New This Week on DVD, May 2, 2017

 The Comedian (R)

A look at the life of an aging insult comic named Jack Burke. Starring Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Harvey Keitel, Edie Falco, Danny DeVito, Patti LuPone, Cloris Leachman, Billy Crystal

 A Dog’s Purpose (PG)

A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. Starring Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson

 Gold (R)

Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Craig T. Nelson

 I Am Not Your Negro (PG-13)

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte

 MindGamers (R)

Students at a quantum academy attempt to create a collective consciousness, only to discover that they themselves are part of a greater experiment. Starring Melia Kreiling, Sam Neill, Dominique Tipper

 The Red Turtle (PG)

The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds. Starring Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy

 The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (PG)

A washed-up former child star, forced to do community service at a local megachurch, pretends to be a Christian to land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play, only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood. Starring Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Neil Flynn, D.B. Sweeney

 Rings (PG-13)

A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in seven days. Starring Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D’Onofrio, Aimee Teegarden

 The Salesman (PG-13)

While both participating in a production of “Death of a Salesman,” a teacher’s wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife’s traumatized objections.  Starring Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi

 Saving Banksy (UR)

Internationally known graffiti artist, Banksy, left his mark on San Francisco in April 2010. Little did he know that this act of vandalism would spark a chain of events that includes one of his rats being removed from a wall, Museums ignorantly turning down a free Banksy street work, and a NY gallerist who has made it his business model to remove Banksy street works from all over the globe doing whatever it takes to get the rat in his possession. Starring Blek Le Rat, Kelly ‘Risk’ Graval, Glen E. Friedman

 The Last Ship: The Complete Third Season (TV-14)

The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth’s population. Starring Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, Marissa Neitling, Christina Elmore

 Unleashing Mr. Darcy (TV-G)

In this modern day spin on “Pride & Prejudice,” Elizabeth Scott, is fishing for direction in her life and gets the opportunity to professionally show her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in a fancy New York dog show. Starring Cindy Busby, Ryan Paevey, Elizabeth McLaughlin

Synopsis by IMDB.

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