Home Video Releases for May 12
Julianne Moore won a best actress award for her role as a linguist professor dealing with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease in the movie Still Alice. The movie is releasing to home video this week. For anyone dealing with a family member afflicted by the disease or for those worrying about their own possible future, this is a sobering storyline. However the film also focuses on the power of a supportive family in facing the inevitable.
Adam Sandler takes on a fairytale role in the movie The Cobbler. Unfortunately we were unable to review this limited release movie. But the story of a hardworking cobbler who finds a antiquated machine that magically transforms shoes didn’t fare well with critics or the paying public. The PG-13 rated movie releases to home audiences this week.
The 1966 movie A Man for All Seasons comes to home video this week as well. This biographical drama tells the story of Sir Thomas Moore, a famous English lawyer and councilor to Henry VIII. But his standing in the royal court is challenged when he refuses to give his support to the King who is petitioning for a divorce in the Catholic Church.
Two R-rated movies release to home video this week as well. Chris Hemsworth plays a convicted computer hacker who is promised freedom if he agrees to help track down an elusive cyber criminal in Blackhat.
Johnny Depp’s comedy Mortdecai took a beating from critics and audiences as well. In this movie he plays a debonair art dealer who has to recover a stolen painting while dealing with the British Mi5, an international terrorist, some angry Russians and his wife.