New on DVD this week: Nov. 6 NOVEMBER 6, 2015 LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015, 1:21 AM
INSIDE OUT (2015, Disney, PG, $30) — The latest Pixar stunner gives new meaning to the term “emotional journey.” Amy Poehler stars as Joy, one of five basic emotions controlling an ebullient 11-year-old named Riley. But once Riley is forced to move across country with her parents, Joy loses control of the youngster to Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling). It takes a trip through Riley’s mind, with Sadness in tow, for Joy to realize that a little melancholy never hurt anyone. “Inside Out” might not be Pixar’s best movie, but it is certainly its most wildly imaginative one. You’ve never seen anything quite like this brightly colored gem before. Extras: featurettes.
SOUTHPAW (2015, Anchor Bay, R, $25) — Character triumphs over action in Antoine Fuqua’s gut punch of a boxing drama. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Billy Hope, a slugger who, following an unexpected tragedy, slowly loses everything, including his manager (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson), his mansion and custody of his daughter (Oona Laurence). But with help from a grumpy trainer (Forest Whitaker), Billy gets one last shot at redemption. Fuqua (“Training Day”) embraces the corny premise and goes with it, pummeling you with clichés. Still, as predictable as “Southpaw” is, it also manages to be mighty entertaining. Extras: deleted scenes and featurettes.
SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY (2015, Lionsgate, R, $20) — A round of applause for Peter Bogdanovich (“The Last Picture Show”), who pulls off one of the trickiest of all genres: the screwball comedy. Owen Wilson stars as a skirt-chasing theater director who’s torn between his wife (Kathryn Hahn) and a call girl-turned-actress (Imogen Poots). There’s a handful of other characters (Jennifer Aniston, Rhys Ifans, Will Forte) who figure into the fun, but this is Poots’ movie, and she’s a charmer. What a kick to see Bogdanovich, in his first feature since 2001’s “The Cat’s Meow,” deliver a laughfest with some of the same high spirits as “What’s Up Doc?,” his 1972 triumph. Extras: featurette and Bogdanovich commentary.
THE END OF THE TOUR (2015, Lionsgate, $20) — Even though director James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”) attempts to open up this two-hander by setting it on the road, it is essentially one long conversation between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsy (Jesse Eisenberg) and novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel). Sort of like a Gen X spin on “My Dinner With Andre,” the dramedy finds the pair tackling a wide array of topics, including fame, women and the merits of “Die Hard.” But the love/hate vibe between the men isn’t particularly compelling. Extras: deleted scenes and commentaries.