina Esco, Zach Grenier, Lola Kirke|
|90||Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem FOREIGN/DRAMA|
|47||Project Almanac SCI-FI/THRILLER|
|82||Red Army DOCUMENTARY/SPORTS|
|75||Rich Hill DOCUMENTARY|
|26||The Squeeze DRAMEDY | Jeremy Sumpter, Christopher McDonald|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|46||Beautiful and Twisted TV movie|
|The Facts of Life Season 6|
|Father Brown Season 3 Part 1|
|The Forsyte Saga Miniseries|
|Gunslingers Season 1|
|Hart to Hart Season 5|
|Knights of Sidonia Season 1|
|Last of the Summer Wine Vintage 2004|
|60||The Last Ship Season 1|
|Miss Marple Vol. 3|
|72||The Strain Season 1 (Collector's Edition)|
|Teen Wolf Season 4|
|Thunderbirds Complete series set|
|Too Cute Season 4|
|Transporter: The Series Season 2|
District 9 writer-director Neill Blomkamp's attempt to rebound from his disappointing sophomore effort Elysium wasn't exactly a success. Critics had even worse things to say about Chappie, an original sci-fi story about a police droid (voiced by Blomkamp regular Sharlto Copley) who is stolen by Dev Patel’s rogue programmer and given new software to become the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. This all happens in a near future world where robots have replaced the police force, and Hugh Jackman has developed a robot called the Moose (not unlike RoboCop’s ED-209) to hunt down Chappie at the request of the head of a weapons manufacturer played by Sigourney Weaver. And if that’s not enough, Yo-Landi and Ninja of South African rap group Die Antwoord play a role in Chappie’s life too. Reviewers found it to be an unfocused and overly goofy genre mashup.
Liam Neeson continues his late-career resurgence as an action star with his latest geezer-and-a-gun movie. Run All Night reunites Neeson with his Unknown and Non-Stop director, Jaume Collet-Serra, to tell the story of an aging hitman who is forced to take on his former boss (Ed Harris) to protect his estranged son and his family. (We wouldn't want them to be taken or anything.) Joel Kinnaman plays Neeson’s son, and the strong supporting cast includes Vincent D'Onofrio, Bruce McGill, Genesis Rodriguez, Boyd Holbrook, Holt McCallany, and Common.
This indie dramedy stars Kristen Wiig as Alice Klieg, a woman with borderline personality disorder who wins the lottery, stops taking her meds, and pays $15 million to star in her own talk show. With a strong supporting cast that includes James Marsden, Tim Robbins, Wes Bentley, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Linda Cardellini, Loretta Devine, and Thomas Mann, Shira Piven’s unique film earned decent reviews on the fall festival circuit and upon its theatrical release this spring.
Argentinian director Damián Szifron’s film impressed Cannes audiences last year with its embrace of explosive violence and black comedy and its omnibus structure—six short films loosely tied together by the theme of revenge. The film also earned a foreign-language Oscar nomination.
|More movie releases on June 16, 2015|
|33||Beyond the Reach THRILLER | Jeremy Irvine, Michael Douglas|
|35||Bravetown DRAMA | Josh Duhamel, Lucas Till, Maria Bello, Laura Dern|
|31||The Lazarus Effect THRILLER/HORROR | Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde|
|67||A Master Builder (2014) Criterion Collection release|
|My Dinner With Andre (1981) Criterion Collection Blu-ray release|
|29||Old Fashioned DRAMA | Rik Swartzwelder, Elizabeth Roberts|
|29||Playing it Cool ROM-COM | Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan|
|50||Time Lapse SCI-FI/THRILLER | Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary|
|32||Unfinished Business COMEDY | Dave Franco, Tom Wilkinson, Vince Vaughn|
|66||The Wrecking Crew DOCUMENTARY/MUSIC|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Cesar 911 Season 2|
|The Cosby Show Seasons 7 & 8|
|Country Buck$ Season 1|
|Laverne & Shirley Complete series set|
|Lovejoy Complete series set|
|Maison Close Season 2|
|63||The Newsroom Season 3|
|The Odd Couple  Complete series set|
|81||Survivor's Remorse Season 1|
|Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman Season 5|
|Two and a Half Men Season 12|
|Two and a Half Men Complete series set|
Abderrahmane Sissako’s follow-up to his acclaimed 2007 film Bamako earned excellent reviews when it premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and went on to receive an Oscar nomination for best foreign-language film. Timbuktu looks at the impact of jihadists and their enforcement of sharia law on the people of Timbuktu by focusing on a moment of tragic violence in the life of Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed), a cattle herder, his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki), their daughter Toya (Layle Walet Mohamed), and the 12-year-old shepherd, Issan (Mehdi A.G. Mohamed), who helps watch their herd.
