Here’s a look at this month’s DVD & Blu-Ray releases for February 2019, including A Star Is Born, Venom, First Man, Halloween, Bad Times At The El Royale, and The Hate U Give.
- Bad Times At The El Royale
- The Cloverfield Paradox
- The Miseducation of Cameron Post
- A Star Is Born
- Night School
- First Man
- Goosebumps 2
- The Hate U Give
- Johnny English Strikes Again
- Small Foot
- The Guilty
- Hunter Killer
- Juliet, Naked
A failed reporter is bonded to an alien entity, one of many who have invaded Earth. But the entity takes a liking to Earth and decides to protect it. Directed by Ruben Fleischer and starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Riz Ahmed.
Bad Times At The El Royale
Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colours – before everything goes to hell. Written and directed by Drew Goddard, the film stars Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, John Hamm, Dakota Johnson, and Cynthia Erivo.
Based upon the books Papillon and Banco by Henri Charrière, the film follows wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere (Charlie Hunnam), who forms an unlikely relationship with his fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek) in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island.
Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal star in this crime drama about a man who begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend while on probation.
Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams star in Sebastián Lelio’s drama about a woman who returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, the film is based on a book by Emily M. Danforth.
The Cloverfield Paradox
Netflix’s Cloverfield prequel, the film is set on a space station that is orbiting a planet on the brink of war, as a number of scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis. Here, they end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality. The film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Brühl, and Chris O’Dowd.
A Star Is Born
Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut and an original take on the well-known story, the film stars Lady Gaga as a young singer who is helped to find fame by Cooper’s Jack, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish star in this comedy about a group of high school dropouts who are forced to attend night school in hope that they’ll pass the GED exam to finish high school.
A musical horror from Gaspar Noé starring Sofia Boutella about a group of French dancers who gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.
From Damien Chazelle, the film tells the true story of Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon in 1969.
Johnny English Strikes Again
Rowan Atkinson returns alongside Ben Miller after a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, as Johnny English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker.
The Hate U Give
Based on the book by Angie Thomas, the film stars Amandla Stenberg as a girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.
A family animation about a Yeti who is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist. The voice cast includes Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya and Common.
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Based on R.L. Stine’s classic children books, this sequel follows two young friends who find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist’s dummy to life.
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to confront her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman star in this action that follows an untested American submarine captain who teams up with some U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Based on a book by Nick Horby, the film tells the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession. The film stars Chris O’Dowd, Rose Byrne, and Ethan Hawke.