New Releases Out This Week: July 11th

Last week, I skipped out on my weekly New Releases post as there weren’t any to report due to the Canada Day and the Fourth of July long weekends. This week, there are so many new releases to bring you, it was hard to pick only a few to feature. This week’s main feature is the thrilling drama The Lincoln Lawyer which features the acting styles of Matthew McConaughey and Melissa Tomei with a dash of the sexy Ryan Phillipe thrown in. Check out the plot synopsis below:

In the gripping thriller “The Lincoln Lawyer,” Matthew McConaughey stars as Michael “Mick” Haller, a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter- variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime: defending a rich Beverly Hills playboy (Ryan Phillippe) who is accused of attempted murder. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money pay-off swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis of conscience for Haller.

Special features on the disc include a featurette focused on the making of the film, a featurette at home and on the road with Mike Connelly, a one-on-one with Matthew and Mike and deleted scenes. This film has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars so I definitely recommend checking it out by purchasing it or renting on iTunes or Netflix.

RANGO (Blu-ray/DVD)

Get ready to tango with RANGO, a winner with critics and audiences that’s “like nothing you’ve ever seen before” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Johnny Depp is spectacular as Rango, a kooky pet chameleon who gets tossed into a wild and raucous town in desperate need of a hero. Refreshingly original with eye-popping animation, RANGO is “loads of fun and genuinely funny” (Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times). And now you can get more RANGO in the Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy featuring the never-before-seen ending, 10 deleted scenes and exclusive interactive Blu-ray features including picture-in-picture storyboards and an interactive field trip to Dirt, and so much more.

INSIDIOUS (Blu-ray/DVD)

A family moves into an old house and begins to suspect they are under siege from otherworldly forces when their young son inexplicably falls into a deep coma. As devoted parents Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne) struggle in vain to uncover the root cause of their son’s condition, the stress of the situation gradually begins to take its toll on their once-strong relationship. Later, when darkness falls and specters appear to reach out for them from the shadows, the frightened parents realize they’re dealing with powers beyond human comprehension.

ARTHUR (Blu-ray/DVD)

Russell Brand reinvents the role of lovable billionaire Arthur Bach, an irresponsible charmer who has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and lifelong nanny Hobson (Academy Award® winner* Helen Mirren) to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge: choosing between an arranged marriage to ambitious corporate exec Susan (Jennifer Garner) that will ensure his lavish lifestyle, or an uncertain future with the one thing money can’t buy – Naomi (Greta Gerwig), his true love. With Naomi’s inspiration and some unconventional help from Hobson, Arthur will take the most expensive risk of his life and learn what it means to be a man in this re-imagining of the beloved Oscar®-winning* romantic comedy Arthur.

FLY FROM HERE – YES

“Fly From Here” encompasses YES’ signature brand of mysticism and grand-scale compositions. Maintaining a complex, symphonic sound that features the beautiful harmonies and strong heavy riffs they are known for. “Fly From Here” sees YES teaming up again with legendary, 2-time Grammy Award winning producer, Trevor Horn (Buggles, Tina Turner, Pet Shop Boys, Paul MCCartney, Simple Minds etc). Horn also collaborated with the songwriting and brought in the sessions his former Buggles and Yes partner Geoff Downes (of Asia) on keyboards, thus recreating the creative environment of the “Drama” album.

RED RIVER BLUE – BLAKE SHELTON

Reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton will release his ninth album entitled, Red River Blue on July 12. Produced by multi-award winner, Scott Hendricks the forthcoming album includes Shelton’s fastest rising single-to-date, “Honey Bee.” Less than seven weeks since its debut, the up-beat, feel-good summer tune is already in the Top 10 on the Billboard and Mediabase charts. During its first week the single sold over 138,000 digital singles, a feat unmatched by any country male soloist.

NEON – CHRIS YOUNG

Chris Young is set to release his third album, Neon, on July 12. Young, a 2011 Grammy nominee for best male country vocal performance, co-wrote seven of the album’s 10 tracks, including the hit-lead single, Tomorrow.

ALL OF YOU – COLBIE CAILLAT

Brand new album featuring “I Do” and “Brighter Than The Sun”. This is the third album from Colbie, following up on “Breakthrough” and the smash debut “Coco”.

IF NOT NOW, WHEN? – INCUBUS

Multi-platinum rock band, Incubus, have re-engaged renowned producer Brendan O”Brien (Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine, Bob Dylan) to produce the band”s sixth studio album, If Not Now, When? The highly anticipated new album features lead single “Adolescents”, an inimitable showcase of the band’s frenetic rock roots. Delving further into the album, tracks like ‘Promises, Promises’ and ‘Friends & Lovers’ reveal new levels of elegance, space, and psychedelia in the band’s ever evolving sound.