|More movie releases on June 23, 2015|
|9 Full Moons DRAMA | Amy Seimetz, Bret Roberts|
|The Bridge (1959) Criterion Collection release|
|61||The Fisher King (1991) Criterion Collection release|
|32||The Forger DRAMA/THRILLER | John Travolta, Christopher Plummer|
|37||Marfa Girl DRAMA | Directed by Larry Clark|
|Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter DOCUMENTARY|
|41||Pound of Flesh ACTION | Jean-Claude Van Damme|
|Spike Island DRAMA | Emilia Clarke|
|70||Stop the Pounding Heart DRAMA | Sara Carlson|
|Survivor ACTION/THRILLER | Pierce Brosnan, Milla Jovovich|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|The Campbells Complete series set|
|73||Garfunkel & Oates Season 1|
|Graceland Season 2|
|If There Be Thorns TV movie|
|MythBusters Collection 12|
|Ripper Street Season 3|
|Teen Beach Movie 2 TV movie|
|Ultimate Survival Alaska Season 3|
|Workaholics Season 5|
The Decline of Western Civilization Collection
Penelope Spheeris' landmark 1981 documentary about the Los Angeles punk scene circa 1979-80 (complete with performance footage of bands like X, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and Germs) comes to DVD/Blu-ray for the first time, along with its two sequels—a 1988 look at L.A.'s metal scene, and a 1998 film examining a group of homeless street punks. All three films have been remastered under the director's supervision, and there are new extras and commentary as well as a 40-page book.
Kevin Hart serves as an “incarceration expert” providing his expertise to Will Ferrell’s white collar criminal in an R-rated comedy that serves as the feature directorial debut for Etan Cohen (screenwriter for Tropic Thunder and Men in Black III). It certainly won't be up for any comedy-of-the-year honors.
Can action director Pierre Morel (Taken) do for Sean Penn what he did for Liam Neeson? Despite an impressive cast (Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance) for this adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel, The Prone Gunman, the answer is an unequivocal no: critics hated it, and the film grossed under $11 million in theaters. Penn stars as Jim Terrier, an international operative who finds himself battling his former organization while coming to the aid of his imperiled girlfriend (Jasmine Trinca).
David and Nathan Zellner’s follow-up to 2012’s Kid-Thing tells the story of a Japanese “office lady” (Rinko Kikuchi of Pacific Rim and Babel, here in a near-silent performance) who becomes so obsessed with finding the briefcase of money buried in the snow by Steve Buscemi in the Coen brothers film Fargo that she flies to Minnesota to search for it. Quite a few critics were enchanted by the film, though others found it tedious.
Writer-director Noah Baumbach reunites with star Ben Stiller (Greenberg) for this comedic look at a middle aged-couple (Stiller and Naomi Watts) whose lives take some unexpected turns after they befriend a younger hipster couple (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried). It's one of two critic-approved releases for Baumbach in 2015; he also has the Greta Gerwig-starring Mistress America headed to theaters in August.
|More movie releases on June 30, 2015|
|Childless DRAMA | Barbara Hershey, Joe Mantegna|
|58||Danny Collins DRAMEDY | Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale|
|Five Easy Pieces (1970) Criterion Collection release|
|87||Hard to Be a God FOREIGN/SCI-FI/DRAMA|
|27||Last Knights ACTION-ADVENTURE | Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman|
|Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) Criterion Collection release|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Gangland Undercover Season 1|
|A Place to Call home Season 2|
|Treehouse Masters Season 2|
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