More movies that were released this summer are hitting the DVD racks as they movie studios hope that DVDs are high on several movie lover’s Christmas lists. This week that includes a gangster film starring Shia LaBeouf, a popular animated film, a movie starring Twilight’s Ashley Greene and the latest entry in a series of movies about dancing.
Here are the DVDs new to stores this week:
Lawless – Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain. Based on a true story this is a movie about the Bondurant Brothers of Virginia. It’s Prohibition in the United States and the brothers decide that one of the best ways to make money is to start bootlegging. They soon run afoul of the local police, who don’t want them to stop because they are breaking the law. No, the law in their county is corrupt and they want to take over the business to get the money the brothers are making. Soon, an all out war between the brothers and their family and local law enforcement ensues. Rated R.
The Apparition – Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton. A young couple move into a new home and, before too long, strange things start to happen. It turns out that a paranormal investigation team who had been at their house before they moved in has awakened something evil and terrifying. The apparition actually feeds on their fear, growing stronger with each appearance. Can the same paranormal investigators who accidentally conjured the spirit now come back and make it go away? Rated PG-13.
ParaNorman – Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin. Norman can see dead people. It’s not really all that scary, but it is a bit annoying. Still, he gets along and mostly lives a normal life in quiet suburbia and hangs out with his friends. Then, one day, zombies start showing up, terrorizing his town. With his ability to talk to the dead, can Norman actually save his town, his family and his friends? An animated family film for slightly older kids that was a modest hit this past summer. Rated PG.
Step Up Revolution – Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman, Stephen Boss. The latest in the Step Up series of movies. This time a rich girl moves to Miami where she meets a group of young men and women who stage flash mob dances all over town. When her father takes over the spot where they like to hang out with plans to demolish it and turn it into condos, the group decides to turn their flash mobs into protests. Filled with dazzling dance numbers and music. Rated PG-13.