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A group of boys at a disadvantaged high school get a chance to compete on the track in the running movie McFarland, USA. Image ©2015 Walt Disney Pictures

Home Video Releases for June 2

After a dearth of new releases on home video, the shelves are bulging this week with options for almost everyone.

Cross country runners finally get a chance to see their sport on the big screen in the inspiring movie McFarland, USA. The movie stars Kevin Costner as a disgraced high school teacher who gets one last chance when he is hired at a beleaguered California school where he puts together a running club.

In a take on the Cinderella story, Jupiter Jones leads a mundane life as an illegal immigrant that works as a cleaning lady in the PG-13 rated Jupiter Ascending. But when strange characters begin stalking her, she discovers she has the same DNA code as the queen of an alien race.

It’s a fish out of water story—or in this case a sponge out of water in the movie SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water. When Mr. Krabs secret recipe for Krabby Patties is stolen, the friends at Bikini Bottom go topside to recover it.

The 1995 drama Apollo 13 re-releases to home video this week. The film tells the ill-fated story of the 1970 space mission that left three astronauts struggling to find a way home after their ship is compromised by an explosion within the vessel.

Will Smith and Margot Robbie star as a couple of con artists in the R-rated movie Focus. Robbie’s character wants to learn the trade from the experienced criminal played by Smith.

More details about the movies mentioned in this post…

McFarland, USA

All you need is the vision to see what is possible.


Never trust a con artist.

SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water

This star of the popular TV series hopes to mop-up at the box office.

Jupiter Ascending

The planets are aligning.

Apollo 13

A routine trip to the moon turns into anything but a routine voyage.