DVD Roundup: The Best January Releases From ‘Boyhood’ To ‘Lucy’
Here are the top 5 movies coming out on DVD in January, whether it be movies sure dominate come awards season, independent films you may have missed or simply movies you want to watch over and over again.
This groundbreaking film from director Richard Linklater is sure to be a big presence during awards season. The drama follows a boy, Mason (Ellar Coltrane), over 12 years as he grows up with his sister, Samantha (Lorelei Linklater), and his separated parents, played by Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette. The film took 12 years to make, allowing viewers to truly see characters age onscreen – a rarity in narrative cinema. Not only did Boyhood receive countless good reviews, the film is currently nominated for five Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor.
– Boyhood will be available on Amazon.com starting Jan. 6.
2) Gone Girl
David Fincher’s hit adaptation of the best-selling novel, Gone Girl, made a splash in theaters last fall and is definitely worth a second, third or fourth look. Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, the thrilling movie might not pick up any big awards this season, but it still haunts viewers months after viewing.
– Gone Girl will be available on Amazon.com starting Jan. 13.
3) The Guest
Directed by Adam Wingard, The Guest is one of Dan Stevens’ first post-Downton Abbey gigs to hit theaters, and shows fans a completely different side of the actor. The thriller follows a man, David (Stevens), as he worms his way into a family under the pretense that he served with their son who died.
– The Guest will be released Jan. 6.
From the mind of Luc Besson, Lucy became a huge summer blockbuster while finally giving a woman a leading role in a big-budget action flick. Lucy stars Scarlett Johansson as Lucy, a woman infected with a drug that gives her the ability to evolve and access her entire brain capacity. As if the movie needed any more big names behind it, Morgan Freeman also stars as Professor Norman.
– Lucy will be available on DVD Jan. 20.
5) The Facts of Life: The Complete Series
The Facts of Life (1979-1988) fans can finally own the complete box set. With 27 discs and nine seasons, this complete set is all any fan of the classic series will ever need.
– The Facts of Life: The Complete Series hits shelves Jan. 13.