Director George Clooney’s ‘The Boys in the Boat’ Due on Blu-ray June 25

Director George Clooney’s The Boys in the Boat, from Amazon MGM Studios, will be available for purchase on Blu-ray on June 25 from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment.

The film has earned $55.4 million at the global box office.

Based on a true story, The Boys in the Boat stars Joel Edgerton (Loving), Callum Turner (The “Fantastic Beasts” films), Peter Guinness (Sleepy Hollow), Jack Mulhern (TV’s “Mare of Easttown”), James Wolk (TV’s “Mad Men”), Hadley Robinson (Anyone But You), and Courtney Henggeler (TV’s “Cobra Kai”).

The sports drama, based on the No. 1 New York Times best-selling non-fiction book written by Daniel James Brown, is about the 1936 University of Washington rowing team that competed for gold at the Summer Olympics in Berlin. This story follows a group of underdogs at the height of the Great Depression as they are thrust into the spotlight and take on elite rivals from around the world.

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‘Ocean’s’ Trilogy Arrives on 4K Ultra HD April 30

Steven Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s” trilogy of crime heist films — Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen — will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc and digitally for the first time April 30 from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment.

Inspired by and based on the 1960 heist film Ocean’s 11, the three films are directed by Academy Award winner Soderbergh and feature ensemble casts including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Elliott Gould, Bernie Mac, Carl Reiner, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison and Shaobo Qin.

The 4K remasters of Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Ocean’s Twelve (2004) and Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) were completed at Warner Bros. Discovery’s Motion Picture Imaging (MPI) with the participation of Soderbergh. The restored 5.1 digital audio mix was overseen by original re-recording sound mixer and sound editor Larry Blake.

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The “Ocean’s” trilogy Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and digital contains the following previously released special features:

Ocean’s Eleven

  • Commentary by Steven Soderbergh and Ted Griffin
  • Commentary by Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Andy Garcia
  • “Are You In or Out? The Making of Ocean’s Eleven”
  • “Pros & Cons: Inside Ocean’s Outfit”
  • “The Style of Steal”
  • “The Look of the Con”
  • “Original Ocean’s, Original Cool”

 

Ocean’s Twelve

  • Commentary by Steven Soderbergh and George Nolfi
  • “Ready, Jet Set, Go: The Making of Ocean’s Twelve”
  • “HBO First Look: Twelve Is the New Eleven: The Making of Ocean’s Twelve”
  • deleted scenes

 

Ocean’s Thirteen

  • Commentary by Steven Soderbergh, Brian Koppelman and David Levien
  • “Third’s a Charm: The Making of Ocean’s Thirteen
  • “Ahab with a Piggyback: The Means & Machines of Ocean’s”
  • “Jerry Weintraub Walk and Talk”
  • “Masters of the Heist”
  • deleted scenes

Netflix Adult Coming-of-Age Series to Star George Clooney, Adam Sandler, Laura Dern

Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story) will direct a new series for Netflix, starring Adam Sandler and George Clooney. 

The untitled series will also star Academy Award winner Laura Dern (Marriage Story, “Big Little Lies”), Emmy winner Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show,” Almost Famous), and Riley Keough (“Daisy Jones & The Six”).

Netflix describes it as “a funny and emotional coming-of-age film about adults.”

The series is written by Baumbach and Emily Mortimer and produced by Baumbach, Amy Pascal and David Heyman.

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‘Ticket to Paradise’ Available for Non-Premium Digital Purchase and Streaming Dec. 9, on Disc Dec. 13

The rom-com Ticket to Paradise will be available for regular (not premium) digital purchase Dec. 9, and on Blu-ray and DVD Dec. 13 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film will also be available to stream on Peacock Dec. 9.

Ticket to Paradise stars Academy Award winners Julia Roberts and George Clooney as exes who find themselves on a shared mission: to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made.

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Special features on DVD, Blu-ray and digital include:

  • “Return of the Dynamic Duo,” a  featurette celebrating the big screen return of Roberts and Clooney;
  • “Destination Wedding,” about the details of the wedding in the film;
  • “Production in Paradise,” about everything from Balinese marriage customs to filming in the Whitsundays; and
  • “Keep a Straight Face,” featuring real life pals Kaitlyn Dever and Billie Lourd as they try not to distract each other while filming.

Mill Creek Bows George Clooney, Martin Short Double Features and Multiple-Title Decade Collections on Disc

Double features with George Clooney and Martin Short and multiple-movie collections from the 2000s and 2010s are among the titles available on disc from Mill Creek Entertainment and Distribution Solutions. 

