New on DVD & Blu-ray: July 29-August 4

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Noah”: Director Darren Aronofsky kicked up quite a storm with his semi-revisionist take on the biblical tale of Noah and the Ark. Much to the chagrin of bible-thumpers, Aronofsky humanized Noah and his struggle to understand why he was chosen by his creator to undertake the great task of saving animal […]

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

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Transcendence” is a failed sci-fi morality tale by first-time director Wally Pfister (Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer). Johnny Depp stars as a researcher in the field of artificial intelligence who is developing a computer that will feel and think for itself. As he closes in on his project, anti-technology extremists attack him and […]

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

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Under the Skin” is kind of a 21st century version of “The Man Who Fell to Earth” in which an extraterrestrial finds itself out of sync with the humans around it, but here with a different goal than Nicolas Roeg’s Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie): An alien takes over the body […]

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

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Bad Words”: Jason Bateman makes his feature directorial debut and also stars in this quirky comedy about a disgruntled middle-aged man who hijacks a national spelling bee and verbally mows down his competition — eighth graders. And he’s unstoppable — contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious students can’t persuade him […]

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

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “The Lunchbox”: A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects Ila, a neglected housewife, to Saajan (Irrfan Khan), a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Through a series of exchanged notes that they pass back and forth through the lunches, Saajan and Ila find comfort in their […]