New on DVD & Blu-Ray: Need for Speed, Divergent, and Oculus
Plus, a faith-based drama, an Australian film currently in theaters, and some notable TV choices.
Though critics weren't particularly kind to all of the films available this week on home video, we've got a number of titles that cater to specific audiences, and if you're part of one of those audiences, you should find something worthwhile here. The biggest films this week include a racing action film, a dystopian YA adaptation, a well-reviewed horror thriller, and a faith-based drama. Then we've got some smaller choices, including an Australian film currently playing select theaters, and some noteworthy choices on television. Read on for details:
Also available this week:
- 12 O'Clock Boys (91 percent), a Certified Fresh documentary about a young boy in Baltimore who grows increasingly enamored with a local gang of urban dirt bike riders.
- Australian import Around the Block (57 percent), starring Christina Ricci in a drama about a trouble aboriginal student who forms a bond with a transplanted teacher as they prepare to put on a presentation of Hamlet together.
- Ping Pong Summer (54 percent), starring Susan Sarandon and Lea Thompson in a coming-of-age film set in the 1980s about a boy obsessed with ping pong and hip-hop.
- Anna (33 percent), starring Mark Strong and Taissa Farmiga in a thriller about a telepathic detective who investigates a teenager accused of murder.
- I'll Follow You Down (25 percent), starring Rufus Sewell and Gillian Anderson in a sci-fi mystery about a young scientist who learns his long-missing father may have discovered time travel.
- The Certified Fresh season five of cult favorite NBC sitcom Community (92 percent) is available on DVD.
- Season two of Last Tango in Halifax (100 percent) is also available on DVD.
- Season seven of Showtime's Californication is available on DVD.