New films hitting Blu-ray and DVD 082019

collage2The Hustle: Two hard scrabble con artists challenge each other to a contest to scam a wealthy mark into matrimony, with the loser promising to leave town. Smooth moves fail, sure fire cons go haywire, and nothing turns out the way anyone expects. Based on the 1988 movie “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”, the competing female protagonists in “The Hustle” put a feminist spin on the game, and discover in the process that love and money are more elusive than they ever could have imagined.

The Sun is Also a Star: Daniel and Natasha meet on a bustling New York street when he saves her from walking into the path of a speeding vehicle. Love-struck, Daniel pursues a relationship with Natasha, who is resistant. As romantic as Natasha is practical, Daniel asks for one day to convince her that love is destined for them. Natasha falls for Daniel, but he soon learns another obstacle remains- Natasha and her family are being deported to Jamaica the next day. Will Fate intervene and save the young star-crossed couple, or is their love destined to end before it has had a chance to begin?

Brightburn: In typical superhero fashion, Brightburn follows the adventures of a young boy from a far off alien planet who crash lands in rural America. The couple who finds him as an infant attempt to raise him into a good man while helping him learn to control the miraculous powers he develops as he grows. Breaking with convention, however, the boy does not become a hero. Instead, his darker impulses begin to take hold, turning the normal rebelliousness and angst of growing up into a deadly and horrific nightmare. As his powers grow and things continue to get more out of hand, his parents must try to find a way to stop him while struggling to determine whether their son still has the potential for good inside him.

A Dog’s Journey: As a dog moves through the lives of various humans he begins to discover important insights into his own existence. The dog comes to realize that each being’s journey is about how one is impacted by others, and also wrapped up in the lessons one is able to teach and learn. Told from the dog’s perspective, the experiences he has take on a meaningful purpose that elevates the great journey of life.

The Biggest Little Farm: For one documentary filmmaker, John Chester, and his wife Molly, the dream has always been to get out of Los Angeles and live a simpler life. Although the journey starts out idyllic, it quickly becomes obvious that things are going to become a lot more difficult than they ever anticipated. Surrounded by roosters, pigs and other types of pets, they will face the wrath of Mother Nature as they attempt to build their sustainable farm. Although they’re only 200 miles away from L.A., they may as well be a world apart from the life they once knew.