July 16, 2018

This Week's New DVDs: July 16th 2018
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by Tom Goodwyn

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This Week's New DVDs: July 16th 2018

Tomb Raider, Gringo, Patrick Melrose and Friday Night Dinner are among this week's new releases on DVD.

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider

Warner Bros

It’s been 15 years since we last saw Lara Croft on the big screen, but she returns in style in the brand new reboot of Tomb Raider.

Oscar winner Alicia Vikander takes over from Angelina Jolie in the starring role, with The Wire's Dominic West in the role of her father, archaeologist Lord Richard Croft, the Earl of Abingdon, in the new reboot, which also stars Walton Goggins and Daniel Wu.

The film has been directed by Roar Uthuag, the director behind the Norwegian disaster drama The Wave.

The reboot finds Croft aged 21 and working as a bike courier in East London and refusing to take the reins of her father's global empire. But, still haunted by his disappearance, she then leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad's last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan...

Click here to watch our interview with Uthuag.

Patrick Melrose

Patrick Melrose

Acorn Media UK

Benedict Cumberbatch leads the way in this five-part series, based on the acclaimed novels by Edward St. Aubyn.

The series tracks Patrick Melrose from his privileged but deeply traumatic childhood in the South of France as he battles severe substance abuse in his twenties in New York and tries to recover back in his native Britain.

Holliday Grainger, Jessica Raine, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Blythe Danner co-star.

Friday Night Dinner: Series 5

Friday Night Dinner

2Entertain

The fifth series of the hit Channel 4 comedy arrives on DVD shelves this week. 

As we have for 25 glorious episodes, we follow The Goodmans as they host their weekly dinner on Friday night, where something always manages to go wrong.

Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal and Mark Heap all return to star, with Unforgotten star Rosie Cavaliero joining the cast for this new run.

Gringo

Gringo

Sony Pictures

Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton and David Oyelowo team up for this knockabout comedy. 

Oyelowo plays Harold Soyinka, a hapless businessman who is forced to travel to Mexico to oversee the manufacturing of his company's revolutionary new medical marijuana pill.

However, whilst there, Harold is kidnapped by members of a fearsome cartel and becomes the centre of a situation that quickly spins out of control...

Click here to read our full preview

Crowhurst

Crowhurst

StudioCanal

Justin Salinger stars in this intimate biopic of Donald Crowhurst, the inexperienced yachtsman who set off from England bidding to be the fastest to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe. 

Crowhurst's plan didn't exactly go off without a hitch...

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

Universal Pictures

Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair star in this horror comedy. 

The movie takes place in a small town in middle America where a mass hysteria of unknown origin causes parents to turn violently on their own children. 

Wonder Wheel

Wonder Wheel

Warner Bros

Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake and Juno Temple star in this romantic drama written and directed by Woody Allen. 

Set in Coney Island in the 1950s, the story follows Winslet's Ginny, a waitress with big dreams and an unhappy marriage who begins having a clandestine affair with a young lifeguard and aspiring playwright. 

Jeune Femme

Jeune Femme

Curzon Artificial Eye

Léonor Serraille makes her feature film debut with this comedy-drama. 

The film follows Laetitia Dosch's Paula, who decides to split up with her boyfriend of 10 years and make a new start in Paris. 

 

Beyond Suspicion

Beyond Suspicion

Signature Entertainment

Karl Urban, Sofía Vergara and Andy Garcia come together for this action thriller. 

Urban plays Danny Gallagher, an ex-police detective sets out to seek vengeance on those who wronged him and killed his partner. 

Mayhem

Mayhem

Shudder

Samara Weaving and Steven Yeun star in this action horror in which a virus spreads through an office complex causing white collar workers to act out their worst impulses.

Paul, Apostle of Christ

Paul, Apostle of Christ

Sony Pictures

James Faulkner, Jim Caviezel and Olivier Martinez star in this biblical drama. 

Faulkner plays Paul, who will go from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ's most influential apostle.

Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas

Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas

Universal

This animated sequel follows Tad Jones, the most awkward explorer, who must rescue his beloved Sara from a millionaire who is looking for King Midas' necklace.