New on DVD & Blu-ray: April 29-May 5

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: There’s a pair of very enjoyable movies coming to DVD this week aimed at everyone who has ever fallen in love — or are searching for love: “Labor Day,” directed by Jason Reitman and staring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith and Tobey Maguire; and “Gloria,”Chile’s official selection for the 86th […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: April 22-28

THIS WEEK’S BEST BETS From the opening shots of the daring “Master of the House” (1925), you know you’re in the hands of a cinematic master. Carl Theodor Dreyer made some of the silent and post-silent era’s biggest and splashiest opuses (“Joan of Arc,” “Vampyr”), but this early gem is a finely detailed, ahead-of-its-time examination […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: April 15-21

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Ride Along”: The wild antics of comedian Kevin Hart rescues this cop-buddy-comedy from the mundane and predictable; he stars as a video game junkie and high school security guard who not only wants to become an Atlanta cop but also wants to marry the sister of the city’s toughest detective, James […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: April 8-14

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”: Peter Jackson’s second in his Hobbit film trilogy continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on their quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: April 1-7

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “47 Ronin”: The legend of the 47 Ronin, a real-life group of master-less samurai in 18th-century Japan who avenged the murder of their master, has been the backbone of stories and plays for a couple centuries now, so it’s a shame that the story had to be tarnished by this uninspired […]