DVD & Blu-rays Released February 17, 2015

Tuesday, February 17

The Interview

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
Seth Rogen, James Franco, Evan Goldberg, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan, Dan Sterling, Timothy Simons
Comedy
119 mins

Birdman

Riggan Thompson was Birdman, a crime-stopping superhero with a beak and a three-film franchise. Now, he's a washed up actor trying to get his career and life back together by opening his own play on Broadway. On the eve of it's opening, the play is close to falling apart and Riggan is forced to sign a younger, egotistical lead actor, whom he despises. What results over the next three days is strange, dark and downright hilarious, nearly costing Riggan his career, family and sanity in the process.
Emma Stone, Michael Keaton, Andrea Riseborough, Zach Galifianakis, John Lesher, Molly Conners, Lindsay Duncan, Amy Ryan
Comedy
119 mins

The World Made Straight

In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, young and rebellious Travis Shelton (Jeremy Irvine) finds himself ensnared in the violence of the past and the subtle evils of the present.
Minka Kelly, Noah Wyle, Adelaide Clemens, David Burris, Todd Labarowski, Daniel Wagner, Jeremy Irvine, Haley Joel Osment
Drama

Dumb and Dumber To

The plot will follow Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas 20 years later trying to track down one of their children.
Jennifer Lawrence, Jim Carrey, Sean Anders, John Morris, Jeff Daniels, Kathleen Turner, Peter Farrelly, Steve Tom
Comedy Sequel

St. Vincent

In the wake of his parents' divorce, a 12-year old boy forms an unlikely friendship with the misanthropic retiree living next door. A war veteran whose life mainly consists of drinking, gambling and prostitutes, the elder soon becomes an unlikely mentor.
Don Cheadle, Terrence Howard, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd, Ted Melfi, Fred Roos, Peter Chernin, Naomi Watts
Drama Comedy
108 mins

Son of a Gun

In the criminal world, life is like a game of chess. To gain control, you have to stay a few moves ahead of your opponent. Lose that control, and you risk becoming a pawn in their very dangerous game. During a six-month stint inside a West Australian prison, rookie criminal JR (Brenton Thwaites) meets the smart and enigmatic Brendan Lynch (Ewan McGregor). In exchange for protection on the inside, JR agrees to help Brendan get outside, hooking up with the influential Sam Lennox (Jacek Koman) to orchestrate a daring prison escape that frees Brendan, and inmates Sterlo (Matt Nable) and Merv (Eddie Baroo).

JR is rewarded for his efforts, and with a taste of the high life and flirtations with Sam’s beautiful girl Tasha (ALICIA VIKANDER), he gets sucked deeper into Brendan’s criminal world. But whose game is he playing? Becoming a father-like mentor to JR, Brendan convinces him to join on another high stakes job - robbing a Kalgoolie gold mine. But with millions of dollars at stake, it’s hard to tell whom JR can trust, and whose side each player is actually on. And with his feelings for Tasha increasing, and his faith in Brendan decreasing, JR must figure out his next move… before its check, mate.
Julius Avery, John Collee, Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites, Alicia Vikander, Jacek Koman
Thriller Crime
95 mins

Dying of the Light

Evan Lake (Nicolas Cage), a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé (Anton Yelchin) uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir (Alexander Karim), has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy.
Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin, Paula Mae Schwartz, Alexander Karim, Paul Schrader, Nick Wechsler, Steve Schwartz, Irene Jacob
Drama Thriller Suspense

Theory of Everything

Follows Eddie Redmayne as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, world-famous as the author of A Brief History of Time, opposite Felicity Jones. The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life’s work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing.
David Thewlis, Eddie Redmayne, Emily Watson, James Marsh, Anthony McCarten, Tim Bevan, Felicity Jones, Lesley Manville
Drama Biography
95 mins

Dying of the Light

Evan Lake (Nicolas Cage), a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé (Anton Yelchin) uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir (Alexander Karim), has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy.
Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin, Paula Mae Schwartz, Alexander Karim, Paul Schrader, Nick Wechsler, Steve Schwartz, Irene Jacob
Drama Thriller Suspense

Life Itself

Roger Ebert was a beloved national figure and arguably our best-known and most influential movie critic, and his passing in 2013 was deeply felt across the country. Based on his memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF recounts his fascinating and flawed journey—from politicized school newspaperman, to Chicago Sun-Times movie critic, to Pulitzer Prize winner, to television household name, to the miracle of finding love at 50, and finally his “third act” as a major voice on the Internet when he could no longer physically speak.
Steve James
Documentary

The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo, a tiny girl grows into an exquisite young lady, raised by an old bamboo cutter and his wife. From the countryside to the grand capital city, even unseen she enthralls all who encounter her, including five noble suitors. Ultimately however she must face her secret fate.
Chloë Grace Moretz, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Dean Cain, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Frank Marshall
Fantasy Animation

Tuesday, February 17