‘Game Night’ With Jason Bateman And Rachel McAdams Hits Blu-Ray In May

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Game Night, a hit comedy which made over $108 million worldwide, hits Blu-ray and DVD May 22 via Warner Bros. Entertainment.

The feature centers on Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) a couple who host a weekly game night that, though fun, gets extremely competitive. When Max’s brother Brooks (Kyle Chandler) shows up out of the blue and decides to invite Max’s crew to a game night of his own, things get extremely dangerous. Jesse Plemons, who worked with Chandler on Friday Night Lights, co-stars in the comedy that’s directed by Vacation filmmakers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.

Click on the media bar to hear Bateman talk about how he related to Max’s dorky behavior on Game Night:

Special features on the Blu-ray include the featurette “An Unforgettable Evening: Making Game Night” and a gag reel (the DVD does not come with the gag reel).

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‘POV: Bill Nye: Science Guy’ Documentary Hits Blu-Ray And DVD On April 24

POV: Bill Nye: Science Guy, a documentary on one of television’s more affable and educational figures, hits Blu-ray and DVD April 24 via PBS Distribution. The project, a behind-the-scenes look at the “Science Guy,” features interviews with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan, and other prominent voices in the field.

Along with his work on television (the second season of Netflix’s Bill Nye Saves The World premieres May 11), Nye is also the CEO of the Planetary Society (co-founded by late author Carl Sagan) and is leading a mission to launch Lightsail, a satellite propelled by sunlight.

“The Science Guy show is over, and I’ve go to move on to something bigger,” said Nye in the documentary. “We have this increasing anti-science movement in the United States. It’s worse than ever. The anti-science movement is more powerful than it’s ever been.”


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Clint Eastwood Feature ‘The 15:17 To Paris’ Hits Blu-Ray In May

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Clint Eastwood’s latest film The 15:17 To Paris, the true story of the three men (Anthony Sadler, U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos), hits Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Digital on May 22.

Sadler, Skarlatos, and Stone play themselves in the feature, which details their respective lives and eventual thwarting of a 2015 terrorist attack on a train bound for Paris. Over 500 passengers were on board during the incident, and the three men were hailed as heroes. Judy Greer, Jenna Fischer, and Tony Hale co-star in the feature. Click on the media bar to hear Eastwood explain why the men didn’t need acting training for The 15:17 To Paris:

Special features on the Blu-ray include the featurettes “Making Every Second Count,” in which Stone, Skarlatos, and Sadler recount the attack, and “Portrait of Courage,” a look at why Eastwood and his creative team took on the project.

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Merchant Ivory’s Acclaimed ‘Shakespeare Wallah’ Hits Blu-Ray Come April

Shakespeare WallahIt’s amazing to think that with such a storied cinematic career it was his adapted screenplay for Call Me Be Your Name which netted James Ivory his first ever Oscar. A 2k digital restoration, courtesy of the Cohen Film Collection, has been made to one of the filmmaker’s earliest films Shakespeare Wallah, and that Merchant Ivory Productions project hits Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on April 3.

The narrative centers on Tony Buckingham (Geoffrey Kendal) and his wife Carla (Laura Liddell), actor/managers of a troupe who stage Shakespeare plays in 1960s India. The changing times of India, specifically the culture’s growing love for Bollywood films, leads to a precipitous dip in their demand for their formerly tried and true material. Felicity Kendal co-stars as their daughter Lizzie, with frequent Merchant Ivory collaborator Ruth Prawer Jhabvala penning the script.

Supplemental features include the film’s original and release trailer, as well as interviews with Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and actors Felicity Kendal and Shashi Kapoor.

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Ridley Scott Drama ‘All The Money In The World’ Hits Blu-Ray In April

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All The Money In The World, director Ridley Scott’s film that centers on the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) hits Blu-ray and DVD April 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Michelle Williams co-stars as the teenager’s mother Gail with Mark Wahlberg playing John Paul Getty’s (Christopher Plummer) advisor.

Scott, one of cinema’s most ambitious filmmakers, replaced Kevin Spacey with Plummer after his first cut was finished. The director managed to reshoot Spacey’s scenes with Plummer and stay on course with the release date.

The movie contains eight deleted scenes, and three featurettes (“Ridley Scott: Crafting a Historical Thriller,” “Hostages to Fortune: The Cast,” and “Recast, Reshot, Reclaimed”).




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Owen Wilson and Ed Helms Comedy ‘Father Figures’ Hits Blu-Ray In April

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Father Figures, a comedy starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, hits Blu-ray and DVD April 3 via Warner Bros. Entertainment.

The narrative centers on fraternal twins (Wilson, Helms) who realize that the man on a family photo isn’t actually their dad, and instead it’s a lie that was concocted by their mom (Glenn Close). The pair go on a road trip to find out the identity of their dad and meet an interesting cast of characters along the way.

Co-starring Oscar winner J.K. Simmons and Terry Bradshaw, the picture marks the directorial debut of The Hangover cinematographer Lawrence Sher.

Special features on the Blu-ray include deleted scenes and a gag reel (the DVD does not have the gag reel).

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