Netflix kicks off the month on the first with the spy comedy Johnny English and racing comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby along with all ages The Little Engine That Could, based on the classic children’s book.
On Friday the 2nd, the Blu-ray version of the animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Pop Star Minnie, which also includes a blow-up guitar, will release on home video.
Suffragette becomes a timely home video release with upcoming caucuses. This historical drama is based on the early feminist movement for the right to vote and other issues and stars Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter, and Meryl Streep.
Rock the Kasbah will also release on home video. This star-filled drama-comedy stars Bill Murray as music manager Richie Lanz who travels from Van Nuys, California to Afghanistan as newcomer Leem Lubany (Omar) plays an amazing singer named Salima who seeks a better life among so much pain and sorrow. Filmmakers use the 2009 documentary film as a base for their fictionalized story that eventually leads to Salma’s competition on the widely popular singing competition show Afghan Star where fans submit their vote for the winners.
The comedy-drama Our Name is Crisis where Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton square off as rival political campaign experts working in South America. Based on the documentary of the same name.
The home video release of Truth features a superstar cast amid the real life repercussions from the high-profile CBS’ 60 Minutes report about President George W. Bush’s National Guard service. Robert Redford stars as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett stars as Mary Mapes. Topher Grace, Bruce Greenwood, Elisabeth Moss, and Dennis Quaid co-star.
Steven Spielberg reteams with Tom Hanks yet again for the Oscar® nominated film Bridge of Spies, which is set during a hostage negotiation during the Cold War. The screenplay is co-written by Ethan and Joel Coen and adapted from a true story.
Other home video releases on this date include the action thriller The Last Witch Hunter starring Vin Diesel and the comedy/romance Big Stone Gap starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Jane Krakowski, Whoopi Goldberg, Jenna Elfman and Jasmine Guy. The Netflix movie streaming service adds the animated Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave.
In theaters on Friday the 5th audiences can try the new Coen Brothers comedy Hail, Caesar! starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Channing Tatum.
The romantic drama The Choice will also release and stars Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas), Teresa Palmer, Benjamin Walker, and Maggie Grace (Taken)
Netflix will release the third season of Turbo: F.A.S.T. and the second part of the seventh season of Mad Men.
Home video releases on the 9th include the family holiday comedy Love the Coopers starring Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Olivia Wilde and Amanda Seyfried; the comedy-drama Grandma starring Lily Tomlin and the most recent 007 agent James Bond film Spectre.
Friday the 12th looks to fill theaters with the dating comedy How to Be Single, fashion comedy sequel Zoolander 2, and R-rated superhero action/comedy Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds.
On the 16th, home video releases will include Trumbo, based on the true story of the blacklisted screenwriter played by the Oscar nominated Bryan Cranston, and the crime drama Black Mass starring Johnny Depp as gangster James Whitey Bulger.
The rescue drama The 33 stars Antonio is adapted from the true life story of the 2010 Chilean mine collapse.
Michael Fassbender plays the innovative tech-business mogul Steve Jobs in this biopic directed by Danny Boyle, which is loosely based on Walter Isaacson’s book and written by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)
Also, look for some amazing bonus features from the animated offering Iron Giant: Signature Edition, directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles) and featuring the voices of Jennifer Anniston, Harry Connick Jr., John Mahoney. Cloris Leachman, Christopher McDonald, M. Emmet Walsh, and Vin Diesel as The Iron Giant.
Theatrical releases on Friday, the 19th include biopic Race about track and field star Jesse Owens and Risen the epic biblical story of the Resurrection and the weeks that followed, as seen through the eyes of an unbelieving Clavius, played by Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), a high-ranking Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius, played by Tom Felton (Harry Potter film series), who are instructed by Pontius Pilate to oversee the execution of Jesus of Nazareth, played by Cliff Curtis. Netflix will also release Cooked: Season 1.
On the 23rd, Disney/Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur arrived on home video along with the popular animated Lion King film series will continue with The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar featuring the voices of Rob Lowe and James Earl Jones.
Spotlight shines a light on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Stanley Tucci star.
The crime drama Secret in Their Eyes starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, and Julia Roberts will also release on home video.
On the 26th, Eddie the Eagle soars into theaters starring Taron Edgerton, Hugh Jackman, and Christopher Walken. This sports drama will feature the story of Great Britain’s first ski jumper to enter the Winter Olympics. Other theatrical release include the action thriller Triple 9 and action epic Gods of Egypt.
Netfilx will proudly premiere the martial arts sequel Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (originally slated for last August) directed by Woo-Ping Yuen (The Matrix) and starring Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, and Jason Scott Lee (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story) plus Fuller House, which is the continuation of the popular Full House television series.
The Academy Awards (a.k.a. Oscars) will also broadcast on ABC on the 28th. Have a great month!
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