On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 28-Nov. 3 The big title this week is Monsters University, maybe the perfect antidote for those “over” the creepier monsters of the Halloween season. There are some big names in other films premiering, including Liev Schreiber (Last Days on Mars), James Franco, Danny McBride and Tim Blake Nelson (As I Lay Dying) and, last, but not least, Alan Rickman, Malin Ackerman and Ashley Greene (CBGB). If your thoughts have moved on to the Christmas holidays, you might consider Angels Sing with Harry Connick Jr. and Connie Britton.
Monsters University (3-D) Find out how Monsters, Inc. duo Mike Wazowski and Sulley met in this charming prequel set during their college days. Voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi (G, 1:44) 10/29
Last Days on Mars Scientists on a manned research mission to Mars make an incredible discovery, but also unleash a terrifying virus that threatens the lives of the entire crew. Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai (R, 1:38) 10/31 Pre-theatrical release.
Angels Sing A father must overcome his past to find the Christmas joy he lost years ago. Harry Connick Jr., Connie Britton, Chandler Canterbury (PG, 1:30) 11/1 Available same day as theatrical release.
As I Lay Dying Based on the acclaimed novel by William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying follows a family through their turmoil-filled journey to bring their mother to her gravesite. James Franco, Danny McBride, Tim Blake Nelson (R, 1:46) 11/1 Available On Demand before DVD.
CBGB A look at the New York City punk-rock scene and the venerable nightclub CBGB, which gave a chance to such bands as Blondie, Television, Ramones, Talking Heads, Dead Boys and The Police. Alan Rickman, Malin Ackerman, Ashley Greene (R, 1:41) 11/1 Available On Demand before DVD.
Doonby A handsome drifter without a past gets off an interstate bus in a small Texas town and finds work at Leroy’s Country Blues Bar kickstarting a process that will change the lives of the community. John Schneider, Ernie Hudson, Jenn Gotzen (PG-13, 1:44) 11/1 Same day as theatrical release
Man of Tai Chi A young martial artist’s unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. Tiger Hu Chen, Keanu Reeves, Karen Mok (R, 1:45) 11/1 Same day as theatrical release
Museum Hours When a museum guard befriends a woman visiting from Canada, Vienna’s grand Art Museum becomes a crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the art. Bobby Sommer, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Ela Piplits (TV-14, 1:46) 11/3 On Demand is pre-DVD release.
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