New This Week on DVD, August 2, 2016

 The American Side (NR)

Following a mysterious suicide at Niagara Falls, a low-rent detective unravels a conspiracy to build a revolutionary invention by enigmatic scientist, Nikola Tesla. Starring Greg Stuhr, Alicja Bachleda, Camilla Belle, Matthew Broderick, Janeane Garofalo

 April and the Extraordinary World (PG)

1941. France asleep in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon V, where scientists vanish mysteriously. Avril, a teenage girl, goes in search of her missing scientist parents. Starring Angela Galuppo, Tony Hale, Tony Robinow, Paul Giamatti, Susan Sarandon, J.K. Simmons

 Batman: The Killing Joke (R)

As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness. Starring Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong

 The Blacklist: The Complete Third Season (TV-14)

A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her. Starring James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix

 The Bronze (R)

A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist with local celebrity status reluctantly trains a rising Olympics aspirant. Starring Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan,  Cecily Strong, Craig Kilborn

Confirmation (NR)

Judge Clarence Thomas’ nomination to the United States’ Supreme Court is called into question when former colleague, Anita Hill, testifies that he had sexually harassed her. Starring Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Eric Stonestreet, Treat Williams, Erika Christensen, Jennifer Hudson

 The Girlfriend Experience: Season One (TV-MA)

TV series based on Steven Soderbergh’s “The Girlfriend Experience”, which centered on the life of a New York call girl. Starring Riley Keough, Paul Sparks, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Briony Glassco

 High-Rise (R)

Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Keeley Hawes

 Keanu (R)

Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen kitten by posing as drug dealers for a street gang. Starring Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Tiffany Haddish, Method Man

 The Knick: The Complete Second Season (TV-MA)

A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century. Starring Clive Owen, André Holland, Jeremy Bobb, Juliet Rylance, Eve Hewson, Michael Angarano, Cara Seymour, Eric Johnson

 Last Days in the Desert (PG-13)

An imagined chapter from Jesus’ forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis. Starring Ewan McGregor, Ciarán Hinds, Ayelet Zurer

 The Lobster (R)

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods. Starring Jacqueline Abrahams, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Jessica Barden, Colin Farrell, John C. Reilly, Rachel Weisz

 Louder Than Bombs (R)

The fractious family of a father and his two sons confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife and mother, a famed war photographer. Starring Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Ryan

 Manhattan Night (R)

A well-known reporter becomes involved with a mysterious and seductive woman while trying to find the truth about her husband’s death. Starring Yvonne Strahovski, Adrien Brody, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Beals

 Meet the Blacks (R)

As Carl Black gets the opportunity to move his family out of Chicago in hope of a better life, their arrival in Beverly Hills is timed with that city’s annual purge, where all crime is legal for twelve hours. Starring Kathrien Ahn, Phil Austin, Andrew Bachelor, Mike Epps, Perez Hilton, George Lopez

  Mother’s Day (PG-13)

Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Timothy Olyphant, Shay Mitchell, Penny Marshall, Julia Roberts, Hector Elizondo, Kate Hudson, Margo Martindale, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Garner

 Sniper: Ghost Shooter (R)

Elite snipers Brandon Beckett and Richard Miller tasked with protecting a gas pipeline from terrorists looking to make a statement. When battles with the enemy lead to snipers being killed by a ghost shooter who knows their exact location, tensions boil as a security breach is suspected. Is there someone working with the enemy on the inside? Is the mission a front for other activity? Is the Colonel pulling the strings? Starring Nigel Barber, Chad Michael Collins, Presciliana Esparolini, Dennis Haysbert, Billy Zane

 The Trust (R)

A pair of cops investigating a drug invasion stumble upon a mysterious bank vault. Starring Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood, Sky Ferreira, Jerry Lewis

 Blindspot: The Complete First Season (TV-14)

A Jane Doe is found in Times Square with no memory and mysterious tattoos on her body. Starring Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson, Ukweli Roach, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Kelly P. Williams

Synopsis by IMDB.

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