On DVD This Week: Hidden Figures, Lion, Toni Erdmann and More

by | April 10, 2017 | Comments

This week, we’ve got a couple Oscar nominees and a pair of HBO comedies. Read on for the full list!

Hidden Figures (2017) 93%

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe star in this historical drama about three gifted African-American women who played a substantial role in launching NASA’s first manned spaceflight missions.

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Lion (2016) 86%

Dev Patel stars in this true story about a man, adopted by an Australian family as a boy, who uses Google Earth to track down the small Indian village from which he disappeared as a child.

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Monster Trucks (2017) 30%

It’s a truck… fueled by a monster! Hence the name. And if you have very young kids who are into either of these things, they may have a decent time watching this family-friendly action comedy. Your mileage may vary.

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The Bye Bye Man (2017) 23%

Doug Jones, Faye Dunaway, and Carrie-Anne Moss star in The Bye Bye Man, which imagines the bloody campaign of terror wrought by a nefarious being capable of controlling the actions of anyone who so much as thinks his name.

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Toni Erdmann (2016) 93%

This Certified Fresh German comedy about the emotional tug of war between a woman and her eccentric father was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film.

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Daughters of the Dust (1991) 97%

Julie Dash’s pioneering independent feature follows the lives of a group of Gullah woman struggling to maintain traditions and culture amidst changing times.

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Silicon Valley: Season 3 (2016) 100%

Set in Bay Area’s tech universe, Mike Judge’s comedy series — which centers around Richard (Thomas Middleditch) and his team of socially awkward developers — perfectly captures the oddball characters who rule the Internet.

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Veep: Season 5 (2016) 94%

Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars in HBO’s recently Emmy-nominated (and previously Emmy-winning) comedy series as a put-upon Vice President (and later President) of the US. Season five is available to stream now.

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