New DVD Releases August 6th, 2019

DVD movie releases this week include Tolkien, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Donnybrook, and more. Read our latest DVD and Blu-ray releases blog for our picks.

Tolkien

DVD Release Date: 08/06/2019
Overall Rating: 2.5 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 05/10/2019
Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Dome Karukoski
Actors: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Genevieve O'Reilly, Derek Jacobi, Pam Ferris, Craig Roberts
Plot: Explores the formative years of J.R.R. Tolkien, an orphaned author who finds kindred spirits in a group of outcasts at his school. During this friendship, WWI threatens to tear this fellowship apart - and serves as inspiration for what will become the fantasy masterpiece of his Middle-Earth saga.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

DVD Release Date: 08/06/2019
Overall Rating: 2.3 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 05/10/2019
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Rob Letterman
Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Kathryn Newton, Rita Ora, Suki Waterhouse, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe
Plot: The world of Pokémon is usually based on people capturing and battling each other for supremacy, but one Pokémon wants to stand out from the crowd, to be something more... to be a detective. Luckily for him, he comes across the only human who can understand him, and teams up to improve both their lots in life.

Donnybrook

DVD Release Date: 08/06/2019
Overall Rating: 2.2 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 02/15/2019
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tim Sutton
Actors: Margaret Qualley, Jamie Bell, Frank Grillo, James Badge Dale, Chris Browning, Adam Bartley
Plot: Follows a pair of men as they prepare for a renowned bare-knuckles fight tournament where the winner takes home $100,000.

Poms

DVD Release Date: 08/06/2019
Overall Rating: 2.1 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 05/10/2019
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Zara Hayes
Actors: Diane Keaton, Pam Grier, Charlie Tahan, Jacki Weaver, Rhea Perlman, Bruce McGill
Plot: You're never too old to "bring it" as a group of women in a retirement community are about to prove when they form a cheer leading squad.

The Curse of La Llorona

DVD Release Date: 08/06/2019
Overall Rating: 2.0 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 04/19/2019
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Michael Chaves
Actors: Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez, Raymond Cruz, Sean Patrick Thomas, Madeleine McGraw, John Marshall Jones
Plot: A social worker assigned to a case ignores the warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment. It soon becomes apparent how serious that warning was, as her family begins to experience supernatural phenomena attached to a malevolent spirit known as La Llorona. In order to escape the wrath of the entity, she will turn to a disillusioned priest who practices in his own style between the fringes of religion and mysticism.

Girl in the Fog, The ( ragazza nella nebbia, La )

DVD Release Date: 08/06/2019
Overall Rating: 2.5 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 10/26/2017
Language: Italian
Genre: Crime/Thriller
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Donato Carrisi
Actors: Toni Servillo, Alessio Boni, Lorenzo Richelmy, Galatea Ranzi, Michela Cescon, Lucrezia Guidone
Plot: A teenager from a tight Catholic community disappears and inspector Vogel is sent to
investigate the case.

Long Shot

DVD Release Date: 07/30/2019
Overall Rating: 2.4 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 05/03/2019
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Jonathan Levine
Actors: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, Alexander Skarsgård, Andy Serkis, Randall Park, O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Plot: Fred Flarsky is a talented journalist and all-around free spirit who finds himself caught up in a whirlwind relationship with one of the most influential woman in the world, Charlotte Field, his one-time babysitter and unrequited crush. Now running for president, Field hires him as her speechwriter, but his endearing charm soon leads to something more - but the more the sparks fly, the more dangerous things get.

El Chicano

DVD Release Date: 07/30/2019
Overall Rating: 2.0 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 05/03/2019
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ben Hernandez Bray
Actors: Raúl Castillo, David Castañeda, George Lopez, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Marlene Forte, Aimee Garcia
Plot: Two childhood friends find themselves on opposite sides of conflict when a detective, looking to solve his brother's murder, must take on a gang boss and takes on the persona of a street legend to enact vengeance.

The Intruder

DVD Release Date: 07/30/2019
Overall Rating: 1.7 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 05/03/2019
Language: English
Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Deon Taylor
Actors: Dennis Quaid, Meagan Good, Michael Ealy, Joseph Sikora, Alvina August, Lili Sepe
Plot: After moving into a beautiful new home in Napa Valley, a couple realize the previous owner is not about to let the property go without a fight.

Alita: Battle Angel

DVD Release Date: 07/23/2019
Overall Rating: 2.6 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 02/14/2019
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Actors: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Michelle Rodriguez, Jackie Earle Haley
Plot: Centuries into the future, cyber-doctor Ito comes across a deactivated cyborg in the massive scrapyard of the harsh Iron City. Seeing opportunity, he fixes and reactivates Alita, who awakens to a world she doesn't recognize with no memory of who she once was. While the good doctor tries to shield her from the injustice of this new world, street-smart Hugo wants to open her eyes. But when deadly forces suddenly take an interest in her, and the people she has come to care for in her new life, she finds her purpose - an extraordinary fighting ability, one that could save the world - or destroy it.

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