We’re really excited for this week’s New Release Recap! Why, do you ask? Well, some of our favorite recent titles are now available on the Video Unlimited service – the Oscar-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street, the crowd-funded Veronica Mars film and our 99 cent rental of the week, Fast and Furious 6!
The Wolf of Wall Street: Leonardo DiCaprio steals our hearts – though he couldn’t snag an Oscar, unfortunately – in this outrageously comedic drama directed by the famous Martin Scorsese.
Ambitious New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio) strikes out on his own after the stock market crash in 1987. As he begins to live the American dream, he gives in to the indulgences available to people with power: greed, self-indulgence and some hilarious experiments with illegal temptations. While we know he can’t remain the “wolf” forever, his splendidly self-destruction while climbing to the top is certainly something to watch.
47 Ronin: It’s been over a decade since The Matrix hit the theaters, but Keanu Reeves takes on a familiar hero role in another action-adventure set in a savage, dystopic world. Based on ancient Japan’s most enduring tales comes this epic 3D fantasy adventure, directed by Carl Erik Rinsch (The Gift). The story is inspired by familiar stories by Miyazaki and Hokusia and displays stunning landscapes and epic battles to tell this timeless story.
Forty-seven samurai vow to seek vengeance after a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their clan. To restore their honor and reclaim their homeland, they seek help from the enslaved half-breed Kai (Keanu Reeves), to fight for redemption in a savage, mythical world. Kai proves to be their most lethal weapon and their greatest hope for survival.
Saving Mr. Banks: Hollywood’s favorite leading man, Tom Hanks, and the charming Emma Thompson star in a slightly fictionalized version of how the Disney classic Mary Poppins made its way from the page to the big screen.
The story takes place from the viewpoint of Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) as he attempts over the course of years to obtain the rights to curmudgeonly inflexible author P.L. Travers’ (Emma Thompson) Mary Poppins novel. Walt realizes that she has no intention of giving over her beloved story to Hollywood. How can he convince her to let the magical nanny be free?
Veronica Mars: Remember the original television series from back in 2004? Well, after the show was cancelled, the Veronica Mars fans put together a Kickstarter campaign to fund a full-length film!
Veronica Mars has put her sleuthing days behind her and is pursuing jobs at high-end New York law firms. Everything seems to be normal until her ex-boyfriend, Logan, is accused of murder and desperately needs her help. Always willing to help a friend, the amateur detective finds herself getting pulled back into the life that she had left behind…
Fast & Furious 6: And now, what we’ve all been waiting for, our 99 cent rental of the week. The lead original cast is back: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez. Get ready to experience the biggest adrenaline rush yet in the familiar blockbuster franchise. If not for the high-speed chases, this all-star cast is definitely worth watching.
The US Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) has been tracking an organization of skilled drivers led by the sleek Dom (Vin Diesel). Hobbs looks to Dom to help top criminal mercenaries from stealing a top-secret weapon. If they succeed, Hobbs will give Dom and his crew a full pardon for their past crimes.