Now Available to Own: Nightcrawler, Force Majeure, Laggies, and More

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Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of February 10, 2015. Each week we run down new movie, television, and video game releases that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home, as well as some slick deals that can save you some coin. On shelves this week you can find Nightcrawler, Force Majeure, Laggies, and more. Check out the complete list after the jump.

Movies on Blu-Ray

Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy) Rated R [117 min] – When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, and Riz Ahmed

This movie is a lot of fun if you accept the awesome weirdness that is Jake Gyllenhaal. This man completely commits to his lunatic character in the most fantastic way. It’s one of those movies that just wouldn’t work without the lead completely embodying the role, and Gyllenhaal nails it. Nightcrawler has a unique perspective on today’s society in America and chasing the dream. Everyone should check out this film. Special features included are:

  • If It Bleeds, It Leads: Making Nightcrawler
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Dan Gilroy, Producer Tony Gilroy, and Editor John Gilroy

Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund) Rated R [120 min] – A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular. Starring Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, and Clara Wettergren

If you love slow burn, foreign pictures Force Majeure will be your bread and butter. It’s sort of like The Loneliest Planet, but with more dark comedy infused within the plot. It’s quirky and requires a lot of patience. But if you like relationship movies that are a little outside the box, Force Majeure will reward. Special features included are:

  • AXS TV: A Look at Force Majeure
  • Interview With Writer/Director Ruben Östlund and Actor Johannes Bah Kuhnke

Laggies (Lynn Shelton) Rated R [99 min] – In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad. Starring Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell, and Mark Webber

I thought that this movie has a lot of good ideas and has a good heart, but the narrative is a bit bland. The cast is great, but the humor is really awkward. The third act is also a bit sluggish. It’s enjoyable, but not something you need to seek out immediately. (Read my full review.) Special features included are:

  • Audio Commentary with the Director
  • “Lagging On with Lynn Shelton” featurette
  • “Shooting Seattle: The Look of Laggies” featurette
  • Deleted Scenes

101 Dalmatians (1961) (Clyde Geronimi and Hamilton Luske) Rated G [79 min] – When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement. Starring Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, and J. Pat O’Malley

An animated classic of course. Special features included are:

  • All New Short: The Further Adventures of Thunderbolt
  • Walt Disney Presents “The Best Doggoned Dog in the World” (1961 Version)
  • Dalmatians 101: Hosted by Cameron Boyce (Disney Channel’s “The Descendants”)
  • Lucky Dogs
  • DisneyView
  • Plus a Selection of Classic Bonus Features

The following films I have not seen, but are also releasing today:

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Miguel Arteta) Rated PG [81 min] – Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair, and things just get worse as his day progresses. Starring Bella Thorne, Jennifer Coolidge, Jennifer Garner, and Steve Carell

  • Alexander…In Real Life (Blu-Ray Exclusive)
  • Walkabout: A Video Diary (Blu-Ray Exclusive)
  • And The Delightful, Magnificent, Very Good Bloopers (Blu-Ray Exclusive)
  • Snappy Crocs & Punch Roos: The Australian Outback Party
  • “Hurricane” by the Vamps – Music Video

Predestination (Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig) Rated R [97 min] – The life of a time-traveling Temporal Agent. On his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. Starring Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, and Noah Taylor

  • Featurette: A Journey Through Time
  • 75-minute documentary on bring Predestination to life
  • Bloopers
  • And More…

Kill the Messenger (Michael Cuesta) Rated R [103 min]A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA’s role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. Starring Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Sheen, and Ray Liotta

  • Feature Commentary with Director Michael Cuesta
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Cuesta
  • Kill the Messenger: The All-Star Cast
  • Crack in America
  • Filming in Georgia

Rosewater (Jon Stewart) Rated R [103 min] – Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who brutally interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy. Starring Gael García Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Dimitri Leonidas, and Haluk Bilginer

  • Iran’s Controversial Election
  • The Story of Maziar Bahari
  • Real Spies Have TV Shows
  • What Happens in New Jersey…
  • A Director’s Perspective

Continue reading for TV Shows and Video Game Releases and Blu-ray deals –>>

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