New DVD and Blu-ray Releases: May 2016
Sure, you have plenty of movie options in theaters next month, with Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse and everything in between (High-Rise. Go see High-Rise), but if you’re looking to stay home there’s lots of new stuff for you to check out. Whether you’re looking to rent or add to your collection, read on for our guide to the new DVD and Blu-ray releases arriving in May.
Joy: Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper. Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.
The Choice: Starring Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer and Tom Welling. Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life’s most defining events.
The 5th Wave: Starring Chloe Moretz, Nick Robinson and Ron Livingston. Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.
Remember: Starring Christopher Plummer, Dean Norris and Martin Landau. With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family.
A Royal Night Out: Starring Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley and Emily Watson. On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.
Anesthesia: Starring Kristen Stewart, Sam Waterston and Corey Stoll. Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.
Hyena Road: Starring Allan Hawco, Paul Gross and Rossif Sutherland. Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars — all stand at the intersection of modern warfare — a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems.
400 Days: Starring Brandon Routh, Dane Cook and Caity Lotz. With their 400-day mission simulation nearing completion, four astronauts begin to feel that something is amiss.
Glassland: Starring Will Poulter, Toni Collette and Jack Reynor. Set in Dublin, Glassland tells the story of a young taxi driver (Reynor) who gets tangled up in the world of human trafficking while trying to save his mother (Collette) from addiction.
Deadpool: Starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin and T.J. Miller. A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.
The Boy: Starring Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans and James Russell. An American nanny is shocked that her new English family’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
Where to Invade Next: To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully “invades” them to see what they have to offer.
Creative Control: Starring Benjamin Dickinson, Nora Zehetner and Dan Gill. In near future Brooklyn, an ad executive uses a new Augmented Reality technology to conduct an affair with his best friend’s girlfriend…sort of.
Regression: Starring Emma Watson, Ethan Hawke and David Thewlis. A detective and a psychoanalyst uncover evidence of a satanic cult while investigating the rape of a young woman.
Synchronicity: Starring Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis and AJ Bowen. A physicist who invents a time machine must travel back to the past to uncover the truth about his creation and the woman who is trying to steal it.
Dirty Grandpa: Starring Robert De Niro, Zac Efron and Aubrey Plaza. Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a lecherous former Army Lieutenant-Colonel, to Florida for spring break.
The Witch: Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson and Kate Dickie. A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.
A Perfect Day: Starring Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins and Olga Kurylenko. A group of aid workers work to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone.
The Program: Starring Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd and Guillaume Canet. An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong’s performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.
How to Be Single: Starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson and Leslie Mann. A quartet of single women navigate dating in New York.
Zoolander 2: Starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Penelope Cruz. Derek and Hansel are lured into modeling again, in Rome, where they find themselves the target of a sinister conspiracy.
Risen: Starring Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton and Peter Firth. In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked to find the missing body of an executed Jew rumored to have risen from the dead.
The Finest Hours: Starring Casey Affleck, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Gods of Egypt: Starring Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Elodie Yung. Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.
Race: Starring Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis and Eli Goree. Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.
Triple 9: Starring Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie and Chiwetel Ejiofor. A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Starring Lily James, Sam Riley and Jack Huston. Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies.