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Friday, July 31, 2015

DVDs out on Tuesday August 4th...

Adult Beginners"Adult Beginners" - one moment Jake (Nick Kroll, TV's "Parks and Recreation") is starting up a major financial venture - the next he is taking care of his pregnant sister and her family in suburbia! - also starring Rose Byrne, Joel McHale and Bobby Cannavale

Child 44

"Child 44" - in the former Soviet Union, it is close to impossible to hunt down a serial killer of children when the nation denies the attrocity's existence within its borders - based on the novel by Tom Rob Smith and starring Tom Hardy ("Locke"), Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace ("The Drop")

Far From the Madding Crowd

"Far From the Madding Crowd" - this time it is Carey Mulligan as Thomas Hardy's unforgettable heroine Bathsheba Everdene, weighing the romantic overtures of three different men - also starring Matthias Schoenaerts ("Suite Francaise") and Michael Sheen ("Admission") - note: Bathsheba's last name inspired the "Everdeen" surname used in Suzanne Collins' "Hunger Games" series

The Divergent Series: Insurgent - DVD + Digital"Insurgent" (Divergent Series) - in a world of factions both within and without, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) must battle enemies inside and outside herself in order to save her loved ones - based on the best seller by Veronica Roth with an ail-star supporting cast including Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Zoe Kravitz, Tony Goldwyn, Ashley Judd and Naomi Watts

Into the Grizzly Maze

"Into the Grizzly Maze" - what is the worst that can happen when two brothers reunite in Alaska? Try a relentless bear! - stars James Marsden, Billy Bob Thornton and Piper Perabo (TV's "Covert Affairs")

Madame Bovary

"Madame Bovary" - what can a small-town doctor's wife do to get into high society? When you're Gustave Flaubert's Emma, anything is possible! - stars Mia Wasikowska ("The Double"), Rhys Ifans ("Serena"), Paul Giamatti and Laura Carmichael (TV's "Downton Abbey") - note: Miss Wasikowska joins a distinguished list of actresses who have portrayed Emma Bovary in films and television including Pola Negri, Jennifer Jones, Nyree Dawn Porter, Francesca Annis, Isabelle Huppert and Frances O'Connor

Orphan Black: Season Three

"Orphan Black: Season Three" - from BBC America - Tatiana Maslany stars as Sarah Manning, street hustler assuming the identity of a suicide victim who looks like her only to find they are clones! Why? Sarah must find that out before an assassin picks her off.


"Ride" - Oscar winner Helen Hunt stars in and wrote the screenplay to this saga of a mother traveling cross-country to California where her son is dropping out of college to become a surfer- also starring Luke Wilson and Brenton Thwaites ("The Giver")

True Story

"True Story" - Michael (Jonah HIll) is a disgraced former New York Times writer who learns that captured murderer Christian (James Franco) was apprehended using his name - more than restoring a reputation is at stake in trying to get at the reason why - also starring Felicity Jones ("The Theory of Everything") and Gretchen Mol (TV's "Boardwalk Empire")

White Storm

"The White Storm" - from China - the last time these narcotics officers faced Southeast Asia's biggest drug lord, a lifelong friend was murdered - will it be at a cost again?

A La Mala

"A La Mala" - from Mexico - budding actress Maria Laura suddenly finds a new profession as a professional flirt testing the faithfulness of fianc√©es - but what happens when she falls for her latest target?

The Affair: Season 1

"The Affair: Season One" - from Showtime - lives and perspectives intertwine in Montauk as a schoolteacher dependent on a wealthy father-in-law meets a waitress fighting back from tragedy - Golden Globe Winner for Best TV Drama and Best Actress in a TV Drama (Ruth Wilson) - also starring Dominic West ("Pride") and Maura Tierney (TV's "The Good Wife")

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