On Demand DVD New Releases Jan. 13-19
Here are some of the highlights of this week’s DVD/On Demand new releases:
Lee Daniels’ The Butler (pictured) The director of Precious helms this inspirational drama about a black man who served seven presidents during his tenure as a butler in the White House, giving him a rare viewpoint of some seminal events in U.S. history. Based on a true story. Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack (PG-13, 2:12) 1/14
Fruitvale Station Based on the tragic true story of Oscar Grant III (Michael B. Jordan), this moving drama focuses on the last day of his life before he was gunned down in a controversial police shooting at an Oakland train platform. Also stars Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer (R, 1:24) 1/14
Enough Said Eva’s (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) romance with Albert (James Gandolfini, in one of his last roles) is complicated when she befriends one of her massage clients, only to find out it is Albert’s ex-wife. Also stars Catherine Keener (PG-13, 1:33) 1/14
The Spectacular Now A hard-partying high school senior’s philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical “nice girl.” Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler (R, 1;35) 1/14
Riddick Vin Diesel returns for his third go-round as Riddick, this time left for dead on a sun-scorched planet and forced to defend himself from an alien race of predators. Also stars Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff (R, 1:59 or TV-MA, 2:07) 1/14
Carrie This remake of the Brian De Palma shocker brings Stephen King’s tale of a misfit teenage girl and her fledgling telekinetic powers into the present day. Directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry). Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde (R, 1:39) 1/14
Short Term 12A 20-something supervising staff member of a foster care facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend. Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr. (R, 1:36)1/14
20 feet From Stardom Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we’ve had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now. Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer (PG-13, 1:31) 1/14
A.C.O.D.A grown man caught in the crossfire of his parents 15-year divorce discovers he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children and is enlisted in a follow-up years later, which wreaks new havoc on his family. Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara (R, 1:28) 1/14
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