The George Clooney Double Feature, available on Blu-ray, includes The American and Leatherheads. In The American, American assassin Jack has one more job to do before he gets out of the game for good. Hiding out in the Italian countryside, he befriends some of the locals, risking their lives and his own in this taut thriller. In Leatherheads, pro football player Dodge Connelly is desperate to keep his league from going under and recruits a young college superstar in hopes that he will get people interested in the game again.

The Martin Short Double Feature, also available on Blu-ray, includes Cross My Heart and Pure Luck. In Cross My Heart, a man and woman hide little things about themselves on their third date, and the little white lies soon spiral out of control into a night they’ll never forget. In Pure Luck, an accountant with unbelievably bad luck searches for a missing woman who also has notoriously bad luck, in hopes that he’ll be just unlucky enough to find her.

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The 10-film Through the Decades: 2000s Collection, available on DVD, feature feel-good dramas, black comedies and gripping thrillers. Titles include Spy Game, One Night at McCool’s, The Emperor’s Club, The Shape of Things, Nurse Betty, 21 Grams, State of Play, The Hitcher, Baby Mama and Cry Wolf.

The 10-film Through the Decades: 2010s Collection, features high-concept hijinks, taut spy thrillers and new takes on old classics. Titles include MacGruber, The American, The Dilemma, The Adjustment Bureau, Your Highness, The Thing, Contraband, Safe House, Black Sea and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.

‘Catch-22’ Miniseries on DVD Nov. 19

Paramount Home Entertainment will release the Hulu miniseries Catch-22 on DVD Nov. 19.

Based on the novel by Joseph Heller, Catch-22 follows the adventures and misadventures of a U.S. air squadron in Italy during World War II. Yossarian (Christopher Abbott) is a bombardier whose frantic obsession every time he goes up on a mission is “to come down alive.” The real enemy for Yossarian and his rag-tag bunch of friends is the bureaucracy of the military, inverting logic at every turn.

The cast also includes George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie and Giancarlo Giannini. The limited series is executive produced by Clooney, Heslov and Richard Brown.

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The two-DVD set includes all six episodes from the limited series, plus more than 60 minutes of exclusive bonus content, including a three-part behind-the-scenes featurette titled “The Cogs of War,” 13 deleted scenes and outtakes from every episode.

George Clooney Working Both Sides of Camera for New Netflix Movie

Netflix June 24 announced that Oscar winner George Clooney is in pre-production on an untitled feature film he will both direct and star in.

Based on the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton, Clooney, together with his production company (Smokehouse Pictures) and partner Grant Heslov, will produce alongside Anonymous Content and Syndicate Entertainment, with a screenplay by Mark L. Smith.

This post-apocalyptic tale follows the parallel stories of Augustine (Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to make contact with the crew of the Aether spacecraft as they try to return home to Earth.

Brooks-Dalton’s novel was met with critical acclaim and was named one of the best books of the year by Shelf Awareness and the Chicago Review of Books. The film will begin production in October.

“Mark is a writer we’ve long admired and his script is haunting,” Clooney said in a statement.

“Having known and worked with George for over two decades, I can’t think of anyone better to bring this amazing story to life,” said Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s film division. “The book is powerful and moving, and Mark’s adaptation is beautifully written. At its core, this is a story about human nature, and one that I know our global audiences will fall in love with, just like I did when I read it.”

Smokehouse Pictures’ most recent project is “Catch-22,” a six-part limited series for Hulu based on the Joseph Heller novel that Clooney and Heslov directed and served as executive producers on.

Smokehouse’s movies include Good Night and Good Luck, for which Clooney was nominated for Best Director and Heslov and Clooney were nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

The film garnered a total of six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. They also produced the Academy Award winning Best Picture Argo along with The Ides of March, for which the partners were nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Other Smokehouse films include Suburbicon, Money Monster, Our Brand is Crisis, The Monuments Men, August: Osage County, The American, Leatherheads and The Men Who Stare at Goats.

Netflix Bowing David Letterman Talk Show With Obama Interview

Netflix Jan. 5 tweeted it will launch a talk show with former late-night television host David Letterman. The host’s guest list includes former President Barack Obama, George Clooney, Tina Fey, Jay-Z and Pakistani Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai.

Letterman hosted “Late Night” on CBS for 33 years, ending in 2015.

The monthly interview series begins Jan. 12. The news sent Netflix stock up more than 1.5% to a record $208.30 per share in midday trading.