'Fences,' 'Passengers' and more release on DVD this Tuesday

Friday , March 10, 2017 - 5:30 AM

CARMEN LOPEZ, Standard-Examiner

“Passengers” — Rated PG-13 for sexuality, nudity and action/peril. “A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early,” IMDb says. 116 minutes. Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen.

“Fences” — Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some suggestive references. “A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life,” IMDb says. 139 minutes. Stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson.

“Collateral Beauty” — Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language. “Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty,” IMDb says. 97 minutes. Stars Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet.

“American Violence” — The film contains scenes of sex, nudity, violence, gore, profanity, alcohol/drugs/smoking, and frightening/intense scenes. “Fascinated by the root causes of violent behavior, world renowned psychologist, Dr. Amanda Tyler, has an opportunity to interview and analyze death row inmate Jackson Shea. As the interview commences, and Jack’s fate hangs in the balance, Amanda must determine whether or not a stay of execution should be granted,” IMDb says. 107 minutes. Stars Bruce Dern, Denise Richards, Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau.

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