Strap yourself in because this week’s New Release Recap is packed with both heart wrenching and heart pounding films! Award-winning Director Ron Howard delivers an epic, action packed drama about the golden age of Formula 1 racing in Rush, and the inspiring film Dear Mandela takes us on an emotional journey with three young people from South Africa striving for political change. Enjoy these great new films and more, plus new seasons of some of your favorite shows now on the Video Unlimited service!
Ron Howard returns to the Director’s chair to deliver Rush, an exhilarating true story of a legendary rivalry that took place during the glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing. The two most talented drivers mercilessly clash on and off the Grand Prix racetrack: gifted English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and his methodical, brilliant Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). Both push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there’s no shortcut to victory and no margin for error.
In the new film Dear Mandela, follow the journey of three friends who live in a vast shantytown and refuse to be moved after South Africa’s government promises to ‘eradicate the slums’ and begins to evict shack dwellers far outside the city. In this inspiring, devastating and funny film the trio travel from their shacks to the highest court in the land as they invoke Nelson Mandela’s example and become leaders in a growing social movement.
Get a glimpse into the cutthroat culture of movie trailer voice-over artists in this week’s new release, In A World… Carol is a young female voice coach who joins an all-male race to land the hot new trailer of a blockbuster trilogy, and the opportunity to lay claim to the legendary catchphrase “In a world…”.
Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace, a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers who works with kids taken from the worst kinds of homes. She’s passionate and tough, but struggles to deal with her charges, who are reaching major turning points, and the mounting pressure of her upcoming wedding. Grace soon finds herself having to make difficult decisions that could put her career, and her charges, at dire risk.
Inventor Flint Lockwood is back in the all new Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs 2! Flint thought he had saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention the first time– a machine that turned water into a disastrous food storm. It turns out things only got worse after he discovers that his invention survived and is now combining food and animals to create “foodimals!” Grab your family for movie night and join Flint and his friends as they embark on a mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, apple pie-thons and more to save the world!
Watch Chozen | Season 1, now available on the Video Unlimited service. This animated comedy follows its title character, “Chozen,” a gay white rapper fresh out of prison whose armed with a new message. Chozen is on a quest for redemption and to claim his rightful position as the world’s top rap artist.
Everyone’s favorite International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) employee is back for an all new season! Don’t miss a single episode of Archer | Season 5, including the season premiere, in which a long term member of the ISIS team dies! And then things get crazy…