New on DVD & Blu-ray: August 26-Sept. 1

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Belle,” a melodrama about Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), an 18th century English woman of mixed race who finds herself caught between two worlds when she falls in love with a young idealist lawyer (Sam Reid) who aspires to create positive change. Co-stars Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: August 19-25

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: Ho-hum. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” continues the rebooting of the Spider-Man saga, with Andrew Garfield again reprising his role as “Spidey” and Emma Stone co-starring as Parker/Spider-Man’s girlfriend Gwen Stacy. But there’s something missing here; there’s just not enough oomph, even with formidable special-effects villains Electro (Jamie Foxx), Green Goblin (Dane […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: August 12-18

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Locke” is a tour-de-force performance for Tom Hardy as Ivan Locke, a successful construction foreman on his way home one night when he discovers that a woman he had had a fling with is going into premature labor; he decides to abandon his family and travel to London to be with […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: August 5-11

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Divergent”: All hail Lionsgate. First the company gave us “The Hunger Games,” parlaying Suzanne Collins’ novels into multi-million dollar boxoffice bonanzas. Now they’ve handed us “Divergent,” the first movie in a four-part saga based on the “Divergent” book series by Veronica Roth. Like “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent” stars an up-and-coming young […]