Ellyn Burstyn in “Queen Bees”, Scarlett Johansson in “Black Widow”


A comedy about a woman’s reluctant move to a retirement community tops DVD releases for the week of August 10.

“Queen bees”: Ellen Burstyn plays Helen, a widow living alone who is sent by her daughter to a nursing home after a fire in a kitchen. While not initially crazy about the movement, friendship with a group of women known as queen bees and romance with a new suitor quickly follows for Helen.

“Maybe the nursing home isn’t that bad after all,” writes Detroit News critic Adam Graham in his review. “That’s the message of ‘Queen Bees,’ a mediocre comedy that plays like it’s underwritten by the Retirement Community Association of America, if there is such a thing. A woman is forced to live in a community against it. she likes it, but after a rough start she finds new friends, new love and several hot meals a day. All that’s missing is the application form at the end. “

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“Find you”: A young woman starting her semester abroad in Ireland meets an unexpected romance when she meets a beautiful movie star.

“The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2”: Carl Black and his family are back in this horror comedy sequel, this time moving into his former childhood home. Carl and his neighbors confront a pimp who could be a real vampire.

“American Traitor: The Sally Axis Trial”: In this WWII drama based on a true story, Al Pacino plays the role of the lawyer representing an American singer accused of treason for disseminating Nazi propaganda.

“Are you afraid of the dark? The curse of shadows“: The second installment of the Nickelodeon horror anthology series revival finds a group of children investigating their friend’s disappearance.

“My heart can’t beat unless you tell it”: Two brothers quarrel over how to take care of their sickly younger brother in this horror drama.

Occupation: Rain”: In this sequel to the Australian sci-fi film “Occupation”, the survivors of Sydney continue to fight invading alien forces.

“Profile”: British journalist infiltrates to try to be recruited by the Islamic State, creating a false identity online.

“The marginalized”: Pierce Brosnan plays the role of a renowned thief who is recruited for an elaborate gold theft.

“Victim of love”: The search for a man to find his missing girlfriend takes him to a nightmarish underworld in this Danish horror thriller.

“A Place in the Sun” (Blu-ray): The 1951 classic starring Liz Taylor and Montgomery Clift has been remastered from a 4K film transfer for its 70th anniversary. Features new bonus content with Leonard Maltin talking about director George Stevens and the innovative film techniques he used on the film.

“Nashville” (Blu-ray): Director Robert Altman’s satirical opus examining the United States in its bicentennial era has been remastered from a 4K scan of original material. The Blu-ray also comes with a new featurette titled “24 Tracks: Robert Altman’s Nashville”.

“Friday the 13th Collection of 8 films” (Blu-ray): Before August 13, the only Friday the 13th on the calendar this year, the horror franchise gets a boxed release that includes newly remastered versions of the first four “Friday the 13th” films.

“Batman: Long Halloween, Part 2” (Blu-ray): This animated feature continues the inspired story of the ’90s comic book series in which the Caped Cruasder must find and stop a serial killer.

Scarlett Johansson stars in "Black Widow."

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“Black Widow”: Scarlett Johansson finally gets her own Marvel movie, exploring the origins of her super-spy character.

“A crime story”: A former mafia boss played by Richard Dreyfuss takes revenge after being the target of a home burglary.

“Dark stories”: French horror anthology series featuring evil dolls, zombies, ghouls and other supernatural creatures.

“The dream builders”: Danish animated film about a young girl who abuses her newfound power, the ability to control the dreams of others, to teach her stepsister a lesson.


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