On Demand DVD New Releases Jan. 20-26: Here’s your chance to catch a couple of Oscar-nominated films you may have missed (and one that didn’t, but possibly should have gotten a nomination, All Is Lost).
All Is Lost Robert Redford goes it alone — literally, there is no one else in the cast — in this survival tale about a man trying to keep his damaged boat afloat amid a stormy sea. Directed by J.C. Chandor (Margin Call). (PG-13, 1:47) 1/21
Blue Jasmine Woody Allen directs this story about a troubled New York socialite whose husband is sent to prison, a development that forces her to go live with her sister in San Francisco. The resulting change in lifestyle and status makes for problems. Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins (PG-13, 1:38) 1/21 Cate Blanchett is nominated for an Oscar as Best Actress In a Leading Role
Captain Phillips Tom Hanks stars in this true story about the 2009 hijacking of an American cargo ship by Somali pirates. Directed by Paul Greengrass (United 93). Also stars Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman (PG-13, 2:14) 1/21 Nominated for a Best Picture Oscar as well as four other Oscars in areas of film and sound editing/sound mixing and writing. Also, Barkhad Abdi is nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category.
Enemies Closer Deep within a forest on the US-Canadian border, two sworn enemies must work together to escape a ruthless drug cartel hell-bent on retrieving a drug shipment which went missing there. Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tom Everett Scott, Orlando Jones (R, 1:25) 1/24
In a World… Inside the culture of movie trailer voice-over artists, Carol, a voice coach, joins the male race to land a trailer and lay claim to the legendary trailer catchphrase “In a world …'” Lake Bell, Rob Corddry (R, 1:33) 1/21 Won awards at Sundance and from the Toronto Film Critics Association, the Phoenix Film Critics Society and National Board of Review.
Instructions Not Included This highly successful Mexican comedy centers around a man whose happy life with the daughter who was left on his doorstep six years ago is jeopardized when her mother resurfaces. Eugenio Derbez, Jessica Lindsey, Loreto Peralta (PG-13, 1:55) 1/21
Like Father Like Son Available same day as theatrical release. Japanese, subtitled in English. Like Father, Like Son. In this heartwarming film, two families collide when the parents learn their six-year-old sons were switched at birth. Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono (2:01) 1/23
Machete Kills This over-the-top action sequel finds Machete (Danny Trejo) recruited by the U.S. government to take down a Mexican arms dealer looking to launch a weapon into space. Also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson (R, 1:47) 1/21
Runner Runner A Princeton student travels to Costa Rica to confront the mastermind he believes swindled him in online gambling, only to become part of the con man’s operation. Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton, Ben Affleck (R, 1:31) 1/21
Availability dates subject to change. Check your cable provider for ordering information.
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