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Dusty Cropphopper and his friends from Planes: Fire & Rescue fly onto store shelves this week along with some other family friendly titles. Image ©2014 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Home Video Releases for November 4

After a dearth of family friendly options for new home video releases, today is flying high with movie choices for home theaters.

Blu is back for another family adventure in Rio 2. He seems content to settle into his new domestic life with his wife and kids in the Brazilian city. But Jewel wants to pack up the family and hit the road when a flock of blue macaws are discovered deep in the Amazon.

Dusty Crophopper’s has to give up aerial racing after engine problems persist But he finds a new reason to take to the sky when the town needs to find a second firefighter in order to keep their airport open in the animated movie Planes: Fire & Rescue.

Angelina Jolie takes on the role of Maleficent in this different take on the famous Sleeping Beauty fairytale. In this movie the evil enchantress tells her side of the story. But don’t pop this film in the DVD player when the little ones are awake. Maleficent is just too scary.

Part two of the Peter Jackson’s trilogy The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits home video shelves this week. This continuation of the quest to help the Dwarves regain their treasure contains plenty of violence and leaves audiences hanging in anticipation of part three.

Dance fans get yet another battle on the dance floor in Step Up: All In. Bringing together cast members from previous movies, this pits crews against one another in a competition to dance on the Las Vegas Strip.

Dwayne Johnson plays the demigod Hercules in this action packed adventure about a man who has lost his purpose in life after displeasing the gods. While Hercules aims to make some good moral and ethical choices, this movie is all about entertaining with violence.

The R-rated movie A Most Wanted Man also releases this week. In it a Muslim man illegally immigrates to Germany claiming to be a victim of torture. But officials suspect he is actually a terrorist.

 

More details about the movies mentioned in this post…

Rio 2

Rio 2

Blu the Macaw is a bird out of water when he ventures into the Amazon rainforest

Maleficent

Maleficent

She could put anyone to sleep.

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Dusty the airplane races to the rescue to fight fire.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Dwarves, dragons and orcs battle it out for the kingdom of Erebor in Part 2 of Peter Jackson's trilogy

Step Up: All In

Step Up: All In

Step up for yet another dance competition

Hercules (2014)

Hercules (2014)

Brawn over brains.

A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man

Mysterious intent makes an illegal immigrant a terrorist suspect.