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Gambit, Independence Daysaster

New DVD/VOD Tuesday, May 27


Gambit - CBS FILMS
  • CBS Films
  • Gambit

A remake of the 1966 film you’ve never heard of: A master thief (Colin Firth) plots to rip off a rich widower (Alan Rickman) with the help of a woman (Cameron Diaz) who resembles his late wife. Written by the Coen Brothers, no less! (CBS Films)

Independence Daysaster
Faceless alien invaders of indeterminate origin attack on the Fourth of July, and it’s up to the president, a firefighter and a gorgeous blonde scientist to save the day. But not Independence Day; that’s a matter for the lawyers. (Anchor Bay)

When a college student (Trevor Morgan) saves a teen girl (Elizabeth Rice) from a suicide attempt, she turns out to be a clingy, crazy hot mess who makes his life hell. If that’s not enough, there’s also talking soap and exploding heads. (Breaking Glass)

Journey to the West
A young Buddhist demon hunter defeats then reforms/recruits three demons, then embarks on said Journey to the West … or something. It’s directed by Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle), so there’s plenty of action and distractions. (Magnolia)

Run & Jump
After her husband has a debilitating stroke, a housewife (Maxine Peake) struggles to keep her family together and strikes up an unconventional relationship with a lonely neurologist (Will Forte). Neither running nor jumping is involved. (IFC Films)

More New DVD Releases (May 27)
24 Exposures, The Bob Newhart Show: The Compete Series, Blue Movie, Cheap Thrills, Claire, Could This Be Love, Covert Affairs: Season 4, Endless Love, Patrick: Evil Awakens, Suits: Season 3, Tapped Out, Theatreland, Tokyo Stray Girls, The Trials of Cate McCall, Wishes

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