DVD: “The Way He Looks,” “Annie,” “Top Five,” & More!


A blind gay boy in love, a comedian in crisis, and a little orphan named Annie make up this week in home entertainment.

Without further ado, here are the details!


The Way He Looks

($32.99 Blu-ray, $27.99 DVD; Strand)

A major hit on the LGBT film festival circuit finally arrives on home video. Brazilian teenager Leo has been blind since birth, but when a new student, Gabriel, shows up at his school and becomes a friend, his eyes are truly opened to something new and special. A genuinely sweet gay coming-of-age romance tale. Extras include a behind the scenes featurette, deleted scenes, cast and crew interview and the short film that helped launch the feature.



($38.99 Blu-ray, $30.99 DVD; Sony)

The evergreen Annie musical gets a 21st Century, multi-cultural redux starring Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, and Cameron Diaz. We can leave it at that, right? Extras include a commentary, featurettes, bloopers, deleted “Something Was Missing” performance by Jamie Foxx, music video and more.


Top Five

($39.99 Blu-ray, $29.99 DVD; Paramount)

Chris Rock’s latest outing as writer/director is meta, satirical, and at times cutting — and far more accessible and funny than Birdman. Rock plays Andre Allen, a comedic actor whose struggle to stay sober — and disdain for his signature hit film franchise — has somehow deprived him of the ability to be funny. When he’s interviewed by a New York Times reporter (Rosario Dawson) about his hot mess of a dramatic slave movie and upcoming marriage to a reality TV star, for a full day and night, everything comes to a head. Great cameos from the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, and Whoopi Goldberg add to the fun and poignancy. Extras include a commentary, featurettes, deleted scenes, outtakes and more.


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Son of a Gun