New on DVD & Blu-ray: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: After helming one giga-budget film after another (the first two “Iron Man” outings and the bomb “Cowboys & Aliens”) writer-director-producer Jon Favreau returned to his indie roots (“Made,” “Swingers”) with “Chef,” the surprise indie hit of 2014. The low-budget film (but with a cast of A-list actors — Scarlett Johansson, Sofia […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: Sept. 23-29

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “The Rover”: This overlooked gem is a gritty and violent drama set 10 years after a global economic collapse where food and gasoline are expensive and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Guy Pearce) as he travels the desolate towns and roads of the Australian outback, causing no […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: Sept. 16-22

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Godzilla” makes a spectacular return in this reimagining of the original, 1954 Japanese “Gojira,” which had the gigantic sea reptile awakened and empowered by nuclear radiation and embarking on a destructive binge, destroying Tokyo and the surrounding countryside. While the original was clearly a metaphorical comment on the nuclear bombings of […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: Sept. 9-15

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”: “Marvel’s The Avengers” is a tough act to follow, but “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” sure as heck gives that film a run for the money, upping the super-hero ante — here with a strong story line, some fine acting, fabulous special effects, and a whole […]

New on DVD & Blu-ray: Sept. 2-8

THIS WEEK’S THEATRICAL RELEASES: “Draft Day” is kind of the football version of “Moneyball” meets “Trouble With the Curve”: Cleveland general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has a chance to rebuild his football team by pulling off a blockbuster trade, but when faced with fan pressure, an ambitious owner (Frank Langella) and a hard-nosed coach […]