Binge & Buy: ‘Captain Marvel’ Realizes Her Heroic Potential
Welcome to Mandatory and ComingSoon’s weekly Binge & Buy, a digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD column for the week of June 11! Here, you’ll find detailed write-ups of different titles released this week, including a number of new releases like Captain Marvel, reissues, combo packs, and TV seasons, none of which you can live without in 2019. Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon!
Mandatory Movie Battle: Captain Marvel vs. Wonder Woman
Photo: Marvel Studios
New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD
Marvel Studios’ latest takes you on a spectacular adventure from the 1990s, tracing the path of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. When a galactic war reaches Earth, she meets young agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) at the center of a maelstrom, leading to her ultimate destiny as an Avenger!
A young boy is forced to cross the American Southwest in order to save his family, along the way encountering the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid and Sheriff Pat Garrett. Through his journey, this film tells the classic story from a new perspective.
A group of girls unwillingly awaken the Leprechaun when they demolish a cabin to build a new sorority house.
Sinatra in Palm Springs: The Place He Called Home
Featuring interviews with Barbara Sinatra, Trini Lopez and many other friends and associates, and clips from more than 50 movie and television programs, Sinatra in Palm Springs brings to life the bygone charms of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, Frank Sinatra’s primary home for almost 50 years — his playground, his refuge, his favorite place on Earth.
Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure
An ancient Chinese artifact has been stolen by a villainous archaeologist named Dexter. With the help of his lemming friends, Norm must keep his word and embark on a journey across the world to help recover the artifact for the people of China.
Michelin Stars: Tales From the Kitchen (DVD)
Ever wondered how chefs get and keep a Michelin star or what the criteria are for earning one? In this globe-trotting documentary, you will meet the world’s leading chefs as they reveal the impact of the little red book as well as Jean-Dominique Senard, the president of the Michelin Guide whose team of anonymous food critics have the power to make and to break the celebrities of the food world.
Photo: The Criterion Collection
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers sweep the floor again in this romantic musical comedy about a dancer who tries to make it big in order to prove himself worthy of his fiancée.
Photo: Sony Pictures
Ghostbusters I & II 35th Anniversary Edition (4K)
The classic supernatural comedies that defined a generation together in this special collector’s edition 4K set. Celebrate 35 years of the Ghostbusters franchise with remastered high-def picture & sound for both movies, plus all-new and never-before-seen special features.
Frankenstein Created Woman
Peter Cushing returns as the diabolical Dr. Frankenstein in this creepy entry into the Hammer Studios series.
Barbara Hershey stars as a woman tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon.
Former Countess Clair and Professor Gruber conduct occult research in castle basement of Count Victor, re-animating people to kill for them.
They Might Be Giants
In a Manhattan psychiatric hospital a man, convinced he is Sherlock Holmes, is treated by a female doctor who happens to be named Watson.
A Patch of Blue
A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life by introducing her to the outside world.
Can’t Stop the Music
Jack Morell is a struggling composer desperate to gain fame with his songs, but all he needs is a group to sing them. With the help of his roommate Samantha and a lawyer named Ron, Jack forms a group of six “macho men” from Greenwich Village.
This romantic comedy centers on the chaotic love life of Jeffrey, a gay man who swears off sex only to fall in love with his ideal man. Jeffrey’s vow of chastity is inspired by a fear of AIDS, a prospect which has started to terrify him so much that he decides he’d be better off never making love again.
My Nights with Susan, Sandra, Olga & Julie
Susan (Willeke Van Ammelrooy) lives in an idyllic farmhouse, along with the sex-loving youngsters, Sandra, Olga, Julie, and the unstable voyeur Albert. A number of killings take place by the sex-vampires, the allegations, however, go out to Piet (Nelly Frijda), the crazy woman on the other side of the ditch. A young craftsman, Anton (Hans van der Gragt), visits and gets surprised by the dangerous ladies.
13 Hours (4K)
From director Michael Bay, this is the gripping true story of six elite ex-military operators assigned to protect the CIA who fought back against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on Sept. 11, 2012.
Alan’s quest for success in music and love is hampered by one thing– himself. Centering on Alan’s half-hearted romancing of radio DJ Sara and promoting his fledgling band, this film is less a love story than an insightful and hilarious portrayal of the art of awkwardness.
Felix Austria (DVD)
Staring down the barrel of an incurable genetic disease, Brian Scott Pfeifle reacts the way any American would: He changes his name to Felix, enters psychoanalysis and sets out to befriend the would-be ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Archduke Otto von Habsburg.
New on Digital HD
Vault (in theaters and on VOD June 14)
This gripping, stylish thriller reveals the true story of one of the largest robberies in U.S. history. While doing time for a botched heist, two small-time crooks cook up an ill-fated scheme to rip off a nearby vault for $30 million — money that belongs to the local mafia.
The Outsider (in theaters and on VOD June 14)
A wild west revenge story about Jing (Jon Foo), an immigrant railroad worker who runs afoul of a boomtown Marshal (Trace Adkins) following a harrowing tragedy. Jing joins forces with disgraced lawman Chris King (Sean Patrick Flanery), setting out on a path of retribution to rid the town of the corrupt men in power.
Plus One (in theaters and on VOD June 14)
Long-time friends Alice and Ben agree to be one another’s plus ones as they power through an endless parade of insufferable weddings.
TV on Blu-ray and DVD
Magnum P.I.: Season One (DVD)
Magnum P.I. is a modern take on the classic series centering on Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.
I Am the Night
The gripping story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley), a teenage girl who is given away at birth, and grows up outside of Reno, Nevada. Fauna lives more-or-less comfortably with the mysteries of her origin, until one day she makes a discovery that leads her to question everything.
Orange is the New Black: Season Six
Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with a drug runner, Alex (Laura Prepon), results in her arrest and a 15-month detention in a federal penitentiary. Piper must trade her comfortable New York life, for an orange prison jumpsuit.