Take a look at our favorite DVD releases for the coming week. We’ve got you covered, from compelling dramas to romantic comedies and flicks fit for the whole family. Take your pick!
No. 1 — Flight
Denzel Washington manages an impressive crash landing of his commercial plane — saving nearly everyone on board — but when alcohol levels turn up in his blood in the investigation that follows, he quickly goes from American Hero to scapegoat. Flight is an incredible investigation of consequence, ego and temptation, and it’s an all-around compelling drama that critics adored.
Rotten Tomatoes: 78% Fresh
No. 2 — Celeste and Jesse Forever
Jesse (Andy Samberg) and Celeste (Rashida Jones) married fresh out of high school, replete with the butterflies and seemingly undying love. Fast-forward a few years: The couple has outgrown the euphoria, and Celeste is moving up in the world. In a fleeting effort to truly make a name for herself and her media firm, Celeste divorces her apathetic husband, Jesse, who seems to have lost all his drive. When she takes the time to genuinely reflect on the choice, she begins to see that her life took a harder turn than she’d anticipated without her main man around. This flick’s an honest look into love lost, but it still offers trademark Samberg laughs.
Rotten Tomatoes: 69% Fresh
No. 3 — Here Comes the Boom
Scott Voss (Kevin James) isn’t the same athlete he was back in college. In fact, it’s been years since he wrestled, but he’s putting all that behind him in a ridiculous effort to salvage his failing high school. He’s setting his biology lab coat aside and trying his hand at the world of competitive mixed martial arts. What’s the worst that could happen, right?!
This one packs a punch in the funny department.
Rotten Tomatoes: 39% Splat
No. 4 — Alex Cross
Tyler Perry takes on the classic role of Alex Cross, straight out of the pages of the famous James Patterson novels. This flick’s a high-energy, action-packed experience that didn’t quite get the love it hoped for, but Perry fans may still consider this a worthy watch.
Rotten Tomatoes: 12% Splat
No. 5 — So Undercover
Ironically, the title is not supposed to allude to just how under the radar this film played out. So Undercover follows Molly Morris (Miley Cyrus) into an FBI sting surrounding a college sorority. Die-hard Miley fans might give this a shot, but it’s not going to be for everyone.
Rotten Tomatoes: 7% Splat
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